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Are you ready for NCC 2022?


The full and final version of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 was published on 1 October 2022 and the main provisions of NCC 2022 came into full effect in the ACT from 1 May 2023. The new livable housing requirements and new energy efficiency and condensation mitigation requirements will commence on 1 October 2023.

The ACT and Queensland are the only jurisdictions pushing ahead with the 1 October commencement date. MBA ACT is continuing to advocacy for a delayed commencement date. We have recently written to the Minister (with the HIA) asking for:

  • commencement to be delayed to 1 January 2024
  • commencement to be aligned with the Territory Plan
  • implementation to include a provision for projects which have “substantially progressed” to be permitted to comply with NCC 2019.

We will continue to meet with ACT Government to discuss alternative arrangements, including how the livable housing exemption process will work.

We understand that on some projects, you are already incurring additional costs. We have warned government that a last minute change in date will be frustrating – we will keep pushing for better arrangements and as much notice as possible.

Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

The implementation of NCC 2022 will be discussed at our upcoming sector meetings. Please register to attend your relevant sector meeting to be part of these discussions (either in person or online).

MBA Professional Sector Meeting            Wednesday, 9 August | 8:30am

MBA Residential Sector Meeting              Wednesday, 9 August | 3:00pm

Member Workshop

In conjunction with the University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Building, MBA is hosting a Member Workshop on Wednesday, 9 August from 5pm, on the Energy Efficiency Requirements of NCC 2022.

This presentation will cover Part 10.8 Condensation Management, Part 13 Energy Efficiency and Part H6 Energy Efficiency.

You can register to attend here.

Educational Material

The South Australian Government, in conjunction with the MBA and other partners, has produced a one stop page for builders and other building practitioners to support the transition to energy efficient and Net Zero Energy homes.

We encourage all members to look at the website and review the training material.

 The NCC 2022 Seminars from the ABCB are also available online.

You can watch the videos here.