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Building Rules Assessment Commission

The Building Rules Assessment Commission was established by the Development Assessment Commission under Regulation 107(5) of the Development Regulations 2008.

The role of the Building Rules Assessment Commission, under section 36 of the Development Act 1993, is to provide concurrence on applications seeking to vary the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia and applications referred to it under regulation 28(5a), and also to assist councils and private certifiers (as relevant authorities) by providing an expert opinion on whether a building solution complies with the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia.

Regulation 107(7) sets out the functions of the Building Rules Assessment Commission, which are:

  • to consider matters referred to it under the Act; and
  • to administer as appropriate any delegated functions of the Development Assessment Commission; and
  • to report to the Development Assessment Commission on such matters determined by the Minister or referred by the Development Assessment Commission.

Matters to be referred to the Building Rules Assessment Commission should be forwarded to the Secretary, Building Rules Assessment Commission, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, GPO Box 1815 Adelaide 5001.

It is intended that matters will be dealt with expeditiously; and where a matter is referred to the Building Rules Assessment Commission, the time for determination of an application is extended by two weeks.

The Building Rules Assessment Commission is a peer referral group of technical experts appointed for the purpose of ensuring national consistency and timely decision making on technical matters relating to compliance with the Building Code of Australia.

The Building Rules Assessment Commission members are appointed for a two-year term from 1 September 2015 up to and including 31 August 2017.

The core members are:

  • Alan Taylor, Presiding Member
  • Debbie Frisby, Deputy Presiding Member
  • Joanne Payne
  • Bernard Steer

The specialist members are:

  • Julian Aggiss
  • George Capetanakis
  • Charlie Caruso
  • Kent Hopkins
  • Nick Ingerson
  • Ron Lochert
  • John Mazzarolo
  • Brian Menadue
  • Colin Paton
  • Bruce Payne
  • Emilis Prelgauskas
  • David Robinson
  • David Sloan

Application forms

For an application for concurrence from the Building Rules Assessment Commission

1 to 10 buildings - Fee: $306.00

For an application for an opinion from the Building Rules Assessment Commission

Class 2 to 9 buildings - Fee: $1054.00

Class 1 and 10 buildings - Fee: $480.00