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These Standards amend the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) to ensure that access requirements covered within the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) are no longer covered by the Transport Standards.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 15 Mar 2010
Registered 15 Mar 2010
Tabled HR 28 Sep 2010
Tabled Senate 28 Sep 2010
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
24-Jun-2010
Expiry Date:
25-Nov-2010
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Parliament Prorogued
Resolution Date:
19-Jul-2010
Resolution Time:
Provisions:

I, ROBERT McCLELLAND, Attorney-General, make these Standards under subsection 31 (1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Dated 15 March 2010

ROBERT McCLELLAND


1              Name of Standards

                These Standards are the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport Amendment 2010 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Standards commence on the commencement of the Disability (Access to Premises — Buildings) Standards 2010.

Note 1   The Disability (Access to Premises — Buildings) Standards 2010 are expected to commence on 1 May  2011.

Note 2   These Standards and the Disability (Access to Premises  — Buildings) Standards 2010 take effect subject to subsection 31 (4) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

3              Amendment of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002

                Schedule 1 amends the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 2)

 

[1]           Subsection 1.21 (2)

substitute

         (2)   Premises to which the Premises Standards apply means premises to which Part H2 of the Access Code applies that are:

                (a)    a new building, or a new part or an affected part of a building, within the meaning of the Premises Standards; or

               (b)    for a provision in Schedule 1 — an existing public transport building, within the meaning of the Premises Standards, that is still in use on the target date mentioned in an item in the table in section 3.1 of the Premises Standards.

         (3)   In these Standards:

Access Code means the Access Code for Buildings, published by the Australian Building Codes Board, a copy of the text of which is set out in Schedule 1 to the Premises Standards.

Premises Standards means the Disability (Access to Premises — Buildings) Standards 2010.

[2]           Schedule 1, Parts 1 to 4

substitute

Part 1          Target date — 31 December 2007

1.1           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Full compliance with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·       Waiting areas

·       Food and drink services

·       Furniture and fittings

·       Belongings

·       Information

·       Priority

·       Booked services

 

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

 

except bus stops

1.2           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Full compliance with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·       Symbols

·       Lighting

·       Signs

·       Hearing augmentation

·       Alarms

 

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

except premises to which the Premises Standards apply

except bus stops

1.3           Responsibility

·    Radio networks

·    Co-operatives

                Requirement

                Response times for accessible vehicles are to be the same as for other taxis.

                Application

Conveyances

 

 

·       Taxis

·       Dial-a-ride services

 

 

1.4           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 25% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Resting points

·       Allocated space

·       Boarding

·       Street furniture

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

 

except bus stops

1.5           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 25% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Lifts

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Toilets

·       Ramps

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Doorways and doors

·       Controls

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

except premises to which the Premises Standards apply

except bus stops

1.6           Responsibility

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 25% of bus stops in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Handrails and grabrails

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Symbols

·       Ramps

·       Signs

·       Waiting areas

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Boarding

·       Lighting

·       Allocated space

·       Street furniture

·       Surfaces

·       Information

                Application

 

 

Infrastructure

 

 

·   Bus stops

Part 2          Target date — 31 December 2012

2.1           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Full compliance with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·       Gateways

·       Vending machines

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

 

except bus stops

2.2           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Full compliance with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·       Surfaces

·       Handrails and grabrails

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

except premises to which the Premises Standards apply

except bus stops

2.3           Responsibility

·    Operators

                Requirement

                Full compliance with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·    1500 mm minimum head room and vertical door opening

                Application

Conveyances

 

 

·       Accessible taxis

 

 

2.4           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 55% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Resting points

·       Allocated space

·       Boarding

·       Street furniture

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

 

except bus stops

2.5           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 55% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Lifts

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Toilets

·       Ramps

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Doorways and doors

·       Controls

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

 

except premises to which the Premises Standards apply

except bus stops

2.6           Responsibility

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 55% of bus stops in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Handrails and grabrails

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Symbols

·       Ramps

·       Signs

·       Waiting areas

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Boarding

·       Lighting

·       Allocated space

·       Street furniture

·       Surfaces

·       Information

                Application

 

 

Infrastructure

 

 

·   Bus stops

Part 3          Target date — 31 December 2017

3.1           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 90% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Resting points

·       Allocated space

·       Boarding

·       Street furniture

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

except buses

 

except bus stops

3.2           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 90% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Lifts

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Toilets

·       Ramps

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Doorways and doors

·       Controls

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

except buses

except premises to which the Premises Standards apply

except bus stops

3.3           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 80% of each type of service in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Doorways and doors

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Lifts

·       Passing areas

·       Stairs

·       Resting points

·       Toilets

·       Ramps

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Boarding

·       Controls

·       Allocated space

·       Street furniture

                Application

Conveyances

 

 

·       Buses

 

 

3.4           Responsibility

·    Providers

                Requirement

                Compliance with the relevant Standards by 90% of bus stops in relation to:

·       Access paths

·       Handrails and grabrails

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Stairs

·       Passing areas

·       Symbols

·       Ramps

·       Signs

·       Waiting areas

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Boarding

·       Lighting

·       Allocated space

·       Street furniture

·       Surfaces

·       Information

                Application

 

 

Infrastructure

 

 

·       Bus stops

Part 4          Target date — 31 December 2022

4.1           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                All public transport services are to fully comply with the relevant Standards in relation to all aspects not specified in clause 4.2.

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

except trains and trams

 

 

4.2           Responsibility

·    Operators

·    Providers

                Requirement

                All public transport services are to fully comply with the relevant Standards in relation to:

·       Symbols

·       Doorways and doors

·       Signs

·       Lifts

·       Alarms

·       Stairs

·       Lighting

·       Toilets

·       Hearing augmentation

·       Tactile ground surface indicators

·       Access paths

·       Controls

·       Manoeuvring areas

·       Surfaces

·       Passing areas

·       Handrails and grabrails

·       Ramps

 

                Application

Conveyances

Premises

Infrastructure

except trains and trams

except premises to which the premises Standards apply

 

[3]           Further amendments — Premises

                The following provisions are amended by inserting ‘except premises to which the Premises Standards apply’ immediately below ‘Premises’:

                   ·     sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5

                   ·     section 3.1

                   ·     sections 4.1 and 4.2

                   ·     section 6.1

                   ·     section 10.1

                   ·     sections 11.1, 11.2 and 11.5

                   ·     section 12.2

                   ·     section 13.1

                   ·     section 14.2

                   ·     sections 15.1 and 15.2

                   ·     sections 16.1, 16.2 and 16.3

                   ·     sections 17.1 and 17.2

                   ·     sections 18.1 and 18.2

                   ·     section 19.1

                   ·     section 20.1

                   ·     section 21.1

                   ·     section 26.1


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