The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) has released a survey to identify the difficulties in finding livable housing.
The Liveable housing design: the costs and benefits to Australian society survey will help to identify:
- the difficulties in finding livable housing
- the cost and benefit to Australian Society in providing livable features in all new housing
- the features that should be in a livable standard for all new housing.
At the direction of the Building Ministers Forum, the Australian Building Codes Board is assessing the need to regulate for livable (also called accessible, inclusive, and universal) in all new housing construction in the National Construction Code.
COAG's National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is committed to supporting the national dialogue for Universal Housing Design's goal that all new homes will be of an agreed livable standard by 2020.
Complete the survey here.