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Hamilton Island Food Premises access for People with Disability

  • March 31, 2010
  • Bruce Bromley

PLEASE NOTE:
This blog post was released in 2012 and the NCC / BCA was amended in 2013.

As with the retail outlets on the island all of the food premises are inaccessible. 

The BCA references for the the Retail outlets apply to this section, however there is one additional inclusion.

D3.4 Concessions
It is not necessary to provide access for people with disabilities to—
(a) more than 30% of the public space in a restaurant, cafe, bar, function room, or the like, in a Class 6 or Class 9b building; or
(b) a mezzanine; or
(c) a space not regarded as a storey by definition; or
(d) any area if access would be inappropriate because of the particular purpose for which the area is used.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island  Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Fish & Chip shop including Ice & Bait Hamilton Island Bakery

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island  Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Tavern Access is on the first floor with no lift provided. / Marinas restaurant is up stairs with no lift.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island  Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Steak House Restaurant is up stairs with no Lift. / Marina Deli has steps at the entry.

Stairways typically have open risers, no TGSIs, contrasting stair nosings or compliant handrails.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
The General Store/supermarket on Front Street has a step at its entry. In addition, the aisle widths are extremely narrow.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Fancy an ice cream? Trouble is, there is a step in the way.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Marina side bottleshop entry also has steps so forget grabbing a bottle of wine on the way home.

Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island  Disabled Access Restaurants Hamilton Island
Manta Ray Cafe & Romanos Italian Restaurant both have steps at the entries