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On Regulating Access Requirements for Domestic Homes

The Qld Action for Universal Housing Design Group is encouraging government to regulate access requirements for domestic homes – see their site at http://www.qauhd.org/. Debate exists about whether or not this is realistic especially as the building industry expresses concern about the costs associated with undertaking this approach. The latest AHURI report on ageing Australians acknowledges that people will be staying in their own homes as they age in place. Such a trend will mean that people will need housing that is designed well to suit their needs as they age into disability.