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Making An Application
The majority of proposed developments in the District Council of Grant (ie: building a shed, carport, dwelling, holiday home) require a Development Application to be lodged with Council.
New requirements apply as from 1st January 2007 in relation to Building Safely near power lines. Unless applicants provide a declaration in the standard form as required, Council must refer all applications for building work to the Technical Regulator, and a referral fee of $160.00 will be required from the applicant. Please see the Electricity Act Declaration standard form provided below.
Approval is also required in some instances for changes of Land Use, even if no building work is involved. This would include (for example) starting up a home-based business, or using your residential property for business purposes.
The current Development Act requirements for swimming pool safety must be met if a property being sold contains a swimming or spa pool. Prior to the completion of sale of a property containing a swimming or spa pool a Certificate of Compliance by a suitably licensed person is to be supplied to the District Council of Grant by the current owner. A development application is required for approval by Council for new swimming and spa pool installations to ensure compliance with the Development Act 1993 and The Building Code of Australia. This includes both inground and some above ground pools.
Please note: Swimming pools require Council approval where they hold more than 9000 litres of water or more than 300mm in depth of water, or 680 litres for spas. A suitable safety barrier is required if the pool (or spa) is capable of holding more than 300mm in depth of water. The safety barrier also requires Council approval. For further information visit http://www.planning.sa.gov.au/go/swimmingpools.
Further information and enquiries regarding requirements for specific applications should be directed to the following Departmental Managers:
BUILDING Ken Stratton - Building Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH Nicole Dodds - Environmental Health Manager email@example.com
For every property transaction you make, there may be a tax consideration.
The Residential Code was amended in May 2012 and goes into effect on 1 August 2012. The changes further simplify the Code to make it easier for applicants to lodge applications and for local councils to process them. They mainly relate to new homes, additions to existing homes, and carports, verandahs and sheds.
In the District Council of Grant, the Residential Code only applies to the Residential Zone within the Port MacDonnell Township.
Draftsmen, builders and homeowners can gain an understanding of the changes and how they affect development applications and assessment from these tools:
- fact sheet (PDF 180KB)
- checklist for applicants (PDF 518KB)
- development application form for new dwellings and additions under the residential code (PDF 94KB)
- guide to the residential code and streamlined assessment (PDF 1.5MB).
To assist the processing of development applications, applicants should include a completed checklist when they submit their application form to the council.
Council's Development Application Form, Fees Sheet and relevant Checklists have been developed to assist applicants. Please click on the links below to access these.
Planning Fact Sheets (699kb)
Building Safely Near Powerlines(2757 kb)
Development Application Form(177 kb)
Development Fees Sheet(144 kb)
Dwelling Checklist(133 kb)
Electricity Declaration Form(55 kb)
Septic Tank Application - Alter(290 kb)
Septic Tank Checklist(80 kb)
Shed Checklist(77 kb)
Solar Panels Checklist(74 kb)
Swimming Pool Checklist(84 kb)