The NSW Government understands some people with severe physical disability and their carers cannot use regular accessible toilets, and require adult-sized change tables and hoists.
Lift & Change facilities are larger than a standard accessible facility, have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with disability and their carers.
The Lift & Change Facilities Trial is run by the NSW Government in partnership with Local Government NSW. The trial aims to promote the benefits of Lift & Change facilities and encourage positive, inclusive behaviour in local communities.
Local Government NSW is working with councils to identify sites where Lift & Change facilities can be installed with a co-contribution from the NSW Government.
The NSW Government provided a co-contribution of up to $35,000 to provide Lift & Change facilities in local communities.
The trial aims to demonstrate how Lift & Change facilities in varying locations work best, including at swimming centres, near beaches and in tourist information centres.
Shoalhaven, Yass, Campbelltown, Clarence Valley, Blue Mountains, Northern Beaches, Kiama and Orange councils have received co-contributions and will develop Lift & Change facilities.
To date, Lift & Change facilities have been completed at the South Grafton Lifestyle Centre, Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre, Echo Point and Collaroy. Further updates will be provided on recipient councils as works progress.
|South Grafton Lifestyle Centre||77-79 Cambridge Street, South Grafton|
|Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre||52 Fields Road, Macquarie Fields|
|Echo Point, Visitor Centre||Echo Point Road, Katoomba|
|Collaroy Surf Club||Pittwater Road, Collaroy|
FACS has partnered with the National Public Toilet Map to bolster the information on accessible facilities for NSW. Use the ^ icon to search. Please note that the National Public Toilet Map has more detailed information about accessible facilities (https://toiletmap.gov.au).