Demolition begins on site of destination toilet

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The planned demolition of an empty building at 58 Clyde St, Balclutha, has started, allowing work on the Clutha District Council’s new destination toilet to begin.

Scaffolding was erected last week to allow contractors to remove the roofing iron and other structural elements such as the awning, before the major demolition work beginning soon.

Clutha councillors had originally considered the Elizabeth Plaza for the destination toilet’s site but decided in December to buy 58 Clyde St.

Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan said then that the critical component to a successful destination toilet site was location.

The council was excited to have secured such a central location.

Council communications co›ordinator Sue Wilkins later told the Clutha Leader that the council did not yet have a confirmed start date for the development work at the Clyde St site for the toilets.

Further planning and project management work was required.

The council had asked staff to revisit the initial proposals and concept drawings to look for ways to improve the site now that the location was confirmed.