Toilets designed to assist those with disabilities to be built at Hadfield Park
A new public toilet specifically designed to assist people with disabilities will be built at Hadfield Park in Wallan.
Following the identification by Council of a need and the successful submission of a grant application, Council has received $100,000 from the Victorian Government to build a Changing Places facility near the all-inclusive Community Bank® Adventure Playground. The Changing Places program is a network of toilets being built across the state to create more inclusive communities, enabling people with a disability, their families and carers to actively participate in all aspects of life. The toilets, which feature hoists and full-sized change tables, will be located alongside the existing public toilets on Bentinck Street.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said creating inclusive and connected communities was a priority for council. “Last year, we created our first Social Justice Framework and one of the major priorities was to provide a community that promotes people with a disability having the right to participate in their community,” Cr Sanderson said. “These new toilet facilities will provide our residents, and the many visitors to our shire, with accessible toilet facilities which will complement the highlypopular all-inclusive Community Bank® Adventure Playground and Splash Park. “We would like to sincerely thank the Victorian Government for their support in helping us deliver this important community facility.” Construction of the new toilets is expected to begin in September and be completed by the end of November.
For more details on the Changing Places program, including locations of other facilities, visit www.changingplaces.org.au.