Campaign case-study: St Kilda foreshore

 

In September 2014 the City of Port Phillip successfully led an advocacy campaign for a Changing Place to be built at the St Kilda foreshore.

At the time, the Victorian Government had announced funding to build six new Changing Place facilities across Victoria.  Three of these locations were to be chosen by a public vote hosted on the Changing Places website.

The City of Port Phillip campaign gathered public support through a number of means including social media, public signage and an article in the local Council newsletter ‘Divercity’, which featured Lisa Davis, a wheelchair user and Port Phillip local.

The effective campaign saw that St Kilda was chosen for a Victorian Government funded Changing Place facility.

The new Changing Place will be located at the redeveloped St Kilda Life Saving Club, which re-opens in late 2016.

This campaign was part of a broader strategy to make the beach more accessible to individuals with a disability.

For further information please contact City of Port Phillip’s MetroAccess team by emailing Access@portphillip.vic.gov.au or calling ASSIST on 9209 6777.