COAG has directed the BMF to undertake a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for accessibility in all new private housing. The Communique states:
“The BMF, in consultation with Disability Ministers, will undertake a national RIA regarding accessible housing for private residences. The RIA will examine the [LHA] silver and gold performance levels as options for a minimum accessible standard; use a sensitivity approach; and be informed by appropriate case studies.“
Thank you to all our supporters for your advocacy on this issue. The work now begins!