ABCB Accessible Housing Project

Response by ANUHD to the ABCB Options paper

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 [PDF 1389KB]

We conclude that:

“The argument for mandating at the LHDG gold level (Option 3) is compelling. Given the decade of delay, the wide impact that accessibility in housing has on society, and the ageing of Australia, the NCC must go beyond the minimal approach that the housing industry might expect. It must adopt COAG’s commitment to social inclusion and contemporary world-class urban design and architecture and implement Option 3

Project timeline

30 November 2018

Responses to the Options Paper are due


Consultation Outcomes Report

Work begins on Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)


Conclusion of RIS process

Development of content for NCC 2022 (if directed by Governments)


  Consultation on NCC 2022 public comment draft

Decision on inclusion of accessible housing provisions

ABCB Board determines NCC provisions if Governments decide to proceed


NCC takes effect in all States and Territories on 1 May

is   ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper

is  ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper

is ABCB consultation questionnaire


If you have any questions regarding this project,
please email


Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) National Consultation Forums for Accessible Housing

A video recording of the consultation is available on the ABCB website.