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New accessible facilities now available in Kings Park

New accessible facilities now available in Kings Park
July 27, 2019

People with disability and their carers who visit Kings Park, Perth can now access a $177,939 Changing Place facility, jointly funded by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Department of Communities, which provides a safe and fully accessible toilet and change facility. 

The Changing Place is part of the existing toilets next to the popular adventure play and picnic area at the Saw Avenue parkland, which is also designed to be accessible for children and adults with disabilities.

The facility includes an electronically operated ceiling hoist and change table and an automatic door secured with a Master Locksmiths Access Key. This provides access only to eligible users and their carers ensuring the facilities are safe and clean for those who need them.

This will help to ensure that everyone in the community has appropriate bathroom facilities to meet their needs while enjoying a day in Kings Park, improving the quality of their lives.

The new Changing Place facility is one of 100 similar facilities now available across Australia with 31 in Western Australia.

The State Government has provided $2 million to support the establishment of Changing Places across WA to improve the accessibility of a variety of venues and services for Western Australians with disability.

Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson noted: "Kings Park is a top tourism and recreational destination in Western Australia and this facility significantly improves amenities for people with disability to ensure they can experience this much-loved community resource.

"The growing network of Changing Places ensures people with disability have increased options to travel around and engage in recreation activities across the State.

"Changing Places gives people with disability the confidence to travel and enjoy time away from home with family and friends without worrying about whether access to facilities will be an issue."

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3rd December 2018 - Call for Aboriginal tourism operators in Kings Park Western Australia

13th August 2018 - Pilbara’s first Changing Places Facility opens at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre

7th March 2018 - Scientists fear for future of Kings Park’s woodlands

18th January 2018 - Segway tours to launch in Perth’s Kings Park

13th January 2017 - Kings Park adventure playground to get $3 million expansion

5th December 2016 - Redefining the original Livvi’s Place

23rd June 2014 - Kings Park named one of the world’s top 10 parks

30th May 2014 - Kings Park expert advises that risk is good for children

17th October 2011 - Kings Park facility to entice children back outside

30th June 2011 - Kings Park becomes home to 40,000 new native trees

22nd April 2010 - Ceremonial walk opened at Perth’s Kings Park

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