Changing Places Toilet and Liberty Swing at Bicentennial Park
In 2019, the City of Kingston opened a Changing Places Accessible Toilet at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea.
Changing Places accessible toilets are larger than standard accessible toilets, have extra features including an adult changing table, shower, wall-mounted hoist and a privacy screen.
These accessible toilets provide the space and the features needed to ensure that people with limited mobility can toilet and change with dignity – improving opportunities to enjoy longer outings to public spaces like the popular Bicentennial Park.
As part of the redevelopment of the playground at Chelsea’s Bicentennial Park, a Liberty Swing was installed to enable people with mobility difficulties or use wheelchairs to enjoy the excitement and fun of swings and be part of the action in a playground.
The Liberty Swing has a number of special features that will make it safe and simple to use, including:
- An access ramp room for a carer to help mobilise/operate the swing during use
- A wheel locking mechanism
- A pop up seat for people with mobility impairments
- easy to follow instructions on how to safely use Liberty Swing
A carer is required to help lock the wheelchair safely in place, but after that, depending on the user’s physical skills, the swing can be either manually controlled by the user or pushed from the side by a carer.
Accessing the Changing Places Toilet and Liberty Swing
The Liberty Swing and Changing Places facility can only be accessed by a special key, which is known as a MLAK key. These MLAK keys can be used to access any Liberty Swing or Changing Places Toilet in Australia and are available at $5 per key by visiting any of Council’s Customer Service Centres
or Waves Leisure Centre.
These keys are also available to borrow from the following services and organisations (during opening hours only):
1 Chelsea Road, Chelsea
Phone: 1300 135 668
Scope Vic (opposite Bicentennial Park)
Thames Promenade, Chelsea
Phone: 9773 9788
Bicentennial Park , Chelsea 3196 View Map
City of Kingston
1300 653 356