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Twist in Queensland truckie’s campaign for toilets at Gatton Heavy Vehicle Decoupling Facility


A long, hard-fought battle for privacy when nature calls at a busy truck pitstop has taken another bizarre twist.

Truckie advocate Wes Walker has spent the last 14 months campaigning for toilet facilities to be installed at the Gatton Heavy Vehicle Decoupling Facility west of Brisbane.

He brought along his own porcelain throne, which he sat on in full view of passing motorists along the Warrego Highway, as part of a dramatic protest which attracted widespread support.

Mr Walker thought he’d finally won the ongoing saga when two portable toilets mysteriously turned up at the $18 million facility, only for Queensland’s Department of Main Roads and Transport to demand the unauthorised toilets be removed and threatening to fine the company responsible.

The government has since backflipped and allowed the portaloos to remain short term, much to the relief of hundreds of drivers who use the facility to drop off heavy loads before continuing their journeys.

Mr Walker has vowed to personally…



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