2016 Review of the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards)
We review the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) every 5 years to ensure they are working well. The rules ensure that new buildings, or new work on old buildings, provide the right levels of access for people with disability. The standards came into effect on 1 May 2011.
- was undertaken in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Department
- found that the Premises Standards have made some improvements
See our discussion papers and submissions on our Consultation Hub
The government response agreed to:
- implement 21 technical amendments
- increase awareness of educational and training materials
- establish a data framework
- put in place a cohesive structure for progressing future reforms
After this review, we implemented key recommendations.
- technical amendments to align the Premises Standards with the National Construction Code
- providing for adult accessible change facilities
- establishing an expert advisory group to guide and assist with later reviews
- Read more about the Premises Standards Review process
- Find out about building and construction standards
If you have any questions about the review, please email PremisesStandards@industry.gov.au.