• About Access Central

    Confidential, Trusted, Reputable, Knowledgeable.

    Established in Melbourne by an internationally experienced access consultant. Now servicing clients all over Australia.

     

    Access Central is part of Egress Group and is a boutique disability access consulting firm. We specialise in universal design, access audits, expert witness statements, universal access, building accessibility, compliance statements, insurance investigations, risk mitigation, performance-based building codes and interpretation of DDA legislation.

     

    Access Central offers a range of DDA disability access consulting services to meet your compliance needs.

     

    Changing Places Assessor (CP020)
    Livable Housing Assessor (20012)
    SDA Accredited Assessor (SDA00040)
    Accredited Access Consultant (236)

  • Our Experience

    Expert DDA, accessibility and universal design advice

    Architectural drawings on a table, rolled out with a ruler across them, and a 3D frame of a large building projecting out of the drawings

    Design Reviews

    Architectural Design Reviews, DDA Compliance, Product Assessments, Universal Design

    We can check the design of any building project for compliance with all disability and building accessibility requirements. Reduce risk, engaged Access Central at all design stages of a project.

    Disability accessible car parking space, as per AS/NZS 2890.6, with yellow line marking and yellow bollard

    Performance Solutions

    Performance-based compliance. Expert advice on Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions)

    All buildings are different and don't always fit the black & white building code requirements. We're experts at developing performance-based solutions and can help identify efficiencies and resolve accessibility issues.

    A female DDA Access Consultant. standing looking at her tablet PC while inspecting a building

    Inspections

    Compliance Reviews, Access Audits, Inspections, Insurance Investigations, Event Accessibility

    Sometimes questions come up on projects and designs change. Access Central can inspect any building, whether it is existing or under construction to clarify compliance requirements.

  • Fee Proposals

    It's simple to get a quotation for our services

    1

    You email us

    Please email us at info@accesscentral.com.au

    Please provide a brief description of the project and what you need. Remember to include the address, client details (for the proposal), and to attach relevant drawings, checklists, comments from building surveyors or architects.

    2

    We review your email

    Once we receive your email we send an acknowledgement reply email. After checking through your drawings, information, project description, scope requirements etc., we'll prepare the quote.

    If we have any questions we will call or email you.

    3

    We send you the proposal

    The proposal will be sent to you as a priority. Once you're ready to engage us, you just complete a few details on the Engagement Form and send it back to us.

    We then get the work scheduled in and underway for you! We'll also keep you informed and updated along the way too.

  • Our Head Office is in Victoria

    Egress Group Pty Ltd
    Waterman Business Centre
    44 Lakeview Drive
    Scoresby VIC 3179
    The reception desk on the ground floor is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Meetings by appointment only.
    1300 0 1428 1
  • Accessibility Shop Talk

    Commonly asked questions

    Are you Accredited Access Consultants?

    Lee Wilson is a Changing Places Assessor (CP020), Livable Housing Assessor (20012), SDA Accredited Assessor (SDA00040) and an Accredited Access Consultant (236). He has also served as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert for the Australian Building Codes Board since early 2018.

    Who is the ACAA?

    The Association of Consultants in Access, Australia Inc. (ACAA) is the national, membership-based, professional association for people working in building accessibility. It is the national body for Access Consultants in Australia. ACAA accredits members who have reached the required level of experience and competency.

    Are you Qualified Access Consultants?

    Yes, key personnel have undertaken extensive studies in building surveying, access, performance-based fire & building code and project management. These include undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

    What is a Performance Solution?

    A Performance Solution, or an Alternative Solution as they used to be called, means a method of complying with the Performance Requirements of the BCA other than by satisfying the prescriptive Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution.

    What is your experience in developing Performance Solutions?

    The principal consultant of Access Central, Lee Wilson, was appointed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) in early 2018 as a Subject Matter Expert and has consulted on many projects requiring Performance Solutions. These projects have includes aged-care centres, hospital, hotels, airports, shopping centres etc.

    How do you work with clients?

    Simply email your project scope, address, client's details, drawings, building surveyor's checklist, architect's comments, etc., to our office and we'll review then and call you or email you to discuss your needs.

    What is a DDA Consultant?

    DDA stands for the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, and has become a title for a person or product that aims to meet the needs of people with disability. As a DDA Consultancy, we work on many projects across Australia attempting to improve the physical environment for everyone.

    Where is your head office?

    We are located at 44 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby, Victoria, Australia, but we also have satellite offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

    Where are the other offices?

    Access Central has satellite offices in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, by appointment:

    • 202/37 Barrack Street, Perth, WA, 6000
    • 903/50 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
    • 9A/204 Alice St, Brisbane QLD 4000