SA 6 Access for Inspection and Maintenance
SA 6.1 Performance Provisions
The Objective is to safeguard people from injury and illness resulting from the creation of hazardous spaces between buildings.
The space between buildings must not allow hazardous conditions to arise due to accumulation of rubbish that cannot be readily removed.Performance Requirements
The space between buildings must be sufficient to allow access for inspection and maintenance to avoid hazardous conditions arising due to accumulation of rubbish that could—
bridge termite barriers; or
harbour vermin; or
create a fire hazard.
SA 6.2 Acceptable Construction Practice
Unless the space between external columns is not infilled, every part of an external wall of a building must be not less than 600 mm from—
any boundary of the allotment, unless that wall is on or abutting that boundary; or
the external wall of any other building on the same allotment, unless the two buildings are abutting.