The Australian Human Rights Commission defines a continuous accessible path of travel as an uninterrupted route to or within premises or buildings, and providing access to all services and facilities. It should not incorporate any step, stairway, turnstile, revolving door, escalator, hazard or other impediment that would prevent it from being safely negotiated by people with disabilities.
At Hamilton Island this piece of legislation as well as People with a Disability have been sucessfully ignored
D3.2 General building access requirements
(a) Buildings must be accessible as required by Table D3.2.
(b) Parts of buildings required to be accessible must comply with this Part and AS 1428.1.
(c) External access to a building required to be accessible must be in accordance with this Part and AS 1428.1, and must be provided—
(i) from the allotment boundary at the main points of entry; and
(ii)from any accessible carparking space on the allotment in accordance with D3.5; and
(iii) from any adjacent and associated accessible building on the allotment; and
(iv) through the principal public entrance.
Kerb/ Step ramps have not been provided throughout the resort.
My Wife noticed this from the position as a Mum pushing a pusher around continually facing barriers.
Good physical access is not not a benifit for people with a disability. It has a flow on affect for parents with prams, push bike users, the elderly etc.
Typical footpath access point, this type of kerb is common throughout the resort.
An amusing Accessible Buggy parking space, it’s just a pity they do not have accessible buggies and a complying path of travel from the parking space to the footpath.
A non complying step ramp in Front Street, Marina side.
No accessible paths of travel available.
Excessive crossfall on path of travel making it inaccessible.
No kerb ramps to footpaths.
Inaccessible access to mini golf and course is not accessible.
No accessible toilet facilities on the main street.