November 2018 - Submission Australian Building Code Board Accessible Housing Options Paper

Carers Victoria submission of Australian Building Code Board Accessible Housing Options Paper

November 2018 - Submission Australian Building Code Board Accessible Housing Options Paper

Carers Victoria submission of Australian Building Code Board Accessible Housing Options Paper

Carers Victoria made a submission in response to the Australian Building Code Boards Accessible Housing Options Paper which requested community feedback about minimum standards of accessibility for all new residential buildings to be incorporated into the National Construction Code (NCC). Currently, residential buildings such as homes, units and townhouses built by individuals do not need to meet minimum accessibility standards. Some State and Territory Governments have committed to building public housing that meets accessibility standards but this only accounts for a small proportion of residential housing built in Australia. Carers Victoria believes accessible housing is of critical importance to people in care relationships particularly those with mobility support needs from disability, illness or advanced age. Carers Victoria recommended a minimum Liveable Housing Design Guidelines – Silver Level (with all 7 elements) be applied to all new residential housing to increase supply of accessible housing to reflect Australia’s changing population and community expectations.

Please click on the link below to read the submission.

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.

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