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If you’re planning a development, you may need to apply for approval before you get started.
Getting approval ensures that development is appropriate for where it is proposed and constructed in a safe and compliant way.
Do I need approval?
Types of development that usually need approval are:
- building work and construction
- changing a land use, for example an office to a shop
- altering land boundaries, for example subdividing land into two
Some projects at home are not considered 'development' and are exempt from needing approval. For example, a small garden shed, fence or water tank.
You can check if these projects need approval at your property by entering your address into PlanSA's approval wizard.