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Building rules assessment involves the technical assessment of a proposal for compliance with the Building Code of Australia (ABCB), the South Australian Housing Code, and other relevant Australian Standards.

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is that national technical document which sets the standards for building work. The Building Branch must review the technical standards and provisions within the BCA to ensure compliance with South Australian conditions.
In general, the Building Code covers such issues as structural adequacy, fire safety, health and amenity, access for people with disabilities and energy efficiency.

The Building Policy Branch produces the SA Housing Code as a 'deemed to satisfy' document of the BCA, and provides advice on Australian Standards and other codes for national accreditation of products and systems.

The following is a checklist of information that is essential when making your application for Building Rules Consent (please note that additional information may be requested):

1. A completed and signed Development Application Form
2. Two (2) copies of plans (A4 or A3 size)
3. Two (2) copies of specifications
4. The appropriate application fees (see Development Application Fees 2017/2018 )
5. A signed Declaration relating to Electricity Act (attached to development application form)
6. Certificate of Title (both pages)

Please refer to Development Application Checklist for further details or contact the Council office on 8768 2003 or