About building rules for construction work

From 31 July 2020 development applications lodged in Rural councils and for development on land not within a council area must be lodged under the new planning legislation.
Visit the SA Planning Portal for more information.
Developments in Urban and suburban councils will continue to be assessed under current legislation.

In South Australia, the Development Act 1993 and associated Development Regulations 2008 provide the framework for development and building work.

Development and building work that requires a building rules consent will require an assessment and must comply with the Building Rules.

The Building Rules prescribe the minimum technical requirements that apply to building and construction work and consist of the Development Regulations 2008, the Building Code of Australia and, where applicable, Minister's Specifications.

For an alternative version of this document contact Building policy services.

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