Mitcham's Development Plan

A Development Plan is a statutory document that guides development by providing zones, maps and policies to assess development applications.

The Mitcham (City) Development Plan can be viewed at the Council Civic Centre, Blackwood and Mitcham Library, or a pdf copy of the Plan can be downloaded here


Councils can amend and change policies contained within a Development Plan by undertaking a process called a Development Plan Amendment (DPA). A DPA process includes preliminary investigations, consultation with government and non-government agencies as well as public consultation. Final approval of any DPA rests with the Minister for Planning and Local Government.

Current and recent Development Plan Amendments initiated by Council include:


The State Government will be replacing every Council's Development Plan with a single planning rule book, called the Planning and Design Code, in the first half of 2021. Details of these reforms can be accessed at the PlanSA.


If you have any questions about information on this page, please contact us on 8372 8888 or email with ‘Mitcham’s Development Plan’ written in the subject line.