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Australian Building Codes Board
The Voluntary Standard is a set of non-mandatory technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limitations. This Voluntary Standard has been adapted from the ‘Gold’ level provisions of the Livable Housing Design Guidelines (LHDG, 4th ed. 2017), published by Livable Housing Australia.
The ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design is adapted from the ‘Silver’ level of the LHDG. Minor editorial changes have recently been made to the Standard, so check you have the current version for reference.