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 11/22/2012 8:09 AM
 

Advice has been received from The Australian Human Rights Commission that it has now completed its update of the Guideline on the Application of the Premises Standards first issued in March 2011.

This can be found at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disabil...

Comments can be submitted to disability@humanrights.gov.au by 26 November 2012.

The document has been circulated to the Chapter Executive Committee and as the draft eliminates the Institute's previous concerns and now reflects the view of the Institute it is not considered necessary for AIBS to make a submission.

However the following extract from the Guide to the Premises Standards is drawn to the attention of members for your information.

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While the classification of Class 1b buildings provides a general definition of this type of building, the Premises Standards only apply to specified Class 1b buildings (see Section 1.4 of the Premises Standards for the definition of specified Class 1b buildings).

Type (b):

Where the Class 1b building is a boarding house, hostel, bed and breakfast, farm stay or similar where typically accommodation is provided for one or more people within the same dwelling when applying the definition of specified Class 1b buildings there are two triggers for access requirements.

Newly constructed: Where this type of Class 1b building is a newly constructed single Class 1b building, Table D3.1 requires that access be provided to and within at least one bedroom, at least one of each type of room or space for use in common by residents, and to and within all rooms or spaces for use in common on floors served by a lift or accessible ramp.

So, for example, if someone builds a new building which is to be used as a bed and breakfast with one or more rooms made available for accommodation, at least one bedroom and associated sanitary facilities must be accessible. If the bed and breakfast also has, for example, a dining room, laundry, cooking facility or games room made available to all guests at least one example of each type of room or space must also be accessible.

Existing building: Where an existing building is being converted to offer this type of short-term accommodation, which is often the case, access is only required to one room and associated sanitary facilities (and at least one of each type of room or space for use in common by residents) where there are four or more rooms made available to residents or guests.

For example, if an existing farmhouse is converting two rooms to farm stay short-term accommodation, access is not required by the Premises Standards (or BCA) but if five bedrooms are being made available at least one bedroom and associated sanitary facilities (and at least one of each type of room or space for use in common by residents) must be made accessible.

Those Class 1b buildings that are not covered by the definition specified Class 1b buildings (less than four dwellings on the same allotment and less than four bedrooms in a converted existing building) would continue to be subject to possible DDA complaints by virtue of the fact that it is not within the scope of the Premises Standards because it is not a specified Class 1b building.

Kind regards

Bill Burns
Executive Officer
Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) NSW/ACT

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