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WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) for their news and legislative updates.

NCC Public Comment Draft is now open!

The National Construction Code (NCC) Public Comment Draft (PCD) has been released for public consultation. Comments provided will inform the final version for regulatory consideration.

The ABCB is seeking feedback on the proposed changes for the next edition of the NCC. Submissions for the NCC PCD must be submitted by 11:59pm AEST 1 July 2024.  –  Learn more about the NCC Public Comment Draft process

Open public consultations

Our resource library is the perfect place to stay up to date with information and updates about the NCC. It includes news, videos, and more. If you have any feedback, please get in touchElevate your knowledge with the ABCB resource library


Our Board Chair, Glenys Beauchamp AO PSM, and I attended the recent Building Ministers’ Meeting. At this meeting Ministers agreed to add climate resilience as an objective of the ABCB in the next Intergovernmental Agreement. I gave an update on our work to support the increased use of modular and prefabricated methods. Ministers also received a briefing on the benefits of developing a new national register of building products.

Lastly, on 30 July, Glenys and I will be in Sydney for the next event in our public forum series. Join us at the ABCB Forum to ask questions you have about the work of the ABCB. We’ll also discuss the ABCB business plan and give updates on other topics.  – Read more in this month’s CEO update

NCC Public Comment Draft Roadshow videos

During May and June we travelled to each capital city and hosted online webinars to share information and answer questions about the proposed changes to the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC).

If you were unable to join us, or would like a recap on the changes, videos of the presentations are available online.

Watch the video presentations from the ABCB Roadshow











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