Thank you to those who filled in the DPTI survey about the effectiveness of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards). A significant number of comments were made about the impact of the Premises Standards on existing buildings when they are subject to a change of use / change of classification application. The comments received will also be considered as part of the Department's project to reactivate existing buildings.
Regular updates about the progress of the project will appear on the latest building policy news webpage. Projects currently underway include -
- reconsidering the classification of small mixed-use cultural venues - are they Class 6 or 9b - or neither?
- establishing broad guiding principles to ensure safety, health and amenity are achieved,
- scoping possible seismic and fire safety concessions,
- the development of a guideline to assist practitioners understand the role of the Building Rules Assessment Commission and its role in considering cases of unjustifiable hardship.
We again thank individuals including members of the Building Advisory Committee who are supporting the Department with this project.
The farm buildings guideline, published in May 2015 to assist in applying Ministers Specification SA H3.2 Concessions for farm buildings, has been amended to include an additional diagram.