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					                REMO PROJECTS


WEST RYDE VILLAGE




      ACCESSIBILITY REVIEW




Morris-Goding Accessibility Consulting

                                FINAL
                           25th July 2007
                                                                                                                                     Access Review



                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY........................................................................................3
2.   INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................4
     2.1.      General .................................................................................................................................. 4
     2.2.      Objectives.............................................................................................................................. 4
     2.3.      Statutory Requirements ......................................................................................................... 4
3.   RETAIL/COMMERCIAL .........................................................................................5
     3.1.      Retail Entrances..................................................................................................................... 5
     3.2.      Commercial Entrances .......................................................................................................... 5
     3.3.      Emergency Egress ................................................................................................................. 5
     3.4.      Paths of Travel ...................................................................................................................... 6
     3.5.      Doors ..................................................................................................................................... 6
     3.6.      Lifts ....................................................................................................................................... 6
     3.7.      Accessible Toilets.................................................................................................................. 7
4.   RESIDENTIAL..........................................................................................................8
     4.1.      Ingress and Egress ................................................................................................................. 8
     4.2.      Emergency Egress ................................................................................................................. 8
     4.3.      Path of Travel ........................................................................................................................ 8
     4.4.      Lifts ....................................................................................................................................... 8
     4.5.      Residential Units ................................................................................................................... 9
     4.6.      Adaptable Unit Design .......................................................................................................... 9
5.   COMMUNITY BUILDING ....................................................................................10
     5.1.      Main Entrances.................................................................................................................... 10
     5.2.      Emergency Egress ............................................................................................................... 10
     5.3.      Paths of Travel .................................................................................................................... 10
     5.4.      Doors ................................................................................................................................... 11
     5.5.      Lifts ..................................................................................................................................... 11
     5.6.      Accessible Toilets................................................................................................................ 11
6.   TRANSPORT LINKAGES .....................................................................................13
     6.1.      Retail/Commercial Car Parking .......................................................................................... 13
     6.2.      Residential Car Parking....................................................................................................... 13
     6.3.      Community Building Car Parking....................................................................................... 13
     6.4.      Taxi Stand ........................................................................................................................... 13
7.   MISCELLANEOUS ................................................................................................14
     7.1.      Lighting ............................................................................................................................... 14
     7.2.      Signage................................................................................................................................ 14




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1.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     The Access Review Report is a key element in design development of the
     West Ryde Village Development and an appropriate response to the Ryde
     Council DCP, AS1428 series, Building Code of Australia (BCA), and
     ultimately the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

     Morris-Goding Accessibility Consulting has prepared the Access Report to
     provide advice and strategies to maximize reasonable provisions of access
     for people with disabilities.

     The development has been reviewed to ensure that ingress and egress, paths
     of travel; circulation areas and toilets comply with relevant statutory
     guidelines.

     In general, the development has accessible paths of travel that are continuous
     throughout. In line with the reports recommendations, the proposed
     development has demonstrated a reasonable degree of accessibility. The
     Development Application drawings indicate that compliance with statutory
     requirements, pertaining to site access, common area access, accessible
     parking and accessible sanitary facilities, can be readily achieved.

     The recommendations in this report are associated with the building fit out
     design.    These recommendations should be implemented prior to
     construction certificate.




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2.     INTRODUCTION
2.1.   General
       Remo Projects has engaged Morris-Goding Accessibility Consulting, to
       provide an accessibility design review of the proposed DA of the mixed use
       development ‘West Ryde Village’. The development consists of commercial
       and retail tenancies, multiple floors of residential and a community building.
       The requirements of the investigation are to:
           Review supplied drawings of the proposed development,
           Provide a report that will analyse the provisions of disability design of
           the development, and,
           Recommend solutions that will ensure the design complies with the
           Federal Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), Building Code of Australia
           (BCA), Ryde Council DCP and AS 1428 series.

