COAG’s 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy committed to support the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design’s goal that all new homes will be of an agreed liveable design standard by 2020. At the direction of the Building Ministers Forum, the Australian Building Codes Board is assessing the need to regulate for liveability in all new housing in the National Construction Code.
A survey is being run through the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design.
This survey will help to identify:
- the difficulties in finding livable housing
- the cost and benefit to Australian Society in providing liveable features in all new housing; and
- the features that should be in a liveable standard for all new housing.
For further information, or assistance to complete the survey, please contact Margaret Ward, Australian Network for Universal Housing Design, on 0409 898 498.