Accessible Change Rooms - Horsham Aquatic Centre
Council has developed shovel-ready plans for the construction of accessible change rooms at Horsham Aquatic Centre
The Concept Design provides for four private change spaces (two family/two accessible) in two extensions to the north-west corner of the indoor pool to provide:
- Access to the accessible change areas for both the outdoor and indoor pools
- Better circulation space for walking aids, wheel chairs and gophers
- Ensure natural light and ventilation for the north facing aspects of the indoor pool
- Indoor/outdoor covered function area and additional storage.
This project is focused on accessibility and universal design to allow respectful and enjoyable participation for users of all ages and ability. The two accessible change rooms will offer a larger space for patrons who require more than one carer plus a wheelchair.
This will allow more profoundly disabled people to use the indoor pools for therapy, exercise and enjoyment. In warmer weather the change rooms can also be used for fully accessible 50m outdoor pool (flat deck ramp access).
The new family change rooms will support the mainstream activities and services available at the Aquatic Centre, and also new programs that target the pre-school age group. The two new family change areas will create safe and accessible family spaces within the indoor aquatic facility.
The project is ready to go to detailed design and construction on confirmation of grant funding.
Total project cost: $662,468
Grant funding sought: $331,000 (Commonwealth Government's Building Better Regions Fund)
HRCC to fund balance: $331,468