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Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) have released a consultation paper looking at the costs and benefits associated with introducing mandatory accessible housing features for all new homes and apartments in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022.

If the changes are approved, all new houses, dual occupancies, townhouses, villas, apartments, granny flats and other houses will need to incorporate accessible housing features.

The proposed changes will have an impact on the way homes are designed, materials and construction system used, building layout and site cuts and excavations.

It’s vital that members contribute their voice when we represent our industry during these proposed changes.

Learn more from this webinar

  • What has been proposed
  • The regulatory and non-regulatory options that are on the table
  • What are livable/accessible housing features
  • What the draft NCC proposals contain
  • The timelines for consideration and comment
  • HIA’s position on the proposals
  • How the ABCB’s consultation process is being run and
  • How to make your own submission.

HIA response to Consultation RIS for Accessibility in Housing

HIA had submitted the response to Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code.

 

Download submission

 

Contact HIA Building Services

1300 650 620

or email hia_technical@hia.com.au

 

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