New Changing Place Officially Opens in Collie

New Facility Promotes Inclusivity

4 October 2017

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WA's newest Changing Place has officially opened in Collie.

A Changing Place is a customised public bathroom space for people who have specialised needs. It includes a hoist, adult changing table, secure automatic door and enough room for two support people.

Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson opened the facility in Collie this week, which is the seventh in the state.

16 other Changing Places are in development, with more planned as part of the new Perth Stadium.

These public facilities provide a secure and safe space for people who require assistance with personal hygiene, and promotes inclusivity in the community.

Mr Dawson said the Changing Places facilities also restore dignity.

“Changing Places are a great initiative to make sure people with disability can be more active in the community," he said.

“For Collie residents and visitors to the town alike, these facilities create many new opportunities to enjoy this wonderful part of the South-West.”

“The direct impact Changing Places have on the daily lives of people with disability and their carers cannot be underestimated."

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