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Building Advisory Information and Services

The building advisory service provides regular updates about policy initiatives, legislative and technical changes, training events, information for professional practitioners and general interest items for the broader building sector.

Building Advisory Service

The free service comprises of an e-newsletter entitled The Building Standard and advisory notices, issued by the department.

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Building Advisory Notices

Building advisory notices are issued to inform building practitioners of proposed changes to South Australian building legislation and other building control matters and to assist interpretation and adoption by the industry.

2017

Notice 02/17 - Upgrading access and facilities for people with a disability (PDF, 171 KB)
Notice 01/17 - Minister's Schedule of Construction Indices 2017/18 (PDF, 178 KB)

2016

Notice 08/16 - Design of non-structural building elements for seismic purposes (PDF, 176 KB)
Notice 07/16 - Building Code of Australia 2016 (PDF, 153 KB)
Notice 06/16 - Minister's Schedule of Construction Indices 2016/17 (PDF, 179 KB)
Notice 05/16 - Private bushfire shelters (PDF, 163 KB)
Notice 04/16 - Application of the change in use provisions (dwelling status) (PDF, 146 KB)
Notice 03/16 - Consistency between planning and building consents (Re-issue) (PDF, 179 KB)
Notice 02/16 - Energy efficiency provisions and the use of solar offsets (PDF, 168 KB)
Notice 01/16 - Withdrawal of the registration scheme for House Energy Rating Assessors (PDF, 190 KB)

2015

Notice 04/15 - Swimming pool safety: Water recirculation systems - skimmer boxes (PDF, 208 KB)
Notice 03/15 - Minister's Schedule of Construction Indices 2015/16 (PDF, 173 KB)
Notice 02/15 - Building work supervisors for roof framing (PDF, 172 KB)
Notice 01/15 - Adoption of Ministers Specification SA 76 Maintenance and testing of essential safety
provisions - 2015 edition (PDF, 215 KB)

2014

Notice 14/14 - Recommencement of Auditing (PDF, 158 KB)
Notice 13/14 - Specification C1_11 Performance of external walls in fire (PDF, 160 KB)
Notice 12/14 - Non-conforming building products (PDF, 177 KB)
Notice 11/14 - Ministers Schedule of Construction Indices for 2014/2015 (PDF, 135 KB)
Notice 10/14 - Retention of documentation relating to consents issued (PDF, 174 KB)
Notice 08/14 - Issuing of building rules consents (PDF, 208 KB)
Notice 07/14 - Classification of buildings where the occupants require some level of care (PDF, 124 KB)
Notice 06/14 - Earth walls and use of Table 3.12.1.3b of Volume Two of the Building Code of Australia (PDF, 127 KB)
Notice 05/14 - New requirements for the interconnection of smoke alarms (PDF, 95 KB)

2013

Notice 07/13 - Council inspections of new swimming pools (PDF, 213 KB)
Notice 06/13 - Concessions and additional requirements for farm buildings (PDF, 205 KB)

2012

Notice 05/12 - Fire safety protection for Class 1 buildings (PDF, 129 KB)
Notice 04/12 - Alternative methods for complying with the six star energy efficiency requirement (PDF, 172 KB)
Notice 03/12 - Applying energy efficiency measures to Class 1 building alterations and additions (PDF, 77 KB)
Notice 02/12 - Non deemed-to-satisfy external wall cladding systems (PDF, 70 KB)
Notice 01/12 - Water tanks for fighting bushfires (PDF, 55 KB)

2010

Notice 06/10 - Occupation of houses (PDF, 40 KB)
Notice 03/10 - Moving houses (PDF, 41 KB)
Notice 02/10 - Exclusion of shed doors from shed designs (PDF, 39 KB)

2008

Notice 09/08 - Inspections and building safety (PDF, 210 KB)
Notice 06/08 - Bushfire protection area (PDF, 115 KB)
Notice 05/08 - Fire safety requirements in caravan parks and residential parks (2007) (PDF, 97 KB)

2007

Notice 08/07 - Fire safety in facilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (PDF, 53 KB)

2006

Notice 12/06 - Applying energy efficiency measures to existing class 2 and 9 buildings (PDF, 54 KB)
Notice 07/06 - Building code compliance product alert (PDF, 39 KB)

2005

Notice 11/05 - Independent technical experts (PDF, 42 KB)

2004

Notice 29/04 - Assessing compliance fire stopping for plumbing and ventilation services (PDF, 32 KB)
Notice 27/04 - Complying development (PDF, 33 KB)
Notice 18/04 - Closing of development application files (PDF, 37 KB)
Notice 15/04 - Notification of a decision (PDF, 55 KB)
Notice 14A/04 - Staged consent and approvals (PDF, 43 KB)

2003

Notice 48/03 - Maintenance of street fire hydrants (PDF, 51 KB)
Notice 33/03 - Essential safety provisions (PDF, 44 KB)
Notice 29/03 - Consents, inspections and complaints (PDF, 43 KB)
Notice 20/03 - Advice on inclusion of building rules in professional development plan (PDF, 31 KB)
Notice 12/03 - Windows and glazed assemblies (PDF, 28 KB)
Notice 05/03 - Alternative solutions (PDF, 48 KB)

2002

Notice 32/02 - Assignments of classification and certificates of occupancy (PDF, 97 KB)
Notice 16/02 - Certification of building indemnity insurance (PDF, 29 KB)
Notice 08/02 - Easements of support for party walls (PDF, 24 KB)

2000

Notice 11/00 - Microbial control in buildings (PDF, 49 KB)
Notice 06/00 - Building Code of Australia 1996 vol 1 (PDF, 91 KB)

Legislation advisory notices

Legislation advisory notices are issued to inform practitioners of proposed changes to South Australian planning and development legislation to assist interpretation and adoption by the industry.

2017

Legislation Advisory Notice 01/17 - Development (Miscellaneous) Variation Regulations 2017 (PDF, 215 KB)
Legislation Advisory Notice 02/17 - Development (Low Impact Entertainment) Variation Regulations 2017 (PDF, 177 KB)

2016

Legislation Advisory Notice 01/16 - Residential Code Amendment Regulations 2016 (PDF, 195 KB)

2015

Legislation Advisory Notice 01/15 - Regulation update Development Variation Regulations 2015 (PDF, 152 KB)
Legislation Advisory Notice 02/15 - Regulation update Port Adelaide Regional Centre Zone Variation Regulations 2015 (PDF, 165 KB)
Legislation Advisory Notice 03/15 - Development (Miscellaneous) Variation Regulations 2015 (PDF, 243 KB)
Legislation Advisory Notice 04/15 - Development (Renewal of Social Housing) Variation Regulations 2015 (PDF, 159 KB)

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