On Monday this week, the National Construction Code 2022 was formally adopted by the states and territories.  NCC 2022 contains significant changes, including a new consistent volume structure and a new housing provisions standard. We are fortunate to now have the National Construction Code, and after much advocacy, that it is now freely available. More information on the NCC 2022 can be read here.

To ensure an additional one million homes will be built within Melbourne’s established suburbs, rather than its growth areas by 2050, the Victorian government has decided to adopt a more hands-on approach in local planning. As Australia is falling behind in building enough homes, and endless urban sprawl is not ideal, this move by the Victorian government will help the situation.

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be a panellist at the Fire Australia 2023 conference in Sydney, held by ACIF member FPAA.  I encourage you to attend the conference and come and say hello. At the panel sessions on which I’ll be speaking, we’ll be discussing the implementation of the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report and Automatic Mutual Recognition, both key topics for the industry.

The next ACIF Forecasts will be released on 16 May, with a Forecasts Briefing that day in Sydney. You can book tickets to that event here. Tom Rosewall, Deputy Head of the Economic Analysis Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia will also be speaking at the event.

Best regards,

Dr James Cameron

ACIF Executive Director

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