THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE ;
WA SOCIAL HOUSING ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE
NCC AND ACCESSIBLE HOUSING BREAKFAST
A special thank you is extended to all Speakers to include Richard Scott of Morris Goding Consultants, Bruce Bromley of SDA Consulting,
Monica Nichevich - and Gladys Rivera of Dept of Communities
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WA Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP)
presented by Department of Communities;
Monica Nichevich - Program Director, Program Management Office and Gladys Rivera Portfolio Manager
SHERP is a $319m economic recovery package comprising of $97m to build (or buy off the plan) up to 250 new social housing properties, $142m to refurbish up to 1,500 existing public and supported residential houses and community housing properties, and $80m for a targeted regional maintenance program. As part of this $319m package, the SHERP Grants Program comprises $93m for new and upgraded community housing and to undertake maintenance works in remote aboriginal communities
This presentation will include:
- Background of SHERP
- The 3 workstreams and how trades, residential builders and business can be involved
- The Grants program Eg housing construction projects and refurbishment works which will create more fit-for-purpose homes
- Financial incentives provided by the WA State Government and the Commonwealth Government to support businesses to recruit and
train new employees including apprentices and trainees
- The tender and market process for some SHERP projects
Accessible housing accessible housing regulatory standard changes
presented by Morris Goding
New houses in Australia are set to become more accessible due to a national minimum standard that applies from mid next year.
Having a minimum accessibility standard means certain features will need to be included in homes when they are built.
The new standard is expected to create safer, more secure and livable housing for many Australians.
The intention behind the change is to support more people with mild to moderate disabilities, older people, people with temporary injuries and families with young children to live safely and more comfortably.
Homes built following the rules will be more easily adaptable and cheaper to fit out as people transition through various life stages. While the guidelines won’t accommodate the needs and abilities of everyone, it is hoped they are of widespread benefit and used in the majority of circumstances.
This presentation will include;
What has been proposed
The regulatory and non-regulatory options being considered
What the draft NCC proposals contain
What are livable/accessible housing features
The ABCB’s consultation process
Universal Housing Design - the 7 Principles
Presented by Richard Scott
Morris Goding Consultants
Universal Housing Design means designing Australian homes to meet the changing needs of home occupants across their lifetime.
It recommends the inclusion of key easy living features that aim to make homes easier and safer to use for all occupants including: people with disability, ageing Australians, people with temporary injuries, and families with young children.
A universally designed home seeks to enhance the quality of life for all occupants at all stages of their life by including safer and more user friendly design features.
This presentation will discuss those principles in detail
Emergency Evacuation by People with a Disability
Specialist Disability Accommodation
Presented by Bruce Bromley
SDA Consulting & Equal Access Director
This presentation will discuss the following;
Considerations of evacuation planning
DtS vs Performance
AS3745 Planning for emergencies in facilities
Does the BCA produce safe buildings?
Disability Discrimination Act and the Building Code of Australia - Compliance issues
Richard will discuss the 6 areas of compliance that more often than the industry is not complying with and ways to combat this issue ;
Access to Premises – BCA/NCC
Accessibility – AS 1428 series
Universal Design – 7 principles
DSAPT – Disability Standards for Public Transport
DDA Compliance – functional, equitable, independent, dignified
State Planning/Local Government/Council.
Revised Standard AS1428.1 2021 – Design for access and mobility general requirements for access – New building work
Presented by Richard Scott
Morris Godding Access Consultants
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 new standard replaces the 2009 version and provides further details and clarifications, including more examples of handrail terminations for stairs and ramps, as well as additional room layouts for accessible sanitary facilities.
Richard will discuss the updated version of AS1428.1:2021 which was released in June 2021. The presentation will include what has changed, why the change, and how it will impact new builds and design and home modifications