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This Aussie capital spent $400,000 on a loo for Instagrammers

Perth is spending $400,000 on a toilet for Instagrammers. Source: Getty
Perth is spending $400,000 on a toilet for Instagrammers. Source: Getty

You would be forgiven for thinking the most photographed tourist attractions in Perth are the Botanic Gardens, the Bell Tower or Swan Valley’s wineries.

But alas, it is a tiny blue wooden shed that you would definitely bypass - had it not been for the immense publicity it’s received on Instagram.

The Crawley Edge Boat Shed is situated at the end of a jetty on Perth’s Swan River, but its popularity has come with one problem: Instagrammers flocking to take happy snaps need to use the loo.

The closest public facility was located around 2.4 kilometres from the spot, and nearby restaurant, Zafferano’s had issues with misbehaving tourists.

As a result, Perth has spent a whopping $400,000 to install a solar powered public toilet nearby to accommodate the many tourists who flock there for social media photo shoots, CNN reported.

On top of that, it will cost the city of Perth an additional $20,000 per year for maintenance.

“The construction of the proposed facility, with appropriate signage at strategic locations, will allow visitors to the area the respite they need, without exhausting the current business facility's capacity,” the council said.

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