A range of incentives have been introduced to encourage the use of underutilised buildings in the City of Adelaide. The measures complement recently announced financial incentives, including the off-the-plan stamp duty concessions and the city living rate reduction offered by the City of Adelaide. The measures include:
- A new Minister’s Specification SA Upgrading health and safety in existing buildings which reduces the building performance standards from 79 under the National Construction Code to 24 across the State.
- An amendment to the Development Regulations 2008 which removes the requirement for planning consent for internal building work, including demolition, in the City of Adelaide (with the exception of heritage buildings). This is consistent with the rest of the State.
- A case management service to assist eligible applicants through the development approval process.
The regulatory amendments were announced in the Government Gazette issue 64/2017 (pages 4059 and 4112-4114). Advisory Notice 02/17 was issued in relation to upgrading access and facilities for people with a disability. This notice replaces Advisory Notice 07/12.
For more information about the incentives and regulatory changes visit the SA Planning Portal.