While efforts to develop nationally consistent rules across most jurisdictional boundaries throughout many areas of regulation impacting the construction sector in Australia have met with mixed results at best, the National Construction Code is one area where success was largely achieved in this area.

Given the importance of delivering a safe, comfortable and productive built environment in an efficient manner, the importance of having consistent rules across the nation with regard to basic construction cannot be understated. More than 20 years after the NCC was introduced, has it delivered or is that consistency being…