EYDN Advocacy - National Construction Code
The EYDN team are always interested in learning what matters to young people living with a disability.
Our members have told us having safe access to housing and being able to choose where they live is important.
This EYDN team wrote a submission to state political parties and independents about the current government’s choice to not adopt the updated National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 in South Australia.
These accessibility standards would ensure all new residential builds (homes) would have to comply with basic accessibility criteria, which would increase the number of suitable housing options for people living with disability.
Our letter asked political parties to reconsider this decision and let us know if they would commit to adopting the updated NCC if elected.
- The Liberal Party (Steven Marshall, Premier and Rob Lucas, Treasurer)
- The Labor Party (Peter Malinaskus, Opposition Leader and Nat Cook, Member of Parliament)
- Greens SA (Tammy Franks, Parliamentary Leader of The Greens SA)
- SA Best (Connie Bonaros, Member of the Legislative Council)
- Advance SA (John Darley, Member of the Legislative Council)
- Real Change SA (Stephen Pallaras QC, Candidate for the Legislative Council)
- The Nationals (Jonathan Pietzsch, State President)
- Family First (Jack Snelling, Founder)
- Francis Bedford (Independent for Newland)
- Sam Duluk (Independent for Waite)
- Troy Bell (Independent for Mt Gambier)
- Fraser Ellis (Independent for Narungga)
- Dan Cregan (Independent for Kavel)
- Geoff Brock (Independent for Frome)
- Colin Shearing (Independent Candidate for Legislative Council)
- Belinda Valentine (Independent Candidate for Legislative Council)
We received responses from Greens SA, SA Best, and the Labor and Liberal Party.
- Tammy Franks, Leader of Greens said they would commit to adopting the new standards if elected.
- Peter Malinaskus, Labour Opposition leader said they will consider the proposal after consultation with a range of stakeholders
- The Liberal Government stated they do not support the adoption of the accessibility standards
- Connie Bonaros, from SA Best said they would need to learn more but their position is one of in-principle support.
To read our letter in full, click here.
Would you like to have your say on the National Construction Code? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.