Practice Direction 9 – Council Inspections 2020

Rules for the inspection of certain developments by councils in their respective areas, for rural parts of South Australia.




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This objects of this practice direction are to:

  • in relation to areas within a council, require councils to carry out inspections so as to:
    • provide for occupant and public safety
    • maintain confidence and integrity in the development control system.
  • councils must have regard to the objects in sub-clause 3(1) of Part 1 in making determinations under this practice direction
  • without limiting sub-clause 3(2) of Part 1, councils must have regard to the objects when determining:
    • the timing of inspections
    • the elements and buildings to be inspected; and (c) whether to carry out additional inspections.

The State Planning Commission issues practice directions to specify procedural requirements in connection the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.