Open consultations

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  • All-gender sanitary facilities

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is consulting on the potential inclusion of all-gender bathroom provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). We are seeking input from industry and interested stakeholders. The suggested changes include: A voluntary Deemed-to-Satisfy pathway in Section F, F4 Sanitary and Other Facilities Replacing and consistently using ‘gender’ instead of ‘sex’ and ‘accessible’ instead of ‘unisex’ throughout the NCC.... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • National Construction Code 2025 Public Comment Draft

    About the consultation Have your say on proposed changes to the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). Your feedback is invited on the NCC 2025 Public Comment Draft (PCD) until Monday 1 July 2024. The NCC is updated every 3 years, based on required regulatory practices, industry research, public feedback provided and policy directions from governments to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) between publishing cycles. Updated content is included... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Commercial energy efficiency provisions

    About the consultation The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been undertaking work to scope potential energy efficiency changes for commercial buildings in the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The proposed provisions are included in the NCC public comment draft (PCD). An in-depth analysis of the impacts (both costs and benefits) of the proposed provisions is now open for comment. This analysis is presented in a Consultation... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Waterproofing and water shedding provisions

    About the consultation Research has indicated that serious defects related to waterproofing are the most common defects in buildings compared to other areas, such as fire safety, building enclosures, structural integrity, and key services. A lack of Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) Provisions is considered to have contributed to problems, including poor design and documentation, a hit-and-miss approach to Performance Solutions, and sub-standard construction outcomes. In turn, these problems... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Consultation Impact Analysis: Condensation mitigation measures

    About the consultation Condensation issues in buildings can lead to excessive moisture and mould growth, which can cause adverse health outcomes and building degradation. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been undertaking further work on provisions to mitigate condensation risks. This work builds upon the condensation mitigation provisions included in the 2019 and 2022 editions of the National Construction Code (NCC). The proposed technical... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Consultation Impact Analysis: Adequacy of Female Public Sanitary Facilities

    About the consultation Please note, we are running a separate consultation on all-gender sanitary facilities. The Consultation Impact Analysis: Adequacy of female public sanitary facilities consultation is specific to the adequacy of NCC provisions for female sanitary facilities, proposing to increase the number of closet pans for women. If you would like to provide a separate submission for the All-gender sanitary facilities consultation, please visit the specific page for that... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
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