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Changing Places facility opens at Lake Pertobe

News Article Date: 
Friday, 18 September 2020

Warrnambool’s first “Changing Places” facility is now open, providing a bathroom facility to better cater for people with a range of additional needs.

The facility is located at Lake Pertobe and includes an adult-sized change table, a ceiling hoist, a peninsular toilet, a privacy screen as well as more open floor space than a traditional accessible toilet.

Due to its location near the beach, the Warrnambool Changing Places facility also has a shower and an extra-wide door to allow for beach wheelchair access.

Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert said that the new bathroom would make it easier for people of all abilities to enjoy a day on the Warrnambool foreshore.

“With the Lake Pertobe playground, the walking trails, barbecue areas, the beach and the promenade, this is such a vibrant area of Warrnambool where you can easily fill in an entire day,” he said.

“This facility makes it much easier for families and people with complex needs to spend more time in this space and really enjoy something that a lot of people might take for granted – a fun family outing at Lake Pertobe – without having to worry about toilet facilities.

“I can see this facility making a real difference to the lives of so many residents, as well as visitors, for a long time to come.”

The Warrnambool Changing Places facility is located next to the existing public toilets in Lake Pertobe, opposite the surf club.

The $286,420 facility was funded by the Victorian Government and the Warrnambool City Council.

For more information, including obtaining an access key which works for all Changing Places facilities in Victoria, visit www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/changing-places.

 

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