NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft

NCC 2019 is open for public comment.

The key elements of the proposed amendments include:

  • new quantified performance metrics and Verification Methods;
  • improved fire safety measures;
  • removing the ablity to use bonded laminated material where a non-combustible material is required (further information is in the supporting overview document)
  • increased levels of energy efficiency for commercial buildings;
  • revised Acceptable Construction Practices (ACPs) in NCC Volume Two;
  • new Acceptable Plumbing Practices (APPs) in NCC Volume Three; and
  • improved readability, including standardised Governing Requirements across the NCC.

The below table outlines the complete list of public comment draft documents and additional supporting material.

In addition, Consultation Regulation Impact Statements will be available for comment on 2 March 2018, relating to accessible adult change facilities, fire safety in mid-rise apartments and hotels, and energy efficiency for commercial buildings. Information relating to the consultation process for these documents will be available upon their release. 

Consideration

For a comment to be considered it must be submitted by Friday, 13 April 2018 using the process described below. Only comments related to the proposed changes for NCC 2019 and supporting documents, identified with a bottom banner, will be considered.

Please note: Information submitted will not be released unless required by law, but may be made available to the ABCB and its committees if required. Information collected may be subject to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Submission

  1. Review the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft
  2. Download the NCC Public Comment Draft Response sheet
  3. Submit your comments by completing the online response form by COB Friday,13 April 2018.

No. NCC Volume Topic Type Title
01 One   PCD NCC 2019, Volume One
02 Two   PCD NCC 2019, Volume Two
03 Three   PCD NCC 2019, Volume Three
04 One, Two Fire Safety Overview Bonded laminated material changes proposed for NCC 2019
05 Three Plumbing Overview Acceptable Plumbing Practices proposed for NCC 2019
06 One, Two, Three Readability Overview NCC Readability overview of proposed changes
07 Three Plumbing Overview Cross-connection control overview of proposed changes
08 One Fire Safety Overview Fire Safety Verification Method proposed for NCC 2019
09 One Access Overview Ramps Verification Method DV3 proposed for NCC 2019
10 One, Two Bushfire Overview Bushfire Verification Method GV5 proposed for NCC 2019
11 Two Bushfire Overview Private bushfire shelters overview of proposed quantification P2.3.5
12 Two Bushfire Report Performance of Private Bushfire Shelters Report 1: Modified discomfort index
13 Two Bushfire Report Performance of Private Bushfire Shelters Report 2: Vapour Pressure and CO2
14 Two Bushfire Report Performance of Private Bushfire Shelters Report 3: Air temperature and humidity
15 One Access Overview Access to and within a building overview of proposed Verification Method
16 One, Two Amenity Overview Sufficient room height overview of proposed Verification Method
17 One Energy Efficiency Overview JP1 Energy Efficiency overview of proposed changes
18 One, Two Energy Efficiency Overview Energy efficiency changes for residential buildings proposed for NCC 2019
19 One Energy Efficiency Overview Energy efficiency changes for commercial buildings proposed for NCC 2019
20 One, Two Energy Efficiency Report Residential energy efficiency: heating and cooling load limits