Accessible entry

AS 1428.1-2021 has now been published however it is not yet referenced by the National Construction Code 2022. Designs which comply with the new provisions contained within the revised standard may be acceptable through the development of a Performance Solution.

Healesville Memorial Hall Refurbishment, Victoria, by Gregory Burgess Architects. Photographer: John Gollings.

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Providing accessible entry

Providing access to buildings for people with disabilities is required under the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The DDA requires equity in the provision of access and makes it unlawful to deny people with disabilities access to premises that the public or a section of the public is entitled to enter or use. The NCC includes minimum requirements for accessibility to and within a range of building types for all occupants.

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