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Changing Places to help people with disability in regional SA

2018-01-31

More Changing Places accessible toilets are set to be built around South Australia, delivering significant benefits for people living with disability.

This follows the announcement earlier this month that $1.7 million will be invested to build the toilets in popular Adelaide locations including the Adelaide Oval, Rundle Mall, Glenelg, and the U-City development in Franklin Street.

Four key regional councils have also backed the plan, with Changing Places toilets set to be built in the cities of:

  • Port Lincoln
  • Whyalla
  • Victor Harbor
  • Mount Gambier.

Changing Places are best-practice toilets that include customised features that give people with disability a dignified and purpose-built facility to use when they are out.

The toilets have a range of features not available in standard public toilets, including a height-adjustable adult-sized change table, a tracking hoist system, non-slip flooring, and more space to accommodate a person using a wheelchair and up to two carers.

Two portable Changing Places toilets – called “Marveloos” – will also be built. These can be used at major community events across the state such as festivals and concerts.

Page last updated : 29 Oct 2018

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