Planning and Building

Please use the links below for more information about the development you wish to undertake.

For a list of all forms, checklists, fact sheets and fee schedules you can visit this summary page.

What information are you looking for?​

For more information please contact Development Services:
(08) 8408 0400 or mail@ahc.sa.gov.au

To notify Council of a Development Stage:
Use our Mandatory Notifications Form.

To request preliminary advice prior to lodging a Development Application:
Use our Preliminary Advice Form.

To lodge a Development Application please do so via email: developmentadmin@ahc.sa.gov.au (file limit 10MB).
For larger files (exceeding 10MB) please contact our development administration team to access our secure portal, Objective Connect. If you already have an Objective Connect login from another council, this can be used to access our portal.

Council's Development Application Register is an up-to-date source of all development applications lodged with Council.


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.

In April 2017 the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 came into effect. The Act is being implemented in stages over a four year period. To keep up to date with the rollout, please visit the SA Planning Portal.