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Lake Pertobe to have Changing Places facility

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Warrnambool City Council has welcomed a Victorian Government announcement that Lake Pertobe has been chosen as a site for a new Changing Places toilet.

“This is great news for residents and for visitors to Warrnambool,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Robert Anderson said.

“Changing Places amenities are best practice design and provide people with a disability access to bathrooms that are bigger, safer and more accessible.”

The announcement was made by Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney who said Lake Pertobe was one of 26 new locations in Victoria where a Changing Places facility would be constructed.

“Changing Places are really changing lives,” Ms Tierney said.

“I am thrilled to see a Changing Places toilet has come to Lake Pertobe in Warrnambool to give people with disabilities and their carers the opportunity to do things we often take for granted.”

The toilets have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers, who would otherwise not be able to use standard or even ambulant toilets.

Each facility has adjustable height, an adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, enough space for two people and provides a safer, cleaner environment.

The Government invested $2.6 million to build a network of Changing Places facilities across Victoria as part of the Absolutely Everyone: State Disability Plan 2017-2020.

Changing Places toilets are already available at the MCG, Hisense Arena, Melbourne Zoo, Victoria Park in Ballarat, Fraser St in Shepparton and St Kilda Life Saving Club.

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