National construction code
The national construction code of Australia (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). It was developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code.
The NCC comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volumes 1 and 2, and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) as Volume 3.
View the NCC on the Australian Building Codes Board website
Building work is a form of development. No development, including building work, can be undertaken in South Australia without an appropriate development approval.
In most cases the approving authority is the local council.
View a summary of the building policy in SA and an explanation of development applications.
Site contamination can be an issue of significant concern. If it is not adequately recognised and addressed there may be a resulting risk to human health and the environment.
TheEnvironment Protection (Site Contamination) Amendment Act 2007 gives the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) powers to deal with site contamination. The EPA takes an advisory and guiding role, consistent with the
Regulations governing site contamination are covered in Part 5 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2009.
These regulations support theEnvironment Protection (Site Contamination) Amendment Act 2007 by providing for the site contamination audit system and the listing of potentially contaminating activities. The schedules to the regulations also provide templates for use by auditors. These include notifications by auditors to the EPA when commencing or terminating an audit. View an outline of the site contamination legislation and regulations and regulations on the EPA website.