Welcome to Access Mobility solutions

Livable Housing Australia

Access Mobility solutions provides access for everyone!
housing guidelines Australia

Welcome to Access Mobility solutions

Welcome to
Access Mobility solutions

Livable Housing Australia

Access Mobility solutions provides access for everyone!
housing guidelines Australia
housing guidelines Australia

What is Livable Housing Design?

A livable home is designed and built to meet the changing needs of occupants all throughout their lifetime. Livable homes include key easy features that make them easier and safer for all the occupants with disabilities, ageing Australians, people with temporary injuries, and families with young children.

Assessor Housing Design

A livable home is designed to be:

Easy to enter

Easy to navigate

Easy to adapt in a cost-effective manner

Responsive to the changing needs of occupants

What Are the Benefits of a Livable Housing Design?

All Australians benefit from homes designed with comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features. Livable housing features make homes easier for older residents using prams, people carrying their shopping into the house, and people with disabilities or temporary injuries moving around the home. These same features enable key living spaces to be more easily and cost-effectively adapted to meet the changing needs and abilities of home occupants.

Different groups of people will also benefit from Livable Housing Australia differently.

Livable Housing Guidelines Australia

The three levels of performance range from basic requirements to best practices in livable home design. LHA’s Silver, Gold and Platinum ratings represent a trusted seal of approval that attests to enhanced livability. The levels are as follows:

SILVER LEVEL

At this level, dwellings must incorporate the seven core livable housing design elements. The design focuses on the key structural and spatial elements that are critical to ensure future flexibility and adaptability of the home. Incorporating these features helps avoid more costly home modification at a later date.

GOLD LEVEL

This level enhances the requirements for most of the core livable housing design elements and adds more elements. The gold level provides for more generous dimensions for most of the core livable housing design elements and introduces additional elements in areas such as the kitchen and bedroom.

PLATINUM LEVEL

Finally, the platinum level further enhances the requirements of the core livable housing design elements and includes all 16 elements. This level describes design elements that would better accommodate ageing in place and people with higher mobility needs. It requires even more generous dimensions for most of the core livable design elements and introduces additional elements for features such as the living room and flooring. 

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Investing in Livability

It makes smart sense to commit to livability features when a home is first designed and built rather than waiting for an unplanned need to arise. In fact, international research shows that it’s 22 times more efficient to design for adaptability upfront.

Livability works for pregnant mums, young families with kids, people with sporting or traumatic injuries, seniors and Australians with disability and their families. Livability is an investment that makes both economic and social sense. It also offers peace of mind!

Creating a Safer Future with Livable Housing Australia Standards.

Access Mobility Solutions is a registered assessor with Livable Housing Australia. By ensuring that designs are incorporating the core elements of Livable housing, we are helping make homes across Australia safer for everyone. For your LHA assessment needs, contact Access Mobility Solutions.

Livable Housing Australia Standards

Livable Housing Design Guidelines

Good Access for All Starts with Access Mobility Solutions

If you have questions about any of our services, we are happy to help. Reach out to Access Mobility Solutions! While complying with accessibility legislation can feel like a never-ending, complex process, we make it easy.

I believe that it was a natural transition to become an Accredited Access Consultant. As someone with first-hand knowledge of the architectural profession and, due to living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and the experiences of a manual wheelchair user, I can provide a unique, dual perspective on access issues.

GOOD ACCESS has become an integral part of my life.

“I cannot control the fact I have multiple sclerosis but what I can control is my attitude”

George Saliba

George Saliba