Transforming Lives

Changing Places is an international project which aims to provide public toilets that caters for people with high support needs and who cannot use standard accessible toilets. It first launched in United Kingdom in 2006 and on 2014, the first Changing Places in Australia opened at Ringwood Lake.


Changing Places facilities allows people with high support needs to fully participate in the community. This may include people with an acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and motor neurone disease, as well as many other people with a disability.

Each Changing Places facility provides:

  • A height adjustable adult-sized change table
  • A constant-charging ceiling track hoist system
  • A centrally-located peninsula toilet
  • Circulation spaces as defined in the design specifications
  • An automatic door with a clear opening of 950mm at a minimum (1100 mm for beach and lake locations)
  • A privacy screen

Built To Standards

GR Design & Construct has recently developed for Changing Places in Guide Park, Wonthaggi. It features Changing Places Type 2 Design, with shower and FCS lined ceiling. It is built to standards set by Changing Places:

After the structure was built, a Changing Places must be approved by an assessor. This ensures that it is built to standard and users can be confident that the design is fit for the purpose.

Why GR Design & Construct?


Design and plan your needs with guidance from our experienced engineers. Our engineers are fully qualified and registered structural engineers with experience in timber, steel and concrete construction.


Build your structure with confidence as our network of experienced sub-contractors will be utilised at every stage of the construction process. All building works undertaken will be according to Australian standards, undertaken by builders with over twenty year experience while ensuring that it is completed on-time and on-budget.

Built To Last

Our products are produced according to industry standards to maintain the highest durability and safety levels, with new designs always being developed to provide the market with the most innovative and cost-effective solution.

Transform a public space toilet with us today!