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2018-11 AAG and ANUHD Accessible Housing submissions

ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper

In September 2018, the Australian Building Code Board’s (ABCB's) Accessible Housing Options Paper was released for public consultation. The Options Paper provides a preliminary menu of options and costings on the possible inclusion of a minimum accessibility standard for housing in the NCC.

The intention is to seek broader stakeholder input and refine the details of the objectives, options and terminology that will be considered in a formal Regulatory Impact Statement.

The ABCB Consultation Report is available here.

AAG's submission

On 28 November 2018 AAG, in collaboration with the Housing and Built Environment Special Interest Group (HBESIG), submitted a response to this Options Paper.

You can download the AAG submission to the ABCB here.

Alternatively, you can download the AAG Position Paper "Regulating accessible housing enables all Australians to age in a place of their choosing" attached to the submission here.

ANUHD submission

AAG is a member of the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) and also contributed to their submission in response to the ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper.

You can view and download the ANUHD submission to the ABCB here.

AAG participation in public consultation forums

Many AAG members also participated in the public consultation forums held throughout Australia by the ABCB.

You can view a video recording of the ABCB Accessible Housing National Consultation Forums here.

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