What is the Order Making Policy?

    Council is required to adopt an Order Making Policy under section 259 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) (the 'Act'). This governs the City of Adelaide’s responsibilities to take measures to protect its area from hazards and to improve the amenity of the city.

    Council utilises the order-making powers provided for by the Act to consistently facilitate a safe and healthy environment and to ensure decisions are fair and equitable. 

    The current Order Making Policy is under review to ensure it is compliant with current legislation.

    What has changed in the revised draft?

    The following powers have been added to the Order Making Policy:

    • Section 216 – Power to order owner of private road to carry out specified roadwork
    • Section 217 – Power to order owner of infrastructure on road to carry out specified maintenance or repair work
    • Section 218 – Power to require owner of adjoining land to carry out specific work.

    The following requirements: Unsightly condition of land and Animals that may cause a nuisance or hazard have been removed from Council's Order Making Policy. Both issues are now being addressed under the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (SA).