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You may find the following online resources and web sites useful in researching and planning a development project. Please report any broken links or new suggestions for useful resources by using the email contact form at the bottom of this page.
Salisbury (City) Development Plan
Development plans provide statements about how a particular area should develop after taking into consideration a range of economic, social, environmental and physical factors. Download an Adobe PDF copy of the latest Salisbury Council development plan from the Building and Development section of the sa.gov.au web site.
To view this and other PDF documents, you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download this free program from the Adobe web site.
Development Act and Regulations 1993
The two documents which provide the legislative framework establishing the planning and development system in South Australia and informing its detailed operation are the Development Act 1993 and the associated Development Regulations. Get an overview of their contents and download them from the Planning SA web site.
EPA (Environment Protection Authority)
The EPA is an independent statutory authority within the Environment and Conservation Portfolio. The Chief Executive is responsible for giving effect to the policies and decisions of the EPA Board in relation to the Environment Protection Act 1993, and for the management of the administrative unit which also performs functions under the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982
Visit the EPA web site for information on a wide range of topics relating to EPA authorisations, pollution control and more: http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/
The Transport SA web site offers a range of information and services relating to vehicle registration, logistics, biodiversity and land management dyring construction and more.
The Department of Heritage and Natural Resources provides information on a range of legislation that can affect development planning such as heritage listed places and buildings, Crown Land management, plant permits and ecosystem conservation.
The web site of the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning and Local Government site providing information about the planning and development system and associated services, including the building rules, in South Australia.
Legal Services Commission
The Legal Services Commission is responsible for helping people access justice by providing legal advice, legal representation and community legal education and information. It can help in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.
The web site includes the Law Handbook Online, an overview of the law in South Australia presented in everyday language. The handbook includes an overview of planning and development legislation.
Building Codes Board of Australia
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) was established to address issues relating to safety, health, amenity and sustainability by providing for efficiency in the design, construction and performance of buildings through the National Construction Code (NCC), the development of effective regulatory systems. Amongst other roles, it maintains the Building Code of Australia.
The web site offers a range of information, newsletters and links to training opportunities and other resources.
Masters Builders Association of South Australia
The Master Builders Association of South Australia is the peak employer body representing the South Australian building and construction industry. Master Builders represents all sectors of this industry including Commercial Builders, Civil Contractors, Residential Builders and Specialist Contractors as well as Industry Suppliers and Manufacturers
Housing Industry Association
The Housing Industry Association is Australia’s largest residential building organisation. Members include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.
Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. Standards Australia develops internationally aligned Australian Standards 0 that deliver Net Benefit to Australia and is the Australian member of ISO and IEC.