North Beach Toilet Amenity

Key information

The City of Stirling is planning to build a new public toilet to replace an old toilet block that was demolished in 2008 due to unsafe conditions caused by erosion. After conducting a number of assessments recommended by Council, we have two options being considered for construction:

  • 1 – On the paved area of the North Beach Coastal Path, north of the car park; and
  • 2 – Within the headland below street level, overlooking the North beach Jetty, north of Malcolm Street.

The City is asking people who live in the area or use the path and beach to tell us which of these options they would prefer.


Above image of option 1 – on the paved area, looking east across West Coast Drive

Above image of option 2 – within the headland below street level, looking west

Option 1 is significantly smaller and more accessible for public as it is on the coastal path. This option is less invasive to natural flora and fauna and provides more opportunities for passive surveillance due to its visibility.

The facility could be designed to blend into the coastal path or alternatively become structural art, providing visual appeal to the area and serving beyond its primary function as a toilet.

Its construction would be fabricated off-site and be less expensive as it doesn't need pumped sewers, accessible paths and retaining walls. The estimated project cost for this option is $350,000 along with ongoing, but minor, maintenance costs.

Option 2 is significantly larger and less accessible from the coastal path as it would be built below street level, within the headland sand dunes. Before it could be built, the council would have to clear substantial vegetation and excavate deep into the rock .

The facility could be designed similarly to other toilet facilities north and south of North Beach, based on engineering requirements and coastal erosion mitigation provisions.

Its construction will be more expensive as it will need a pumped sewer installed, retaining walls and an estimated 45-metre pathway from the above coastal path to the facility. The project is estimated to cost $700,000 along with ongoing and significant maintenance costs.

To have your say, complete the questionnaire below before Monday 2 December 2019.

We thank you for your interest in this project and greatly value your feedback.

If you have any further queries about this project or need information in an different format, please contact the City's Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555.

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Key information

The City of Stirling is planning to build a new public toilet to replace an old toilet block that was demolished in 2008 due to unsafe conditions caused by erosion. After conducting a number of assessments recommended by Council, we have two options being considered for construction:

  • 1 – On the paved area of the North Beach Coastal Path, north of the car park; and
  • 2 – Within the headland below street level, overlooking the North beach Jetty, north of Malcolm Street.

The City is asking people who live in the area or use the path and beach to tell us which of these options they would prefer.


Above image of option 1 – on the paved area, looking east across West Coast Drive

Above image of option 2 – within the headland below street level, looking west

Option 1 is significantly smaller and more accessible for public as it is on the coastal path. This option is less invasive to natural flora and fauna and provides more opportunities for passive surveillance due to its visibility.

The facility could be designed to blend into the coastal path or alternatively become structural art, providing visual appeal to the area and serving beyond its primary function as a toilet.

Its construction would be fabricated off-site and be less expensive as it doesn't need pumped sewers, accessible paths and retaining walls. The estimated project cost for this option is $350,000 along with ongoing, but minor, maintenance costs.

Option 2 is significantly larger and less accessible from the coastal path as it would be built below street level, within the headland sand dunes. Before it could be built, the council would have to clear substantial vegetation and excavate deep into the rock .

The facility could be designed similarly to other toilet facilities north and south of North Beach, based on engineering requirements and coastal erosion mitigation provisions.

Its construction will be more expensive as it will need a pumped sewer installed, retaining walls and an estimated 45-metre pathway from the above coastal path to the facility. The project is estimated to cost $700,000 along with ongoing and significant maintenance costs.

To have your say, complete the questionnaire below before Monday 2 December 2019.

We thank you for your interest in this project and greatly value your feedback.

If you have any further queries about this project or need information in an different format, please contact the City's Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555.

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  • Is Option still connected to the main sewer? I.E. Not a chemical toilet. Regards, Tony

    Tony asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review the material supplied on the City of Stirling’s YourSay – North Beach toilet amenity.  Both options are required to be connected to the main sewer on the eastern side of West Coast Drive.  Option 1 can fall on grade and Option 2 will require a pumping station.


  • Is path level toilet is chosen Is there provision for panel of ‘expert opinion’ in terms of aesthetics of ‘structural art’ ?

    AM asked about 1 month ago

    Should this option be preferred by the community, further consultation on the final design will be undertaken.


  • Why can you not replace the toilet block where the original one was, down below near jetty?

    Geniene Mairata asked about 1 month ago

    The primary reason for not reconstructing a toilet block adjacent North Beach Jetty is due to providing equitable access for all people.  The current service road cannot be adapted to achieve a compliant pathway from the coastal path. The location also does not allow for passive surveillance or natural access from the primary users on the coastal path.