Angela Davison has been admitted as a Private Certifier (Planning) for residential code applications under Section 91(1) of the Development Act 1993.
The residential code
The residential code simplifies planning approvals for some common forms of residential development. Private certifiers as well as councils are now able to undertake planning assessments of residential code developments.
With some exceptions you can apply for:
- common residential works and structures such as sheds, carports, verandahs and rainwater tanks
- single-storey additions and alterations to existing homes
- new single-storey and two-storey detached and semi-detached homes.
The code applies only to applications for development plan consent. For development approval you may also need to apply for building rules consent and land division consent.
Does the Code Apply to Your Development?
The code does not apply in certain restricted areas of the state:
- heritage locations, such as local heritage places, state heritage places, state heritage areas and historic conservation zones
- the Hills Face Zone of the Adelaide Hills
- flood-prone areas (unless the applicant can demonstrate that the development meets the flood protection standards of the relevant development plan).
Please refer to the following South Australian Government link and contact your local Council to discuss your proposal. If you consider your development may qualify for private certification please contact us by email to email@example.com or by telephone 8358 5346.
Private certification and development approval processed in South Australia are government by the Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008. Section 12 of the Act and Sections 15 and 17 of the Regulations are relevant.