Development Applications

What Needs Approval

To see if you need planning or building approval, please visit the “wizard”.

Submitting your Development Application

You are no longer required to physically lodge a development application with Council. You (or your builder) will now be required to upload your application online anytime through your computer, phone or tablet allowing development applications to be submitted and tracked online for the first time via a new ePlanning platform.

Before submitting your application online, you will need to have your documents ready to upload. The information you require can be found on the Development Application Checklist.

Once you have sourced the information required, you will need to log on to the PlanSA Portal to submit your application. Information on how to lodge a development application can be found on the PlanSA website – Lodge an application.

Construction Industry Training Board Levy

The Construction Industry Training Board Levy also needs to be paid on any construction with an estimated cost of $40,000 or more. This can be completed online on the Construction Industry Training Board Levy.

Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges are payable on the SA Planning Portal.

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Other Useful Information

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.

Applications for approval to install a septic tank system must be made on the required application form and provide the necessary information. Engaging the services of a registered plumber to assist in designing a suitable system and lodging an application is encouraged.

Swimming Pool Safety

Is your swimming pool kid safe? What do you need to know about swimming pool fencing? For all swimming pool information read the Is Your Swimming Pool Kid Safe? brochure. More information can also be found here.

Fences and the Law

Do you have a question about a boundary fence or shared fence? The Fences and the Law Handbook published by the Legal Services Commission of South Australia is your go to guide. You can visit the Legal Commission's website for further information.


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