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OffbeatThis Australian city is spending $279,000 on a toilet for Instagrammers

12:01  12 june  2019
12:01  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An Australian city is spending $ 279 , 000 on a public toilet for Instagrammers flocking to a blue boat shed. A slightly more unusual example of these sites in Australia is a small blue boat shed found on a river in Perth. It may not sound particularly exciting, but the Crawley Edge Boat Shed on the Swan

A Flood Of Instagram Tourists Has Forced An Australian City To Spend $ 279 , 000 On A Public Toilet . In today's example of how social media directly affects society, a city in Australia has decided to drop major cash on a public toilet specifically for Instagrammers .

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From the pastel-hued houses of London's Notting Hill to the view of New York's Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo, there are certain spots in cities across the globe that have become tourist attractions in recent years largely due to one factor: their Instagrammability.

A slightly more unusual example of these sites in Australia is a small blue boat shed found on a river in Perth.

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It may not sound particularly exciting, but the Crawley Edge Boat Shed on the Swan River, just off busy Mounts Bay Road, provides a stunning backdrop for photos, and has become a popular destination for Instagrammers.

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This Australian City Is Investing In A $ 279 , 000 Public Toilet For . The city hopes that the new toilet will help minimize "verbal abuse and vandalism" that 's been reported to the council as a result of Instagrammers using the restrooms of nearby restaurants. Do you think nearly 0k is a worthwhile

This Australian City Is Investing In A $ 279 , 000 Public Toilet For . The city hopes that the new toilet will help minimize "verbal abuse and vandalism" that 's been reported to the council as a result of Instagrammers using the restrooms of nearby restaurants. Do you think nearly 0k is a worthwhile

In fact, the boat shed is the most photographed building in Perth, CNN reports.

The problem is, it's not particularly easy to get to: you have to cross the dangerous Mounts Bay Road by foot in order to reach Crawley Edge Boat Shed, and there are also no toilets nearby.

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Just ask the Perth city council, which is spending nearly 0, 000 to build solar-powered toilets near a small boat shed to cater to Instagrammers . The unassuming blue hut, which sits at the end of an equally modest pier, is the Western Australian capital’s most-photographed building.

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The area is now feeling the consequences of overtourism, all because of one boat shed.

"There has been an increase over the past few years of visitors to this area, with tour buses as well as self-driven visitors stopping here for photo opportunities," Perth city council said.

"The closest public facility is located at the Narrows Gardens which is 2.4 kilometres [1.5 miles] away."

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Many visitors to the area try to use the toilets in a nearby restaurant, Zafferano's, but the manager has become increasingly aggravated by the situation.

"The manager of this restaurant has raised several complaints, as these visitors are disrupting his regular business and the patronage to it," the minutes from the most recent city council meeting state.

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Unlike many of the city ’s other popular photo locations — the Elizabeth Quay Bridge, for example — the Crawley Edge Boat Shed is not in a convenient location. It’s located along the Swan River, which provides the beautiful backdrop for most of the pictures taken here. But it’s also just off of Mounts Bay

The most photographed tourist attraction in Perth, Australia isn't a monument, public artwork or UNESCO site. But thanks to its popularity on Instagram, this little blue shed has become a major local issue, with the state of Western Australia spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to install a

"He has documented occasions of verbal abuse and vandalism from members of the public as well as additional costs associated with the additional usage of his toilet facility."

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So, the council has decided to build new toilets, specifically for the people visiting the boat shed, and it has been deemed a "priority."

"The construction of the proposed facility, with appropriate signage at strategic locations, will allow visitors to the area the respite they need, without exhausting the current business facility's capacity," the minutes read.

The toilets will be Perth's first "stand-alone" toilet facility powered by solar power.

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The project isn't going to be cheap though - according to the council, the total project is going to cost a sizeable $401,280 AUD ($279,000 USD) to build, as well as an additional $20,000 AUD ($14,000 US) per year for maintenance.

Construction is expected to commence in early June and the restrooms should be completed by the end of August 2019.

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