We are calling on QDN members to help build better homes for all Australians

In early 2021, Building Ministers from across Australia will meet to consider whether to include mandatory minimum accessibility standards in the National Building Code. This decision will affect hundreds of thousands of Australians who cannot currently find appropriate housing.

This will be a critical decision for the hundreds of thousands of Australians with mobility impairments who cannot get access to housing that meets their needs.

Changes to the National Building Code will then come into effect in all states and territories on 1 September 2022.

The Building Better Homes Campaign is a coalition of peak bodies and agencies working to secure mandatory accessibility standards within the National Building Code.

QDN are asking our members to support the Building Better Homes Campaign by signing and sharing the petition to the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Chair of the Building Ministers Meeting. This petition will be presented to the Building Ministers Forum at the end of February. Their signatures will strengthen the call for change.

Alternatively, you can email our Building Ministers to inform them of your support for a minimum access standard for housing in the National Construction Code.

To sign the petition and/or email the Building Ministers click here.

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