Preview of NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1

Friday, 19 January 2018 NCC Volume One Cover Image

The NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 preview and Evidence of Suitability Handbook are now available.

In preparation for the adoption of NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 by all States and Territories from 12 March 2018, the ABCB has released a preview of the Amendment which contains changes relating to fire safety in high rise buildings and evidence of suitability. 

Accompanying the preview is a summary of changes, the Consolidated Performance Requirements preview and a new Evidence of Suitability Handbook. The Handbook provides guidance on the application of the NCC evidence of suitability provisions for NCC Volume One. These provisions are found in A2.2 of Volume One.

The Amendment is a result of a Building Ministers' directive to expedite completing and adopting actions from a comprehensive package of measures for fire safety in high rise buildings, developed by the ABCB following the Lacrosse Apartments fire in Melbourne. Feedback on a draft of the proposed Amendment was sought in August/September 2017.

Support material

Following the release of the preview the ABCB will also be progressively releasing support material associated with the Amendment. This includes relevant revisions to the:

  • Fire Performance of External Walls and Cladding Advisory Note (2016)
  • Guide to NCC Volume One
  • Other ABCB resources.

Further details on the Amendment will be provided at the 2018 NCC Information Seminars. The Seminars are scheduled for February/ March 2018 in each capital city.