2.2.   Objectives
       The Access Review Report considers user groups, who include staff and
       visitors. The Report attempts to deliver equality, independence and
       functionality to people with disabilities inclusive of:
       1. People with sensory impairment
       2. People with mobility impairments
       3. People with dexterity impairments
       The Report seeks to provide compliance with the DDA. In doing so, the
       Report attempts to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against
       persons on the ground of disability.

2.3.   Statutory Requirements
       The following standards are to be used to implement the Report:
       -   AS 1428.1 - (80% of people with disabilities accommodated)
       -   AS 1428.2 - (90% of people with disabilities accommodated)
       -   AS 1428.4 - (Tactile Ground Surface Indicators)
       -   AS 1735.12 - (Lifts, Escalators, & Moving Walks)
       -   BCA - Building Code of Australia
       -   DDA - Disability Discrimination Act
       -   Ryde Council DCP 2006 section 9.2




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3.     RETAIL/COMMERCIAL
       The mixed use retail, commercial and residential development is located on a
       site that is bordered by New Market Street, Chatham Road, New Betts Street
       and Anthony Road.

3.1.   Retail Entrances
       The Village Square is at RL19.0. The main entrances are located at RL19.5.
       There are two sets of steps leading to the 2 main retail entrances to the retail
       area are from Village Square.
       There are two walkways with gradient of 1:20 leading to the two automatic
       entry doors. These walkways lead from Anthony Road and Chatham Road.
       The main entrances consist of pairs of automatic sliding doors. The doors
       will achieve appropriate widths and circulation areas compliant with
       AS1428.2.
       There is a further entrance from Anthony Road into the ground floor retail.
       The entrance is open and suitable for wheelchair use.
       The circulation space around and beyond the 3 entrances are appropriate for
       wheelchair users in accordance with AS1428.2 and DDA Premises
       Standards. There is an accessible clear path of travel from the entrances to
       the passenger lifts found on the ground floor.
       Recommendations:
       (i)    The 1:20 gradient walkway needs 1200mm long landings at intervals of
              15 metres in accordance with AS1428.1.
       (ii)   The Village Square steps will require handrails in accordance with
              AS1428.1 and tactile ground indicators in accordance with AS1428.4.

3.2.   Commercial Entrances
       There are 4 commercial entrances from north, south, east and west corners of
       the development. There is a direct accessible path of travel from the
       pedestrian footpaths of Chatham Road, New Betts Street and Anthony Road.
       Each entrance leads to a lift lobby that accesses the commercial tenancies on
       level 1.
       There are entrance stairs leading from Chatham Road and Anthony Road to
       the commercial level. From the information provided by the architect, these
       stairs are adjacent accessible lifts that access the commercial level.
       Recommendations:
       (i)    Ensure doors at all entrances have clear width in accordance with
              AS1428.2.
       (ii)   The 2 commercial stairs will require handrails in accordance with
              AS1428.1 and tactile ground indicators in accordance with AS1428.4.

3.3.   Emergency Egress




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       At ground floor of the retail area, there are accessible emergency egress
       points towards Village Square, Anthony Road and New Betts Street.
       Recommendations:
       (i)      Consider emergency services to include audible and visual warnings
                and signals to assist people with sensory disabilities.
       (ii)     Fire stair doors (leading to commercial level fire stair landings)
                should have 850mm clear width to afford some kind of safety refuge

3.4.   Paths of Travel
       The paths of travel throughout all retail and commercial floors within the
       building are level and have appropriate clear widths and circulation areas in
       accordance with AS1428.2 and DDA Premises Standards. The vertical paths
       of travel are accessible via passenger lifts.
       There are travelators adjacent the lifts in the retail area that accesses the
       basement car bays and the upper level commercial areas. The travelators and
       lifts provide access to the supermarket on basement 1B. The supermarket is
       accessible and is level throughout.
       Recommendations:
       (i)     Ensure ground floor corridor between retail tenancies 4 and 5 has
               1800mm clear width to allow 2 wheelchair users to pass each other
       (ii)    Ensure 1st floor corridors on either side of gymnasium have 1800mm
               clear width
       (iii) Provide tactile ground indicators at travelators in accordance with
             AS1428.4.

