Portarlington foreshore accessible amenities upgrade

Concept image of new public amenity building. Please note, final building may appear different.

We are preparing to upgrade the public amenity building at Henderson Reserve, Portarlington, to provide accessible amenities at the busiest beach on the northern Bellarine Peninsula.

Construction works are due to commence in early August 2024 and will include the demolition of the current building to replace it with a new public amenity building that will include a Changing Places facility, providing upgraded and equitable facilities for the community.

Changing Places facilities are larger than standard accessible amenities, and contain extra features under strict design specifications. They provide people with disabilities and high support needs access to safe, suitable, and private bathroom facilities. This facility in Portarlington will allow everyone to experience the beautiful and calm waters of the northern Bellarine Peninsula.

To find out more about Changing Places facilities, go to the Changing Places website.

During construction, the facility will be out of use and the nearest public amenities can be found near the Portarlington Pier, next to Pier St Cafe.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through its Changing Places Funding Grant.