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Nick Morris

Access & Universal Design Expert, Director Morris Golding Access Consulting

About Nick

CAREER HISTORY – Accessibility Consulting


Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting (MGAC) 1994 - Present

Director and Technical Advisor – Accessibility


As a director and technical advisor my role has been to provide technical, functional, and operational advice to corporations, organisations, and agencies to ensure universal design and accessibility compliance against the Australian Standards and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). 


Major projects and clients include: -


  • Arts Centre Melbourne – reimagination

  • Royal Children’s Hospital Development

  • New Footscray Hospital

  • Melbourne Park redevelopment

  • Epworth Cancer Centre, Warrnambool 

  • Homebush Bay / Sydney Olympic Park redevelopment

  • NAB office and retail branch developments

  • Lend Lease, Multiplex, JLL, Investa and ISPT projects

  • Marvel Stadium redevelopment

  • Wyndham and Tarneit Railway stations

  • Gold Coast Rapid Transport Link

  • Yarra Trams – Low floor stop reviews

  • State Basketball Centre redevelopment



CAREER HISTORY – Major Event Consulting


My role in major events has been as an expert advisor to the International Paralympic Committee and the Organising Committees to design world class infrastructure that reflects universal design, whole of community engagement, positive culture development i.e., move away from disability towards accessibility, and creating legacy outcomes for all people, in particular those with accessibility or health issues. The scope generally included transport infrastructure and operations, marketing and communications, website development, ticketing, security, spectator services, staff training and education programs. Lastly, I ensured that the Games delivered to elite athletes with disabilities, the same level of facilities, services, and opportunities as able-bodied athletes, so they could perform at their best on the world stage. 


Major event projects I have advised on include:


  • 5 Olympics and Paralympics Games (Sydney, Beijing, Sochi & Vancouver, Paris)

  • 3 Olympic and Paralympic Games bids (Budapest, Rio, Istanbul)

  • 3 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Delhi, Gold Coast)

  • 12 Australian Open Tennis Championships (Melbourne)

  • 4 Cirque Du Soleil events

  • 2 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (Melbourne)

  • Rugby World Cup – (New Zealand) 

  • World Expo – (Dubai)

  • FIFA World Cup – (Qatar)

  • Rising Festival – (Melbourne)

  • 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

  • 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics

  • 1996 and 1997 Australian Grand Prix

Conference Topic

Paralympics, Universal Design and Accessible cycling – how we can future proof
  • Changing types of bikes

  • Who, how many and where

  • Accessible Infrastructure

    • Streets, roads and pathways

    • End of trip facilities – commercial and residential

    • Community, sport & recreation facilities

    • Paralympic cycling

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