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WHAT IS TOWN AND URBAN PLANNING?

TOWN & URBAN PLANNING The Reason – Town & Urban Planning Town and urban planning and related “planning approval” (Development Plan Consent) is the process used by government to control and direct construction of structures and changes to land use in South Australia. This process is exercised through legislation (in South Australia the Development Act […]

WHAT REQUIRES PLANNING AND BUILDING APPROVAL?

WHAT REQUIRES PLANNING AND BUILDING APPROVAL? Development requiring planning or building approval In broad terms it is reasonable to assume that almost all forms of development including demolition will require a planning and probably a building approval in South Australia. Generally it is prudent to obtain a planning approval before the associated building approval in […]

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A PLANNING APPROVAL APPLICATION PERMISSION?

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A PLANNING APPROVAL APPLICATION PERMISSION? The information and documentation required by council for consideration of an application for planning approval can vary widely depending on the relevant council Development Plan provisions applicable to the site and the type of development proposed in South Australia. Preparation of well considered application documents which […]

WHAT REQUIRES DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL?

WHAT REQUIRES DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL? A Development Approval notice issued by council in South Australia is a legal document that confirms approval (probably with conditions) for an action including change or creation of a land use, some form of construction or a land division. There is normally a specified time frame for commencement and completion of […]

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR BUILDING APPROVAL?

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR BUILDING APPROVAL? Building Code Obtaining a building approval is less subjective than the process of obtaining a planning approval. Building approval is based on the generally specific requirements of the Building Code of Australia. It is important to consider the requirements of the Building Code at the time of preparing building […]

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR FINDING AN ARCHITECT?

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR FINDING AN ARCHITECT? WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR FINDING AN ARCHITECT Background to Architect Use of the title Architect is restricted in accordance with the Architectural Practice Act 2009. Architects require a registration and compliance with a Professional Code of Conduct. There is a National Institute of Architects with branches […]

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR LAND DIVISION AND SUBDIVISION ?

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR LAND DIVISION AND SUBDIVISION ? The Background Land division generally results in either the forming of additional allotments or the realignment of existing allotment boundaries. Basic requirements for land division in a particular area are summarized in the council Development Plan in South Australia. These requirements provide policies for each […]

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING DESIGN?

THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING DESIGN The Background Building design is the process of creating a spatial concept for a set of building use and budget requirements. There is significant skill required in making the quantum leap from a brief of requirements to a three dimensional concept reflecting the brief. Building Design – Process and Effects […]

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING INSPECTION?

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING INSPECTION? WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING INSPECTION Building inspection can involve a wide range of considerations which frequently overlap and include commonly occurring defects. Although as with most areas of the building industry there are Australian Standard guidelines in most practical situations questions relate to contract arrangements, materials […]

WHAT IS A NON COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION?

A NON COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION The Background – Non Complying Development Application The Development Act and local government Development Plans in South Australia allow for consideration of development applications which are listed as land uses which are not considered appropriate on a particular site. An application can be made to council for this type of […]