SA 5 Access for People with a Disability
SA 5 applies to Class 1 buildings in developments of 20 or more dwellings.
SA 5.1 Performance Provisions
Provide, as far as is reasonable, people with safe, equitable and dignified access to a degree necessary to—
the services and facilities within.Functional Statements
A building to a degree necessary is, as far as is reasonable, to provide safe, equitable and dignified access for people to the services and facilities within.Performance Requirements
Buildings and immediate surrounds must have appropriate features to a degree necessary to enable people with a disability to safely and equitably—
SA 5.2 Acceptable Construction Practice
Compliance with the acceptable construction practice provisions of Part SA 5.2 for access for people with a disability satisfies Performance Requirement SA 5.1. SA Part 5.2 applies to certain Class 1 buildings where access is required under Clause SA 5.2.2.
In developments consisting of 20 or more dwellings, access must be provided to and within one dwelling or 5% of the total number of dwellings, whichever is the greater.
Access for people with a disability must be provided from the entrance doorway to areas normally used by the occupants. A path of travel providing required access must not include a stairway or other impediment which would prevent a person in a wheelchair using it.
Access, finishes and fittings must comply with the provisions of AS 1428.1.
In every Class 1 building to which access for people with a disability is required, one closet pan and washbasin and one shower must be provided for use by people with a disability.