In 2010, the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design (National Dialogue) representing government, housing industry and community sectors identified the need to improve the provision of accessible and well-designed housing with choice for people with disability about where they live (National Dialogue, 2010). They agreed to the voluntary transformation of housing practices with an aspirational target for all new housing to provide specified minimum access features by 2020. Interim targets were also set. Livable Housing Australia, a not-for-profit company was charged with the task of implementing the agreement in 2011 and was funded by the Australian Government for the first four years.
The National Dialogue agreed that progress towards the achievement of the targets should be reviewed in 2013. As no review has been undertaken, the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD and Rights and Inclusion Australia (RIA), provide this report in its place.