Building Ministers endorsed the 2018-19 Business Plan on 10 August 2018.
The 2018-19 Business Plan comprises ABCB core business projects as well as several key pieces of work that have been identified as a priority by the Building Ministers' Forum. This includes a range of activities to mitigate risks associated with fire in high rise buildings, along with initiatives to support improved compliance in the implementation of the NCC, which builds on the expedited work in NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1.
Prioritisation will be given to the examination of fire safety measures relating to child care facilities in high rise buildings. The ABCB will also be reviewing contemporary research on smoke alarms and the relevant NCC provisions to ensure their adequacy, and examine evidence to support the possible inclusion of bushfire protection provisions for high risk non-residential buildings.
Detailed information about the Board’s other priorities such as energy efficiency, accessible housing, increased and competent use of performance, and NCC education and understanding, can also be found in the 2018-19 Business Plan.