Liveable housing design
The Livable Housing Design Standard will be published from 1 October 2022 and commence on 1 October 2023.
The transitional arrangements will provide time for industry to adjust, noting the pressures experienced in recent times.
The government will work with industry on a communication and engagement strategy to support the industry’s implementation.
The new standard will make our homes more accessible for all.
Queensland has an ageing population with changing health and mobility needs.
By incorporating design features that improve accessibility, we make our homes more accessible for older people, people with mobility impairments, those with temporary injuries, and families with young children.
It is more than 20 times more efficient to include key livable housing design features when you are building a home than retrofitting when an unplanned need arises. These design changes will make it easier for people to age in their own home.
The Queensland Government is leading the way by ensuring the homes we build are accessible and liveable. This means features like wider doorways and hallways, lever-type sink taps rather than screw-type variety, grab rails and a step-free entry.
ABCB Livable Housing Design Standard: Implementation of step-free entry provisions
Information about other building-related topics is available on the Queensland Government's Homes and housing website.
- Last updated:
- 24 October 2022