Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Planning; Disability Services

    Broome Changing Place to open up leisure options

    30/08/2016 12:00 PM
    • Concept plans for a Changing Place at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
    • New facility will make local events more accessible for people with disability 

    Concept plans have been developed for a Changing Place which will be built as part of upgrade works currently underway at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre.


    Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher visited the centre yesterday and was shown the architectural plans for the first stage of the building project.


    The Shire of Broome was one of the first local governments to receive a Liberal National Government grant of $74,000 last year for a Changing Place to be included in the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre's upgrade.


    "A Changing Place will make it easier for people with a disability to access recreation facilities that the rest of the community takes for granted," Mrs Faragher said.


    "When it opens, Broome's Changing Place will create a more welcoming environment for the community who will benefit from the facility and for tourists with disability, their families and carers visiting the region."


    To improve access and inclusion for people with disability, and to open up new travel options, the State Government has allocated $2 million to help local governments develop a Changing Places network throughout regional Western Australia and the Perth metropolitan area.


    Fact File

    • Changing Places are different to standard accessible toilets and have an adult-sized change table and enough space for two people to help
    • At least 25 Changing Places will be built at sporting venues, tourist and coastal areas, shopping precincts and regional hubs such as Albany and Mandurah 

    Minister's office - 6552 5300


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