Why accessible design will create long-term value

A Property and Build article

On 30 April, Australia’s building ministers agreed to include minimum accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code. This decision reflects how housing needs to be more flexible to meet the changing needs of an aging population during the next decades.

Within 40 years, the number of Australians with a mobility limitation is estimated to almost double from 3 million to nearly 6 million.

The recent challenges experienced by the aged care sector during the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of enabling people to “age in place” and remain in their own home for as long as possible.

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