Thursday, April 25, 2024

Gender-neutral changerooms opened in Exmouth

Exmouth Recreation Centre’s new gender-neutral changerooms have been officially opened by WA Sport and Recreation Minister, Tony Buti.

The upgrade to the outdated changerooms, which catered primarily to male sporting needs, aims to support increased social interaction and inclusion for women and girls of all ages in the community, the Minister said.

The new facilities now include three female-friendly changerooms (two inside the building and one outside), adjoining toilet and shower facilities, and doors on all showers.

“Women’s sport has experienced substantial growth in recent years, but unfortunately the facilities to accommodate women’s sporting teams hasn’t always kept up,” Mr Buti said.

“The McGowan Government is committed to increasing female participation in sports and supporting projects such as this one, which is a great example of that.

“I am pleased that, thanks to the CSRFF, we are helping to level the playing field for women’s sport in the Exmouth community.”

The State Government provided $142,000 through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) towards the changeroom upgrade, to accommodate Exmouth’s surge in female sport participation rates.

The Shire of Exmouth contributed the remaining funding, with the project cost totalling $285,000.

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