Eden has 16 public loos in and around the township, currently the highest number of any town across the shire.
The costs to council of cleaning and maintaining those 79 assets across the shire was the subject of a meeting in February, and followed on from a workshop in December last year.
Council wishes to cut these costs to a “manageable level” of $1,266,700 by 2030.
The plan was taken to councillors on February 27 and all but Councillor Keith Hughes voted in favour.
As a result, public toilets at Nullica and George Bass Memorial Park have been slated for removal this financial year, while a third near the Eden RSL will be removed in 2019/2020.
The Nullica drop-toilet may be replaced at an unknown date.
Toilets will also be removed from Merimbula(1), Yellow Pinch(1) Pambula River Mouth(1), Bermagui(2), Wallaga Lake(1), Bega(2) and Cobargo(1, deferred for a further report).
Following “anti-social sexy behaviour” the toilets at Pambula Town hall will be handed back to the committee.
Council will also reduce cleaning of others and will be most reluctant to build more.
However it isn’t all for the big flush with toilets at the Eden Visitor Information Centre and Cocora Beach receiving much needed attention recently.
Council says the demolition of toilets at Nullica will “remove the risk of an environmental spill during major floods or through blockages of amenities/OSMS” while those at George Bass Park and Memorial Park aren’t seen to be used enough.
Assets manager Richard Cunningham said council needed to provide a good level of service to community and visitors.
“We’ve got too many toilets to maintain and we can do better with fewer ones, and councillors agreed,” he said.