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Building Ministers have agreed to a four month delay for the adoption of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022.

The code will now be adopted by states and territories from September 1, 2022.

In a statement the Ministers said the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of significant challenges for the building industry, regulators and consumers.

The delayed adoption will also see adjustments to key dates in the amendment cycle process for NCC 2022 to allow stakeholders time to participate. These adjusted dates include:

  • May - July 2021: NCC 2022 Public Comment Draft released for public consultation
  • May 2022: NCC 2022 Preview published at ncc.abcb.gov.au

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will again be delivering its annual NCC Seminars in 2021.

The Seminars are expected to be held in each capital city during May next year. Booking and registration information will be available in early 2021.

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