A REQUIREMENT for handrails has contributed to extra costs for the Mary Lindsay Homestead public open space project.
City of Wanneroo council approved a $50,000 budget transfer on September 19 to cover the $30,030 handrails and funding shortfall for the Yanchep park.
A report to the council said Horizon West Landscape Constructions was contracted to do the $560,823 project.
“During the process of obtaining a building permit for the central shelter within the public open space, the building compliance subcontractor noted that handrails with a kerb rail are required along the graded footpath to the shelter to comply with the Building Code of Australia,” it said.
“The design included a suitably graded footpath and regular landings to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS1428.1 design for access and mobility.
“While this addresses the aspect of wheelchair access, it does not adequately meet the standards and code requirements for ambulant and visually impaired access.”
The funds needed would come from savings on street lighting projects at Ross Street in Gnangara and Trichet Road in Wanneroo.