Do I need building approval?
If you're planning on undertaking development, you may need approval before you get started. For Council aquired approvals, such as land division, building a fence, building a dam, installing a tank, and change of the use of land, view the links below. For all other developments, you can find out if you need approval through the new SA planning system.
Building a dam
Any water development, such as building a dam, that collects, directs or diverts water may require development approval or a permit.
Building a fence
Not sure if you need approval for building a fence? Find out if you need development approval as well as approval from neighbours if building on a common boundary.
Domestic sheds, garages and outbuildings
If you are looking to build a domestic shed, garage or outbuilding it will most likely require development approval.
Installing a rainwater tank
New houses built in South Australia are required to install rainwater tanks of at least 1,000L.
A land division is the division of land into at least two allotments, or a realignment of boundaries between at least two existing allotments.
Owner and builder information
If you're undertaking building work on your own property you may require the services of a registered professional.
Shipping container and skip bin placement
You'll need a permit to temporarily place a shipping container or skip bin on a footpath, road or council reserve.