Changing Places facilities

Council will apply for state government grants for two Changing Places facilities to help create an inclusive community where everyone can participate.

The $100,000 grants are to build Changing Places facilities in Anglesea and Winchelsea. The facilities are large accessible toilets and change facilities with more space to meet the needs of people who require high support, and their carers.

If the grant applications are successful, a facility will be incorporated into the existing public toilets at Winchelsea Tea Rooms in Hesse Street and a facility will be constructed at the Four Kings car park area, Anglesea. The latter would be the first Changing Places facility on the Great Ocean Road, and be delivered in partnership with Great Ocean Road Coast Committee; subject to relevant permits and consents.

Each facility has a height adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, and provides a safe and clean environment.

The two proposed sites were considered most suitable following an assessment of 18 locations across the Surf Coast. The assessment criteria included accessibility features, proximity to other public facilities, visitation numbers and privacy considerations.

If successful in gaining two grants of $100,000, Council will need to contribute $114,000 for the Anglesea facility and $63,000 for the Winchelsea facility. The facilities would be developed in 2018-19.

Winchelsea location

Proposed location of Winchelsea Changing Places facility on street map. Hesse Street near Winchelsea Tea Rooms.

Anglesea location

Proposed location of Anglesea Changing Places facility on street map. Four Kings carpark area, Great Ocean Road.