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Robust 
High Physical Support 
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Designed to incorporate a high level 
of physical access provision and to be 
very resilient, reducing the likelihood 
Of reactive maintenance and reducing 
the risk to the participant and the 
community. 
Minimum Requirements: 
Liveable Housing Australia 'Silver' 
level. 
Resilient but inconspicuous 
materials that can withstand heavy 
use and minimises the risk of injury 
and neighbourhood disturbance 
including: 
High impact wall lining, fittings and 
fixtures (e.g. blinds, door handles); 
Secure windows, doors and external 
areas; 
Appropriate sound proofing if 
residents are likely to cause 
significant noise disturbances (if 
required must retro-fit in new 
builds if not previously installed at 
building stage); and 
Laminated glass. 
Layout With areas Of leaving or 
retreat for staff and other residents 
to avoid harm if required. 
Consideration must be given to 
providing adequate space and 
safeguards throughout the property 
to accommodate the needs of 
residents with complex behaviours 
Designed to incorporate a high level of 
physical access provision for people 
with significant physical impairment 
and requiring very high levels of 
support. 
Minimum Requirements: 
Liveable Housing Australia 'Platinum' 
level. 
External doors and external outdoor 
private areas to be accessible by 
wheelchair. 
Bathroom vanity/hand basin to be 
accessible in seated or standing 
position. 
Power supply to doors and windows 
(blinds), for retrofit of automation 
as necessary. 
Consideration must be given 
to whether it is appropriate for 
the kitchen sink, cooktop, meal 
preparation bench area and key 
appliances (dishwasher, oven, 
microwave oven and laundry 
appliances) to be accessible in 
seated or standing position. 
Structural provision for ceiling 
hoists. 
Assistive technology ready. 
Heating/cooling and household 
communication technology (e.g. 
video or intercom systems) 
appropriate for the needs of 
residents. 
Emergency power solutions to cater 
for a minimum two hour outage 
where the welfare of participant/s is 
at risk. 
Doors With 950mm minimum clear 
opening width to all habitable 
rooms.