Maroondah City Council was honoured with the 2015 National Award for Excellence in Local Government in recognition of the Changing Places – Changing Lives project.
The Changing Places design provides major improvements to standard accessible toilets and gives people with a disability greater independence so they can participate in everyday activities that many people take for granted.
Each Changing Places toilet incorporates:
- a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
- a tracking hoist system
- enough space to manoeuvre a wheelchair.
The award was announced and presented to the council by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss, during the official National General Assembly dinner at Parliament House on Tuesday night.
Congratulations Maroondah City Council!