3.5.   Doors
       Recommendations:
       (i)      Ensure all doors leading to lift lobbies, commercial tenancies, retail
                tenancies have 850mm clear widths (920mm door leaf) to satisfy
                As1428.2.
       (ii)     Door components to comply with AS1428.1.

3.6.   Lifts
       The 2 retail and 4 commercial lift cars have internal dimensions of in
       accordance with AS1428.2, AS1735.12, Ryde Council DCP and DDA
       Premises Standards.
       The southern and eastern residential lifts appear to provide access to the level
       1 commercial area. This is suitable equity as long as commercial staff can
       use these residential lifts.
       The lift lobbies on ground and commercial level have appropriate circulation
       areas in accordance with AS1428.2.
       Recommendations:




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       (i)    Ensure all lift cars have internal components (control panel, handrails,
              visual & audio devices) that comply with AS1735.12.
       (ii)   Ensure all lift lobbies have appropriate audio/visual components and
              call buttons as specified in AS1735.12.
       (iii) Basement 1A, 1B, 2 southern lifts should have at least 1500mm
             clearance in front of the lift doors (1800mm preferable)

3.7.   Accessible Toilets
       There are 2 amenities blocks on the commercial level. No detail of amenity
       layout has been provided. There are accessible paths of travel leading to
       these blocks, which have been suitably located adjacent lift lobbies.
       Recommendations:
       (i)    Both amenity blocks on level 1 require an accessible toilet compliant
              with AS1428.2 and Ryde DCP.
       (ii)   Provide an accessible toilet on ground level, compliant with AS1428.2.




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4.     RESIDENTIAL
       The mixed use residential, retail and commercial development is located on a
       site that is bordered by New Market Street, Chatham Road, New Betts Street
       and Anthony Road.

4.1.   Ingress and Egress
       The residential entrances are adjacent the 4 commercial entrances.
       Therefore, there are 4 commercial entrances from north, south, east and west
       corners of the development. There is a direct accessible path of travel from
       the pedestrian footpaths of Chatham Road, New Betts Street and Anthony
       Road.
       Each entrance leads to a lift lobby that accesses all residential floors.
       Recommendation:
       (i)     Ensure doors at all entrances have clear width in accordance with
               AS1428.2.

4.2.   Emergency Egress
       Recommendation:
       (i)     All fire stair doors to have clear widths of 850mm

4.3.   Path of Travel
       There appears to be continuous accessible paths of travel to all residential
       floors via 4 passenger lifts. Each lift lobby on each floor has sufficient width
       in accordance with AS1428.2. This will allow 2 people in wheelchairs to
       pass each other.
       The corridors on all floors have widths of 1400mm. The corridor doors have
       small latch side clearances that will need modification.
       Units U205, U206, U211-14, U219 and U220 appear to have access from
       level 2 internal landscape area.
       Recommendations:
       (i)     Consider that corridor ends have 1550mm width x 2070mm length to
               allow wheelchair users to turn 180 degrees (ref. draft DDA Premises
               Standards)
       (ii)    Corridor doors on all upper residential floors need 850mm clear widths
               with 460mm latch side clearance

4.4.   Lifts
       There are 4 passenger lifts that access all residential floors. All passenger
       lifts have minimum 1700mm x 1400mm internal dimension, compliant with
       AS1428.2 and the DCP
       Recommendations:
       (i)     Ensure that components in all lift cars (control panels, audio/visual
               indicators, handrails and light levels) comply with AS1735.12.


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       (ii)   Ensure the lift call buttons and audio/visual arrival indicators in all lift
              lobbies are appropriately located at height compliant with AS1735.12.

4.5.   Residential Units
       Access to all residential units is provided by the use of a several passenger
       lifts, evenly spread through the residential floors. All residential units have
       access to and from the car parking areas and street pedestrian footpaths.
       There are 120 residential units over levels 2-6. There are 12 units that have
       been designated as adaptable in accordance with AS4299. This complies
       with Ryde DCP, which requires 10% of adaptable units throughout the
       development.
       The adaptable units include: U2-07/15, U2-04/24, U3-05/09, U5-05/09, U2-
       05/20 and U4-05/09.

