New state-of-the-art Changing Places toilet for Riding for the Disabled
28 March 2017
A new state-of-the-art ‘Changing Places’ all-abilities toilet will be built to serve Moorabbin’s popular Riding for the Disabled group.
Mayor David Eden said the group’s 200 members will soon have access to convenient facilities thanks to a new $235,000 Changing Places toilet funded by Kingston Council.
“We’re thrilled to approve these fantastic new facilities which will replace the dated toilets currently on-site,” Cr Eden said.
“They will be replaced with a high-quality facility with proper safety equipment to make it easier for riders and their carers.”
Changing Places facilities are larger-than-standard accessible toilets and have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.
Each facility has a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, space for two people and a safer and cleaner environment.
Riding for the Disabled Victoria, established more than 40 years ago, is run by volunteers and helps over 1200 people of various ages and abilities.