Getting approval

Undertaking development in South Australia requires you to get approval beforehand.

To seek approval, you will need to lodge a development application with a relevant authority for assessment.

Why you need approval

If you're planning a development, you may need development approval before you get started.

Getting professional help

A professional can help you prepare everything you need for lodgement and resolve any problems early.

Rules that apply

Planning and building rules describe which developments are appropriate across SA and how they should be built.

How applications are assessed

This guide explains the decision-making process of your application after lodgement.