The following acts and ordinanced determine how buildings are required to be constructed in NSW and before they separated, New Zealand, Queensland, Victoria and most of South Australia and the Northern Territory.. Reference to the legislation is necessary to determine the correct method of construction and therefore identification of construction defects. The ruling legislation at the time of construction will probably reflect the current condition of consent for unaltered buildings. To depart from the development consent will necessitite a new Development Application and Consent. Refer to our development chronology for an indication of the age of your house or commercial development
1823 NSW became a colony. Prior to this NSW was a penal settlement and subject to military rule.
1829 All English laws apply to NSW
1841 Public Health Act in Britian
1875 Public Healt Act in Britian was the beginning of the power of local authorities
1902 NSW Constitutions Act
1905 British local government by laws extended to cover the colony.
1906 Local Government Act No. 56
1909 Ordinance 70
1912 Ordinance 70 Amended
1913 Ordinance 70A
1914 Ordinance 70 Amended.
1914 Ordinance 70B
1918 Ordinance 70A amended
1921 Ordinance 71.
1931 Statute of Westminster.
1936 British Public health Act.
1939 Statute of Windsor Act in NSW.
1947 Public Healt Act in Britain.
1973 Ordinance 70.
1990 Building Code of Australia.