Changing Places Facility - Yackandandah (completed 2023)

  • Project typeToilet block replacement
  • Project value$374,400 (partially grant funded)
  • Project scheduleComplete
  • Completion Date30 August 2023
Modern new toilet block in park

About this Project

We replaced the existing toilet block at Sir Isaac Isaacs Park in Yackandandah with a new building, providing two standard toilets, one ambulant toilet, two accessible toilets and a Changing Places toilet facility fully fitted with an adult change table, hoist and shower.

Why was this project undertaken and how was it funded?

With assistance from the Victorian Government’s Changing Places program and community organisations, we are creating more inclusive communities to enable people with disability, their families and carers to actively participate in all aspects of everyday life.

This facility is the first in Indigo Shire to take part in the Changing Places Program and the location at Yackandandah was chosen after extensive community consultation.

The project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Changing Places Program through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

Funding Contributor


Victorian Government - Changing Places Program


Indigo Shire Council


Yackandandah Health


Yackandandah Lions Club


Project budget total



Progress Updates

Friday 18 August update

We’re hopeful this new facility will be open for use next week.

Unfortunately some unavoidable delays pushed back the opening and we’ve appreciated your patience as we worked through these.

We’ll provide an update via social media once the facility is open.


Friday 26 May Update

Further progress was made this week with the vinyl flooring now laid. The installation of the electric sliding door, change table, hoist and shower and toilet fixtures will now follow.

Construction is expected to be completed within the next two weeks and the new toilet block, as well as the barbeques, will be operational again once the power is re-connected.

Partially constructed accessible toilet facility surrounded by security fencing and autumn leaves


Friday 19 May Update

Site works continue to progress well, with the building now nearing lock-up stage.

Installation of the fixtures will begin next week.

Construction of new toilet facility, surrounded by security fencing amidst orange and red autumn toned trees

Friday 5 May 2023 Update

The new facility is now starting to take shape, with demolition of the existing toilet block completed last week.

Construction of the new building is underway with the pre-fabricated frame now installed.


Construction site of new toilet facility showing new steel frame in a park setting

April 2023 Update

While we've had a small delay in starting this project, site works are now expected to commence on Tuesday 18 April 2023 with demolition of the existing toilet block.

The toilets will be closed from Monday 17 April so that services can be disconnected, with works expected to be completed by the end of May.

The nearest alternative toilets are located at the Yackandandah Community Centre, 31 High Street Yackandandah.

The barbeques at the park will also be unavailable for this period as power will not be available until the new facility is completed.


November 2022 Update

A contract has been awarded to complete the design and construction of the facility.

The contractor has commenced fabrication of the building elements and the sourcing of the required components and fixtures.

Site works are expected to commence in January 2023 with the demolition of the existing toilet block.

Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks and be completed during March 2023.





What is the impact of these works?

The new toilet facility is a significant upgrade on the existing building and will benefit locals and tourists alike. The Changing Places Facility enables people with disability, as well as their families and carers, to go about their daily lives with the comfort and knowledge that there is a safe, private and suitable place for them to go to the toilet. These facilities remove barriers to getting out and about, enabling opportunities for work, travel, socialising and day-to-day activities.