CHOOSING where to spend $195,000 in state funding for toilet facilities is set to be a difficult task, with Orange Show Society's president seeing a need at all five locations.
With the site and design for toilets at Robertson Park proving a challenge, Orange City Council is also considering the showground, Perry Oval on Clinton Street, John Lomas Skate Park near the Moulder Park velodrome and Glenroi Oval.
The showground was added after the council had to donate $850 towards hiring toilets for the Naylor Pavilion during last weekend's Orange Show.
Show society president Peter Naylor said the venues all needed toilets equally, but he wanted to ensure the showground was in the mix.
MAP: Where the proposed toilet locations are...
The show society committee has been working with the council's showground committee on an addition to the Naylor Pavilion, which would include toilets, showers, a unisex baby change room and a canteen.
The plans were finalised last year, with construction estimated at $500,000.
Mr Naylor said although toilets had been left off in order to maximise the pavilion's size within the available budget, the lack of facilities had limited the number of groups interested in hiring the pavilion.
"How would you like hiring a pavilion and having to arrange toilets?" he said.
"The showground being used every day, that's my dream."
He said the distance to the nearest available toilets near the old agriculture pavilion were too far for the elderly and those with disabilities, and once witnessed a mother changing her baby on the floor.
Last week, the Central Western Daily polled readers on which location should receive toilets.
Of the 259 responses, Robertson Park led the charge with 58.3 per cent of the vote.
The showground was second with 33.2 per cent, followed by the skate park on 5.8 per cent.
Perry Oval and Glenroi Oval registered 1.5 per cent and 1.2 per cent support respectively.
Council staff will submit a report for the June 1 meeting for a decision.
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