How suite it is at Fo­rum

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Business -

THE State’s first pri­vate par­ent­ing suites opened at Bel­mont Fo­rum as part of a ma­jor shop­ping cen­tre up­grade.

The old communal fa­cil­i­ties were re­placed with three new pri­vate suites, avail­able for use to par­ents or car­ers with ba­bies and tod­dlers.

Se­nior as­set man­ager to the Per­ron Group Graeme Glass said it was a clear sign Bel­mont Fo­rum was re­spond­ing to the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We recog­nise in this day and age it’s not just mums who are shop­ping with young chil­dren,” Mr Glass said.

“There are an in­creas­ing num­ber of fa­thers and grand­par­ents, all races and re­li­gions look­ing af­ter small chil­dren.

“With that in mind, our new par­ent­ing suites have been de­signed so ev­ery­one can feel com­fort­able chang­ing a nappy or feed­ing their baby at the shop­ping cen­tre.”

The new suites pro­vide a se­cure, pri­vate area decked out with a feed­ing chair, change ta­ble and mi­crowave to warm bot­tles of milk.

The suite also in­cludes two sep­a­rate toi­lets, for adults and chil­dren, as well as a mounted touch screen to keep older chil­dren en­ter­tained.

“We be­lieve th­ese are the first par­ent­ing suites of their kind in WA and very pos­si­bly the first of their kind in Aus­tralia,” Mr Glass said.

Above: Brand new ‘no touch’ sinks with built-in hand dry­ers. Mid­dle: Com­fort­able seat­ing avail­able for shop­pers to re­lax and recharge. Top: Mod­ern in­te­rior light­ing with TV screens.

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