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19 November 2020

NDIS and Supported Disability Housing during COVID-19

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2016
Mar 20 2016

Work Methodology

By now everyone is aware of the process and involvement that MGAC commits in the development application, design development stage of projects that comes through to our office.

When site inspection come around both in the preliminary and final stages, there is a general phobia/misconception that MGAC are “Black and White” and if something is wrong – it must be wrong and needs to be corrected under AS1428.1.

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Mar 20 2016

Change the changeable

It is true, most of us do not appreciate change. Whether change comes about spontaneously or predictably, the promptness in which we adapt and embrace the change at hand determines our success both in the long term and short term, in our private affairs and in our careers/businesses.

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Mar 20 2016

Need More Performance?

Performance (alternative) solution will be the official name from 1st May 2016. The performance solution report is an important part of a building design and construction. An appropriate performance solution is given the same weight as deemed to satisfy provisions of the BCA.

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2015
Dec 07 2015

Time of Change – Recent SEPP 65 Amendments

After more than a decade, on 17 July 2015 the NSW Department of Planning and Environment issued amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy No.65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65). 

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Nov 23 2015

Universal Design is for Everyone (not just people with a disability)

Universal Design is a philosophy that uses principle based thinking within the design and planning process. It is based on seven recognized principles that were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers, led by the Centre for Universal Design, North Carolina State University, USA.

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Nov 23 2015

Design Competition Focuses on Accessibility & Inclusiveness

Compliance today has such a large impact on design development of the built environment, of which accessibility is but one issue to resolve.  It was heartening to see in 2014 the National Affordable Housing Consortium place ‘accessibility issues’ to the forefront with a design competition open nationally to selected universities titled ‘Whole of Life: Whole of Use’.

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