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Unsightly conditions

Unsightly conditions can constitute a local nuisance under section 17 of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (SA). Exactly what constitutes unsightly conditions is detailed in Schedule 1 of the Act to include:

  • excessive or uncontrolled rubbish or vegetation;
  • stockpiled or excessive discarded or derelict items or material that a reasonable person would consider to be rubbish or waste;
  • graffiti left on a property – in the case offensive graffiti, if left for more than 7 days; in any other case, if left for more than 28 days;
  • a building left partially demolished or in a state of disrepair or dilapidation – where in the opinion of an authorised officer condition of the building has resulted in an adverse affect on the amenity value of the area.
Unsightly conditions  :  Last Revised: Thu Jun 29th 2017
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