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Planning and Development

The Development Act 1993 requires that no development can be undertaken unless it has the approval of the relevant authority, which in most cases is your local council. This means that any construction, alteration, addition to or demolition of a building or structure, a change in that current use of land or anything that modifies a designated heritage item constitutes development as defined in the Development Act 1993 and therefore requires formal development approval.

Please click relevant icon below for more information about the development you wish to undertake.

All forms, fact sheets and helpful guides are below the icons.

Planning, Building and Development Forms

**These forms must be read in conjunction with the relevant Information Sheet - see below drop down menu Planning Building and Development Help Guides

Development Application Form

Development Application Fee Schedule

Electricity Act Declaration

Planning Requirements Checklist

Demolition Checklist

Request to View or Copy Plans

Quick Checklist - Dwelling & Dwelling Additions

Quick Checklist - Shed, Verandah, Garage & Carport

Representation on Application Form

Waste Control Application Form and Checklist

Planning Building and Development Fact Sheets
Planning Building and Development Help Guides

Attachment of Structures to Existing Roof Frames

Bed and Breakfast

Building Requirements Checklist

Building Safely Near Powerlines                                    

Certificate of Independent Technical Expert - Building Advisory notice

Change of Land use

Community Wastewater Management System Standards

Dams          

Design Guidelines for the Provision of Infrastructure and Other Assets

Demolition                                                                           

Fences and the Law (www.lsc.sa.gov.au or call 1300 366 424)

Garage - Lodging an Application

Heavy Vehicle Parking on Residential Premises

Home Activity

Horse Keeping                                                                     

Horse Keeping in the Mount Lofty Ranges

Industrial/Commercial Buildings and Additions

Information for Prospective & Current Rural Landowners

Jetty

More than one Dwelling on an Allotment

New Dwelling/Dwelling Additions

Non-Complying Development

Owner Builder 

Planning Requirements Checklist

Public Notification

Pre-used Transportable Buildings

Rainwater Tank

Retaining Walls

Shed/Carport/Verandah/Garage - Checklist Brochure

Signs

Solar Panels

Stormwater Detention & Retention Standards

Swimming Pools & Spas or www.sa.gov.au/swimmingpools

Trees and the Law  (www.lsc.sa.gov.au or call the Legal Helpline 1300 366 424)

Waste Control (Septic, Aerobic and Common Effluent)

Work Commenced Without Approval

Useful Links

Minister's Specification SA H3.2 -  “Concessions for farm buildings” 2015 edition

Farm Buildings Fact Sheet

CFS Policy 0014 – “Above Ground Water Storage Tanks for Fire Fighting Purposes”       

CFS Development Assessment Web Page  

Alternative Solutions

Before You Build - Crown Land and Waterfront Properties

Native vegetation in South Australia (except parts of metropolitan Adelaide) is protected. You may need to apply to clear native vegetation. This is a separate process to the Development Act approval process.

See maps to find out where the protection under the Native Vegetation Act applies. Contact your local Natural Resources Centre if you need general information.


For more information, contact the Planning and Development Department on (08) 8555 7000 or email alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au 

To notify Council of a Development Stage, please use our Mandatory Notifications Form

To request preliminary advice prior to lodging a Development Application, please use our Preliminary Advice Form.

Council's Development Application Register is available to view. The register is an up to date source of all development applications lodged with Council.