On Monday 4th April the NSW government announced ‘Lift and Change’ a state-wide initiative to build appropriate toilet facilities for individuals with high care needs who cannot use regular accessible bathrooms.
The Lift & Change Facility Trial is run by the NSW Government in partnership with Local Government NSW and local councils. 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 or built with a co-contribution from the NSW Government.
The NSW Government will provide 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.