Australian Disabled Access Consultants were invited by HCL Developments Pty Ltd to provide disabled access consultancy services for a seniors housing retirement village complex for 4 long-term accommodation dwellings at 36-38 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming NSW.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants scope of work included assessing the HCL Developments Pty Ltd concept drawings for disabled access and wheelchair access to comply with:
- Schedule 3 guidelines of State Environmental Planning Policy (Seniors Living) 2004
- Part D3 of the Building Code of Australia 2099
- AS1428.I-2009 (Design for Access & Mobility-General Requirements for Access
- Australian Standards AS1428.4.1-2009 (Tactile Indicators)
- Australian Standards AS4299-1995 (Adaptable Dwellings); and
- Australian Standards AS2890.1-2009 (Off-street Parking for People with Disabilities).
Australian Disabled Access Consultants work would have assessed disabled access and wheelchair access within the design of all retirement village seniors housing dwellings for:
- continuous safe paths of travel throughout the overall estate and roadways
- continuous safe paths of travel within each dwelling’s external areas
- continuous safe paths of travel within the parking area
- building entries
- doorway widths and corridor widths
- bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms and accessible toilets and kitchen layouts
- wheelchair access
- toilet facilities
- floor-ceiling heights along all movement pathways
- kitchen design layout and furniture fit-out
- private courtyards
- garage and common area parking arrangements; and
- outdoor recreation areas.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants work would have assessed disabled access and wheelchair access design aspects for:
a) Disabled access project design advice to ensure compliance with disability access and wheelchair access design guidelines.
b) Drawing assessment at the end of the project design process to ensure compliance with disabled access and wheelchair access design guidelines prior to lodgement of development applications and construction certificate applications.
c) Accessibility Assessment Reports at the completion of the project design to certify compliance with disabled access and wheelchair access design guidelines for development applications and construction certificate applications.
d) Certify project design drawings comply with disabled access and wheelchair access design guidelines.
e) Disabled access building audit inspections of new building works during construction stages and at the completion of building works to ensure compliance with disability access and wheelchair access guidelines.
f) Building Audit Inspection Reports after each new building work audit inspection to certify the project’s compliance with disabled access and wheelchair design guidelines, or identify details of non-complying building works that need to be corrected.
g) Disabled access audit inspections of existing buildings and provide action plans for works needed to be carried out with priority timetables for works.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants said: "Australian Disabled Access Consultants fully supports the CED Building Design housing concept where it complies with our disabled access and wheelchair access recommendations as a community housing project to support the Australian Disability Discrimination Act."
"Australian Disabled Access Consultants disabled access assessment report for the Australian Disabled Access Consultants CED Building Design development application ensured compliance with:
a) The guiding principles of the Disabilities Discrimination Act,
b) State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors & People with Disabilities) 2004,
c) Baulkham Hills Shire Council’s Development Control Plan disabled access and wheelchair access design guidelines for adaptable housing development within the Glenhaven locality; and
d) Australian Standards AS4299, AS1428.1, AS1428.2 and AS2890.1 disabled access and wheelchair access building and parking design guidelines."
"Architects, building designers, builders and property developers interested in taking advantage of Australian Disabled Access Consultants disabled access consultancy services are invited to use our Online Enquiry Form and we will be pleased to assist you to solve your planning problems or contact the Australian Disabled Access Consultants via email."