We are a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments in Australia, together with the building and plumbing industries to improve productivity through the consolidation of all on-site construction requirements into a single code.
Our focus is on developing and maintaining minimum, proportionate and cost effective technical requirements that provide for the health and safety; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability of buildings. Moreover, the ABCB endeavours to make sure the Code is an industry staple—working hard to consolidate and simplify the technical requirements, improving industry understanding and ensuring national consistency
Established by an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), the Board consists of 18 members, including:
- an independent Chair,
- a representative from the Commonwealth, state and territory agencies responsible for building matters,
- up to seven industry representatives; and
- a representative of the Australian Local Government Association.
The ABCB reports to the Australian Government Minister and State and Territory Ministers responsible for building and plumbing regulatory matters, known as the Building Ministers' Meeting.
The work of the ABCB is delivered by the ABCB Office.
|Glenys Beauchamp PSM||Chair|
|John Tansey||Executive Director||Regulatory Policy, Better Regulation Division Department of Customer Services||NSW|
|Sue Eddy||Chief Executive Officer||Victorian Building Authority||Vic|
|Ainslie Barron||Executive Director||Building Policy, Department of Energy and Public Works||Qld|
|Saj Abdoolakhan||Executive Director||Building and Energy, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety||WA|
|Jodie Evans||Associate Director||Department of Trade and Investment||SA|
|Peter Graham||Executive Director||Consumer, Building and Occupational Services, Department of Justice||Tas|
|Ben Ponton||Director-General||Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate||ACT|
|Mark Meldrum||Executive Director||Land Services, Department of Planning and Infrastructure||NT|
|Judith Blake||A/g General Manager||Business Settings, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources||Commonwealth|
|Rolph Vos||General Manager||West Tamar Council||Local Government|
|Penny Cornah||Executive Director||Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland||Industry|
|Stephen Kip||Director||SKIP Consulting Pty Ltd||Industry|
|Richard Choy||Chief Executive Officer||NATSPEC||Industry|
|Kristin Brookfield||Chief Executive||Housing Industry Association||Industry|
|Wayne Smith||Chief Executive Officer||National Fire Industry Association||Industry|
|Dan Perkins||Managing Director||Perkins Builders||Industry|
|Melissa Chandler||Technical Manager||Lendlease||Industry|