Update on promised toilets for Nimbin

Lismore City Council needs to complete detailed design of a new amenities block for Nimbin's Peace Park before $400,000 in funding can be released, according to Janelle Saffin MP, who secured the election commitment earlier this year.

Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin says in the New Year she wants to see work get underway on the new amenities block for Nimbin Peace Park.

“The Nimbin Community has been waiting more than 15 years for an amenities block with disabled access at the Peace Park to service the pool, children’s playground, skate park and tourist drop off area.

“It was one of my election commitments to secure the $400,000 for Lismore City Council to construct and maintain the much-needed toilets, a project that has the overwhelming support of Nimbin residents and the peak community groups like the Nimbin Advisory Group and the Nimbin Community Centre.

“The Government funding is set aside and ready to go and the Department of Regional NSW, where the funding comes from, has told me Council needs to complete the detailed design and then they can apply for the funding to be released.

“People have been stopping me in the streets of Nimbin asking what’s happening and if the funding is there. I can assure residents that the funding is allocated and ready.

“It was great to be at the reopening of Nimbin Road in the lead up to Christmas, and having the amenities block going ahead in 2024 is more good news for locals and visitors to this popular tourist destination.

I will be closely following the progress of the Peace Park amenities block.

FLASHBACK: Members of the Nimbin Advisory Group and local residents celebrating Janelle’s announcement of funding for the Peace Park amenities block earlier this year.