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Building Inspection Policy

Council provides a limited building inspection service in line with the Building and Swimming Pool Inspection Policy and the legislated requirements under the Development Act 1993. These inspections are highlighted on the Decision Notification Form issued with the development approval and generally include following stages of work.

Mandatory notifications for inspection

Swimming pools

  • Commencement of site work.
  • The completion of construction of swimming pool prior to filling with water.
  • Completion of construction of safety barriers prior to filling with water.

Houses

  • Commencement of site work.
  • Completion of footing preparation prior to concrete pour.
  • Completion of wall and roof framing.
  • Completion of wet area prior to tiling.
  • Completion of building work for the purposes of Schedule 19A (S83AB) Statement of Compliance.

Verandahs or others structures attached to the roof framing of a house or commercial premises

  • Completion of roof framing were connected to the roof of a building of another classification.

Commercial buildings

  • Commencement of site work.
  • Completion of footing preparation prior to concrete pour.
  • Completion of wall and roof framing.
  • Completion of fire walls, fire rated separation or smoke barriers etc including in the Essential Safety Provisions.
  • Completion of building work for the purposes of Schedule 19A Statement of Compliance and the Regulation 83 Certificate of Occupancy.

Pre-purchase building inspections

Council does not provide pre-purchase building inspections. Pre-purchase inspections are available through various external business providers whose details may be found through an online search. Council does not recommend or endorse any particular providers.

Notification is to be emailed to inspections@barossa.sa.gov.au, faxed to (08) 8563 8461, or via phone to the Development Services team on (08) 8563 8444.

If you fail to give Council the notification at a mandatory notification stage, you are committing an offence and may be liable to pay an expiation fee of up to $500, or be liable to a maximum penalty of up to $10,000.

A person undertaking the building work that requires a development approval must give the Council one business day notification of the following stages of work:

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