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City Development forms part of the Planning & Development department. City Development incorporates Planning, Building and Engineering. Both planning and building are involved in the decision making process of assessing development applications for Development Approval in accordance with the provisions of the Development Act, 1993.

As Council assesses approximately 1700 development applications per annum, your development application can be assessed more efficiently depending on the information provided with your application which can be found on our information sheets (see below). The City Development Team has collated key information and online resources to help you better understand and use our planning and building services.

Key information and online resources to help you better understand and use our planning and building services.

In response to the rapidly approaching implementation of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (PDI) Act coupled with Council’s vision to streamline our processes and eliminate unnecessary paper wastage, the Mount Barker District Council is moving towards a fully electronic system on 1 July 2019. As part of this, we are striving to provide all correspondence via email including planning consents, building consents, full development approvals and wastewater approvals.

As part of this, we kindly request that all applications (development and wastewater) be submitted to Council electronically as per the attached ‘Email Lodgement of Development Applications Fact Sheet’. We also require that the landowner’s email address be included on the application form/s.

Council has made a significant investment into our systems to enable this improvement to occur and we anticipate that this will result in significant efficiency gains for both Council and our building partners.

Please note that the owner’s email address will not be used for general correspondence or information requests and will only be used as a means to provide them with a copy of the decision notice.

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Planning & Building Fact Sheets and Forms

We have put together some information sheets which may help you with your questions about planning and building.

If these information sheets do not help you with your query, please contact Council at

Information included below includes:

*  Building & Planning: Application Forms

*  Building & Planning: Explained

*  Building & Planning: Information Sheets

Building Planning: Application Forms

Building & Planning: Explained

Building & Planning: Information Sheets

ATO: GST + Property

For every property transaction you make, there may be a tax consideration.

Determine your GST obligations on the ATO website below:

> GST and Property guide

> Guide to ATO