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Development Applications

A new planning system is now in place across South Australia’s outback and rural areas.

The SA Government has undertaken a comprehensive overhaul and review of the Planning Scheme across the State, and as introduced a quicker, more simplified and more consistent planning system.

As of the 31 July 2020 all development and building applications must be lodged through the online PlanSA Portal.

This new system is fully electronic, providing online development assessment and processing via a modern ePlanning platform.

Everyone living and working in outback and rural South Australia can submit and track development applications from the comfort of their home, office of whilst on the go using their computer or mobile.

Clear and consistent planning policies, relevant to your area, is now easily accessible by all to help shape your community, both now and into the future.

To find out more visit PlanSA, email or call the PlanSA Service Desk on 8456 4840.

South Australia’s new planning system will help you to:

  • Search zoning for your property
  • Review development rules
  • Lodge and track an application online
  • Track major projects and development activity
  • Find an accredited professional.

To lodge your application visit PlanSA at and click on Lodge An Application within the Development Applications menu. From here you will be able to create an online account to lodge your development application online. Should you require further information, a range of resource videos can also be viewed on the PlanSA website.

To access the new planning system please visit

For further information please visit the PlanSA Resources page.