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2016 Review of the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards)

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First Legislative Review and Government Response
Publication Date: 
March 2017

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.

The review:

See our discussion papers and submissions on our Consultation Hub

Government response

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

Review of the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010: Government Response [568KB PDF] [DOCX 33KB]

Review of the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010: Government Response Easy Read version [2.3MB PDF]

Outcomes

After this review, we implemented key recommendations.

Outcomes included:

  • 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

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the review, please email PremisesStandards@industry.gov.au.