Improving Great Ocean Road accessibility
The Great Ocean Road is now more accessible to people with high-support needs with the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility at Anglesea.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today (14 Jan 2020) opened the new Changing Places facility which was supported by $100,000 from the state 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 state 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.
To find out more about Changing Places and to find a facility near you please visit changingplaces.org.au
Source: A state government media release