Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has officially opened the State’s newest Changing Place facility in Collie.
A Changing Place is a customised public bathroom facility that includes a hoist, adult changing table, secure automatic door and space for two support people.
There are currently about 200,000 Australians with a disability who require assistance to meet their bathroom and personal hygiene needs. Without appropriate public facilities, their options are limited and their opportunities to actively participate in community life restricted.
Changing Places address this need by providing a network of safe and hygienic public facilities situated in convenient locations across the State.
The Changing Place opened in Collie yesterday is part of a growing network across Western Australia. It adds to the six that are operational with a further 16 currently under development.
The new Perth Stadium will include several Changing Places to enable people with disability to enjoy sporting matches, concerts and all events the stadium will have to offer.