MORE places in Mordialloc will soon be made accessible to people with disabilities.
Work is set to get underway to install an accessible toilet at Peter Scullin Reserve. Plans for a floating pontoon in Mordialloc Creek and an upgrade to the boating gangways and pontoons at George Woods Reserve have also been approved.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said “changing places 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 our popular Peter Scullin Reserve. 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.”
Council is spending $1 million to fit out the facility.
A new ramp at George Woods Reserve will link the existing promenade with an eight-metre long and nine-metre wide floating pontoon. Construction on the floating pontoon is scheduled to begin in June.
Council has also installed Changing Places facilities at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea and Riding for the Disabled in Moorabbin. A fourth facility will open soon at the new Carrum Foreshore Park. “Another Changing Places facility has been earmarked as part of the redevelopment of the Mentone Life Saving Club, which is due to get underway in June. The new building will also feature a DDA compliant pedestrian ramp, ensuring everyone has access to the Mentone foreshore,” Cr Staikos said.