The ABCB will recommend Building Ministers consider delaying publication of the full and final version of NCC 2022 until no earlier than 1 October 2022.
Building Ministers are scheduled to meet in late August 2022 and will consider NCC 2022, including final analysis from the ABCB on proposed improvements to residential energy efficiency provisions for NCC 2022.
Recognising the tight timeframes associated with Building Ministers not meeting until late August, and the complexity of other issues currently affecting the construction sector, the ABCB will recommend to Building Ministers that the publication date for NCC 2022 be further delayed from 1 September 2022, to be not earlier than 1 October 2022.
In addition to this recommended deferral of publication, at the meeting in late August Building Ministers will be provided with the advice – requested at their March 2022 meeting from senior officials and the ABCB – on transition timeframes for the residential energy efficiency and livable housing provisions.
Further advice will be provided as soon as possible.
Enquiries on this statement should be referred to Gary Rake, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Building Codes Board