Access control and loss prevention were the two primary objectives behind the installation of extendable gates from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) at the Westfield Fountain Gate in Melbourne. Located in Narre Warren in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, Westfield Fountain Gate is Australia’s second largest shopping centre.

ATDC worked with the project manager, Daicor Commercial Property Services Pty Ltd on the installation. The brief was to install the gates as an access control device as well as a loss prevention tool between multiple tenancies, across the food court and in front of points of entry and exit to various travellators in the centre.

ATDC’s extendable gates have been installed at several Westfield sites across Australia as well as for many other leading shopping centre groups including LendLease, Stocklands, AMP, Colonial First State, QIC and Vicinity Centres.

As Australia’s premier supplier of premium grade extendable gates, ATDC ensures many of their gates are OH&S tested for safety, both for operation and for workers. A fully documented WHS Risk Assessment can be found on ATDC’s website.

Many of the gates have been tested for compliance with Australian Standards for Dynamic Impact, Simulated Climbing and Foothold Aperture, all characteristics of particular significance in many government applications with high traffic areas. Where required, the gates can be constructed to comply with the emergency egress provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for keyless exit.

Key features of ATDC’s extendable gates include quality grade components; rivets used in a non-pivoting function to promote longevity; heavy duty non marking thermoplastic compound wheels as bottom castors; and 12-month warranty against defective parts and materials as per ATDC’s standard warranty.

ATDC’s extendable gates are now sold in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns including Newcastle, Geelong, Darwin, Townsville, Hobart, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. They are also exported throughout South East Asia, the Asia Pacific region, the UAE and the Pacific Islands.