4.6.   Adaptable Unit Design
       The drawings show 5 types of adaptable units. In general the units have
       appropriate circulation spaces in accordance with AS4299.
       The entry door has 850mm clear width (920mm door leaf) and a 510mm
       latch side clearance on the internal and external side of the door in
       accordance with AS1428.2.
       The bedroom area allows 1 metre clearance on both sides of the bed and
       1550mm dia clear area at the base of the bed.
       The bathroom (shower, toilet, wash basin) complies with circulation area
       requirements of AS1428.1, that is provide an area of 2600mm x 2000mm
       The kitchen has suitable clearances in accordance with AS4299. The living
       area has clear area of 2250mm minimum diameter after the furniture has
       been placed will satisfy this requirement.
       The laundry area has circulation area in front of the laundry appliances of
       1550mm in diameter.
       The internal doors have suitable clear widths and latch side clearances in
       accordance with AS1428.1.
       Recommendation:
       (i)    Provide separate oven and wall mounted oven with 800mm long bench
              between each amenity (ref AS4299)




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5.     COMMUNITY BUILDING
       The community building is located on a site and is bordered by Anthony
       Road and Reserve Street. The community building is a separate to the mixed
       use (retail, commercial and residential) building. The community building
       consists of child care, offices, health centre, family support and community
       centre.

5.1.   Main Entrances
       Access to the main entrance doors of the public arcade is via either stair or
       ramp from Anthony Road. The entrance has automatic sliding doors. The
       doors will achieve appropriate widths and circulation areas compliant with
       AS1428.2.
       There is a further entrance to the public arcade from Reserve Street. The
       entrance has no obstructions and is accessible via automatic entrance doors
       open and suitable for wheelchair use. The doors will achieve appropriate
       widths and circulation areas compliant with AS1428.2.
       There is a 1:16 gradient ramp that accesses the entry of the community centre
       from Anthony Road. The ramp is adjacent a set of steps. There is
       appropriate level access around the entry doors in accordance with
       AS1428.2.
       Recommendations:
       (i)    The entry ramp to the public arcade needs to be lengthened to 7 metres
              to achieve 1:14 gradient. The ramp needs to have a width of 1200mm
              between handrails
       (ii)   The entry stair to the public arcade and community centre will require
              handrails in accordance with AS1428.1 and tactile ground indicators in
              accordance with AS1428.4.
       (iii) The ramps to the community centre and public arcade needs to have a
             width of 1200mm between handrails
       (iv) A level landing is provided at the change of direction of the 1:16 ramp
            to the community centre
       (v)    The community centre entry doors require clear width of 850mm in
              accordance with AS1428.2.

5.2.   Emergency Egress
       There are accessible emergency egress points leading to Anthony Road and
       Reserve Street.
       Recommendations:
       (i)     Consider emergency services to include audible and visual warnings
               and signals to assist people with sensory disabilities.
       (ii)    Fire stair doors (leading to commercial level fire stair landings)
               should have 850mm clear width to afford some kind of safety refuge

5.3.   Paths of Travel


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       The paths of travel throughout the ground and upper floors of the community
       building are level and have appropriate clear widths and circulation areas in
       accordance with AS1428.2 and DDA Premises Standards. The vertical paths
       of travel are accessible via 2 passenger lifts.
       The early childhood health centre, family support, child care, offices and
       community centre have accessible paths of travel leading to and within these
       areas.

5.4.   Doors
       All doors have sufficient width to comply with BCA part D3. Modifications
       are required on a few doors to improve latch side clearances.
       Recommendations:
       (i)      Ensure all office, meeting room and corridor doors have 850mm clear
                widths (920mm door leaf) to satisfy AS1428.2 and the Ryde Council
                DCP.
       (ii)     Latch side clearances of 460mm are required at doors of ground floor
                activity room, group room, co-ordinator, staff
       (iii)    Door components to comply with AS1428.1.

