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Position Statement

Our Position Statement with latest list of supporters.

Proposal for Change to the National Construction Code 

Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) with Rights and Inclusion Australia (RIA) submitted a Proposal for Change to the National Construction Code for accessibility in housing.

 Proposal to Standards Australia to review AS4299-1995 Adaptable housing

Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) with Rights and Inclusion Australia (RIA) submitted a Proposal to Standards Australia to review AS4299-1995 Adaptable housing to align with the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy (Livable Housing Design)

Report on the Progress of the
National Dialogue on Universal Housing Design 2010-2014

The National Dialogue agreed to a series of ongoing reviews at two to three year intervals across the 10-year period from 2010-2020. The first of these reviews was planned for 2013. As no review has been done, the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design and Rights and Inclusion Australia took the initiative to prepare this report.
The report finds that, in spite of the support of the Australian Government and the sustained efforts of Livable Housing Australia, the housing industry, as a whole, has failed to show signs of voluntary systemic transformation. A generous estimation is that the current voluntary approach will achieve less than 5% of the National Dialogue’s 2020 target.

Queensland Government Survey on liveable (accessible) housing

The Queensland Government wants to increase the supply of liveable (accessible) housing through initiatives in the private market.
Please complete the survey.
(Persevere through the voluntary initiatives to the end where regulation is an option.)
If you live in another State, everyone eventually comes to Queensland–even for a holiday! Please take the time to complete the survey by 28 February 2017.
Road show dates
01 February 2017 – Cairns
02 February 2017 – Townsville
03 February 2017 – Rockhampton
07 February 2017 – Bundaberg
08 February 2017 – Maryborough
09 February 2017 – Sunshine Coast
21 February 2017 – North Brisbane
22 February 2017 – Gold Coast
23 February 2017 – Logan
24 February 2017 – Morningside
07 March 2017 – Ipswich
09 March 2017 – Charters Towers
21 March 2017 – Mackay
23 March 2017 – Toowoomba
Location details and times can be found on the Queensland Building Plan website.
Formal submissions
If you are intending to lodge a formal written submission, please submit to  qldbuildingplan@hpw.qld.gov.au  by 28 February 2017.