The Development Act 1993 (SA) empowers an authorised officer, that is, a person appointed by a council or the Minister [ss 18,19] to enter and inspect any land or building. Where necessary an authorised officer may obtain a warrant allowing the officer to break into or pull down any building or building work, require documents to be produced and take copies and other such actions as the circumstances require. It is an offence to hinder an officer in any way.
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