Industry update - lead in plumbing products

The ABCB has given consideration to whether the permissible lead content in plumbing products in contact with drinking water should be reduced.

Ensuing that plumbing and drainage products are fit for purpose

Regulatory commentary after consultation This, December 2014, report provides a regulatory commentary following receipt of comments on a Regulation Impact Statement for consultation titled 'Op

Final RIS Inclusion of Heating and Cooling Load limited NatHERS assessments

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra

Protocol Regulation Impact Analysis

This protocol outlines the 'regulatory gatekeeper' processes undertaken by the ABCB when considering proposals to change the NCC.

RIS Energy efficiency residential building BCA 2010 - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of proposed amendments to energy efficiency requirements in the BCA for residential buildings (equivalent to Cl

Final RIS Application of temperature control requirements for heated water

Final (Decision) RIS This Final (Decision) Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considers scalding injuries and fatalities under the current inconsistent application of the requirements for tempering

Final RIS Process for the development of Performance Solutions

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In May 2020, the ABCB agreed to include in the Governing Requirements of NCC 2019 Amendment 1 of the NCC a process for the development and documenting Perfo

RIS Bushfire construction - Final Decision

This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared to incorporate the proposed amendments to the Australian Standard AS 3959-1999 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas (the Standard),

RIS Private bushfire shelter - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is an evaluation of the qualitative impacts of options concerning private bushfire shelters.

Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings

Final Decision RIS This Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height.

Final RIS Fire Safety in new Class 2 and 3 residential buildings

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, ABCB agreed to amend the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provisions of the National Construction Code to require fire sprinkler systems in new Cla

Guideline Preparing PFC

This Guideline assists in developing a proposal to change the NCC. It describes the information that should be included when completing a Proposal for Change (PFC) form.

RIS Energy efficiency commercial building BCA 2010 - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that assesses the costs and benefits of proposed amendments to energy efficiency requirements in the BCA for commercial (non-residential) build

Final RIS Adult change facilities in public buildings

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November, the ABCB agreed to amend the NCC to require the construction of separate accessible adult change facilities (AACF) in public buildings includin

Final RIS Inclusion of Heating and Cooling Load limited NatHERS assessments

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra

RIS Key steps

This infographic outlines the key steps to undertake regulation impact analysis that apply to preliminary impact analysis and regulation impact statements (RIS), which assess the merits of proposal

RIS Fire hose OBPR

This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of fire hose reels in new residential buildings, noting the findings of a thesis conducted in 2009 on the value of hose reels

Final RIS Energy efficiency of commercial buildings

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement changes to the NCC to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Final RIS Assessment of the NCC's fire hose reel requirements for Class 5 office buildings

Final Decision RIS This final Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of requiring fire hose reels in (Class 5) office buildings.

RIS Earthquake - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses the likely impact of a proposal to require certain buildings to be designed to resist more severe earthquakes than is currently the ca