The construction of a Changing Places disability toilet and change facility has recently been completed in Mount Gambier as part of a $1.7 million State Government program aimed at increasing access for people living with disability. 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 Changing Places facility, located in the James Street toilet block, includes a range of features not available in standard accessible 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.
City of Mount Gambier is pleased to be able to now offer a facility that delivers greater independence for our community members and visitors with a disability and peace of mind and safety for family members and carers. - City of Mount Gambier General Manager Community Wellbeing Barbara Cernovskis
The facility is secured by a universal key system and members of the community who meet the criteria for access to the facility are urged to order a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK). A MLAK enables 24/7 universal access to many of the Changing Places amenities across Australia and ensures people with the appropriate eligibility are able to obtain access to facilities without delay. Keys can be purchased for a fee of $20 from the Council office at the Civic Centre or online at www.masterlocksmiths.com.au/mlak
“The integration of the MLAK key system will ensure that the integrity and cleanliness of the space is maintained and vandalism is avoided,” City of Mount Gambier Manager Engineering Design and Contracts Daryl Morgan said.
The construction of the facility was made possible through a State Government grant to the value of $100,000. Further information about the Changing Places initiative is available at https://changingplaces.org.au/
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on 8721 2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org