Access and safety apprasials

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Services provided

Hunarch Consulting will carry out detailed appraisals of designs, construction drawings, work-in-progress, and completed or existing buildings and facilities with regard to the Disability Discrimination Act, Australian Standards, the Building Code of Australia, the Disability Standard on Access to Public Transport, the proposed Access Code for Buildings, and other recognised advisory publications.

Site appraisals include illuminance levels, luminance contrast, operating forces, and digital gradient measurements.


Auditing is conducted using an expert system developed by Hunarch Consulting

Completed projects

Hunarch Consulting has provided numerous consultative services in relation to buildings accessibility for people with a disability, including for the following:

Central Queensland University
Accessibility audits of Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney international campuses.
University of Ballarat
Accessibility audit of Mt Helen campus.
City of Stonnington/Rushwright
Advice in relation to Malvern Square redevelopment.
City of Whittlesea
Accessibility advice in relation to building permit applications.
South Aust. Dept.for Administrative and Information Services
Accessibility audits of 26 regional offices.
Lyons, Architects
Design appraisal for accessibility, proposed University of Western Sydney School of Medicine .
St. Columba's College
Accessibility advice and report.
City of Monash
Accessibility audit of Monash and Waverly Municipal City halls.
Victorian Dept. of Parliamentary Services
Accessibility audits of 52 suburban and regional electorate offices.
Lyons, Architects
Design appraisal for accessibility, proposed Hume City Council Offices.
CMR Consultants
Accessibility advice, Victorian State Public Library
City of Wyndham
Preparation of regulatory design guide.
Lyons, Architects
Design appraisal for accessibility, proposed Kyneton Public Hospital.
Monash-Mt Eliza Business College
Accessibility audit, Mt Eliza campus.
Office of Major Projects
Accessibility audit, Melbourne State Library re-development.
Commonwealth Health Insurance Commission
Preparation of design manual in relation to provisions for people with a disability to Medibank customer centres.
Villamanta Legal Service
Advice in relation to proposals for accessibility to Bendigo Law Courts and legal briefing preparatory to action under the Disability Discrimination Act.
IBM Australia Ltd
Accessibility audit and report of Darling Park offices, Sydney.
Commonwealth Department of Social Security
Review of, and report on, the national Building Brief regarding its adequacy in relation to the environmental access needs of people with a disability (the Brief is used for the design and construction of offices for DSS – now "Centrelink").
Colonial Mutual Limited
Review of accessibility of CML Melbourne head office and associated tenancies, and of Brimbank Shopping Centre; preparation of illustrated, detailed report.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Detailed appraisal of accessibility of premises; preparation of design options and detailed costing.
Australian Taxation Office
accessibility appraisal of its Box Hill offices; advice in relation to its Geelong offices.
City of Boroondara
Advice on accessibility of public venues and preparation of detailed cost estimates (via Access Design and Inspection Consultants).
Telstra Corporation
Accessibility appraisal of its corporate centre, Melbourne.
City of Yarra
Advice on accessibility of public venues and preparation of detailed cost estimates (with Access Design and Inspection Consultants).
City of Stonnington
Advice on proposed City Corporate Centre
Disability Discrimination Law Advocacy Service
Accessibility appraisal of accommodation and conference centres.
Church of England Care Force, Lalor
Advice and design recommendations in relation to accessibility of premises and proposals for modification.
Burke and Beyond/Interchange, Camberwell
Appraisal of and advice in relation to prospective premises for disability services programs.
Disability Attendant Support Services Incorporated, Northcote
Appraisal of and advice in relation to prospective premises for disability support services programs.
Ikea Furniture, Nunawading
Report on accessibility to its Nunawading showrooms.

  • Pro-bono services

    Hunarch Consulting has provided expert advice in relation to:

  • Design briefs for Public Hospitals
  • Commonwealth Government departments as part of public hearings procedures related to proposed capital works, and also to the Victorian State Building Appeals Board in relation to buildings for which applications for modification of building regulations were being sought
  • Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne
  • University of Ballarat
  • Victorian State Equal Opportunity Board premises.
  • In addition, he has convened:

  • Workshops with the Office of Major Projects, Victoria, to address the accessibility of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the Regent Theatre and the new Museum of Victoria.
  • Meetings with the Village Roadshow Corporation and community representatives to discuss accessibility of the Jam Factory entertainment complex in Prahran.
  • Meetings between the City of Stonnington, project manager, and local community representatives in relation to redevelopment of the Malvern City Town Hall.