Building access for people with a disability


Terms of reference and timeframes have been set for a review into building access for disabled people. The review will look at how the Building Act and Building Code's provisions relating to access for people with disabilities are being implemented when buildings are first constructed or altered. Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said it will include 'asking how well people understand the regulations and how they work together, particularly New Zealand Standard 4121 (NZS 4121:2001 Design for access and mobility: Buildings and associated facilities) and the relevant Acceptable Solutions under the Building Code'.

The review is being carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Office for Disability Issues.

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