Tag Archive for: National Construction Code (NCC)

Ministers agree to increased energy efficiency and accessibility standards

The upgrade to accessibility standards is also overdue, with the changes, including a step-free entry and shower, ensuring homes will continue to meet the needs of residents throughout their lives.

Open Letter to Commerce Minister, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA

The changes will be of significant benefit to the aged and people, and carers of those, with a disability.

Disability & Housing Forum to address housing barriers for people with disability

Ensuring everybody has access to a home that meets their needs is one of the key themes of the forum.

Lift energy standards for new homes in 2022

It is time for Australian governments to catch up and do what’s best in the long-term interest of people by lifting the energy standards of new homes in the NationalConstruction Code.

Australian Affordable Housing E-Scan

Australia’s ageing housing stock offers a multitude of benefits that will supercharge the emissions reduction.

Premises Standards Review 2021

Timely implementation of the updated National Construction Code standards will further improve the consistency of accessibility standards for residential developments.

Response to National Contruction Code

The draft National Construction Code (NCC) includes new minimum accessibility provisions for dwellings based on the Livable Housing Design Guidelines silver standard.

Adaptable housing for people with disability in Australia: a scoping study (2021)

The report considers opportunities for architectural design practice and research to complement and improve current approaches to the modification and adaptation of existing housing stock for people with disability.

Changes to National Construction Code accessibility standards welcome news

It is disappointing that the WA Minister, along with the Ministers from, NSW and SA did not support this change.

Accessibility Standards for Housing

The Australian Building Codes Board has published the submissions to the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement on the introduction of accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code.