Planning and Building

  • The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI) requires that no development can be undertaken unless it has the approval of the relevant authority. This means that any construction, alteration, addition (including partial demolition) of a building or structure, a change in the current use of land, or anything that modifies a designated heritage item (including demolition) constitutes "development" as defined in the PDI and therefore requires formal development approval. For more information visit the PLANSA Approval Wizard  Find out if you need approval | PlanSA
  • All development applications are required to be lodged via the State Government's PlanSA portal
​As we are still working through the implications for Adelaide Hills Council from the new PlanSA system some of the information on these pages may not be relevant to you. Please contact Development Services on (08) 8408 0400  or if you are unable to find the information you need.

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Important information for Development Services during COVID-19 
Important information if your home was affected by the recent Bushfires


Council's Development Application Register is an up-to-date source of all development applications lodged with Council prior to 19 March 2021.

To view Development Applications lodged post 19 March 2021 please click here.

To notify Council of a Development Stage for Development Applications lodged prior to 19 March 2021 click here to complete a web form for the Adelaide Hills Council team.

To notify Council of a Development Stage for Development Applications lodged post 19 March 2021 click here to go to PLANSA notifications Building notifications | PlanSA.

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

What information are you looking for?​

For more information please contact Development Services:
(08) 8408 0400 or

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