Lodge a development application
How applications will be assessed
The new planning system's assessment pathways enable better assessment processes for development applications. To understand a development application's journey through the approval process view the Assessment Pathway in the PlanSA Portal. We recommend before starting any development that you discuss your intentions with Council's Development Services to work with you and explain what is permissible under the Planning and Design Code.
Applications lodged before 19 March 2021
Development Applications lodged prior to 19 March 2021 will be assessed under the Barossa Development Plan, and the Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008. Where Planning Consent has been issued under the Development Act 1993, Building Rules Consent and final development approval will be issued under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, and assessed through the PlanSA Portal.
Applications lodged from 19 March 2021
All development applications lodged on and after 19 March 2021 will be assessed under the new Planning and Design Code.
As development applications are now processed online, enquiries in relation to lodging your development application need to be referred to the PlanSA helpline on 1800 752 664.
Application fees and charges
All development applications incur fees in order for the assessment process to be undertaken by a planning professional. The fees that will be payable for your application depend on what you are proposing, where it's located, and when you lodge.
Please note your proposal may be required to undergo public notification, in which a $350 fee shall be required. This will be determined during the assessment process.
For information on which fees may apply to you visit the Application Fees in the PlanSA Portal.