The South Australian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act (Act) came into operation on 10 December 2009. It applies to all building or construction contracts where a person carries out building or construction work or supplies related goods or services, in South Australia.
The following describes the particular features of the South Australian Act that may distinguish it from those in other states or territories. However, it is important to separate the operation of the Act from the architect's continuous responsibility to administer the contract according to its terms, whether or not the Act is invoked by the contractor.
This is discussed in more detail, here Security of payments – general principles .