Lodge an Application

Here you will find all the information you need on the development application process, including applying for approval, how to lodge an application, what information is required, and the fees involved.

Applying for Approval

Lodging an application for development approval is necessary for a wide range of acts and activities. As a regulatory authority under the Development Act 1993, Council is responsible for the assessment of these applications against the relevant provisions of the Prospect (City) Development Plan, and the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.

Elected members however do not undertake the assessment process. This responsibility is delegated to the Council Assessment Panel (CAP) and qualified Council staff.

Lodging an Application

Early in the design process and prior to lodging an application, or before purchase of a property, you are encouraged to contact Council’s Development Services Team. This will enable you to gather information on the current zoning of the property and the type of development you would like to propose. Information such as this will assist you when working with your architect, building designer or builder to ensure that the proposal is consistent with the relevant provisions of Council’s Development Plan.

While Council staff can’t confirm whether or not a proposal will be approved, your application will have the best chance of success if you incorporate the preliminary advice and information into your proposal.

What Information Is Required For An Application?

The amount of information and level of detail required for an application to Council will vary depending on the type of proposal. After the receipt and initial review of your application, Council will contact you requesting any additional information that is required to undertake the assessment.

See Fact Sheets on how to lodge an application and info required.

Pre-Lodgement Advice Form

Development Application Form

What Fees Are Payable?

Fees for development applications are based on the cost of the building work (including GST) and the size (floor area) and type (class) of the building that is proposed to be constructed. The fees are detailed on the development application form and will be calculated when you lodge your application with Council.

Fees received by Council for development applications cover only a small portion of the costs associated with administering Council’s responsibilities under the Development Act 1993. As such, development assessment fees are already subsidised by Council and are not usually waived or reduced.

In the interest of supporting the adoption of alternative power, however, Council has decided that no fees are payable on applications for solar panels.

Paying the CITB Levy

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was established at the request of the SA construction industry in 1993. CITB was created as an industry owned, led and managed organisation, funded by a levy on construction activity. CITB is not a government agency although it operates under the Construction Industry Training Fund Act (1993).

The levy is reinvested in the SA building and construction industry in order to develop, support and sustain its skills base through training. CITB currently manages a $20m annual budget, supporting more than 35,000 short-course training places and over 4,000 apprentices and their employers.

More information is available here.

If you would like any more information on anything related to new developments and the development application process, please phone us on (08) 8269 5355, or email us at admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.