Taxpayers Pay $250,000 For A Musical Toilet.

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.

Read the full story in “News.com.au”

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.

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6 Responses to Taxpayers Pay $250,000 For A Musical Toilet.

  1. travelrat says:

    I would have thought Dvorak’s ‘Humoresque in G’ would have been more appropriate (you know: ‘When you use this marble hall/Please use the paper on the wall … ‘etc.

    But seriously … do these people expect to get in next election? When I see spectacular wastes (sorry!! :D) of money like this, I don’t blame people for demonstrating against cuts in their, more essential or useful departments.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      It’s beyond belief isn’t it. Cuts in hospital funding, but we can build a musical-talking toilet. I don’t understand why, it just doesn’t make any sense to me.
      Why welcome, your suggestion is a lot better, who on earth welcomes someone to a toilet?

  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Ah yes …. the perfect invention by someone with too much available time and no interest in world peace and world hunger.

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