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MICEBTN - May-JULY 2016 • Page 47 Organise group tours to Caversham Wildlife Park and give your visiting delegates the complete Australian experience. Let them: - Meet Koalas and feed Kangaroos - See authentic sheep shearing - Checkout Wombat and Friends - V isit Molly’s interactive farm CAVerShAM WiLdLiFe PArK in Whiteman Park, Perth WA. Ph:+61892481984 www.cavershamwildlife.com.au wESTERN AUSTRALIA Vanishing loo a Northbridge first JUST as it surprises some people to learn there is a quite well-established World Toilet Day, some public toilets even become visitor attractions in their own right. That’s usually because they are works of attractive visual art or be- cause they offer spectacular or unusual (such as one-way glass into a restaurant) views. In Perth there’s now a toilet that’s at- tracting attention because it disappears during the day. The Uri-lift in Northbridge is claimed to be Australia’s first retractable toilet. It is in big demand on Friday and Saturday nights when the Northbridge hospitality district is in full swing and bladders have nowhere nice to go. While restaurants and bars have their own toilets as regulations dictate, some patrons have until now seen fit to re- lieve themselves in dark spots, causing unpleasant odours and potential health risks. Come the dawn – well, 7.30 in the morning – the toilet sinks gracefully into the ground, its disappearance en- gineered by remote control rather than requiring a council employee to attend. Unlike more traditional types of ‘tem- porary’ toilets, the Uri-lift is connected to the city sewage system and does not store waste. The Uri-lift in Northbridge Kimberley on track for eco- tourism place WESTERN Australia’s Kimberley region is on track to become a world-class ecotourism destination as the State government progresses the creation of the second largest marine park in Australia. The government has provided an extra A$22.1 million, including A$10.09 million from Royalties for Regions, to Kimberley marine and national parks, including the creation of the Great Kimberley Marine Park, the Kimberley National Park and Horizontal Falls. The investment is part of the Kim- berley Science and Conservation Strategy, which now has a commit- ment of A$103.6 million to protect the region’s unique assets. Premier and Tourism minister Col- in Barnett said the Great Kimberley Marine Park would cover more than three million hectares and would so- lidify the State as one of the world’s greatest ecotourism destinations. “The strategy recognises the Kim- berley region can be a world-class, ecotourism destination to rival the likes of the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu National Park,” said Barnett.