Electricity Infrastructure Separation Distances

The Electricity Act and its associated regulations provide a legislative framework to ensure that South Australians have amongst other matters access to safe, reliable and quality electricity supply as well as safe electrical installations. In relation to development applications the Electricity Act establishes and enforces appropriate safety and technical standards for electrical installations and electricity infrastructure and establishes the Office of the Technical Regulator with the authority to enforce the requirements of the legislation and its associated regulations.

The minimum safe clearance distances between buildings and powerlines are set out in the Electricity (General) Regulations 2012. These distances are a legal requirement and must be maintained at all times.

The Regulations are annotated and summarised in the following guide and associated declaration form:

http://www.sa.gov.au/upload/franchise/Water,%20energy%20and%20environment/energy/energy_safety/document/ED05_Building%20safely%20near%20powerlines_Dec%202012_web.pdf

http://www.sa.gov.au/upload/franchise/Housing,%20property%20and%20land/PLG/Electricity_Act_Declaration_Form.pdf