Submissions are now open from individuals and organisations to be involved in the development of the Australian Design Guidelines for Access and Inclusion in Residential Development.

The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Churchill Research Fellow, Kim Samuel, and the Winston Churchill Trust, is preparing a research report on best-practice approaches to the delivery of inclusive and accessible housing.

The resulting Guidelines will be “the first of its kind developed for the Australian policy and regulatory contexts, integrating, and building on existing minimum accessibility standards within the National Construction Code, Liveable Housing Design Guidelines and NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation requirements, applying universal design principles.”

To best address the necessary components and elements to ensure housing is accessible for the needs of PWD, involvement from individuals and organisations from the following areas of expertise are required:

  • * Housing design and development
  • * Urban planning and design
  • * Architecture
  • * Universal design
  • * Housing policy and regulation
  • * Disability

Submissions close 11:59pm Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Submissions will not be made public and can be made in any of the following formats:

  • * Written Document
  • * Easy Read
  • * Video
  • * Audio file.

For more information, go to:

“Stakeholder briefing and feedback sessions have been organised throughout the consultation period. You can find out more and register for the relevant session via the following links:

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