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Nationwide access to buildings standards
On 1 May 2011, the Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards and accompanying changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) commenced. The main requirements of the standards and changes are:

For Crown building work

For all other development
  • Development for which an application for a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate is lodged before 1 May 2011 will not need to comply with the Premises Standards.
  • Development for which an application for a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate is lodged on or after 1 May 2011 will need to comply with the Premises Standards, unless an exception or concession under the Premises Standards applies.
  • Compliance with the new access provisions in the NCC from 1 May 2011 will be required (it is a statutory condition of development consent and of complying development certificates that work be carried out in accordance with the NCC, as per clauses 98 and 136A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000).

The following links are provided for more information:

Further information in relation to disability access requirements can be obtained from:

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290