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Changing Places facility opens in Melbourne’s CBD
Melbourne’s CBD now has its first Changing Places facility, located at Collins Place making it easier for people living with disability to visit inner city destinations.
Located on the ground floor and accessible from the Sofitel Hotel driveway off Collins Street, the new facility includes:
- a height adjustable adult change table
- a ceiling track hoist
- a centrally located peninsula toilet with enough space for two people on either side.
The facility will be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide people with disabilities and their families the opportunities many of us take for granted.
The project was delivered in partnership with AMP Capital.
‘We see Changing Places as a great step towards creating an inclusive built environment for city workers, residents and visitors. Thanks to the Collins Place team for driving what will be a very valuable resource to our community.’
Chris Nunn, AMP Capital’s Head of Sustainability, Real Estate
Continuing to lead the way both nationally and internationally, Victoria is taking big steps to make public places more accessible and inclusive using universal design principles.
About Changing Places
The Victorian Government has provided $2.6 million to fund a network of 26 Changing Places facilities, including this one, to enable people with a disability to access recreational and tourist attractions, parks, community spaces, entertainment and sporting venues.
Supporting the 326,400 Victorians with high support and complex needs, the Changing Places program forms part of the Victorian Government’s Absolutely everyone: State disability plan 2017-20 which aims to create more inclusive communities.
You can learn more about the rollout of the Changing Places initiative via our dedicated project page.
Locations of all currently open facilities, building specifications and guidelines can be found on the national Changing Places website.
Note: The image used for this news item was taken before 2 August 2020, when face coverings were made mandatory for people living in Victoria.
Last updated: 16 October 2020
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