Taxpayers shelled out $250,000 for a talking-musical toilet under Royalties for Regions – while the West Australian Government has been trying to shave 3 per cent from state spending, including hospitals.
A “prefabricated automatic toilet” at Bunbury’s Koombana Bay Ski Beach is fit for royalty at a cost of $250,000.
Bunbury residents said they were fascinated that the space-age dunny said “welcome” to clients and played a piano version of Burt Bacharach’s What the World Needs Now Is Love, but wondered whether it was the best use of $250,000.
This is getting ridiculous, surely I’m not the only one that sees this as a total waste of money. If a toilet was needed, what was wrong with an everyday toilet? Why talking-musical? On top of that it is only a prefabricated shed, it’s not even a prober building, if someone put this up in their yard, and said it cost $250,000 you would still be laughing weeks later. What on earth were they thinking, when they decided on this.