Consultation RIS: Process for the development of Performance Solutions

Closed 22 Mar 2020

Opened 24 Feb 2020


In September 2019 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) sought views from stakeholders on how Performance Solutions are currently prepared and if they are consistent with the intent and objectives of the National Construction Code (NCC). The feedback from this survey has been used to inform the development of draft NCC provisions and a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

The Consultation RIS is now available for public consultation. It examines a proposal that seeks to mandate the process in the ABCB’s ‘Development of Performance Solutions’ guideline to ensure that all building and plumbing Performance Solutions are developed and documented using an appropriate, nationally-consistent process. It focusses on analysing the marginal impacts of changing current practice for assessing and documenting Performance Solutions, as well as the administrative burden.

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Important information

NCC users should be aware that the outcome of consideration of the Final Decision RIS will not be known when the NCC 2019 Amendment 1 Preview is made available in March 2020. Please consider the proposed changes published in the Consultation RIS relating to A2.2 (4) Performance Solution and NCC 2019 Amendment 1 Preview as draft content. NCC 2019 Amendment 1 is expected to be adopted by States and Territories from mid-2020 following consideration by the Board of the Final Decision RIS.

Why We Are Consulting

The ABCB believes meaningful consultation can promote trust between industry, the community and government and is interested to hear the views of stakeholders on the Consultation RIS. Questions have been included to guide respondents on specific matters where more information may assist the Final Decision RIS.

Responses to questions on the Consultation RIS are invited until 11:59PM AEDT Sunday 22 March 2020. Only comments submitted using the online form will be considered.

What Happens Next

Responses to the Consultation RIS questions will be used by the ABCB Office inform the Final Decision RIS. This will assist the Board and its committees in the assessment of the options proposed.


  • Building: Commercial and Residential
  • Building: Commercial
  • Building: Residential
  • Building Certification/ Surveying
  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Legal and Finance
  • Specialist - disability access
  • Specialist - energy efficiency
  • Specialist - fire safety
  • Specialist - health
  • Specialist - hydraulic/plumbing
  • Students and apprentices
  • Education
  • Community and Non-Government Organisations
  • Government
  • General Public


  • Disability access
  • Building services
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fire safety
  • Health and amenity
  • Sanitary plumbing and drainage
  • Structural safety
  • Water services