Livable Housing Design

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What is livable housing design?

A livable home is designed and built to meet the changing needs of occupants across their lifetime.

Livable homes include key easy living features that make them easier and safer to use for all occupants including: people with disability, ageing Australians, people with temporary injuries, and families with young children.

A livable home is designed to:

  • be easy to enter
  • be easy to navigate in and around
  • be capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation
  • be responsive to the changing needs of home occupants.

 

What are the benefits of a livable designed home?

All Australians benefit from homes designed with comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features. These features make the home easier for parents to manoeuvre prams, easier to carry the shopping into the house, easier for people with disability or temporary injury to get around and easier to move furniture.

These same features enable key living spaces to be more easily and cost effectively adapted to meet the changing needs and abilities of home occupants such as ageing baby boomers and people who have or acquire disability.

 

More information

Download the Livable Housing Design Guidelines.(PDF, 4MB)