October 2023
The work of ANUHD is complete.  A mandatory access standard for all new housing is included in the National Construction Code from 1 October 2023
Thank you for your tenacious and unstinting support

Any further activity at a State level will be through Building Better Homes.
Please contact Tim.Naughtin@summerfoundation.org.au

Livable Housing Design Training
Please visit the ABCB webinar on Livable Housing Design Standard.
This video from the NCC 2022 Webinar Series held in March 2023 covers the latest changes regarding livable housing design in NCC 2022.
An online technical course, designed by the Australian Building Codes Board, is also available through the Centre for Universal Design Australia.
It goes into detail on every part of the Livable Housing Standard and includes the Beyond Minimum Standard as well.

For one month CUDA is offering an introductory price of $50 - use the code INTRO at the checkout. Go to this link to access the course.   

Livable Housing Design Standard (mandatory)
ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design  (mandatory) applies to all new Class 1a and Class 2 buildings from 1 October 2023.

Class 1a buildings are houses, including detached houses, row houses, terraces, townhouses and villa units.
 Class 2 buildings are apartment buildings. For Class 2 buildings, the livable housing design requirements will only apply inside the apartments.  

Livable Housing Design Standard--Beyond Minimum (voluntary)
ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design--Beyond Minimum is a voluntary design guide for more equitable access to and within the home.

This standard is derived from the LHA Gold performance guideline. 

Livable Housing Design Handbook
ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design Handbook 
assists in understanding Part G7 of NCC Volume One, Part H8 of NCC Volume Two and the ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design.  
It addresses issues in generic terms rather than providing specific compliance advice for the requirements in the NCC.
Further information can be found on the ABCB website here.
Thank you 

Margaret Ward