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Development Information Sheets

pdf Asbestos - IS4
What is asbestos? Asbestos is the generic term for a number of fibrous silicate minerals. There are two major groups of asbestos – the amphibole group, which includes blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos and the serpentine group, which includes white asbestos (chrysotile). All forms of asbestos are classified as human carcinogens (cancer causing) and exposure can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

pdf Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - IS17
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Bed and Breakfast Accommodation. A bed and breakfast establishment is a type of use that can be established successfully if it is sited, designed and operated properly, but has the potential to be detrimental to the amenity of the locality if these factors are not considered.

pdf Building Application Checklist
Checklist for documents that are required at the time of lodgement for Development Applications.

pdf Bushfire Prone Areas - IS27
Bushfire Risk Areas - A Guide to Legislative Requirements. Along with approximately 39 other council areas, the Light Regional Council has been proclaimed by the State Government as being within a Bushfire Protection Area.

pdf Change of Use of Land - IS36
The term ‘development’ has a broad definition given to it by the Development Act 1993, and expressly includes a ‘change in the use of land’, which implies that when someone makes a change from one land use to another form of land use on a property then that person has undertaken ‘development’ within the meaning of the definition. The Council is required to form an opinion as to whether a particular land use constitutes a change of land use or not. If it is of this view, then an approval is required before that use can be lawfully undertaken.

pdf Commercial/Industrial Development - IS18
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Commercial/Industrial Development.

pdf Council Assessment Panel IS40
General Information regarding the Council Assessment Panel

pdf Dams - IS26
The construction of a dam, wall or any other structure that will collect or direct water will require either:- a development approval under the Development Act 1993 (refer to the following section), or a permit under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (based on the impact the storage will have on water flows and natural resources).

pdf Demolition - IS3
Information to Submit with a Development Application for demolition of a structure or building.

pdf Dependent Accommodation - IS13
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Dependent accommodation. Dependent accommodation is defined as accommodation located on the same allotment as the main dwelling and connected to the same services as the main dwelling.

pdf Development Application Overview IS39
Information sheet containing all you need to know about a development application.

pdf Dog Kennels - IS12
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Dog Kennells or Dog Keeping. Dog kennel(s) or dog keeping are types of uses that can be established successfully if it is sited, designed and operated properly, but has the potential to cause environmental harm if not sited, designed and operated properly.

pdf Dwellings and Dwelling Additions - IS7
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Dwellings or Dwelling Additions.

pdf Easements - IS5
An easement is a portion of land that gives a particular service authority the right to enter the property to service the infrastructure within the easement area. Easements are registered on Deposited Plans and Certificates of Title. Easements may be required for different purposes by various authorities.

pdf Essential Safety Provisions - IS6
Essential Safety Provisions. Development Act 1993 – Development Regulations 2008 Regulation 76. This regulation applies in relation to a building in which essential safety provisions (fire extinguishers, exit signs, emergency lighting, hydrants, smoke alarms etc) are installed or required to be installed or to be inspected, tested or maintained under the Building Code of Australia called up by reference under the Development Act, 1993, or any former regulations under the Building Act 1971.

pdf Farm Buildings - IS8
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Farm Sheds and Farm Buildings.

pdf Fences - IS23
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Fences.

pdf Fences in Heritage Areas - IS23A
When considering the construction of a fence associated with a heritage place or within a historic conservation zone or policy area, obtaining preliminary advice is recommended. Ensuring the style, design and materials are suitable for the area will assist with the assessment process of your development application and ensure a positive outcome.

pdf General Information for Builders - IS21
Development Applications are assessed against the relevant zone and policies contained within Development Plans. The purpose of assessment is to ensure that the proposed development conforms with the Development Plan and zoning requirements. Applications are also assessed for compliance with the Building Code of Australia with respect to structural and life safety issues.

pdf Habitable Outbuildings - IS38
A habitable outbuilding is where a room or building is proposed on a property that it separate to the main dwelling but ancillary to it, e.g. shed converted to a rumpus room, granny flat etc. The requirements for a room that is to be habitable i.e. it no longer is used as a tool shed but becomes more of an area that is an extension of the living areas of the dwelling.

pdf Heritage Development Application Checklist - IS29
Documentation required for development affecting state heritage places.

pdf Historic Policy Area Guide - IS31
A guide to understanding the Development Assessment Approach for all Allotments withing the Historic (Conservation) Policy Areas.

