Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code

In a survey of 2,069 people with disability carried out on behalf of the Department of Social Services: 32% said that safe and accessible housing and accommodation was ‘a severe issue’; 27% said it was ‘a major issue’; and 16% ‘somewhat an issue’ (The Social Deck, Dec 2019:33) i.e. safety/accessibility was important to 75% of those surveyed.

Post-Polio Victoria Inc supports minimum accessibility standards being regulated in the National Construction Codefor all new residential dwellings in Australia.

Read our full Response to the Regulation Impact Statement Consultation