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National Construction Code 2022

The National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 has now been finalised. The NCC will be published on 1 October 2022 with a commencment date of 1 May 2023.

Tasmania will transition to livable (accessible) housing provisions from 1 October 2024. The new condensation mitigation provisions will be adopted in line with the Australian Building Codes Board transitional period on 1 October 2023. Consideration of the 7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy efficiency rating provisions will be deferred until the next iteration of the NCC in 2025.

A reminder that a provision of the NCC does not apply to work if the certificate of likely compliance was issued in respect of the work before the provision was adopted, or the building surveyor, or relevant permit authority certifies (in writing) that substantial progress has been made in the design of the work.

Additionally, the Tasmanian Government has entered into a research partnership with the University of Tasmania to commence further research into condensation. The research will aim to develop new standards for different construction typologies to help minimise the effects of condensation.

Further information on Tasmania’s adoption of these provision can be found in the media release.

NCC Timeline for Tasmania

1 October 2022

1 May 2023

1 October 2023

1 October 2024

NCC 2025

NCC 2022 is available

NCC 2022 commences

Condensation mitigation provisions adopted

Livable housing provisions adopted

7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy efficiency rating provisions considered

Updated: 19 Sep 2022

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