pdf Home Activity - IS30
This development information guide explains the requirements for a person wishing to operate a small scale business from home.

pdf Horsekeeping - IS9
Horse keeping is a type of use that can be established successfully if it is sited, designed and operated properly, but has the potential to cause environmental harm or be detrimental to the amenity of the locality if these factors are not considered.

pdf Intensive Animal Keeping - IS11
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Intensive Animal Keeping. Intensive animal keeping is a type of use that can be established successfully if it is sited, designed and operated properly, but has the potential to cause environmental harm or be detrimental to the amenity of the locality if these factors are not considered.

pdf Land Division - IS10
Land division approval is required pursuant to the Development Act, 1993 and the Real Property Act 1886 and applies whether land is divided or a boundary between neighbours is adjusted.

pdf Non Complying Development - IS32
Certain types of development are classed as being non-complying, i.e. they are discouraged in an area or zone specified and are not normally allowed to proceed. The Development Plan lists what development is described as non-complying. Generally, such development has been judged as being inappropriate for that locality, as expressed by the Development Plan, and therefore is unlikely to be supported. An obvious example is the establishment of industry within a residential area.

pdf Powerline Clearance Declaration Guide
There are many hazards associated with working in proximety to powerlines. In order to manage these hazards, the clearance distances to powerlines that apply in SA are outlined in this brochure.

pdf Public Notification - IS28
Before making a decision on some types of development proposals, the planning authority may be obliged to give public notification of the application so that people likely to be affected by that development have an opportunity to comment.

pdf Residential Structures - IS2
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Residential Sheds, Garages, Verandahs & Carports.

pdf Retaining Walls - IS22
A retaining wall is a wall which holds back or supports soil when the natural ground level has been altered. When a person ‘cuts’ into the natural ground level, the soil on the high side is to be prevented from collapsing with the use of a wall.

pdf Signage - IS19
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Signage. Is development approval required? Generally, Yes. To display certain outdoor advertisements you will require development approval from the Council.

pdf Smoke Alarms - IS20
Smoke alarms must provide reasonable and adequate warning to occupants when they are asleep so that they may safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire. The owner of a residential property is responsible for the installation of smoke alarms within the building that comply with AS3786-1993, and also to ensure that adequate maintenance of each smoke alarm is carried out.

pdf Solar Panels - IS34
Solar Panels - Do you need Council Approval? Solar Panels (Solar Photovoltaic Panels) are becoming popular with rebates and savings on power bills, but it is often confusing as to when Development Approval is required.

pdf Swimming Pool Brochure - Provided by Planning SA
Is your pool kid safe? What you need to know about pool fencing.

pdf Swimming Pool Safety Barriers - IS1A
The Building Code of Australia defines a swimming pool as any excavation or structure that contains water and used principally for swimming, wading, paddling, or the like, including a bathing or wading pool, or spa. The Development Regulations define a swimming pool as including a paddling pool and a spa pool, but not a spa bath.

pdf Swimming Pools and Spas - IS1
Within South Australia and regardless of whether you live in a residential area, rural living or farming property, most swimming pools and spas require Development Approval and a safety barrier. This includes portable spas, above ground pools and 'portable' pools such as the blow up type commonly sold in variety stores. All pools and spas with a depth of 300mm or more and a water filtration system require approval from Council.

pdf Temporary Accommodation - IS14
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Temporary Accommodation.

pdf Transportable Buildings - IS16
Information to Submit with a Dwelling Application for Relocating Transportable Buildings. The relocation of an existing transportable dwelling requires full Development Approval from Council. An application is to be submitted for the consideration of Development Plan Consent and Building Rules Consent.

pdf Transportable Dwellings - IS24
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Transportable or Similar Dwellings.

pdf Truck Parking - IS25
If you own or drive a vehicle which weighs over 3 tonne tare (not including any trailers) and you wish to park it on a residential property Development Approval will be required. The type of vehicles which need approval include buses, vans, trucks, prime movers, earth moving equipment and associated trailers.

pdf Vineyard-Viticulture Development
The term ‘vineyard’ is used to describe a land use which includes the growing of grapevines and is more specifically referenced within the Development Act 1993 as a type of ‘horticulture’. The day-to-day operation of vineyards can have particular impacts on nearby properties from spray drift, noise and soil erosion.

pdf Water Tanks - IS35
Legislative Requirements for Water Tanks.

pdf Wineries - IS15
Information to Submit with a Development Application for Wineries.

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