Temporary accommodation checklist
The site plan for temporary accommodation must show the location of:
- the accommodation
- property boundaries (include dimensions)
- other buildings and structures
- existing trees and vegetation
- access points.
The council must have notification of the intent to seek approval for a new dwelling.
The building must be used as accommodation by the owner of the land.
The accommodation must be:
- removed within 2 years, or until a replacement dwelling is occupied - whichever comes first
- a minimum of 20 metres from any remaining or regenerating vegetation and a clearance area maintained.
The building must:
- meet the National Construction Code (NCC) for a habitable building:
- footings and structural support
- facilities including a laundry, kitchen, toilet and bathroom
- be fitted with a working smoke alarm and fire extinguisher
- have a dedicated fire-fighting water supply with a domestic tap fitting:
- 2,000 litre if connected to mains water
- 5,000 litre if not connected to mains water
- ensure wastewater is disposed of through, or connected to:
- an approved wastewater system
- SA Water sewer
- council community wastewater system.
- Approval could be needed from the easement beneficiary to carry out works within an easement.
- Contact your local council about public and environmental health requirements.
- You must have a bushfire survival plan which includes leaving early on days of heightened fire danger, or when there is a bushfire in the area.
Provided by: Department for Trade and Investment
Page last updated 26 April 2023