The Development Act 1993 requires that no development can be undertaken unless it has the approval of the relevant authority, which in most cases is your local council. This means that any construction, alteration, addition to or demolition of a building or structure, a change in that current use of land or anything that modifies a designated heritage item constitutes development as defined in the Development Act 1993 and therefore requires formal development approval.
** Please note the statewide Planning & Design Code will replace the Alexandrina Development Plan from September 2021. For Further information please refer to the Development Plan.
Council’s Planning and Development department has been transitioning to a paperless working environment for a number of years, and are now in a position to implement the final stages of this transition.
Since April, we commenced processing all planning and development documentation electronically, including the following:
- Lodgement of New Development Applications
- All incoming and outgoing correspondence
- Requests for further Information and their subsequent responses
- Receipt of any amended plans or additional documentation
- 93 (b) Documentation from Private Certifiers
- All Decision Notifications and Stamped Approved Plans.
Contact our Planning and Development department
Please send all correspondence and/ or documentation to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For emails exceeding 10MB in size, please submit the documentation via the following link: sftp.lgits.net.au/filedrop/ElectronicLodgement
Please note any hardcopy documents received will continue to be processed, however all responses will be sent via electronic means wherever possible.
We appreciate your support and willingness to adopt this new process, and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Planning and Development department on 8555 7000.
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