Strong rumour has it that the Gents Toilets in the Fitzroy Gardens are to be demolished very soon. Designed and built in 1957 by the City of Melbourne, the design incorporates a large scooped concrete roof hovering above part-height brick walls.
In 2004 the City of Melbourne allocated
$330,000 to the replacement of, "the existing substandard facilities that have become unsafe for use."
The building is surprisingly not mentioned on the City of Melbourne's Heritage Register
for Fitzroy Gardens, which includes 14 other items - even a 1940 substation. The substation appears a lot older than it really is, which may have helped its listing.
buildings of importance in Fitzroy Gardens, omitting the toilets also.
Could it be that there is no place for mid century public architecture in these "Victorian" gardens? If it's faux or twee that's just fine.
If you are at all interested in the retention of this structure I'd suggest replying to this post with thoughts on what can be done about it. If you agree with its demolition, or can provide further information about council's intentions, please share your views too.