5.50 Inclusive Design

Applicability 
1. Where this Section is referenced in a Zone, development must achieve the minimum requirements for inclusive design for: 
 
1.1. any applicable Dwellings or Sleeping Units, as specified in the Zone; and 
1.2. any shared areas of the building in which the applicable Dwelling or Sleeping Unit is located,
as outlined in this Section. 
Minimum Criteria for Shared Areas of a Building
2. The main entrance to a building in which the Dwelling or Sleeping Unit is located must:
 
2.1. be Barrier-free; and
2.2. provide a minimum unobstructed doorway width of 0.9 m.
3. If there is no direct exterior access at ground level to the Dwelling or Sleeping Unit, an internal Barrier-free path of travel with a minimum width of 1.8 m must be provided from the main entrance of the building to the Dwelling or Sleeping Unit
4. If the entrance to the Dwelling or Sleeping Unit is not on the Ground Floor, that Dwelling or Sleeping Unit must be accessible by an elevator. 
5. Indoor Common Amenity Areas and other shared facilities must be accessible from the Dwelling or Sleeping Unit by a Barrier-free path of travel with a minimum width of 1.8 m
6. The impact of a long Barrier-free path of travel must be minimized by including areas for seating at regular intervals, which must not obstruct the Barrier-free path of travel.
7. All doorways along a Barrier-free path of travel must provide a minimum unobstructed width of 0.9 m.
8. A minimum 1.8 m unobstructed turning diameter must be provided along all areas of a Barrier-free path of travel. 
Minimum Criteria for Dwellings
9. All entrances to the Dwelling must:
 
9.1. be Barrier-free; and 
9.2. provide a minimum unobstructed doorway width of 0.9 m.
10. All areas within the Dwelling must provide a Barrier-free path of travel with a minimum width of 1.2 m
11. A minimum 1.5 m unobstructed turning diameter must be provided in all areas of the Dwelling, including but not limited to:
 
11.1. entrance areas;
11.2. kitchens;
11.3. stair landings; 
11.4. bedrooms;
11.5. along Barrier-free paths; and
11.6. bathrooms.
12. Despite Subsection 11, where provided, balconies and patios must provide a minimum 1.8 m unobstructed turning diameter and Barrier-free access. 
13. All doorways within the Dwelling must have a minimum unobstructed width of 0.9 m.
14. The following must be included on the same floor as the Barrier-free entrance to the Dwelling:
 
14.1. at least 1 bathroom that includes:
 
14.1.1. a Barrier-free tub or shower; and
14.1.2. grab bars installed at the toilet, and at the tub or shower;
14.2. a kitchen; 
14.3. laundry facilities, if provided within the Dwelling; and
14.4. a minimum of 1 bedroom, unless the Dwelling is designed as a studio.
15. If the Dwelling contains more than 1 Storey, it must be designed to accommodate the installation of a stair lift or elevator.
 
15.1. To accommodate a stair lift, stairways must:
 
15.1.1. provide access between all floors; 
15.1.2. have a minimum width of 1.0 m; and 
15.1.3. have a minimum clearance depth of 3.0 m from the stairway at all landings.
15.2. To accommodate an elevator, at least 1 closet on each floor must:
 
15.2.1. have a minimum dimension of 2.0 m x 2.0 m;
15.2.2. be vertically aligned with all closets of the same minimum dimensions on each floor; and 
15.2.3. be constructed to be able to function as a residential elevator shaft, with floors that can be easily removed, excluding the lowest floor. 
Minimum Criteria for Sleeping Units
16. At least 1 entrance to the Sleeping Unit must:
 
16.1. be Barrier-free; and 
16.2. provide a minimum unobstructed doorway width of 0.9 m.
17. All areas within the Sleeping Unit must provide a Barrier-free path of travel with a minimum width of 1.2 m.
18. A minimum 1.5 m unobstructed turning diameter must be provided in all areas of the Sleeping Unit
19. All doorways within the Sleeping Unit must have a minimum unobstructed width of 0.9 m.
20. At least 1 bathroom must be included on the same floor as, or within, the Sleeping Unit that includes:
 
20.1.1. a Barrier-free tub or shower; and
20.1.2. grab bars installed at the toilet, and at the tub or shower.

 

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