Australian Disabled Access Consultants assisted Environmental Planning Solutions with technical assistance for approval of a public footpath outdoor dining area application by Yogohouse Pty Ltd outside their soft-food restaurant at 12A The Boulevarde, Strathfield to ensure access beside, and within, the outdoor dining area for the disabled members of Burwood and Strathfield communities following Burwood Council’s development application approval for the new soft-food restaurant.
The Yogohouse Pty Ltd soft-food restaurant outdoor dining area is located at the corner of The Boulevarde and Parnell Street, Strathfield to provide:
- four dining tables and chairs
- 2000mm public pathway between the outdoor dining area and the cafe building’s front wall
- 770mm high safety handrail balustrade between the dining area and the roadway
- dense landscaping between the outdoor dining area and the street pavement
- slip resistant concrete outdoor dining area and public footpath pavement surface.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants were pleased to continue its long-standing commitment to improve disabled access within local communities with disabled persons by ensuring that the Yogohouse Pty Ltd soft-food restaurant outdoor dining area application complied with:
- the non-discriminatory principles and objectives of the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1992
- the zoning location requirements under the Burwood Planning Scheme Ordnance
- Burwood Council’s Outdoor Eating Policy business promotion objectives and design guidelines
- Australian Standards AS1428.1-2009 guidelines.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants found that the design of the Yogohouse Pty Ltd soft-food restaurant outdoor dining area complied with these guidelines.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants applaud the Burwood Council initiative to require safe, equal and dignified access for its disabled community members within shopping centres that is a welcome pro-active step towards community education that Australian Disabled Access Consultants, and its fellow members of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc, promote on a daily basis to achieve the guiding principles of the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1992.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants said, “It is satisfying to assist our able community better understand the daily problems faced by our disabled community’s needs that they often take for granted and watch local communities take the lead to remove physical, emotional and physiological barriers to improve access equality to all community facilities for their disabled friends without being asked."