Development applications on public notification

Public notification is undertaken in accordance with the Development Act 1993 and allows those that may be affected to view and comment on a development application. It allows those notified to examine the proposed development, consider the likely impacts the proposal may have on them, and provide comment (either positive or negative) prior to a decision being made.

Category 2 Development 

A letter advising of the proposed development is sent to all owners/occupiers of adjacent land (this is defined in the Development Act as land which is directly separated by a road, or river, etc, and provided it is no more than 60 metres from the subject site of the development).

Please note that for Category 2 applications, only owners and occupiers of adjacent land notified by Council are entitled to lodge a representation.

Category 3 Development 

A letter advising of the proposed development is sent to all owners/occupiers of adjacent land. A letter is also sent to owner/occupiers of any land considered to be affected to a significant degree by the development if it were to proceed, and a public notice is placed in the newspaper. 

What you need to know about making a representation.

The following details must be included for your representation to be valid:

  • Name of representor(s)
  • Postal address and address of affected property.

You should also include:

  • Specific comments
  • Whether the person making the representation wishes to be heard by the Council Assessment Panel.

Please note that, pursuant to Section 38(8) of the Development Act 1993, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response.

In considering the application, the Council will have regard to any representation made insofar as the representation relates to the provisions of the Development Plan.

The Adelaide (City) Development Plan lists the types of development for each category of public notification.

Should you require more information about the public notification process please see Public Notification and Your Role and Non-Complying Development.