Posted by Ben Robertson | 30 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction
The NCC is updated on a three year cycle and the wholesale changes that are planned for the 2022 version of the NCC are being released in two stages.
Stage 1 of the proposed changes has been released and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has called for feedback by 11 July 2021.
Stage 2 of the proposed changes will open for comment on 19 July 2021.
South Australia has indicated that it will not be adopting the coming NCC provisions, while Queensland and Victoria have indicated that they will adopt the new provisions. NSW is currently considering calls from within industry for transitional provisions to apply in NSW to allow industry to adjust to the new changes.
We will monitor developments with respect to the planned changes to the NCC for the 2022 update and provide future information in relation to stage 2 and any changes to stage 1 following the first round of public comment and feedback.
For more information on how we can assist provide you with tailored advice to assist with the transition to the new code in NSW, contact us on email@example.com
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"With NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 coming into force on 1 July 2021, there will be a 12 month transition period to allow industry to adapt to the new provisions," said National Practice Director Ben Robertson.
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