Chidlow: BP leads way with Changing Places facility

Chidlow: BP leads way with Changing Places facility

CHIDLOW is answering the call of nature for people with a disability by providing the first privately-funded Changing Places facility in WA.

The newly installed and equipped facility at BP’s The Lakes service station will add to a network of 25 toilets with an adult-sized change table, hoist and space for two people to help

Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said funding of $2 million would support local governments to extend the network and improve inclusion for people with disability.

“I’m delighted that BP is now leading the way in the private sector by being the first company in WA to build a Changing Place and join the network,” Mrs Faragher said.

“This helps address the need for specialised bathroom facilities around the state, to support people with disability to travel more freely around the community.”

She said the Chidlow facility would make life easier for people with a disability who wanted to visit the beautiful parks and reserves in the area.

Similarly equipped toilet facilities are available in tourist and coastal areas, shopping precincts and regional hubs across WA.

The State Government is the first in Australia to commit to developing and funding a network of Changing Places.

Visit http://changingplaces.org.au/find-a-toilet.