2014/038: Regarding the compliance of access for people with disabilites to a new swimming pool at an aquatic centre
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Regarding the compliance of access for people with disabilites to a new swimming pool at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre, Paraparaumu
This determination arises from the construction of an aquatic centre that was constructed with only a self-operated hoist to provide access for people with disabilities. The Ramp Equal Access Coalition Team held the view that without a ramp the pool did not comply with section 118 of the Act nor Clause D1 of the Building Code (Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 1992). After construction a removable ramp was installed.
The matters to be determined are in regards to the requirements under section 118 of the Act in respect of an accessible route, and in particular:
- whether the hoist as installed to the main pool would be sufficient by itself to comply with Clause D1; and
- whether the hoist together with the removable ramp complies with Clause D1; and
- whether the hoist together with a set of removable stairs complies with Clause D1.