ABCB Housing Provisions


Part 3.1 Scope and application of Section 3

Part 3.1 Scope and application of Section 3

NSW 3.1.2 Application2019: NSW Part 3.1.1

Delete clause 3.1.2 and insert NSW 3.1.2 as follows:

(1) The application of this Section is subject to the following:

  1. The Governing Requirements of NCC 2022 Volume Two.
  2. Any conditions set out within the following Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of NCC Volume Two:
    1. H1D3(1), for earthworks.
    2. H2D4(1)(b), for drainage.
  3. The State and Territory variations, additions and deletions contained in the Schedules to the ABCB Housing Provisions and NCC Volume Two.

(2) Except for Table 3.2.1 as referenced by Figure 3.3.2 and except for H1D3(1) for determination of a normal site as referenced by H1D4, Part 3.2 does not apply in New South Wales.


In New South Wales requirements for shoring and adequacy of excavation works are a prescribed condition of development consent. In addition, consent authorities can place specific controls on siteworks associated with the construction of a building, by imposing further conditions on the development consent.

Explanatory information

In NCC 2019, the content of Section 3 of the ABCB Housing Provisions (other than content added in NCC 2022 or later) was contained in the acceptable construction practices for Parts 3.1.1, 3.1.3 and 3.1.4 of NCC 2019 Volume Two.

NCC 2019 Volume Two did not include an acceptable construction practice for Part 3.1.2.