ABCB Media Centre

The ABCB media centre provides access to the latest announcements along with quick links to topical information.  It also includes links to media releases, the Annual Business Plan, how to contact us regarding media enquiries and all our social media channels.


Building Regulation Reforms to save $1.1 Billion a year

Australia's building and plumbing Ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms with the potential to unlock an additional $1.1 billion in economic benefits annually, including making future editions of the National Construction Code (NCC) available free online.  To view the ABCB Chairman's media release, please click here.


Building Ministers' Forum agrees to National Construction Code Reforms

30 May 2014: Federal and state ministers have agreed today to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin said the reforms would ensure the NCC was robust, without strangling the sector with red tape. To view the media release, please click here.

Economic Benefits of Building Regulatory Reform

22 April 2013: The Australian economy is gaining and economic benefit of $1.1 billion a year as result of building regulation reform a review undertaken by The CIE has found. To view the media release, please click here. To view the full report, please click here.


Announcement: New General Manager Appointed

30 November 2012: A new General Manager for the Australian Building Codes Board has been appointed, with Chairman John Thwaites welcoming the announcement.  Please click here for further information.


Announcement: Understanding the Plumbing Code of Australia now available

14 May 2012: The ABCB has released a new Resource Kit 'Module Six - Understanding the Plumbing Code of Australia. To view this Resource Kit, please click here.


Announcement: Disability Access Resource Kits now available

7 Dec 2011: The ABCB has released a new Resource Kit - 'Module Five - Understanding the Disability Access Provisions'. To view this Resource Kit, please click here.


Announcement: New ABCB Chair

5 Nov 2011: The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, has announced the appointment of the Hon John Thwaites as the new Chair of the Australian Building Codes Board. Please click here for further information.


Media Releases

Media releases will be made available here upon release.


Social Media

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Annual Business Plan

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Media Enquiries

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Updated: 27 July 2015