The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission gives notice of a decision made on 21 September 2004 under section 57 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 ("DDA") concerning access to a proposed bed and breakfast facility at Murranumbla, NSW.
The exemption application was submitted by Mrs Margaret Streitberg on behalf of herself and her family.
Decision of the Commission
The Commission decides under section 55 of the DDA to grant an exemption from sections 23 and 24 of the DDA, for a period of 18 months, regarding disability access to bathroom facilities at the applicants' proposed bed and breakfast facility.
The exemption is granted on condition that within 12 months of the date of this decision the operators commence work to provide accessible bathroom facilities, and complete that work within 18 months of the date of the exemption.
Finding and reasons
In making this decision the Commission accepted findings and reasons contained in a recommendation and statement of reasons prepared by its Director of Disability Rights policy, which is available on the Commission's web site www.humanrights.gov.au .
Review of decision
Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of the decision to which this notice relates by or on behalf of any person/s whose interests are affected by the decision.
Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM
Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
on behalf of the Commission
22 September 2004