Building & Development

Development Approval Information


Introduction:

The Southern Mallee District Council administer development under a number of Acts of Parliament and refer to various reports and codes of practice for guidance:

  • The Development Act 1993,
  • The Planning Strategy for Country SA,
  • The Southern Mallee Development Plan,
  • The Building Code of Australia,
  • The SA Housing Code,
  • Australian Standards and various Codes of Practice

These are some of the legislative and guidance criteria used for Development Assessment.

Development Approval

This involves Town Planning Approval and Building Rules Assessment, an activity that requires Development Approval as defined by the Development Act 1993. All development must be approved by Council, as defined by the Development Act. To ensure development undertaken within the Council district is orderly and ecologically sustainable, Council undertakes assessment of a proposal.

How do I obtain approval?

To obtain development approval, plans, details and specifications should be lodged with your application. The Southern Mallee District Council Guidelines for Development will assist you in preparing this detail, also advice can be obtained from the Southern Mallee Development Plan. At this site, select Country then select the Southern Mallee District Council Development Plan. You will need to have a copy of Acrobat Reader to view and print this document. (This is an 88 page document so it will take a considerable time to download!!) (Download Acrobat Reader FREE)

Should you be proposing development involving rural land uses the Developer's Guide will assist you with copies of Codes of Practice for various land uses and information regarding the lodgement of Development Applications.
Fees as specified by the Development Act Regulations apply for Development Applications, these can be determined upon submission of your application.

Application Form

To download a copy of the Development Application Form, in .pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader) , Click Here

To download a copy of the Onsite Wastewater Application Form in .pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader) , Click Here

To download a copy of the Building Near Power Lines Application Form in .pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader), Click Here

Should you require further information regarding this matter please email any queries to council@southernmallee.sa.gov.au or contact Council on (08) 85 778 002 between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm on normal office days.

Other Related Websites: Planning SA - www.planning.sa.gov.au

Fees

To download a copy of the Development Fees Sheet in .pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader), Click Here

 

Register of Development Applications

Under the current Development Regulations (Regulation 98) Councils are required to keep a register of Development Applications available for public inspection.

 

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