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Development Applications

How do I apply for Development Approval?

A Development Application Form can be obtained from the Council offices, together with a schedule of fees. Alternatively, you can download an Application Form via the link;

Development Application Form 2020-21

Development Application Fees 2020-21

You should also check whether a proposed development may impact on endangered ecological communities and will require a vegetation survey to be conducted. Click here for further information in relation to this.

Make sure that you have checked on the compliance requirements, and that you include all the required information and documentation, before submitting your application to enable Council to make an early and informed decision regarding your proposed development.

Guide for Applicants

In addition, Council's Development Officer is able to assist you with your application and also advise you on the fees which will be payable by you in relation to the development assessment process.

Planning & Design Code

A single set of planning rules to enable high quality development

The Planning and Design Code (the Code) is the cornerstone of South Australia’s new planning system. The Code will replace all development plans to become the single source of planning policy for assessing development applications across the state.

The Code will provide South Australians with planning policy that is consistent and clear, making the planning process quicker, simpler and more equitable. This will help the community to navigate the planning system when building a house, developing a business or progressing large commercial developments.

The Code is being progressively introduced across South Australia, commencing in the outback before moving to rural council areas and concluding in urban areas.

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Planning Reforms at a Glance