Wallan residents and visitors can now benefit from a fully accessible public toilet, with Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility launched at the Hadfield Park adventure playground today.

The new state-of-the-art change room and toilet facility at Hadfield Park was officially opened by Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, the Mitchell Shire Council and local disability advocate Ally Hopper.

Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets and have extra features such as a tracking hoist and more space to meet the needs of people with disability.

Victoria was the first Australian state to launch Changing Places and continues to lead the way nationally in making public spaces more accessible.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $2.6 million to build a network of 26 facilities across the state.

It’s a key priority of the Absolutely everyone state disability plan for 2017–2020 which commits the government to a range of actions in partnership with the community to achieve greater inclusion.

The Department of Health and Human Services provided $100,000 for the Hadfield Park facility, with Mitchell Shire Council investing $40,000.

To find out more about Changing Places and find a facility near you please visit https://changingplaces.org.au

Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green

“The Adventure Playground is a wonderful attraction that people of all ages and now all abilities can enjoy.

“I’m glad that people with disability, their families and carers, will now be able to visit Wallan, knowing that their needs will be met by the Changing Places facility.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan

“Changing Places is changing lives for people with disability across Victoria.”

“Today’s launch highlights our commitment to building a better future for Victorians with disability, their families and carers.”