Changing Places now open

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Changing Places now open

As part of our upgrade of the Ground Floor amenities next to Millers, we are pleased to have a brand new Accessible Adult Change Facility, known as Changing Places.

This new addition will ensure that we cater for our customers who may require some extra assistance when visiting our centre.

What is Changing Places?
Our Changing Places facility offers a full sized change table and hoist to meet the needs of people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.
With over 1.3 million Australian's having a profound or severe core limitation, the lack of toilet facilities available to them is a major social barrier preventing families and individuals from enjoying basic day to day activities, like visiting Westfield Geelong.

Our Changing Places facility includes:

  • A height adjustable adult sized changing bench
  • A constant charging ceiling track hoist system
  • A centrally located peninsula toilet
  • Circulation spaces
  • Automatic door with a clear opening of 950mm

Access to the Changing Places amenities can be done via an MLAK key, or by contacting the Concierge desk.

Changing Places was officially opened Thursday 7th November 2019 by Christine Couzens MP & local customer, Jack.

Changing Places is funded jointly by City of Greater Geelong, Victoria State Government & Scentre Group.

FAQs

Is there a sling available for use?
For hygiene reasons, we ask that you bring your own sling if you need to use the hoist system.

I've never used the hoist system before, what should I do?
Only users & carers accustomed to hoisting should use the hoist.
Unfortunately we don't have anyone on site who is able to assist in using the hoist system.

What is a MLAK key?
MLAK stands for Master Locksmith Access Key

Can I get my own MLAK key?
An MLAK key can be obtained from select locksmiths provided you meet the criteria Find out more here

Why are these amenities locked?
We want to ensure that these Changing Places are kept clean & available for our customers who require assistance when using amenities.

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