The National Construction Code 2022 (NCC 2022) has been amended and has set new minimum standards for new buildings in the ACT.
The NCC 2022 will come into effect from 1 May 2023 and be given legal effect in the ACT through:
- The Building Act 2004 and the Building (ACT Appendix to the Building Code) Determination
- The Water and Sewage Act 2000 and the Water and Sewage (ACT Appendix to the Plumbing Code) Determination
There are some transition periods provided for specific provisions and these are:
- Commencing 1 October 2023 – New livable housing requirements and new energy efficiency and condensation mitigation requirements.
- Commencing 1 September 2025 – new low lead in plumbing product requirements.