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Development & Heritage Fact Sheets

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Change in Land Use

Under the Development Act 1993 a change in the use of land constitutes development and therefore requires Development Approval.

Development Plan (City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters)

The Development Plan provides planners with guidelines to follow during the development assessment process.

Do I Need Approval

If you undertake "development" you will need to obtain Development Approval.


A Fact Sheet about fencing.

Front Verandah Restoration and Replacement (Heritage)

Front verandahs on Victorian and Edwardian houses are important elements of those buildings.

Masonry Walls and External Render (Heritage)

Repointing stonework or brickwork is needed when the mortar joints deteriorate and the mortar frets and erodes, letting rain in and appearing unsightly.

Minor Domestic Structures

The construction of most minor domestic structures such as carports, verandahs and garages will require Development Approval from Council.

Rising Damp and Salt Attack (Heritage)

Rising damp is a common problem in Victorian and Edwardian houses in Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Roofing, Gutters and Downpipes (Heritage)

Roofs are an important part of heritage buildings. They are major visual elements on Victorian and Edwardian houses and contribute significantly to the attractive appearance of a building.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are now required to be installed in new domestic dwellings and in many dwelling additions.

Swimming Pools and Spa Pools

Applications for swimming pools, including portable inflatable pools that exceed 300mm in depth or have a water filtration system, require both planning and building approval.

What is Urban & Regional Planning

 Planning is the act of researching, analysing, anticipating and influencing change in our society.

Why Do I Need Approval

 Development can affect you, your neighbour and the community now and in years to come.

What is the Assessment Process for a Land Division Application

Land Division typically involves either the creation of additional allotments or the realignment of boundaries.

What is Development Approval

 A Development Approval is a legal document that allows you to undertake a development.