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Development Applications - The New System

PlanSA is now home to South Australia’s new development application system. It is an online central source to access all information relating to Planning, Building & Development.

This platform will help you to submit and track development applications online, search property zoning and review development rules.

Do I need development approval?

If you’re planning on undertaking development, you may need approval before you get started. To find out if approval is needed for your project, you can access the approval wizard at www.plan.sa.gov.au to confirm the next steps.

By answering a few questions about your plans, the wizard can determine:

  • If you need approval
  • How to apply for approval
  • Who to contact for more information

Lodging a Development Application

All development applications need to be lodged online through the Development Application Processing (DAP) system through PlanSA and not submitted to Council.

It is here you can find out the information you’ll need to provide, what fees apply and how to lodge your application – click on Lodge an Application within the Development Applications menu. From here you will be able to create an online account to lodge your development application online.

Should you require further information, a range of resource videos and guides can also be viewed on the Plan SA website.

Planning & Design Code

Southern Mallee District Council has been transferred to the Planning and Design Code under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. The Planning and Design Code is an online tool that has replaced the current Development Plan.

The Code outlines property zoning information and what policies apply to property locations and different types of proposed development.

The online Planning & Design Code can be accessed here.

The PlanSA helpline is available should community members have any queries regarding the Code or the ePlanning system.

The PlanSA service desk can be reached on 1800 752 664 or email DPTI.PlanSA@sa.gov.au.

Useful links

SA Property & Planning Atlas (SAPPA)

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.