Toilet torment turns the tide

A $500,000 plan to increase the number of public toilet cubicles below Indiana at Cottesloe was detailed to ratepayers on Wednesday evening. “This could be an upgrade that’s fairly economical in the scheme of things,” architect Lawrie Scanlan told 26 ratepayers and councillors at a Cottesloe Residents and Ratepayers’ Association meeting. The plan would see the number of women’s cubicles increased from six to 10, and men’s from three to five. “There would also be an increase in the number of basins and showers,” Mr Scanlan, who designed the Indiana, said.

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Guy Mouritz thinks dragging a big tyre from Cottesloe to City Beach and back is just the ticket for stressed police, fi refi ghters, paramedics, and other first responders. A North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club member, Guy says an increasing number of emergency service workers are benefi ting from his intensive exercise classes. “It helps them with their mental health,” Mr Mouritz said. “Releasing endorphins and getting the heart rate right up has been found to help relieve the symptoms of stress.

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