5.5.   Lifts
       The 2 lift cars have internal dimensions that comply with AS1735.12,
       AS1428.2, Ryde Council DCP and DDA Premises Standards.
       The lift lobbies on each level have appropriate circulation areas in
       accordance with AS1428.2.
       Recommendations:
       (i)     Ensure all lift cars have internal components (control panel, handrails,
               visual & audio devices) that comply with AS1735.12.
       (ii)    Ensure all lift lobbies have appropriate audio/visual components and
               call buttons as specified in AS1735.12.

5.6.   Accessible Toilets
       There is a combined accessible toilet/shower on ground floor of the public
       arcade. The circulation areas of pan, wash basin and shower are in
       accordance with AS1428.1. There are accessible paths of travel leading to
       this sanitary facility.
       There is an accessible toilet on ground floor of the community centre. The
       accessible toilet has internal dimensions smaller than the requirements of
       AS1428.1. There are accessible paths of travel leading to this sanitary
       facility.
       There is a combined accessible toilet/shower on the 1st floor. The circulation
       areas of pan, wash basin and shower are in accordance with AS1428.1.
       There are accessible paths of travel leading to this sanitary facility.
       There are male and female toilets on levels 2 and 3, but no accessible toilets.
       Recommendations:

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(i)    The community centre accessible toilets need to be enlarged in
       accordance with AS1428.2 to comply with Ryde DCP.
(ii)   The public arcade and 1st floor accessible toilets need to be enlarged
       slightly to comply with AS1428.2 and Ryde Council DCP.
(iii) In order to comply with DDA and Ryde Council DCP, accessible
      toilets need to be provided on levels 2 and 3.
(iv) Provide an accessible toilet on ground level, compliant with AS1428.2.




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6.     TRANSPORT LINKAGES
6.1.   Retail/Commercial Car Parking
       The basement levels (1a, 1b, 2, 3) has 450 car parking bays. There are 16
       accessible car bays. This represents 3.5%, which is compliant with Ryde
       Council DCP. The accessible car bays are located adjacent lifts and the
       supermarket on basement 1B.
       The accessible parking bays have internal dimensions of 3660mm x 5400mm
       in accordance with Ryde Council DCP.
       Recommendation:
       (i)    Ensure basement accessible car bays have vertical clearance of 2.5
              metres, compliant with AS2890.1. The vertical clearance leading to
              the accessible car bays may not be less than 2300mm

6.2.   Residential Car Parking
       The residential parking level is on basement 4. There are 12 accessible
       parking bays (for adaptable units) with 3800mm width compliant with
       AS4299.
       The accessible parking bays are closely located near the lift lobbies.
       Recommendation:
       (i)    Ensure basement accessible car bays have vertical clearance of 2.5
              metres, compliant with AS2890.1. The vertical clearance leading to
              the accessible car bays may not be less than 2300mm

6.3.   Community Building Car Parking
       The community building has 73 car bays, which includes 3 accessible car
       bays over 2 basement levels. This represents a percentage of 3%, which is
       compliant with Ryde Council DCP.
       The accessible car bays are suitably located adjacent passenger lifts. The
       widths of the accessible car bays comply with Ryde Council DCP.
       Recommendation:
       (i)    Ensure basement accessible car bays have vertical clearance of 2.5
              metres, compliant with AS2890.1. The vertical clearance leading to
              the accessible car bays may not be less than 2300mm

6.4.   Taxi Stand
       A taxi stand has been provided adjacent the mixed use building and the
       community building on Anthony Road. The taxi stand has been suitably
       located adjacent the mixed use building
       Recommendations:
       (i)    Provide kerb ramp at the taxi stand
       (ii)   Consider providing vehicle drop off area adjacent main entrance of the
              community building


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7.     MISCELLANEOUS
7.1.   Lighting
       Recommendation:
       (i)   In general the maintenance illumination levels should be 150 lux for
             paths of travel, corridors and stairs. Ensure all lighting levels comply
             with AS1680

7.2.   Signage
       Recommendation:
       (i)   Signage to comply with BCA part D3.6.




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