Building & Planning FAQ

Effective 31 July 2020, a new planning system – PlanSA – applies across South Australia’s outback and rural areas.  PlanSA includes the new Planning and Design Code and associated ePlanning platform for South Australia, replacing hard copy council development plans and the manual processing of development applications.

This means that Council is no longer able to accept development applications submitted using the current Wattle Range Council Development Application Form under the 1993 Development Act and 2008 Planning Regulations.

Instead, the new planning system facilitates online lodgement for development applications.  You can now submit and track your application online at www.plan.sa.gov.au. To use the PlanSA lodgement system, you will first need to register for an online account: https://plan.sa.gov.au/development_applications/lodge_an_application/create_an_online_account.

If you are still wanting to lodge your development application by email, post or in person, an additional $80 processing fee will be charged for uploading the development application into the planning system on your behalf.  If you are lodging by email, post or in person at the Millicent Council Office, you will also need to download and print the statutory forms from PlanSA and complete them as an attachment to your application.  All forms are available at https://plan.sa.gov.au/resources/forms.

Pre-lodgement Advice Service

Wattle Range Council is committed to assisting future applicants in the preparation of development applications by taking an active role in the pre-application process.  This service is designed to provide preliminary advice on planning, building and wastewater related enquiries.  To make an appointment, please contact our Development Team on 8733 0900 or email development@wattlerange.sa.gov.au.

If you require assistance specific to the online lodgement of development applications, please visit www.plan.sa.gov.au, email DPTI.PlanSA@sa.gov.au or call the PlanSA Service Desk on 1800 752 664.

If you have enquiries or are seeking advice regarding planning or building within Wattle Range Council area, please continue to contact our Development Team on 8733 0900 or email development@wattlerange.sa.gov.au.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to update our website to reflect the new Planning and Design Code and associated ePlanning platform for South Australia.

PlanSA Fact Sheets