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Building & Renovating

City of Adelaide employs qualified and experienced staff to undertake the assessment of applications and provide general advice. 

If you would like to discuss a proposal before lodging an application, contact the City Planning team on 08 8203 7185.

Download the Development Process Flowchart for an overview of the steps involved in gaining approval and undertaking construction.

How the Development Process works

Following the step by step guide below will allow for the most efficient processing of your application.

Step 1

What is Development Approval and when is it required?
Explanation of what development approval is and what types of action requires Council’s approval.

Step 2

Preparing your Development Application
Critical points for you to be aware of when preparing your application, including the information that needs to be submitted to ensure a smooth process.

Step 3

Lodging your Development Application
Outlines the three ways to lodge your application with Council, including the ability to lodge your application online.

Step 4

Assessing your Application
Explanation of Council’s role in processing and assessing your application.

Step 5

Building & Compliance
How to progress once your development application is approved.


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