ONE of the picturesque toilet blocks at Knox Park in Murwillumbah.
ONE of the picturesque toilet blocks at Knox Park in Murwillumbah. Tweed Daily News/Craig Sadler

No reason to lose the loos

TWEED and Murwillumbah are on the map.

The Australian Government's National Public Toilet Map that is.

An initiative of the National Continence Management Strategy, the Toilet Map, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private toilet facilities across Australia.

Sixty-five toilets are registered for the Tweed Shire, including 13 in Tweed Heads and 16 in Murwillumbah.

As well as addresses, the map provides various information about each toilet, including accessibility, parking, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and whether or not a key is required.

“The Toilet Map improved independence and quality of life for the estimated 3.8 million Australians who are affected by incontinence,” the Australian Government website said.

Toilet Map users can plan and save upcoming pit stops by logging their journeys on the website or downloading the information to their Global Positioning System (GPS).

“The National Public Toilet Map is also convenient for people with young families and those holidaying or travelling to new locations,” the website said.

“Details of toilet facilities can be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well.

“Enter your starting and end address to get a turn-by-turn description for the quickest route and the toilets along the way.”

A trip plan from Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah passes through Bilambil, Urliup and Kynnumboon and displays nine handy rest-rooms.

Web users can search for toilets by postcode, town, suburb, or find out which loo is nearest to a specific address or location such as a sports ground.

Or enter an address to find the five closest caravan dump points, by distance, to the location.

People can even suggest a dunny on the website which is not listed on the Toilet Map.

To find the loo closest to you, go to www.toiletmap.gov.au



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