Accessibility features of our major worksites

This is a general guide to the accessibility features of major work sites for HealthShare NSW. The guide reflects the features of the worksites as they are now. It does not preclude the provision of reasonable adjustments which may include modifications to buildings or internal office arrangements.

The worksites covered are:

1 Reserve Road – St Leonards

Services accommodated

  • Corporate headquarters for HealthShare NSW (and Ministry of Health/other NSW health agencies)

Building type

  • 9 storey office tower

Path of travel to office

Train

  • St Leonards train station is 200m from the entrance to the 1RR building.
  • Station has escalators and elevators from the platform to the gates.
  • Designated path from station exits to 1RR, which has minimal gradient variations and generous passing space.

Bus

  • The nearest bus stop is serviced by Route 144 and is directly accessible to the mobility ramp leading to the end of trip facilities on Basement level. From there, the lift can be taken to the ground floor.
  • For all other routes, the nearest bus interchange is located on Pacific Highway, outside of St Leonards train station (see above for path of travel from station)

Parking within 1RR

  • Accessible car spaces for 1RR for visitors
  • Wellness car spaces for employees with temporary mobility needs

Nearby Parking

  • 4x accessible car parks at Gore Hill Park Carpark (entry off Reserve Road)
  • Route from carpark is 100-300 metres. Designated footpath with slight undulations and pedestrian crossing.

Lifts

  • Smart lifts in the building:
    • Flashing lights and indicators
    • Clear, alert sounds and voice announcements

Internal office access

  • Wheelchair refuges in East & West fire stairs
  • Door release buttons on floors 2-9 lift bay exits
  • Level 1 meeting rooms fitted with hearing loop
  • Brail on signage throughout building including meeting rooms, toilets, and on the handrails of the internal staircase
  • Windows 10 digital accessibility features

Staff facilities

  • Kitchen and tea point amenities on each floor are wheelchair accessible
  • Unisex, accessible toilet on each floor
  • Adult-assisted change facility on level 1, including a toilet and shower

Jessie Street Centre, 2 – 12 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Services accommodated – Ground floor, Levels 15, 19 and 20

  • EnableNSW
  • Service centre – Accounts Payable & Receivable, VMO Processing, Procurement and Logistics, Recruitment and Employee Transactional Services

Building type

  • 20 storey office tower

Path of travel to office

  • Level surrounding terrain from the bus stop and train station
  • Moderately hilly terrain on path from some parking stations
  • Accessible entrances at all access points to the building

Lifts

  • Braille number selector pad
  • Visual cues and audio announcements at ground floor and when you arrive at each floor
  • Standard braille emergency call buttons are at a height and position that can be reached by all

Internal office access

  • Card swipe operated automatic sliding doors at access point to office spaces
  • Heavy sliding doors to some meeting rooms with unweighted hinge doors to others
  • Generally spacious access internally
  • Meeting rooms may require removal of chairs to accommodate wheelchair access

Staff facilities

  • Accessible bathrooms are located on every level.
  • Wheelchair accessible kitchen benches on some floors
  • Taps and hot water may be difficult to access from a seated mobility position

Public transport

  • Parramatta Railway Station is a 10 minute walk (600m) from the site. The station is fully accessible.
  • There are taxi ranks adjacent to the building and opposite the railway station

Car parking

  • Public car parks with lift access in the immediate vicinity including one which is a three minute walk (100m) from the building
  • Disability designated car spaces surround the building however demand for these exceeds supply

Octagon Building – 110 George Street Parramatta

Services accommodated

  • Patient Transport Service (PTS)

Building type

  • Seven storey office complex with access points from George Street and Phillip Street

Path of travel to office

  • Level surrounding terrain
  • Australian Standards compliant ramp on either side of the Octagon building (Phillip Street and George Street) that leads to the ground floor access
  • Seven minute walk (800m) to accessible railway station
  • Free shuttle bus stop en route to the Octagon Building from the railway station

Lifts

  • Braille number selector pad
  • Visual cues and audio announcements at ground floor and when you arrive at each floor
  • Standard braille emergency call buttons are at a height and position that can be reached by all

Internal office access

  • Automatic sliding doors at access points
  • PTS is spacious internally and includes height adjustable desks that accommodate wheelchair access

Staff facilities

  • Accessible bathrooms are located on every level.
  • PTS office has an accessible bathroom within its office space
  • Spacious kitchen
  • No wheelchair accessible kitchen benches
  • Taps and hot water are difficult to access from a seated position

Public transport

  • Parramatta Railway is a 10 minute walk from the site. The station is fully accessible.
  • There are taxi ranks adjacent to the building and opposite the railway station

Car parking

  • Public car parking is available in the building
  • Nearby public parking stations are available
  • Disability designated car spaces surround the building however demand for these exceeds supply

Westmead Service Centre – Dock 9 Redbank Road Westmead

Services accommodated

  • Employment Screening and Review
  • Master File Maintenance
  • Payroll and Employee Services
  • Procurement and Logistics
  • Shared Financial Services

Building type

  • Two storey office space and warehouse located behind Westmead Children’s’ Hospital

Path of travel to the building

  • Moderately hilly terrain from Westmead Railway Station
  • Immediate surrounding area is flat
  • Australian standards compliant ramp access with lift to all levels
  • Heavy hinged doors at access points to office space are difficult to manage from a seated mobility position

Lifts

  • Braille number selector pad
  • Visual cues and audio announcements at ground floor and when you arrive at each floor
  • Standard braille emergency call buttons are at a height and position that can be reached by all

Internal office space

  • Sufficient space for passage of wheelchair or person with guide dog

Staff facilities

  • Accessible bathroom located on level 1
  • Kitchen

Public transport

  • Westmead Railway Station is a 15 minute walk (1km) and is wheelchair accessible
  • There are no nearby bus routes

Car parking

  • Single accessible parking space next to the building
  • Free (although limited) car parking for staff who drive

Charlestown Service Centre – 123 and 168 Pacific Highway Charlestown (Newcastle)

Services accommodated

  • Work Health and Safety
  • Recruitment and Employee Transaction Services (RETS)
  • Shared Financial Services
  • Procurement and Logistics

Building type

  • Two office buildings on opposite sides of the Pacific Highway linked by a fully wheelchair accessible pedestrian overpass

Path of travel to the building

  • Moderately hilly surrounding terrain
  • Australian standards compliant ramp access with lifts to all levels
  • Swipe card access to open hinged doors – force required within Australian Standards

Lifts

  • Braille number selector pad
  • Visual cues and audio announcements at ground floor and when you arrive at each floor
  • Standard braille emergency call buttons are at a height and position that can be reached by all

Internal office space

  • Spacious office interior allows easy passage of person using wheelchair or person with guide dog

Meeting rooms

  • Many are spacious allowing passage of a wheelchair or person with guide dog behind seats
  • Some are smaller and may require movement of chairs to allow wheelchair access
  • Doors are unweighted hinge doors
  • Photocopier room access is variable from spacious to inaccessible

Staff facilities

  • Accessible bathrooms that meet Australian Standards located on all levels
  • Ambulant accessible toilets located in some bathrooms and on all levels
  • Lunch/tea rooms are spacious allowing easy passage – no wheelchair accessible benches; all sinks have side mounted hot and cold water

Public transport

  • Bus stops in both Pearson Street and Smart Street adjacent to the building
  • Accessible bus services are provided to Charlestown but commuters should check this when planning their trip

Car parking

  • Accessible visitors parking spots in the building car park – access must be prearranged by contacting HSNSW-SCNewcastleReception@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Permanent parking may be able to be arranged through Colliers (Building Management) by the staff member
  • On street parking available
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