The following information sheets and application forms are provided by the Adelaide Plains Council as a community service and as a guide only to key elements of the South Australian Planning and Building system.

For a more thorough understanding of the system or for any specific enquiries concerning the use and development of land, professional advice should be sought or please contact the Environment & Development Services Department for further assistance.

Information Sheets provided by the Planning Institute of Australia, South Australia Division can be found here.

Information Sheets provided by the SA Department for Planning and Local Government can be found here.

Information Sheets provided by the SA Environment Protection Authority can be found here.

Development Application Brochure

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call one of our planning and building staff on 8520 3360 or via email at


Residential Development Code - Development


In March 2009 South Australia introduced the new Residential Development Code.

The Code aims to make planning and building approvals for some types of home construction and renovation simpler, faster and cheaper.

So if you are looking at renovating your home or wanting to build a new one please look at the links below to see how the new Code makes things simpler, faster and cheaper for you in seeking planning and building approvals.


Residential Development Code_Guide

Residential Development Code_FAQ

The SA Department for Planning and Local Government provides further information regarding the Residential Development Code.

Fences and the Law

Gawler River Flood Plain Mapping 2015

Gawler River Flood Plain - Inundation Map

Gawler River Flood Plain - Hazard Map

Gawler River Hazard Map - Development Plan Map

Second Driveway - Section 221 Permit

Swimming Pool Safety

Trees and the Law

Asbestos and the Home Mechanic

Asbestos and the Home Renovator

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