8 Dec 2016

NZ's steepest street to get its own toilet

9:09 pm on 8 December 2016

New Zealand's steepest known street will finally get a public toilet for the droves of tourists who visit daily, alleviating demand on local businesses.

Baldwin Street in Dunedin

Baldwin St Photo: 123rf.com

The lack of a public toilet on Baldwin St in Dunedin has caused problems for some time, with sightseers using customer-only toilets at cafes or even church toilets.

The Dunedin City Council has long promised to install one, and has today confirmed a $90,000 trial toilet is being installed in the coming weeks, near the start of the street.

The council will monitor the trial over the summer tourist season and will install surrounding road safety improvements if it proves a success.

A record 260,200 tourists arrived in the country in October, taking the annual tally to a new high of more than 3.4 million.