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Building and construction industry

Find government information for and about the building and construction industry.

National Construction Code

Incorporates all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single code. The NCC sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia.

Australian Building Codes Board

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

The peak council whose 11 member agencies are responsible for procurement, construction and asset management policy for the Australian, state and territory governments. Papua New Guinea is an associate member.

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Inc.

Australian Building Codes Board

Responsible for developing and managing a uniform, national approach to building codes and building standards through the National Construction Code (NCC) Series, and the development of effective regulatory systems.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) and Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP)

Provides listing and accreditation schemes for the coating industry. APAS tests and certifies paints and coatings and PCCP accredits painting contractors.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Commercial Building Disclosure

CBD requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 2000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease. Provides information on compliance for those likely to be affected.

Department of the Environment and Energy

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme

Provides information about NatHERS scheme which estimates and ranks the potential thermal performance of residential buildings in Australia.

Department of the Environment and Energy

Your Home

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Your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs.

Department of the Environment and Energy