Often the hearing starts on site with a ’view’ – where the person or persons presiding over the case, the parties, the parties’ lawyers (if there are any), and some court staff meet at the site to view the land the subject of the appeal e.g. tree, development or proposal. The court will let you know if your case is going to start with a view. Generally an hour will be spent on site, however, this is at the discretion of the parties.
If there is no view, or after the view is finished, the case is usually heard in a court room in the Sir Samuel Way Building on Victoria Square in Adelaide.
Where it is more convenient, the court can decide to hold the hearing in a country town – usually in the court house, council chambers or town hall of the town closest to the subject of the dispute. This option will generally occur if there are a number of lay witnesses from a rural community whom are required to give evidence.