New Restrooms Arrive In The Heart of Truro
If you are traveling along the Sturt Highway to make your way from the Barossa or Blanchetown, you will most likely be travelling through the main street of Truro. Established in 1848 and located 80 km northeast of Adelaide, Truro is known as a popular stop-off for many hidden treasures.
In 2020 A tender was called for by Mid Murray Council to design, supply, and install a new public restroom building to replace ageing facilities located along the busy Sturt Highway precinct.
Terrain Group was the winning tenderer for this project and partnered with Mid Murray Council to build and install 6 spacious cubicles in a new building with a contemporary design, including both amenity and accessibility for both locals and visitors to the prominent location.
Scope of Works
From Start To Finish
As part of the tender process, Terrain Group proposed the All Aluminium series building design which included an overall 6-door restroom of which 2 of these were wheelchair-compliant cubicles.
“The new public toilet facilities, funded through the Australian Government Drought Communities Program, have enhanced both the streetscape and the visitor experience in Truro. The new toilets have improved accessibility for all, which in turn will provide comfort and convenience for visitors to the Truro area, which is a popular rest stop for travellers along the Sturt Highway. Council was pleased to collaborate with the Truro and District Community Association and the Terrain Group on this project, which will continue to deliver benefits to the local community”
Dave Burgess, Mayor, Mid Murray Council
The Scope of works included the following:
- initial set out/survey of the new location
- Erecting temporary fencing around the new build area
- Civil works conducted for base preparation
- Underground plumbing and connection to CWMS system
- New concrete slab for restroom
- Erection of the building
- Second fix plumbing and electrical
- Supply & fit gutters to the building
- Concrete pathways to & from the restroom building
- Swale at the rear of the building
- Demolish and dispose of the old building including disconnection & decommissioning of all existing services
- Upgrade carpark including WCC car parks, line marking, and wheel stops
- Walling (including retaining walls)
- Supply & install of handrail at the entry path off highway
- Replacement of main street pathway brick paving
Design and Functionality
For A Space In Demand
The restroom features include an all aluminuim construction, stainless steel pans and basins, soap dispensers, and 2 external stainless steel wash basins. The range and finishes were chosen to withstand its demand and test of time. Epoxy floor sealant was used in all cubicles for easy cleaning and to reduce staining.
Electric hand dryers, LED lighting, door & braille signage, and dual toilet roll holders were also installed. Again to keep up with the high traffic usage, and to cater to the entire community. In addition, baby change table units were fitted in WCC cubicles.
To finish external aluminium slatted screening was installed for protection from the elements, and an auto door locking system pre-fitted, so the restroom could be programmed to lock and unlock at designated hours.
Durable and Practical
“Terrain Group worked closely with all parties involved ending with an amazing outcome. Working with proactive local community associations helps us identify project priorities, support funding applications, and create outcomes that reflect each individual community’s goals”
Steve Selby, Managing Director, Terrain Group
Like the majority of our products at Terrain Group, the All Aluminium Series Toilet buildings are 100% Australian made. When you buy from Terrain Group, you support local businesses, keep more Australians in jobs and enjoy shorter delivery time thanks to reduced shipping.
Anodised aluminium means less maintenance, superior finish and double the structural life of an equivalent steel and timber product. Furthermore, our toilet buildings are designed for flat pack transport, therefore reducing transport volume and weight – another plus for the environment.
Designed to reduce lead and install time, an All Aluminium Series Toilet Building goes up in a few days, once footing and plumbing work is in place. Enjoy lead times from as short as 6 weeks. Our manufacturing and installation team’s capabilities allow us to spend as little time on site as possible, therefore, minimising any interruptions to public spaces.