A Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Review will consider the following requirements:
- 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.
- The minimum accessibility requirements of all applicable Disability Standards referenced under the Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), including
- The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010, also referred to as the Premises Standards.
- The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002, also referred to as the Transport Standards.
- The Disability Standards for Education 2005, also referred to as the Education Standards.
- Guideline on the Application of the Premises Standards (Version 2 February 2013)
- 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.