Building and Development
Before commencement of any building takes place, you must notify the Council and submit a Development Application Form with relevant plans and specifications. If you require advice please contact the Development Assistant, Mardi Schumann on (08) 8626 1001.
People are required to notify Council when they reach different stages for all classes of buildings.
Please click here for the Notification of Building Work.
When is an application required?
An application must be lodged every time you wish to undertake development. Development is defined in the legislation and refers to a wide range of activities associated with building work, changes in land use, advertising displays, and land and strata division. It can be a quite simple domestic structure or a complex major commercial project, but an application is necessary in either case.
For further information on whether approval is required, the SA Planning Portal has developed a' Virtual House' which guides you through types of developments which you may or may not need approval to build at your property. Click here to view the 'Virtual House'.
How long will approval take?
Approval for Development Applications not requiring approval by the Council Development Assessment Panel (CDAP) usually take up to 8 weeks to process (providing the required information has been submitted).
Development Application Form
The following Information Sheets have been developed to provide information on the various types of developments and documents required when submitting an application. These docments are provided as a guide only and we encourage you to contact the Council Office to clarify andy questions you may have prior to submitting an application.
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