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The Draft Encroachment Policy provides the basis for Council to manage encroachments on, over and under public land.
We want to inform you about and ask for your feedback about the proposed changes to the Encroachment Policy.
An encroachment is any element that projects beyond a private property boundary line and into the public realm. An encroachment can be over, under or on Council land.
Common above-ground encroachments include verandahs, balconies, signs and architectural features of buildings. Examples of below-ground encroachments are footings (including ground anchors), cabling and service-pits.
Some encroachments are minor and do not need Council approval. Other acceptable encroachments do require a permit.
The City of Adelaide has been reviewing the Encroachments Policy and is proposing changes to make clear what encroachments ‘will’ and ‘will not’ be approved. The following changes are proposed:
Introducing specific fees and arrangements for temporary ground anchors, and;
Ensuring there are no ongoing fees for encroachments with community benefits such as for verandahs on Heritage Places, green walls, awnings over the footpath, or ground floor verandahs.
Consultation has concluded