Big stink over Mt Bruno

Toilet closure threatens 126 year old annual picnic gathering
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SHUT DOWN: Mt Bruno resident Tony Rak is angered that Parks Victoria has closed the toilets at the local picnic ground which threatens the future of an annual community gathering that has been held for 126 years. PHOTO: Mel Guy

AN old fashioned drop hole toilet at the Mt Bruno picnic ground has sparked a dispute between Parks Victoria and members of the local community.

For 126 years friends, family and neighbours, including 80 at last year’s event, have gathered for the annual Mt Bruno Picnic at the site on the last Saturday in October but now Parks Victoria has threatened to remove the existing toilet facilities because they are deemed unsuitable and obsolete.

An offer by the community to replace the old toilets with a new ‘compostable’ system has been rejected by Parks Victoria who insist organisers of any events at the site will need to provide portable toilets.


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