Councils Development Services Department have put together Development Information Guides and online resources to help you to better understand and use our building and planning services.
Development control within South Australia is legislated within the Development Act and Regulations, 1993 (as amended).
"Development" is defined within the Act, and can include (among other things), building work, a change in the use of land, any work affecting a State Heritage Place, or the division of an allotment.
"Building Work" is defined within the Act, and means work or acitivity in the nature of:
construction,demolition, additions to/or removal of a building;
Making an Application
Before starting any development please discuss your intentions with Council's professional staff as your time and money can be saved by knowing your obligations, responsibilities and rights in advance. However, this 'pre-lodgement advice' does not constitute an 'Approval in Principle' or 'Verbal Approval'. Even the slightest change from discussing your proposal to formally lodging an application, can change the nature of the proposal. Information on the zoning of your property can be obtained from the Development Plan - click here to link to the site.
You must complete the development application form that covers all types of development proposals, including building and planning. This application form is lodged with Council (except for land division). The application must be accompanied by two copies of the plans, drawings, specifications and other documents and information relating to the proposed development.
An application form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Also please download the Electricity Act Declaration Form.
Construction Industry Training Board Levy
The CITB has updated and enhanced its website www.citb.org.au to include two other methods of payment of the training levy.
These are payment by direct debit and payment by cheque.
Direct Debit payment can be made via the web link www.citb.org.au.
Follow the instructions on the site and print the page indicated as proof of payment and supply a copy to Council with your Development Application.