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A more accessible Arts Centre

09 Apr 2019

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By Sakshi Agrawal

Southbank’s Arts Precinct has recently become home to the latest Changing Places facility located at Hamer Hall in Arts Centre Melbourne.

This state-of-the-art changing room and toilet facility is bigger than normal toilets and also has additional features like a tracking hoist and full-sized change tables to cater to the needs of people with a disability.

The Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan, said: “Hamer Hall is one of Australia’s great concert venues and this fantastic new facility makes it accessible for the whole Victorian community.”

Arts Centre Melbourne is receiving $100,000 for the facility from the Victorian Government’s statewide fund of $2.6 million for the Changing Places initiative.

“Changing Places plays an essential role in positive, social inclusion and encouraging the participation of people with a disability, their families and carers in our city’s cultural life and in particular the Melbourne Arts Precinct,” Arts Centre Melbourne CEO Claire Spencer said.

Victoria is the first state in Australia to introduce this project and the National Construction Code will be updated from May 1 to include new “accessible adult change facility”. In addition, it will also be a major priority of the Absolutely Everyone State Disability Plan for 2017-2020.

changingplaces.org.au

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