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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Getting flush with tourists

The Mercury: Getting flush with tourists [31jul05]

THE North-West Tasmanian town of Latrobe is investing in what it hopes will be a toilet-led tourism boom.

In what is dubbed the Year of the Public Toilet, Latrobe Council is spending $212,000 on public toilet upgrades.

Council general manager Grant Atkins said the decision to spend 8 per cent of this year's capital works budget on public toilets was strategic.

"Towns are judged on the condition of their toilets," he said.

"It is a fact that good toilets attract more tourists and that visitors believe public toilets say something about the area.

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