New Toilets for Laurimar Town Centre

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By Lauren Kathage MP

16 February 2024

Visitors to Doreen’s popular Laurimar Town Centre will soon be able to stay and shop longer, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.

Member for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage, representing Minister for the Suburbs Sonya Kilkenny, today joined local representatives and community members to officially launch works on a new public amenity block. The much-needed project was a 2022 election commitment backed by $200,000 from the Victorian Labor Government’s Living Local Fund.

Laurimar Town Centre is a vibrant shopping precinct that services the growing Doreen community, and is home to a range of specialty stores, restaurants, medical and wellbeing services, as well as banking and grocery outlets.

The project will see the installation of a fully automated and accessible single cubicle public toilet, as well as
landscaping of pathways surrounding the amenity block.

It will mean people of all ages and abilities can feel more comfortable and welcome in the town centre, allowing them to extend their visits and freely explore the area.

This will help boost the town centre’s role as an economic and social destination, where people can spend time with friends and family while perusing local stores to their heart’s content.

The amenity block also promises to be a big win for local traders, who can look forward to welcoming even more people for longer visits to their stores.

Ms. Kathage was joined by City of Whittlesea CEO – Craig Lloyd, for the event and acknowledged City of Whittlesea for its commitment to the project and matching financial contribution of $200,000.

The $15 million Living Local Fund is designed to ensure local community organisations have the infrastructure and equipment they need to continue to thrive.

For more information on the Living Local Fund, visit

Member for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage MP:

“Doreen is a vibrant, growing community and Laurimar Town Centre is its beating heart for social and economic activity. This amenities block will encourage more people to stay longer and enjoy the best of our local traders.

Investing in projects like this is about helping to create more connected and equitable communities, where all Victorians are supported to thrive. I know how much these toilets will mean to the community. From mums with kids who are suddenly busting, to people with a disability who avoid the shops."