The BDAA is excited to present a vital update from the ABCB. On Friday 30 April 2021, the Building Ministers agreed to mandate the Livable Housing Design Silver Level as a standard for all new housing in the National Construction Code.

The Gold Standard will also be included in the NCC as a ‘technical referral,’ meaning states and territories can upgrade to Gold voluntarily.

The Decision RIS is now available at https://www.abcb.gov.au/Resources/Publications/Consultation/Final-RIS_Proposal-to-include-minimum-accessibility-standards-for-housing-in-the-NCC

For further information, please find the Building Ministers Meeting Communique here:https://www.industry.gov.au/news/building-ministers-meeting-communique-april-2021