Living Housing Design Standard

From 1 October 2023, the National Construction Code requires all new housing to meet this standard. There is a handbook available for those who want to learn more about how to implement the standard and another guide for those who want to go beyond the minimum requirements. Regulation will lead to more inclusive and sustainable communities now and in the future. An increased supply of universally designed mainstream housing is critical to the success of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Aged Care Reforms.

Below is a list of the most recent reports and submissions from Building Better Homes and our colleagues at the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design, that led to the adoption of the Livable Housing Standard in the National Construction Code.

The ABCB has published the following,