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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.
ANUHD and RI Australia submitted a report to the Senate Inquiry into the Delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities. ANUHD and RIA submit that:
- Regulatory intervention is necessary to meet the Strategy’s Outcome 1, Policy Direction 3 and the achievement of the National Dialogue’s 2020 target.
- The regulatory intervention needed is an amendment of the NCC to include access features as specified in LHA’s Gold level in all new and extensively modified housing.
- These changes to the NCC should be complemented by education and training of the housing sector.
All the submissions are accessible from the committee’s website: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/AccessibleCommunities/Submissions