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Question On Notice No. 1641 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations
Minister responding: Hon P.C. Tinley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

(1) Does the Minister support proposals to amend the building code to guarantee minimum access standards in all new builds?
(2) If yes to (1), when does the Minister propose to introduce these amendments?
(3) If no to (1), why not?

Answered on 17 October 2018

  1. Yes.
  2. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released its Accessible Housing Options Paper on 21 September 2018 and, subject to the outcome of that consultation and a Regulatory Impact Statement in early 2019, the new access requirements for housing should be effective from May 2022.
  3. Not applicable.