Regulation Impact Statements open for comment

Friday, 2 March 2018

The ABCB has released Consultation Regulation Impact Statements (RIS’) relating to changes proposed in the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft.

Significant changes to the NCC require assessment to determine the likely costs and benefits of their impact through regulatory impact analysis. The ABCB is seeking your feedback on four Consultation RIS’.

Accessible adult change facilities in public buildings

This assesses the impacts of requiring adult change facilities in new Class 6 shopping centres and Class 9b assembly buildings as proposed for inclusion in NCC 2019 Volume One.

Fire Safety in Class 2 and Class 3 residential buildings

This assesses the impacts of requiring sprinkler systems in new multi-residential buildings above 3 storeys as proposed for inclusion in NCC 2019 Volume One.

Heating and cooling load limits in residential buildings

This assesses the proposed introduction of separate heating and cooling load limits into the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) compliance pathway for residential buildings as proposed for inclusion in NCC 2019 Volumes One and Two.

Energy efficiency in commercial buildings

This Consultation RIS, that assesses the impact of proposed stringency changes to the energy efficiency provisions of Section J, NCC Volume One, will be made available shortly and be open for a comment period of 6 weeks from its release date. In addition, accompanying this RIS will be a series of support material, including further background information, case studies and worked examples.

Providing comment

Feedback on the RIS’ currently available can be made by responding to the questions provided in the relevant response sheet until COB Friday, 13 April 2018, and must be emailed to abcbris@abcb.gov.au. Please include the RIS title in the subject line when submitting your response.

Additional support material

Additional material to support the Fire Safety Verification Method changes proposed in the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft has been released.