Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Reviews

A Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Review will consider the following requirements:

  1. The minimum accessibility requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Volume 1 (part of the National Construction Code) and all referenced technical standards. This is adopted at State and Territory level into building legislation and are mandatory requirements for new building works.
  2. The minimum accessibility requirements of all applicable Disability Standards referenced under the Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), including
  3. Other accessibility standards, including the following:
    • Australian Standard AS 1428.1:2009 – Design for access and mobility, Part 1: General requirements for access – New building work (AS 1428.1)
    • Australian Standard AS 1428.2:1992 – Design for Access and mobility, Part 2: Enhanced and additional requirements – Buildings and facilities (AS 1428.2)
    • Australian Standard AS 1428.3:1992 – Design for Access and mobility, Part 3: Requirements for children and adolescents with physical disabilities (AS 1428.3)
    • Australian Standard AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009 – Design for access and mobility, Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment – Tactile ground surface indicators (AS/NZS 1428.4.1)
    • DR AS 1428.4.2:2015 – Design for access and mobility Wayfinding (DR AS 1428.4.2)
    • Australian Standard AS1428.5:2010 – Design for access and mobility, Part 5: Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired (AS 1428.5)
    • Australian Standard AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 – Parking Facilities, Part 1: Off-street car parking (AS/NZS 2890.1)
    • Australian Standard AS 2890.5:1993 – Parking Facilities, Part 5: On-street car parking (AS 2890.5)
    • Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2890.6:2009 – Parking facilities, Part 6: Off-street parking for people with disabilities (AS/NZS 2890.6)
    • Australian Standard AS 1735.12:1999 – Lifts, escalators and moving walks, Part 12: Facilities for persons with disabilities (AS 1735.12)
    • Australian Standard AS 3745:2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities (AS 3745)
      Australian Standard AS 4299:1995 – Adaptable Apartments (AS 4299)
    • Australian Standard AS 4586:2013 – Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials (AS 4586)
    • Standards Australia Handbook HB 198:2014 – Guide to the specification and testing of slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces (HB 198)
    • Livable Housing Design Guidelines

Our reports will clearly identify what is a mandatory requirement under the DDA, and what is a DDA best practice recommendation. This approach can reduce the risk of DDA complaints and provide a functional, safe, and convenient environment for everyone.


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