With grants of up to $ 110,000, an additional 18 dressing rooms larger than standard accessible toilets and accessible public toilets with changing tables and elevators for adults will be built, allowing Victorians with disabilities to reach more of our favorite resorts.
“These US $ 110,000 grants will help us expand Victoria’s network of Changing Places so that people can not only enjoy their local community but visit all parts of our great state,” said the Minister for Disability, Aging and Health Care, Luke Donnellan.
The latest round of grants builds on $ 3.46 million that the government has already invested in building 33 facilities, including the MCG, Melbourne Zoo and Hamer Hall. Victoria is the nation’s leader, home to 87 of Australia’s 178 Changing Places facilities.
“People without disabilities take the fact that they have access to toilets for granted, but for people with disabilities and those who care for them, access to a Changing Places defines our lives, our independence and our access to the community” said Peta Hooke, user of Changing Places, disability attorney and host of the podcast “I can’t stand it”.
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