City to construct accessible change facility

Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 10:44:55 AM

The City of Busselton has secured $150,000 funding for the construction of a certified ‘Changing Places’ accessible change facility along the Busselton foreshore. 

Supported by the Department of Communities Office of Disability, the grant represents a significant investment under the expanding network of Changing Places.

The Changing Places facility has been advocated for by the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Reference Group (DAIRG) and will include an accessible toilet, privacy screen, adult-sized change table and roof-mounted hoist.

City of Busselton Chief Executive Officer Tony Nottle said, “The City recognises that the more diverse and inclusive our community is, the richer it will become, and that most members of the community will face access and inclusion challenges at some time in their lives.”

“To ensure that all City of Busselton residents can participate in and contribute to the community, the City of Busselton Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2023-2027 is currently being reviewed and further developed to help us achieve this.” he said.

Once completed, it will provide locals and visitors with disability or high support needs, access to a public change facility and a greater opportunity for involvement in all aspects of community life.

Following its construction, the facility will be independently certified to meet the Changing Places standards for accessible adult change facilities and will be placed on the National Public Toilet Map and the Changing Places location register.

The project is expected to be completed mid-2025.

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes Lifestyle: A place that is relaxed, safe and friendly with services and facilities that support our lifestyle.

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Image Credit: Changing Places Australia

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