Farah Madon

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Farah Madon



Director Vista Access Architects

Architect, ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing and Changing Places Assessor,            NDIS SDA Consultant




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Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). Membership no 281
  • Architect, registered with the NSW Architect's Registration Board. Registration number 6940
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), A+ Practice member, Membership no 49397
  • Registered Assessor of Livable Housing Australia. Licence no 10032
  • Registered Assessor of Changing Places Australia. Registration no CP006


Farah’s Educational Profile and Qualifications include:   

  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honours (B.Arch.)
  • OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate
  • Units PRDAC401A/403A/503A & CPP40811 from Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • Unit CPP50711 from the Diploma in Access Consulting
  • Changing Places Australia's Training for Assessors


Farah currently participates on the following key committees concerning access for people with disabilities, on an honorary basis:

  • Vice President of Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA)
  • Livable Housing Australia’s Industry Reference Group (IRG) Member
  • Convener of the ACAA’s Access related Practice and Advisory Notes
  • Community Representative Member of the Penrith City Council's Access Committee
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architect’s (RAIA) National Access Work Group (NAWG)
  • Management Committee member of NSW Network of Access Consultants
  • ACAA representative on ME-064 Committee responsible for the AS4299 and AS1428 suite of Australian Standards on Access for people with disabilities.
  • Member of the NSW Government- Everyone can Play Advisory Group 
  • Livable Housing Australia's NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Guidelines Steering Committee member


Farah has provided input into the following publications:

  • Australian Human Rights Commission's Advisory Note on the use of Mobility Scooters in Registered Clubs and other public spaces
  • Technical input / technical diagrams into book, "Managing the Paralypics" by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Ltd in Chapter of "Accessibility as a key management component of the Paralympics" by Professor Simon Darcy
  • Livable Housing Australia’s Guidelines document as a part of the LHA Industry Reference Group member
  • Farah is the Editior of Access Insight Magazine which is a bimontly publication of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia
  • Farah is currently working on the NDIS SDA (Specialist Disability Accomodation) Design Standard as their lead technical writer. 


2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year Award

Farah Citizen of the Year

From Left - Farah Madon and Mayor Fowler

Farah was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year award for championing accessibility equality for all on a national level and being a key voice in advocating for and representing the needs of local residents with access needs. More details HERE

2017 NSW Disability Access Inclusion Award

Access Inclusion AwardFrom Left - Howard Moutrie, Farah Madon and FACS Director John Bailey

Farah Madon along with colleague Howard Moutrie were named Winners of the 2017 NSW Disability Access Inclusion Award in the category of Outdoor Public Domain Space.

The award was presented by the NSW Government department of Family and Community Services (FACS). Details of the project can be found on the ACAA publication Access Insight.

2016 Penrith City Council Access Committee Appreciation Award

IMG 7382From Left - Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown, Farah Madon and Councillor Jackie Greenow 

Farah Madon was awarded by the Penrith City Council for Valuable Contribution on Penrith City Council's Access Committee in August of 2016. Farah has served on the Access Committee since 2010. Details of the role of the Access Committee can be found on the Penrith City Council