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Our quarterly newsletter and monthly blog is a great place to stay up-to-date with everything happening at MGAC.

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The MGAC quarterly newsletter covers a range of topics including industry insider news, goings on at MGAC and updates about our latest projects.

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MGAC blog

Our access consultants are some of the most respected in the industry. Every month we cover a different topic related to accessibility, Universal Design or one of our many projects.

19 April 2022

Australia’s Preeminent Accessibility Consulting Provider MGAC Joins Jensen Hughes

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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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Oct 14 2015

Don’t miss the bus: Key considerations in providing accessible bus stops

In May 2015, Brisbane City Council decommissioned the last of its non-accessible public buses from service.[1]  This remarkable milestone of providing ramped and low-floor access across an entire bus fleet was reached an impressive seven-and-a-half years earlier than as required under the federal Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (‘DSAPT’).

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Aug 14 2015

Describing Disability

Whilst most people do not wish to be described by disability, in our line of work it is sometimes necessary and within the world of access consultancy, many clients struggle when describing or writing about people with various disabilities.

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Aug 08 2015

Meeting the Intent of the Code

As well as the requirement of achieving the dimensional figures within AS1428.1:2009, it is optimal that the intent of what the code is asking for is also accomplished. One example of this is the location of where the paper towel dispenser or hand dryer is required to be installed within an accessible toilet.

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Studio 6, Level 1
56 Bowman Street
Pyrmont NSW, 2009
(02) 9692 9322
Unit 304, 87 Gladstone St
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
(03) 9690 0102
99 Kingfisher Road
Victoria Point
Brisbane QLD, 4165
0476 299 321
24 Mumford Place
Balcatta, Perth, WA, 6021
0414 576 891
Unit 1, 27 Atchison Street
Wollongong, NSW, 2500
0407 246 115