Livable Housing Access Audits
What are livable Housing Access Audits?
A Livable designed home incorporates key easy living
features that aim to make a dwelling easier and safer to live in for all occupants including people with
Disability, ageing Australians, people with temporary injuries and families with young children, in general a
Livable home is designed to:
Be easy to enter and exit
Be easy to move around in
Be capable of easy and cost effective adaptation which can anticipate and respond to the changing needs of
Livable Housing Australia (LHA) is a not-for-profit organisation
established through a unique industry, consumer and government initiative. LHA is responsible for the development,
dissemination and revision of the nationally agreed Livable Housing Design
LHA is also responsible for the issuing of the Silver, Gold and
Platinum Livable Housing Design Quality Mark (see below)
How do I acquire the Livable Design quality mark?
The Livable Housing Design quality mark is issued subject to
accreditation of your building project by LHA. This involves an assessment undertaken at the design and as-built
stages of the development by a third party assessor such as Obvius Access who can be contacted at
Register with LHA
. Complete the project registration form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org .LHA will prepare a Licence Agreement and will send
an invoice for the Verification Fees
. Contact Daniel Bedwell at Obvius Access on 0414220562 to
arrange for a copy of the development drawings to be forwarded to Obvius Access. Obvius Access will then prepare a
design assessment fee proposal for your approval
Assessment of Design.
Obvius Access will then undertake a desk top assessment of the project design using the LHA assessment forms.
Obvius Access will then provide you with a copy of the completed Design Assessment form and letter confirming the
result of the assessment.
LHA Design Verification
. You need to send the executed License Agreement and payment of the Verification fee invoice to LHA along with a
copy of your plans and the completed Assessment form from Obvius Access. LHA will then issue the development with
the Provisional Livability quality mark
. Once built, please contact Obvius Access to arrange for an as -built inspection. Obvius Access will prepare an
as- built assessment fee proposal for your approval. Once the fee proposal is approved. Obvius Access will
undertake an on-site assessment of the development using the LHA Assessment form
LHA as-built Verification
. You then need to submit the as-built assessment report to LHA for Verification. Once verified, LHA will issue the
development with the final Livable Quality Mark
Once issued, a Provisional Quality Mark can be used for up to 2
years or 30 days after Certification of Completion is achieved- whichever occurs first. The final Quality Mark can
be used for up to 7 years