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Information Required for Lodging a Development Application

When applying for development a Development Application form must be filled in, signed and completed and accompany all the relevant plans and information that is set as a minimum requirement in accordance with the Development Act 1993 and the associated Development Regulations 2008.

Development Application Form

A Development Application form is available from the Council Office or electronically below. There are information guides available below in regard to the information required to be submitted with the development application form:

Information Guides and Forms

Development Fees

Lodgement, Planning and Building fees are to be paid to the Port Augusta City Council on lodgement of the application. Council can not assess your application until the full payment is made.

Methods of payments are Cash, Credit card, EFTPOS, Cheque or Money Order

For a schedule of fees please click here Schedule of Fees

Plans and Information

When submitting your application to Council all plans and information must conform with Schedule 5 of the Development Regulations 2008.  If your application does not have any of the requirements outlined in Schedule 5 then Council can not accept or lodge your application.

Please refer to pages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Development Application Form for requirements as to plans and information.

Copies of Certificate of Title

A copy of the Certificate of Title must be provided to Council on lodgement of the development application. If you do not have a copy of the certificate of title a copy can be obtained from the Land Service Group at Level 2, 101 Grenfell Street, ADELAIDE SA 5001 phone number (08) 8226 3983.

It is important to provide a copy of the Certificate of Title so as to ensure that the proposed development is constructed within the boundary of the proposed land, to identify any registered easements or identify any encumbrances registered on the land.

For a copy of the Certificate of Title please click on the following link http://www.propertyassist.sa.gov.au/pa/

Copies of Plans and Information

Please be advised that under Regulation 15, Schedule 5, Section 32 & 33 of the Development Act 1993, an application must be accompanied with up to three copies of the plans, drawings, specifications and other documentation or information relating to the proposed development (or such additional or lesser number of copies as the relevant authority may require).

Council has the right to refuse lodgement of any application not accompanied by the appropriate number of copies. If the appropriate number of copies are supplied the owner, applicant and builder shall receive a certified stamped and approved copy of the endorsed plans and information back via mail.

Indemnity Insurance (Only if estimated cost of Development exceeds $12,000)

Builders are required under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 to take out a policy of building indemnity insurance to cover domestic building projects where the work costs over $12,000 and requires Council approval. Builders are prohibited from commencing building work until the insurance is in place and Councils will require the certificate of insurance to be lodged with them as part of the development approval process.

Indemnity Insurance is designed to protect home owners against losses caused by death, disappearance or insolvency of their Builder during the construction period or for a defined period of time after completion.

Construction Industry Training Board Levy (Only if estimated cost of Development exceeds $15,000)

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) levy must be paid if the estimated cost of development exceeds $15,000. This form should be completed by the project owner, the builder, main contractor or owner/builder. The payment must be made to the CITB and NOT to Council (as indicated on the CITB form), however the forms can be collected from the Council's front counter. Council approval cannot be given until the CITB levy is paid and a certificate is received.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was established under the South Australian Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1993 to implement training programs across all three sectors of the building and construction industry (Housing, Commercial and Civil). Funds for this training are paid in the form of a levy by "Project Owners" (generally the main builder or contractor or the owner builder).

The CITB collects revenue by way of a levy of 0.25 percent of the value of building and construction work (estimated cost of development). This revenue is invested back into the industry in the form of expenditure on training.

Properly structured training programs are vital if South Australia is to maintain a skilled workforce with high standards, and be internationally competitive in the construction industry.

CITB-managed or funded training is designed by the industry for the industry. Training takes place in metropolitan and regional areas, is relevant and tailored to the needs of specific sectors.

For electronic payment of the Construction Industry Training Levy please click on the following link www.citb.org.au (please be advised that if you elect for this method of payment you must provide evidence of payment to the Council to enable Council approval of your application).