The Great Ocean Road is now more accessible to Victorians with high support needs after the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today opened Anglesea’s new Changing Places facility, which was supported by $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government.
Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets, and have extra features such as a tracking hoist, adult sized change table, peninsula toilet, and more space to meet the needs of all people with a disability.
They allow people with disability and their carers to enjoy public spaces for longer by removing the need to return home to use appropriate bathroom facilities.
The Labor Government has invested $2.6 million to fund a network of 26 Changing Places across the state.
Victoria was the first Australian state to launch Changing Places and continues to lead the way nationally in making public spaces more accessible.
There are now over 120 Changing Places across Australia.
This new facility opens up Anglesea and the popular tourist destination of the Great Ocean Road for people with a disability.
Changing Places will enable the 326,400 Victorians with high support needs to visit popular tourist locations, parks and community facilities across the state.
To find out more about Changing Places and to find a facility near you please visit changingplaces.org.au
As noted by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan
“We’re building a fairer, more inclusive Victoria, and this wonderful facility opens up yet another important tourist destination to people with disability.”
“We want all Victorians to enjoy the activities that many of us take for granted, and Changing Places is a key part of making that a reality.”
As stated by Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“This Changing Places facility on the Great Ocean Road at Anglesea is another great example of our work in creating more inclusive communities.”