Provisional Building Rules Consent - South Australia

Service summary

Provisional Building Rules Consent forms part of the development approval process. Persons wishing to undertake building work need to obtain Provisional Building Rules Consent. Building work includes the construction, addition, alteration, demolition or removal of a building. Building work may also include the construction of a fence or wall, and the excavation or filling in relation to a retaining wall. Some minor forms of building work are exempted under Schedule 3 of the Development Regulations 1993. Proposed building work is assessed against the requirements of the Building Code of Australia. The Building Rules generally cover structural issues, fire protection, health, safety, and the amenity of buildings. Persons intending to install a cooling tower should notify the Council's Environmental Health Officer.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Once off. Development approval is generally valid for 12 months, during which building work must commence. Work must be completed within 3 years.


Application fee varies depending on the floor area, use and complexity of the building.

Administering agency

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Contact details

General Enquiries

Operating address:
163 St Vincent Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Mailing address:
PO Box 110
Port Adelaide SA 5015





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