Development approval is required for:
A Development Approval is a legal document that allows you to undertake a development. Development Approvals epecify the conditions and other details that the development must comply with.
Development approval can be made up of one or more types of Consents including:
Development Plan Consent is assessed by a planner who considers the Development Application against the provisions of the relevant Development Plan and processes the Development Applicatio in accordance with any procedural requirements set out in the Development Act 1993 and the Development Regulations 2008.
It is recommended that applicants refer to the Development Plan before making an application.
Building Rules Consent is required to determine whether or not the proposal satisfies technical building requirements and will be structurally sound if built in accordance with the approved plans. Assessment is made against the Building Code of Australia and other relevant Australian Standards. Generally, this covers issues such as structural adequacy, fire safety, health, amenity, equitable access for people with disabilities and energy efficiency.
Building Rules Consent may be undertaken by Council or by a Private Certifier. However it is important to note that consent from a Private Certifier does not automatically gurantee Development Approval. If changes have been made between Development Plan Consent and Building Rules Consent a fresh development application must be lodged.
Development Approval is required to divide land into separate blocks or allotments or move boundaries. See Development Information Guide - Land Division for more information.
You will need to submit to Council the following:
If the need for further documents becomes evident during assessment, you will receive a letter requesting the provision of further information. Assessment of an application cannot proceed until the complete set of required documents is provided. If you do not provide the requested information your application will lnormally be refused.
For Planning Consent, each development application will fit into one of three classes which affect the way that the application is processed:
There are set time limits in which councils are obliged to make decisions. The Rural City of Murray Bridge endeavours to process all applications in the quickest time possible. If the application must be referred on to other bodies, or additional information is require from the applicant, the decision will be delayed. Thorough preparation before lodging your application will ensure efficient processing. Complying development takes 1-2 weeks. merit applications typically take between 6-8 weeks depending on the complexity of the application. Non-complying development requires the concurrence of the Development Assessment Commission and will therefore take longer to process.
Some applications are required to be referred to and assessed by external statutory bodies (ie if you are near the river or adjancet to an arterial road, State Heritage etc).
Yes. An applicant has the right to appeal to the Environment Resources and Development Court against a decision made by Council, or a condition attached to an approval (other than in relation to non-complying applications). Such an appeal may be lodged with the court within two months of the application decision being made.
Environment Resources and Development Court
Phone: 8204 0300
No. Under the Development Act 1993, a fine of up to $120,000 applies for undertaking work without Development Approval. In some cases you may be reqired to remove the structure if it has been built without Development Approval at your own cost.
Depending on the type of application Council may be obliged to give poeple likely to be affected by development an opportunity to make comment (also known as a representation).
The Development Regulations 2008 and/or the Development Plan set out the types of development where poeple have this right available to them. The extent of the notification is determined by the Development Act 1993.
See Development Information Guide - Public Notification for more information.
A duty planner is available to assist you with any quiries during business hours.
08 8539 1414