Bruce has over 32 years’ experience in disability access, architectural design, documentation & project management
He formed Equal Access Pty Ltd in 2007 in response to a growing recognition, that whilst businesses were being urged to respond to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, the majority of assistance available was focused almost entirely upon the needs of the individual with a disability without an understanding of the impacts and practicalities for building owners, managers and consultants.
Bruce also specialises in evacuation procedures and policy for people with a disability and is a member of the Fire Protection Association Australia.
Kate is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 5 years of experience working with people with a range of disabilities across acute and community care. After pursuing some further studies in design she developed an interest in Inclusive and Universal Design.
Kate aims to combine her experience as an Occupational Therapist with her interest in design in order to advocate for people with disability, ensuring equal opportunities to access and participate in the built environment. Kate is working to provide specialist access advice for building compliance without losing sight of the functional needs of people with disability.
Tanisha has 5 years of direct experience working with individuals with disability, and more recent indirect experience working in disability access.
Her knowledge of the intertwined influence of the person, their environment and the activities conducted therein through occupational therapy theory and principles, allows for an in-depth understanding of the importance of businesses to provide accessible built environments and adhere to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Mark is a qualified architect and registered building inspector (limited) with over 34 years’ experience in building and construction in Victoria. He has vast experience in management of design, documentation and contract administration of building projects including all, planning permit processes, preparation of documentation, design drawings through to preparation and administration of contracts and major subcontracts in a range of both private, commercial and government building development projects.
Mark has a sound up to date knowledge of Building Regulations (2006) and legislative requirements / Building Act (1993), BCA, Australian Standards, Local Planning schemes, Rescode and council variations to Rescode, relevant rules and guidelines, Local and council service companies.
Mark has worked with local government in both public housing and school design ensuring compliance with Australian Standards for Design and Access mobility and the Disability Discrimination Act
Alison is a highly experienced access consultant that has been working in the field since 2012, which has provided her with a sound understanding of stakeholders obligations under evolving Disability Legislation, Codes & Standards. Her experience has included large and complex access projects; hospitals, health care buildings, multi-use developments, aged care facilities, public transport buildings, educational facilities, office, retail, hotels, sports precincts, aquatic and recreational facilities.
Alison was Western Australia’s first Changing Place Assessor and is proud to have been involved in the accreditation of many Changing Place projects throughout regional and metro areas in WA from Perth through to Port Hedland.
Disability Access Consultant
Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) MN 630
Pia’s experience as an Assistant Building Surveyor includes the assessment of plans in accordance with applicable legislation including Building Act, Australian Standards, Building Codes and issuing Building Permits, Occupancy and Final Certificates.
Her experience extends to the coordination and support of daily inspection activities starting from site inspections through to building permit issues, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Pia is due to obtain her Diploma of Access Consulting in November 2020.
Staff Relationship Manager & Office Counsellor
With an ever-increasing brood to feed, Teddy combines his parental duties and work commitments with aplomb. Master negotiator who uses his caramel eyes to great effect and diffuse stressful situations.
Teddy understands the importance of taking time to stop and smell the roses (and trees, bushes, power poles, letter boxes, you get the drift)