Our Building Advisory Service (BAS) offers information and guidance on access-related issues for new and existing buildings.
BAS’s aim is to remove barriers in homes, workplaces, schools and community venues that might affect how people with a disability use the space. Creating functional, accessible buildings is at the heart of the service.
Drawing on Scope’s specialist knowledge of the needs of people with complex disabilities and high support needs, BAS is designed to offer expert advice about the planning, design and modification of buildings.
How we help
BAS can provide you with the following services:
- Advice for organisations, local councils and community groups on how to make buildings more accessible
- Information on Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia requirements in the areas of disability access
- Planning for renovations to your home, including kitchens and bathrooms, to suit the needs of someone with a disability
- Designing residential and respite homes
- Designing change facilities for people with high support needs within local government swimming pools and community centres
- Assisting with the design of accessible playgrounds for people with a disability
Who can use the Building Advisory Service?
- Local governments and services
- Community venues
- Businesses and organisations
- Occupational therapists seeking consultation in relation to building design and accessibility. For example, designing a kitchen or bathroom
What does it cost?
Buildings assessments are quoted on an individual basis.
For more information
To make an enquiry or request a quote, contact Scope’s Communication Inclusion and Resource Centre on 9843 2000.