SA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that legislation contains provisions that allow for an authority to vary particular requirements of the regulations and the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The appeals, departures and/ or modifications process can be a lengthy procedure, and the quality of submission and the expert advice portrayed within an application, together with the reasoning presented, can influence the end result. The methods adopted by legislation include powers conferred on the Development Assessment Commission (DAC), the Environment Resources and Development (ERD) Court, or through an authority or building surveyor to make performance based decisions by qualified practitioners… (more)