Council welcomes Australian Government funding for accessible toilet amenities at Ayr and Home Hill pools

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that Council has been successful in receiving $48,000 to assist in the construction of accessible unisex toilet and changeroom amenities at the Ayr and Home Hill Swimming Pools.

“The current amenities at the Ayr and Home Hill pools were built more than 50 years ago. Whilst council has made recent improvements to the pools, such as the introduction of accessibility ramps and mobility chair lifts, the construction of accessible amenities is the next step in ensuring that everyone in our community has equal access to our swimming facilities,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The unisex amenities will include accessible toilet and changeroom facilities, as well as private cubicles for showering.

“They will improve visits for people with disabilities, their families and carers, and will make the swimming pools a more inclusive place for our community.

“I thank the Australian Government for investing in the Burdekin through their Community Sport Infrastructure Program.”

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen met with Cr McLaughlin in Ayr on Wednesday to make the announcement.

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