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.

View plans on public notice

The use of this service is subject to the following City of Adelaide terms and conditions:

Prior to downloading or viewing any materials, you agree that:

  • The development applications and accompanying materials are provided for the purpose of public review and submission in relation to the application and may not be used for any other purpose;
  • You will not print, alter, copy, publish, or reproduce any documents or material provided, except as permitted by law; and
  • Where the material is shown on or obtained from this website incorporates any third-party copyright material or trademarks the use of the information is subject to the relevant intellectual property rights of such third parties.

Your written comments are invited and must set out, with reasonable particularity, the reasons for the representation and this will be taken into consideration by Council when it makes a decision on the proposal.

You are advised that with respect to Category 2 developments, a representation will only be ‘valid’ and taken into account, and persons afforded the opportunity to be heard by the Council Assessment Panel if you have been directly notified by Council in writing of the development.

For persons not directly notified, details of development applications are provided for information purposes only.

Please note that Council must forward a copy of each representation to the applicant as the applicant has the right to respond in writing to Council regarding the contents of the representations. Any representation you may make will become a public document as prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act, 1991 for inclusion with Council agenda papers.

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