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Claire Oliver is joining the Architecture & Access Leadership Team

A leader in her field, a leader for the Architecture & Project Management Team Claire Oliver will be joining the Leadership Team at Architecture & Access. Claire has been with Architecture & Access for over 7 years, and during this

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Meet the Queensland Architecture & Access Team

Celebrating 10 years, providing Access Consulting in Queensland In 2012, Architecture & Access started its growth nationally and established its first ‘out of Victoria’ office in Brisbane, Queensland, with Patricia Flores as Queensland State Manager. As we are heading towards

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3 Architecture & Access employees ‘walking the talk’

Shout out to Sarah, Nicla and Daniel Architecture & Access employees have always been a generous group, and this kindness continues in 2021. In May three of our employees have donated their time and effort to raise funds for three

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Kevin Heinze Grow is making sure everyone has access to its toilet facilities

Accessible adult change facilities… A recent amendment to the National Construction Code requires certain new projects to include Accessible adult change facilities, which are modelled along the lines of the Changing Places initiative that extends the concept of accessible toilet

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EACH Social Housing and Specialist Disability Accommodation – Ferntree Gully and Cranbourne

Housing is not only a basic human right but an essential factor in economic and social wellbeing EACH was established 47 years ago on the principal that all people are entitled to good health regardless of socio-economic factors. EACH engaged

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Nunawading Community Hub

Bringing together community groups and individuals, encouraging a sense of belonging. The Nunawading Community Hub, located on the former Nunawading Primary School site in Springvale Road, is an impressive new building where people of all ages and backgrounds can come

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Moomba and The Playground Activation

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Moomba 2021 was affectionately known as the ‘Whiplash Event’ – it was on, it was off, and then it was on again! The traditional parade and water-skiing competition were axed, and the two carnival grounds became one single, fenced, COVID-safe

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Accessible Public Transport

Reform of the Disability Standards – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (the ‘Transport Standards’), made under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), seeks to remove discrimination for people with disability in relation to

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Revised Australian Standard released in June AS1428.1 2021 – Design for access and mobility general requirements for access – New building work

City of Port Philip council office, St Kilda, Architecture & Access, Access Consulting

What has changed in the standards and more importantly how will it impact our clients? AS1428.1 provides building designers, practitioners, regulators, and owners with the minimum design requirements for new building work to enable access for people with disabilities. This

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Universal Design Conference 2021

‘Thriving with Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday’ As one of many events to fall victim to the 2020 Melbourne lockdown, the Australian Universal Design Conference was finally given the green light, and able to go ahead earlier this year on

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