Maylands train station may get public toilet

A PUBLIC toilet could be installed at Maylands train station following a push from local businesses and residents.

At Tuesday’s council meeting , Bayswater City Council decided to explore options at the Maylands train station with the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to share a toilet facility with train users and residents.

Options include a stand-alone self-cleaning toilet, modifications to the existing toilet facility to make it disability-access friendly with baby change tables, or a self-cleaning module in the parcel’s office.

Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt said local businesses and residents had wanted a public toilet there for quite some time.

Cr Chris Cornish said council were not “dumping lots of money” so they should investigate options.

There are no public toilets in Maylands town centre within 350m of the train station, the nearest being at the town hall.

However, resident Tony Green said Bayswater was intended to be the main station on the Midland line and questioned why Maylands needed an “exotic toilet” instead of Bayswater.

In 2001, the City entered into a license agreement with PTA to give it the ability to sub-lease the Maylands parcel office to community and non-profit groups.

In August last year, the Citizens Advocacy Eastern Suburbs broke the lease at the site and in December the City decided to surrender the property by March this year.

A report on the potential public toilet is expected next month.