South Australia 3.9 additions
Safe movement and access
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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—
- buildings; and
- the services and facilities within.
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.
Buildings and immediate surrounds must have appropriate features to a degree necessary to enable people with a disability to safely and equitably—
- negotiate the route from the road boundary to and within the building using a wheelchair; and
- have access to spaces within the building, including facilities required under P2.4.3.
SA 5.2 Acceptable construction practice
Access to buildings
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.
Parts of buildings to be accessible
- Access for people with a disability must be provided from the entrance doorway to areas normally used by the occupants. Apath 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.
SA 6 Access for inspection and maintenance
SA 6.1 Performance provisions
The Objective is to safeguard people from injury and illness resulting from the creation of hazardous spaces between buildings.
The space between buildings must not allow hazardous conditions to arise due to accumulation of rubbish that cannot be readily removed.
The space between buildings must be sufficient to allow access for inspection and maintenance to avoid hazardous conditions arising due to accumulation of rubbish that could—
- bridge termite barriers; or
- harbour vermin; or
- create a fire hazard.
SA 6.2 Acceptable construction practice
Minimum separation between buildings
Unless the space between external columns is not infilled, every part of an external wall of a building must be not less than 600 mm from—
- any boundary of the allotment, unless that wall is on or abutting that boundary; or
- the external wall of any other building on the same allotment, unless the two buildings are abutting.