Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for a Minimum Accessibility Standard for Housing

31 August 2020

    The Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for a minimum accessibility standard for housing in the National Construction Code is now open for public consultation.

    The Consultation RIS with an explanatory document outlining the project, its timelines and the RIS process is available on the ABCB Website.  

    The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) wants to ensure that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) hears the personal stories of people whose lives have been improved by accessible housing (and how the lack of accessible housing has impacted on them).

    Your story, or the stories of those people you know or represent, will assist in making the case for the regulation for a minimum accessibility standard for all new housing in Australia from 2022 — ensuring that age and disability are not barriers to people achieving their housing aspirations.

    The ABCB is able to receive emailed submissions directly from people detailing their own lived experience.

    This will better allow people from all backgrounds to have their say on the need for this regulation, without needing to address much of the Consultation RIS’s more technical and economic information via the ABCB’s detailed online questionnaire.

    Please submit your story to:

    Mr Kieran O’Donnell <> (please also cc: <>)

    Submission close Monday 31 August 2020.

    When emailing Kieran, please also say if you would like your story anonymised (identifying info removed) or kept confidential (not published). 

    For all other feedback on the RIS, please use the process on the ABCB website. For more information on ANUHD’s advocacy on this issue, go to ANUHD’s website.