Development Information 

Development Information

What needs approval?

The Development Act advises that no development can be undertaken unless it has the approval of the relevant planning authority, which in most cases is Council. This means that any construction, alteration, addition or demolition of a building or structure, a change in the current use of the land, or anything which modifies a designated heritage item constitutes development and therefore requires formal Development Approval.

Certain minor activities or building work are excluded by Regulation from this definition and are thereby exempt from the need to seek approval. In these instances you should always contact the Council to clarify the position.

A Development Application Form must be completed with all relevant detail and signed by applicant/owner. Copies of the form can be found on this webpage under Forms or collected from the Council office at 10 Main Street, Cleve.

At least two copies of plans/specifications must be forwarded with the application and fees must be paid upon lodgment at the Council Office. 

Sheds

what is needed to obtain approval from Council?

An information sheet relating to what is required for approval of sheds can be downloaded below under Forms.

Construction Industry Training Board Levy

The Construction Industry Training Board Levy also needs to be paid on any construction with an estimated cost of $15,000 or more. These forms are available at the Council office and the levy payment is payable at the Council office.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges are payable upon lodgement of the Development Application.

Septic Tank Applications

The safe disposal of sewage and household wastewater is necessary to safeguard the health of the community and to protect the environment.

Not all sites have characteristics suitable for conventional subsurface effluent disposal; therefore, it is very important to carry out the necessary investigations to determine the suitability of the site and design the system accordingly.

NOTE: It is important that the requirements of the septic tank system be considered during the planning stage of any development.

Approval must be obtained from the relevant authority before proceeding with the installation of a septic tank system.

Application to Install a Septic Tank

Prior to installing a septic tank system it is necessary to submit an application to obtain an approval from the relevant authority.

Applications for approval to install a septic tank system must be made on the required application form and provide the necessary information. The application form can be obtained from the Council Office or found on this webpage under Forms.

Engaging the services of a registered plumber to assist in designing a suitable system and lodging an application is encouraged.

Arno Bay Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Project

The District Council of Cleve is currently in the process of developing a Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) to service the township of Arno Bay. 

Information relating to the installation of the system is allowed at Arno Bay can be downloaded from the following link.

Arno Bay Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Projection information Sheet

Council’s Development Plan

For a copy of Council’s Development Plan click on the links:

Cleve's Development Plan

Or website for most current plan

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/local-government/development-plans/online-development-plans/country-development-plans/cleve-council-development-plan

Swimming Pool Safety

Is your swimming pool kid safe? What do you need to know about swimming pool fencing?

Contact the Council office for further Information or click below for Swimming Pool Brochure

Brochure - Is Your Swimming Pool Kid Safe?

Or more information can be found at:

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/building-and-development/residential-building-regulations/safety-regulations-around-the-home/pool-and-spa-safety

Fences and the Law

Do you have a question about a boundary fence or shared fence?

Answers to common questions on shared fencing are available from the Fences and the Law handbook published by the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.

Click the following links to download handbook or to access the Legal Commission’s website to access further information.

Brochure - Fences and the Law Handbook

or

http://www.lawhandbook.sa.gov.au/ch31s02.php

Asbestos

Information relating to asbestos can be found at www.asbestos.sa.gov.au

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