Do I Need Planning and Building Approval?

No development can be commenced without the written approval of Council.

If you intend to undertake any of the following activities, you will need to obtain Development Approval from Council before you commence the work:-

  • construct, demolish, add to or alter a building
  • change the current use of the land
  • divide an allotment
  • erect an advertising sign
  • undertake any tree damaging activity in relation to a significant or regulated tree
  • in relation to a State heritage place (including properties located in Colonel Light Gardens) - demolish, remove, convert, alter paint or add to the place, or do any other work that could materially affect the heritage value of the place
  • in relation to a local heritage place - demolish, remove, convert, alter, paint (external) or add to the place, or do any other work that could materially affect the heritage value of the place
  • within hills zones - excavate or fill more than nine cubic meters of earth
  • construct or alter a road, street or thoroughfare on land (including excavation or other preliminary or associated work);
  • create fortifications

To obtain a Development Approval, you will need to lodge a development application, along with relevant information and fees.  Please refer to our information sheet, Information to be Submitted to help you with what is required when lodging an application.

Some minor activities and building works do not require development approval.  This is called exempt development. These exemptions are listed in Schedule 3 of Development Regulations 2008. We encourage you to contact Council to check if you are unsure if your activity or building works are exempt.

Please refer to the Exempt Development information sheet.

Please contact Council’s Development Services and Community Safety Department on 8372 8888 in regards to your proposed development.

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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
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