Australian Disabled Access Consultants  and Weir Phillips Architects of 69 Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW successfully negotiated with the Council of the City of Sydney to provide permanent disabled access exit pathway within the St Helens Community Centre at 184-186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe by replacing an existing temporary ramp, landing and elevated pathway from the street entry ramp at the front of the building by a permanent ramp, landings and pathway with raised ground levels.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants detailed design advice for the disabled access exit pathway compliance for the permanent pathway, landing and raised ground levels for compliance with: 

  • The principles of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • The City of Sydney Access Development Control Plan 2004
  • Parts D3.2(i) and D3.3(a)(i) of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
  • Australian Standards AS1428.1–2009 (General requirements for access – new building work) and AS1428.4.1-2009 (Tactile Ground Surface Indicators)
Australian Disabled Access Consultants design advice required the following design issues to be complied with:

  • Pathway of travel – 1200mm width x 2000mm unobstructed height with adjoining ground level at pathway level for 600mm width beside the pathway
  • Pavement – slip-resistant pavement surface
  • Landing handrails – 30% colour contrast to pavement and wall surfaces colours
Australian Disabled Access Consultants said:

Australian Disabled Access Consultants fully support Sydney Council’s initiative to provide a disabled access and wheelchair access exit pathway at the front of the St Helens Community Centre at Glebe to support the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.