A new $175,000 pop-up urinal has been installed in the heart of Perth's entertainment district, the first of its kind in Australia.

Installed in the nightlife hotspot of Northbridge, the innovative Uri-Lift is designed to lie dormant during the day and hydraulically lift into action at night when revellers crowd the streets.

Australia’s first retractable public toilet, the Uri-Lift provides a more convenient and hygienic alternative to public urination on weekends. Featuring a stainless steel construction and water-saving qualities, the self-cleaning toilet is connected directly to the city's sewerage system.

676484-urilift.jpgA similar Urilift in action in Europe. Image: Uberreview

City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says the urinal meets the demand for more public toilets without compromising the aesthetics of its surrounding public spaces.