Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities

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:

  1. Regulatory intervention is necessary to meet the Strategy’s Outcome 1, Policy Direction 3 and the achievement of the National Dialogue’s 2020 target.
  2. 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.
  3. 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