Pillar six: Facilities

Facilities is one of the Swinburne AccessAbility Action Plan's (AAP) six key pillars for action. 

We will ensure that our built environment is safe and accessible for our staff, students and visitors who live with disability.

Goal

Provide accessible and safe built environments, facilities and grounds.

Actions and responsibility

6.1 Ensure that all new building works comply with relevant legislation, ensuring access for people living with disability.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.2 Develop a major projects work plan, subject to campus Master Plans, which will ensure that ultimately, all Swinburne buildings are physically accessible by students living with disability.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.3 Ensure that there are classrooms located on each campus that and have capacity to accommodate multiple staff, students and visitors using wheelchairs.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.4 Ensure that all refurbishments and affected areas with a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate meet the National Construction Code and accessibility requirements.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.5 Ensure that there is an opportunity for input from students, employees and visitors living with disability in regard to access barriers and options for them in the conduct of campus access audits, including for upgrades and refurbishments.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.6 Update campus accessibility information maps annually, or as changes demand, to support the needs of people living with disability, and that the maps provide clear information about wheelchair access, locations of accessible toilets, gradient and parking facilities.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.7 Ensure that adequate signage is in place to assist students living with disability to navigate Swinburne campuses with ease, and ensure access to security escort arrangements on request.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.8 Collaborate with relevant stakeholders within the University and externally (including local Government authorities) to ensure that reasonable parking space and transport access is available to people living with disability across all campuses.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services

6.9 Ensure that all Emergency Evacuation Procedures include responses to the needs of people living with disability such as those using wheelchairs, those with vision or hearing impairment, and those with intellectual disability.

Responsibility: Director, Facilities and Services