Re: RFI on Bird Hides

To: Goodfellow <>, Terry Pacey <>, Birding-aus <>
Subject: Re: RFI on Bird Hides
From: jilldening <>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 09:29:14 +1000
Hi Denise,

I am reading through the BOCA No 8 document. For wheelchair access, the
minimum legal width for an entrance path is 120cm. Wheelchairs should be
able to access the viewing area without impediment by fixed seating. Doors
should open out, with accessible handles. Position hide close to toilets.
Boardwalks and platforms should be built with handrails or curbing strips to
prevent wheelchairs becoming airborne.

I can't find any reference to an angle, sorry Denise. I am happy to send you
the book, and you can send it back when you have had a good look at it., or
copied it. Mine is just a copy. There are numerous case studies in the book,
but even if I could come across a reference to the appropriate angle
(haven't got time right now), who's to say they got it right?

I will ask our architects this coming week. I hope that will be soon enough.



  Goodfellow  9/3/03 8:43 AM

> Hi Jill and Terry
> I'm  going to Seven Spirit Bay, Gurig NP next week to advise on
> construction of a bird hide among other things.  Can you give me some
> idea of the angle the disabled ramp should be?  I'm aware that some are
> too steep.

Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

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