The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) conducted an online survey from October 2017 to February 2018 inviting individuals to share their opinions on how Council of Australian Governments (COAG) should meet their commitment in the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy that all new homes will be of agreed universal design standards by 2020.
The survey was advertised widely through community groups and housing organisations. It attracted 1329 participants, the majority of whom were home owners and people who needed livable housing for themselves, their family or friends to live in or to visit.
The Livable Housing Design Survey found that 70% of participants supported regulation. Over 50% of the participants called for an education and awareness strategy to accompany regulation so that everyone understood its purpose and relevance