Disproportionate burden

A disproportionate burden is a discrepancy between:

  • improvements actually made to buildings; and
  • the amounts needed to finance the work.

To determine whether a burden can be considered disproportionate, the Minister will assess:

  • the estimated cost of carrying out the work;
  • the discriminatory effect that not carrying out the work may have on people with a disability;
  • whether public funding can perhaps compensate for not carrying out the work;
  • how useful these improvements will be for people with a disability;
  • the lifespan of the buildings (to see whether the buildings will be demolished soon or whether they will continue to exist for some time).

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