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Economic advice prepared to assist with responses to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code

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Barrier-free design Housing for people with disability Regulatory standards Building codes Accessibility Australia
Description

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has recently issued a Consultation Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) addressing a proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code (NCC).

The Regulatory Impact Assessment is a process designed to measure the benefits and costs of any new regulation and best practice includes a qualitative analysis.

As a result, right now, we all have an opportunity to help ensure the Australian Building Codes Board hears and considers the personal stories of people whose lives have been improved by accessible housing (and how the lack of accessible housing has adversely affected them).

MDI and the Summer Foundation have initiated three important pieces of research to inform our response to the Consultation RIS.

REVIEW OF THE ECONOMIC REPORT

Mr Andrew Dalton, Director AdHealth Consulting (former Associate Professor, Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University) and Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Deakin University (former Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director, Deakin Health Economics) examined the CIE report and advised on the extent to which the CIE report accurately presented the economic credentials of the proposed regulation.

This report concludes that rather than continuing a voluntary code, there is a social benefit case for adding a regulation to the national building code for all new Class 1a and Class 2 buildings.

 

Related Information

Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National… https://apo.org.au/node/315066

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