Architect and client reviewing drawings
Assessing your design and building plans for suitable access

What is Suitable Access?

It might seem obvious that suitable access means different things for different projects. We need to establish the extent of access required for your project so that our advice is targeted at achieving your outcomes. In short, suitable access is access that is suitable to your requirements. Some examples o four client base are:

  1. Oftentimes, this means regard to the Disability Discrimination Act and the Access to Premises Standards, as well as its Access Code. The Access Code has been incorporated, in general, into the National Construction Code (BCA). Usually our clients consisting of builders, architects, designers and developers, are looking for an Access Report assessment which is required by the Council or Consent Authority for the purpose of obtaining a Development Consent.
  2. Other times, it is a requirement of a client's express design criteria, which must be achieved to satisfy the explicit needs of the end user.
  3. Occasionally, we are involved, along with occupational therapists and other specialists in the medical field, to devise a custom solution for a particular individual, or groups of individuals.
  4. Also occasionally, we are designing for a family directly with their own full appreciation of the access requirements and who wish to be advised on available solutions.
  5. Rarely, an alternative solution is being sought to satisfy the conditions of approval for Construction Consent.
  6. Some clients want assistance in ensuring that the construction details meet the standards, and require a detailed audit of Construction documents prior to or during construction. Later, obtaining our certification of compliance upon completion of the building work.
  7. Some clients require consideration for a combination of a number of the above scenarios.

How to Proceed

As Architects we are bound by the NSW Architect's Act to provide written terms of agreement. We have developed a fixed fee agreement system to enable us to provide effective and proficient advice in the shortest available time.

For a fee proposal you should either phone to discuss your particular circumstances, or register on this web site.

If you decide to proceed, and having registered on this web site as a client, we propose a three step process.

You will:

  1. Log into this site (using your active registration) to review and agree to our Report Terms and Conditions
  2. Provide a mobilisation payment being part payment of the total agreed fee, and
  3. Upload your documents for review.

Having completed those three steps, you will be contacted within 24 hours to confirm further details of your report requirements and asked to provide any omitted information necessary to complete our tasks effectively.

In the event of, a conflict of interest for example, and/or we are under resourced, unable, unwilling or forbidden to perform the professional quality services you have commissioned, we will, as a matter of urgency, refund your mobilisation payment in full with our written explanation and apologies to enable you to find a suitable alternative.

Fee Proposals


For a Customised Fee Proposal you should phone (02) 95863111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By calling, we will handle your enquiry the old fashioned way over the phone. If you prefer, we can assist you to Register Client Login and assisted to read our Report Terms and Conditions for review. 

If you choose to proceed, you will be assisted to make a mobilisation payment and to instigate your project, and assisted to provide your documents for review. Confirmation of our fee agreement will be mailed or emailed as appropriate.


For a Fee Proposal, Register Here for Client Login.

You will be guided by this web site to our Report Terms and Conditions for review and if you choose to proceed, make a mobilisation payment to instigate your project, and upload your documents for review. Confirmation of our fee agreement will be emailed immediately.

Our job is to make access to the information you need, easy for you. Most importantly, we are here to remove your barriers.

Should you require assistance I am here to assist you.

By phone (02) 95863111

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kind Regards


Gary Finn

Sydney Access Consultants ©