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Development Building Residential Minor Domestic Structures

Minor Domestic Structures

The construction of most minor domestic structures such as carports, verandahs and garages will require development approval from Council. Development approval is comprised of both planning consent and provisional building consent. The application may be made for both consents together or separately.

Planning consent

An application for planning consent is assessed against the Planning and Design Code, which is the policy document to ensure development in Salisbury occurs in an orderly manner. The matters that will be considered include:

  • Minimising the visual impact of the structure on adjoining properties and the street
  • Site coverage
  • Retaining private open space
  • Setting the structure back off a secondary frontage (corner allotments)
  • Painting/materials
  • Not compromising the safe and convenient use of driveways and ensuring safe and orderly traffic movements within the locality

Building consent

The application for building consent is assessed against the technical requirements of the Building Code of Australia and other relevant standards to ensure compliance with the Building Code of Australia (the structural safety, health and fire protection of the premises). The following information is required as part of the building application:

Builders Indemnity Insurance is required for all work valued at $12,000 and above where a licenced builder is engaged to carry out the construction work.

Construction Industry Training Board Levy is required for all work valued at more than $40,000.

When is an application required?

All rules that govern when development approval is required are made by the State Government. Information is available from the SA Planning Portal.

How long will the process take?

Council will endeavour to deal with minor structure applications as soon as possible and generally within a few days if all the information required has been provided with the application. Please note that if all relevant information is not provided the application will take longer to process.

Further information

Please note that the information above is intended as a guide only. Further clarification of these matters can be obtained from the Development Services on phone: (08) 8406 8222 or email Development Services.

Lodge development application

If you wish to proceed to lodge a development application online please go to the SA Planning Portal.