Do I need Development Approval?
South Australia's Development Act states, in most cases, that council approval is required before development can be undertaken.
This means that:
any construction, alteration, addition to or demolition of a building, structure or certain trees,
a change in current use of land, or
anything that modifies a state or local heritage item
requires formal Development Approval.
Making a Development Application(PDF, 44KB)
Development such as low fences, small sheds or open pergolas may not require approval - please use the following links or contact council's Development Support team on 8384 0666 for more information.
State Government's Virtual House provides a guide for minor development - www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au
Home Based Businesses
It is possible for a person to run a small-scale business from residential premises in some circumstances and only under strict conditions.
Please see council’s Home Activities and Home Based Businesses fact sheet(PDF, 170KB)
Next - lodging an application