About the Project

Located in the heart of town, Apex Park is a key recreational and community hub. The Park features the Wonthaggi & District Historical Society Museum housed in the former railway buildings and displays the poppet head; a real mine whistle tower which signals daily at midday. It also links the Bass Coast Rail Trail with the town.

The Park is utilised by a variety of community groups and events including the Bass Coast Artist Society, Men’s Shed, Bass Coast Makers and Growers Market and the Neighbourhood Centre.

As part of the Apex Park implementation plan a new playground was installed in 2020. Drawing on the historical significance of the former train station, the playspace includes a timber train engine and carriages, a wooden trestle bridge, a slide and a swing and other nature-based play items.

Apex Park Toilet Block Redevelopment

As part of the Masterplan, the toilet block in Apex Park has been replaced with modern unisex and accessible facilities, including a Changing Places Toilet Facility. The upgrade to the toilet facilities provides Wonthaggi with amenities that are suitable for all community members.

Work is now complete with the new toilet block open for use.

This project was fully funded by Regional Infrastructure Fund for a total value of $350,000

The new toilet block provides the Wonthaggi community with updated bathroom facilities that meet the changing needs of the town.

A Changing Places toilet is fitted with a height-adjustable adult-sized changing table, a track and hoist system and enough space to provide a safe, clean toilet and changing environment for those with additional needs. The new Changing Places facility is a valuable asset for locals and visitors, possibly attracting people who otherwise wouldn’t have visited the area.