This ABCB Voluntary Standard (‘Voluntary Standard’) is a set of non-mandatory technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limitations.

This Voluntary Standard has been adapted from the ‘Gold’ level provisions of the Livable Housing Design Guidelines (LHDG), fourth edition, 2017, which were first published by Livable Housing Australia. Note that this Voluntary Standard is not an exact replication of the LHDG.