Redeveloping Existing Buildings – help make it easier

Whilst there has been a lot of recent progress in activating Adelaide there are still numerous barriers that impede the redevelopment of existing buildings. Given the great potential in Adelaide for redeveloping existing buildings there is a new interest in discussing ways that our regulations may be able to facilitate this redevelopment.

We are keen to contribute to the discussion and hopefully encourage change to facilitate building redevelopment in the future and would appreciate your input if you have views on how we can make the system work better.

Your feedback on the impact of heritage listings, the range of triggers that require buildings to be upgraded, the impact of legislation such as the Premises Standards and the National Construction Code and the costs and barriers they impose on building owners seeking to reuse their assets.

We are often involved in existing building redevelopments, (not always early enough) and see the main barriers being fire safety upgrades, earthquake upgrades and disability access upgrades which are often problematic and costly, affecting not only development costs but useable lettable areas.

There is a great opportunity now to contribute to change with the State Government keen to review development barriers and a current review of the Access to Premises Standards. Read more.