Changing Places to help people with disability in regional SA
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
- 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.