Planning Code Changes To Help River Murray Shack Owners

June 27, 2023 4:26 pm in by
Photo of Murray River, upstream of Headings Cliffs, South Australia on Wikimedia by Kaarenmax19

Those looking to rebuild their properties in the wake of the River Murray flooding event will be met with new building requirements from Thursday, after the State Government passed new planning code changes.

Approvals for sheds and carports will be streamlined under the interim changes, while building heights above ground and in the air have been extended to help flood-proof properties in higher risk areas.

A Flood Resilience Code Amendment is now also open for community consultation, with the final product to act as the code moving forward.

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The changes follow ongoing consultation with Murraylands and Riverlands Councils and the building and construction sector, along with the Insurance Council of Australia, South Australian Government Financing Authority and State Government Flood Emergency Recovery coordinator Alex Zimmermann.

An estimated 4000 properties were inundated along the river, with the majority requiring complete rebuild or significant repair.

Further information can be found here.