Events Listing


Understanding Access and Universal Design in Parks and Outdoor Spaces - 1 day

24-06-2021 10:00 am -4:30 pm

Video/teleconference, 24 June 2021, 10.00am – 4.30pm, Melbourne Time

This one day course provides participants with an understanding of the wide range of universal access requirements related to Parks and Outdoor Spaces, that must be considered in planning, design, development, maintenance and upgrade of these spaces and facilities. The course includes:

An overview of universal access and design principles

An overview of relevant legislation, Australian Standards and relevant guidelines

An overview of universal access issues – What’s and Why’s

Practical perspectives relating to universal access barriers and solutions

Universal Access Guidelines for Parks and Outdoor Spaces


Understanding & Implementing the New NCC Accessible Housing Requirements - 1.5 hours

08-07-2021 12:00 pm -1:30 pm

Understanding and Implementing the New NCC Accessible Housing Requirements – Livable Housing Australia (LHA)- Design Guidelines

After much work across a wide range of sectors, the National Building Ministers Forum has agreed that new minimum accessibility Standards, based on the Silver Performance Level of the Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Design Guidelines, will be incorporated into the National Construction Code (NCC). Ministers also agreed that a voluntary Gold Level technical standard for accessible housing will be developed, which incorporates a higher level of accessibility requirements. It will be left to each State to determine if they wish to adopt Gold instead of Silver.

What does this mean for housing? What does this mean for Architects, Designers, Building Surveyors Builders, Planners and Developers?