Where to pee in the wee hours in the city

As of 1 January 2018, the management of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy transferred from In The City Canberra to the City Renewal Authority. Views expressed in these articles may not reflect the views of the Authority.

A urinal trial in late-night city hot spots was conducted in March 2013 to gain data on the issue of public and illegal urination.  An initiative of Canberra CBD Limited (CCBD), the trial ran for over three weeks, the urinals were placed after 7pm and removed by 7am.

During the time of the trial Canberra CBD Limited’s new Chief Executive Officer, Jane Easthope, said the trial would provide a useful insight.

“Canberra CBD is focussed on providing a clean and safe city for the broader Canberra community,” Easthope said. “This urinal trial is not a permanent solution, rather a trial to provide data for decision making purposes. “

“There is a large level of poor behaviour that occurs during the early hours of the mornings, leaving business owners and city occupants dismayed.

“We hope that an initiative such as this urinal trial will go some way into creating a positive change and we encourage men to make use of the facilities.”

Kros Urinals were placed in Verity Lane (behind Moosehead’s pub on the median strip), in the bus interchange on the corner of Alinga Street and Verity Lane, and on City Walk near the corner of Saraton Lane.

If you would like to provide any feedback or insight into the trial please contact info@canberracbdlimited.com.au