THE City of Wanneroo is rolling out time locks to improve access to toilet facilities at several parks.
Facilities have generally been locked unless being used by a sporting club, but the system will allow members of the public to use them during the day and early evening before they automatically lock at night to prevent vandalism.
The installation of time lock systems began at Rosslare Foreshore in Mindarie last week, with works planned at John Moloney Park, Marangaroo this week.
The installation will continue at Highview Park in Alexander Heights and Paloma Park in Marangaroo this month then Anthony Waring Reserve, Clarkson in May.
Works, expected to finish by mid-June, include the replacement of existing door frames with timber frames and doors, new door hardware as well as security control systems, including motion sensors for internal lighting.
Time locks restrict access in, but will always allow people to exit, meaning there is no chance members of the public can be locked in.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said further sites will be upgraded in the next financial year.
“These facilities will now be available to be used by so many more community members,” she said.
“People walking, running or using the playgrounds will be able to enjoy these parks knowing there are accessible toilets close by.”
The City has also joined with the Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map, allowing people to find public toilets across Australia.
Visit toiletmap.gov.au or download the National Public Toilet Map App from the App Store or on Google Play.