The South Australian Housing Trusts (SAHT) Design Guidelines for Sustainable Housing and Liveable Neighbourhoods capture existing corporate knowledge and design philosophy for the development and acquisition of rental housing. They provide guidance on the shape and form of future housing.

The guidelines provide clear and consistent briefs outlining the SAHT requirements for housing.

1.1 House Design Guide (PDF, 2.0 MB)

1.2 Amenity Targets (PDF, 476.7 KB)

1.3 Apartment Design (PDF, 4.2 MB)

1.4 Housing Accommodation Schedules (PDF, 245.2 KB)

1.5 Affordable and Market Housing (PDF, 956.8 KB)

2.1 Land Titling and Service Infrastructure (PDF, 2.4 MB)

2.2 Design Guidelines for Site Layouts (PDF, 1.7 MB)

2.3 SAHT Universal Housing Design Criteria (PDF, 698.7 KB)

2.4 Environmental Sustainability (PDF, 3.9 MB)

3.1 Neighbourhood Renewal (PDF, 1.5 MB)

3.2 Row and Terrace House Design (PDF, 4.8 MB)

4.1 Housing Modifications (PDF, 4.0 MB)

4.2 Generic Design Guidelines for House Renovations (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Minimum design and construction requirements

The SAHT's Design & Construction contract includes the Minimum Design and Construction specification (MDCS) and calls up the design requirements of SAHT's Design Guidelines for Sustainable Housing and Liveable Neighbourhoods.

Full Documentation, New Build

The SAHT's fully documented Class 1 building projects use the NATSPEC simple domestic specification with additional SAHT construction requirements and a fixtures and fittings schedule.

Process mapping charts

These charts illustrate the main processes for SAHT land division of greenfields and re-development sites and can be used in conjunction with the 2.1 Land titling and service infrastructure design guideline.