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Planning and Development

South Australia’s new planning system will launch on Friday, 19 March 2021 for the Alexandrina Council region, allowing Development Applications (DAs) to be submitted and tracked online via Australia’s first state-wide ePlanning platform.

Closer to the launch date, links to the electronic Development Application Processing system will be made available on this page, to enable you to lodge your DA on the new PlanSA portal.

Following the launch date, the relevant authority for all DAs will be the Fleurieu Regional Assessment Panel (FRAP), which is a regional authority that has been established by the Minister for Planning to determine DAs within both the Alexandrina Council and District Council of Yankalilla regions. While the relevant authority is FRAP, Council's Planning Department will continue to administer DAs on behalf of the FRAP.

  • For more information regarding SA’s new planning system, visit, phone the PlanSA service desk on 1800 752 664, or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions
  • For specific Information about your property please continue to contact Council’s Planning and Development Department on 8555 7000.

What if I need to submit a DA before 19 March?
You can continue to send all correspondence and/ or documentation to us via email at For emails exceeding 10MB in size, please submit the documentation via the following link:

Please note any hardcopy documents received will continue to be processed, however all responses will be sent via electronic means wherever possible.

Please click relevant icon below for more information about the development you wish to undertake.

All forms, fact sheets and helpful guides are below the icons. Please note these will no longer be applicable beyond launch date for new ePlanning system on 19 March 2021.

**These forms must be read in conjunction with the relevant Information Sheet - see below drop down menu Planning Building and Development Help Guides

Development Application Form

Development Application Fee Schedule

Electricity Act Declaration

Demolition Application Form

Request to View or Copy Plans

Quick Checklist - Dwelling & Dwelling Additions

Quick Checklist - Shed, Verandah, Carport & Deck

Statement of Representation

Waste Control Application Form and Checklist

Native vegetation in South Australia (except parts of metropolitan Adelaide) is protected. You may need to apply to clear native vegetation. This is a separate process to the Development Act approval process.

See maps to find out where the protection under the Native Vegetation Act applies. Contact your local Natural Resources Centre if you need general information.

For more information, contact the Planning and Development Department on (08) 8555 7000 or email

To lodge a Development Application, please do so electronically via email -

For larger files (exceeding 10MB) please upload your application and/or associated files here

To notify Council of a Development Stage, please use our Mandatory Notifications Form

To request preliminary advice prior to lodging a Development Application, please use our Preliminary Advice Form

Council's Development Application Register is available to view. The register is an up to date source of all development applications lodged with Council.