Royal Park Salvage


Thank you for approving our services for the demolition works at your property.

We'd like to make the process as smooth as possible, so have provided some extra information below.


‘Demolition Expectations’ questionnaire

Complete & return to Royal Park Salvage.

Obtain Council Approval for Demolition

If required. Go to Plan SA (link here) to find out if this is required for your location.

Obtain Significant Tree Removal Approval

If required. See FAQ below, and contact your council if you require more information.

Services disconnections/ abolishment

Apply to have your electricity, gas, below-ground phone disconnected. Please leave your water connected.

Move out of property

Remove any goods and materials that you wish to keep. Salvage any items as previously agreed.

Dispose of hazardous substances properly

All oils, solvents, flammable liquids, batteries.  Please notify us if you require additional disposal services.

Provide Royal Park Salvage with keys

Enabling appropriate access for the Royal Park Salvage team.


Provide confirmation of a start date

Lead time is usually around 4-8 weeks, but we’ll let you know when your project is due to start.

Notify your adjacent neighbours

Notify SafeWork SA

Salvage works

Asbestos removal & soft strip

Major demolition & site clear


Payment is due upon completion of works.


Once we have the go-ahead from you that all approvals are in place (council, significant trees), all services disconnected or abolished, and everything has been removed from the property, we will schedule a start date for the works.

First up, we send in a small team who salvage what can be resold and reused.  All salvage is the property of Royal Park Salvage unless previously negotiated. 

A second team then ‘soft strips’ the building. This second team removes any asbestos as required by legislation, and then detaches iron sheeting, detaches structures from fencing and the like in preparation for the excavator which completes the demolition process. 

The excavator operator removes all remaining materials from the site and levels the ground to its natural contour.

This depends on which council area you’re in.  Go to the PlanSA website (linked here), select “Demolition” and search for your address.  This will tell you if you need to apply to the council for separate approval.

A significant tree is determined by measuring the diameter or circumference of the trunk one metre above ground level.  If the tree measures 60cm in diameter [or 2 metres in circumference] at one metre above ground level it is considered a tree of significance.  If uncertain about any tree we suggest you contact your local council for advice.

Just about every house built before 1993 will have some asbestos in it.

Royal Park Salvage are professional and licenced asbestos removal contractors, so we will ensure that any asbestos encountered is managed in the correct manner.

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • under-ground phone supply.


For above-ground telephone, we cut and wrap line around the pole ourselves.

Please leave the water supply connected.

The abolishment of gas and electricity can take up to 20 business days with your service provider.

There’s some great information on the SafeWork SA site (linked here)

  1. Property owner – contacts the electricity retailer for the property (the one who sends you the bills).
  2. Electricity retailer – sends SAPN an Abolishment Service Order for supply to be permanently disconnected.
  3. Property owner – inform Royal Park Salvage that an application for abolishment has been lodged
    • if the abolishment is urgent, the property owner should contact SAPN to check if the request has been received. Ensure you have the retailer’s service order number on hand.
  4. SA Power Networks – assesses the site requirements and will notify the property owner that an abolishment date can be booked for the supply to be removed.
  5. Property owner – books an abolishment date with SAPN and advise the builder and/or demolition company of the date.
  6. Royal Park Salvage – prior to commencing demolition visually:
  • confirm the electricity meter has been physically removed
  • check that SAPN has placed a sticker in the meter box.

Yellow warning sticker confirms the grid supply has been disconnected and demolition can commence

Note: supply from other sources e.g. solar, battery may still be present and should be decommissioned by a licensed electrician.

‘Danger’ sticker notifies that the abolishment was unsuccessful and demolition cannot commence.

Contact your gas retailer to arrange disconnection.

You may need to contact Telstra or the NBN Co about relocating network infrastructure.

Make sure that you remove anything from the property that you’ve nominated to keep. Ensure you dispose of hazardous materials in the appropriate manner.  This includes oils, solvents, flammable liquids, batteries.  Let us know if you require additional disposal services.

Provided you have the required approvals (see Council and Significant Tree section above), and have disconnected services as needed, we take care of the rest.

We notify your adjacent neighbours within a week of works starting.

We undertake the required approval steps with SafeWork SA and …. clearance etc…

Royal Park Salvage actively recycles as much material as possible, to minimise waste to landfill.

We do this through our other companies:

  • salvage ….
  • Adelaide Resource Recovery

Unless agreed otherwise, all salvage is the property of Royal Park Salvage.  So be sure to let us know before quoting, and then to remove anything you’d like to retain before we start.

Safe asbestos and hazardous waste removal is a critical requirement for many commercial building redevelopment and/or demolition projects. Royal Park Salvage has a Class A asbestos and hazardous products removal licence – one of only a handful of companies in South Australia with this specialist accreditation.

The use of amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos) was banned in Australia in the mid 1980’s. Chrysotile (white asbestos), which was used mainly for the manufacture of packing and friction materials such as brake and clutch linings, has been banned since the 31st December, 2003.

Decades of experience and challenging removals has prepared Royal Park Salvage to manage and assume responsibility for the inherent risks associated with the removal of asbestos and other hazardous contaminates. 


  • Asbestos gaskets
  • Asbestos underground pipes
  • Asbestos lagging from pipework
  • Asbestos limpet from beams
  • Asbestos fences
  • Asbestos vinyl tiles
  • Asbestos backed vinyl
  • Asbestos external wall claddings
  • Asbestos internal wall linings
  • Asbestos Deep 6 Roofing
  • Asbestos roof tiles
  • Plus many more

Royal Park Salvage was one of South Australia’s first specialist recyclers in the 1950s, a decade when typical demolition involved knocking down a building and dumping everything into landfill.

Founded in 1957, Royal Park Salvage embarked on a pioneering recycling process identifying the opportunity to rescue and re-use component parts of old buildings, especially classic features and character items like fireplaces, windows and doors. These items take pride of place in many thousands of renovated and new homes throughout our State.

Royal Park Salvage began this recycling in a time when there were no Government incentives to recover worthwhile building products.

Today, recycling and resource reuse is an established part of the Australian construction industry. Royal Park Salvage, and the group of companies to which it belongs, remain active investors and leaders in an array of initiatives in the construction recycling industry.

We accept payments via credit card (Mastercard, VISA, American Express), direct transfer, BPAY or cash.  
Payment is due in full on the day of completion.

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