Forum - Opportunities for an Inclusive Housing System

Forum - Opportunities for an Inclusive Housing System
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 9:30am - 1:00pm Via Zoom
Link to be sent the day before to those who register Inclusive and accessible communities
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The Rights & Inclusion Australia Annual Forum this year is entitled Opportunities for an Inclusive Housing System.

R&IA’s annual forum will have a focus on the approval of accessible housing standards to the National Construction Code 2022, and addressing the challenges to adoption by NSW and SA.

Program Description
Since the decision on 30 April this year by the Building Ministers Meeting to include the Livable Housing Provisions (Silver Level) as mandatory requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2022, the NSW and South Australian Governments have decided to exercise their option to vary out of this. Instead both governments are opting to continue with their voluntary approach.

The forum will challenge the decision of NSW and SA to opt out, by considering:
🏠 The benefits to consumers of a unified, national approach to accessibility in housing
🏠 The benefits to the building industry and suppliers of uniform regulation across jurisdictions
🏠 How supportive jurisdictions will implement the NCC from September 2022
🏠 How building professionals can adapt to develop housing to the new guidelines

Due to COVID, the event this year will be held online. Speakers and presenters confirmed to date are:
🏠 The Hon. Rebecca Vassarotti, ACT Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction
🏠 Dr Margaret Ward PSM, Co-Convenor Australian Network on Housing Design (ANUHD)
🏠 Mr Neil Savery, CEO, Australian Building Codes Board
🏠 Mr Andrew Kerec, Director Renaissance Building and Design Pty Ltd, ACT
🏠 Mr Alistair Webster, Campaign Director, Building Better Homes Campaign
🏠 Mr Michael Fox, AM, Chair Rights & Inclusion Australia

When: Wednesday 22 September 2021
9:30am - 1:00pm AEST

Where: On Zoom, link sent the day before

Registration: Humanitix,link below is open until 3pm 21 September 2021

More information:
If you require AUSLAN interpreting, closed captioning or other support to attend, please advise by Thursday 16 September 2021, close of business.
Details of how to attend the online forum will be issued to registrants by 3pm Tuesday 21 September 2021.
Registrations close Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 2pm and the link to register is below.

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