Restrictions are in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and save lives. For the latest information visit the DHHS Coronavirus webpage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted some VHHSBA projects. View new restrictions to construction sites.
Warrnambool’s first Changing Places opens
Warrnambool’s first Changing Places facility is now open at Lake Pertobe, providing an accessible bathroom facility for people with high support needs.
The new accessible facility includes:
- an adult-sized change table
- a ceiling hoist
- a centrally-located toilet
- a privacy screen
- more open floor space than a traditional accessible toilet.
The new Warrnambool Changing Places facility includes a shower and an extra-wide door to allow for beach wheelchair access.
The new bathroom will make it easier for people living with disability to visit this popular recreational destination.
'This facility makes it much easier for families and people with complex needs to spend more time in this space and really enjoy something that a lot of people might take for granted – a fun family outing at Lake Pertobe – without having to worry about toilet facilities.'
Tony Herbert, Warrnambool Mayor
The Warrnambool Changing Places facility is located next to the existing public toilets, opposite the surf club at Lake Pertobe.
The facility was funded by the Victorian Government and the Warrnambool City Council.
For more information, including obtaining an access key which works for all Changing Places facilities in Victoria, visit the Changing Places website.
Learn more about the Changing Places program via our dedicated program page.
Last updated: 23 September 2020
Subscribe to our
See other projects
in this area.
Subscribe to our eNewsletter
Stay up to date with news and information from VHHSBA
Thank you for subscribing to the VHHSBA eNewsletter.
Join our online commmunity for regular news and project updates