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Development Forms and Permits

Accessing Property via a Council Reserve

If you would like to gain access to a property via a Council reserve, you will need permission in accordance to Council's By-Law No.3 - Local Government Land. The authorised organisation, company or person will need to complete and sign the indemnity form, then return the form to Council along with the application at least two weeks prior to the day access is required.

Please note if you are using or hiring contractors or machinery, you are required to provide a copy of a current Certificate of Currency (public liability insurance).

Permit to run a Business on Council Land, including Mobile Food Vending

Sometimes operating a business on Council land is considered a development which requires approval, such as alfresco dining or advertising signage on a footpath or road reserve, or structures and vehicles encroaching onto Council land or roads.

A mobile food vending business (involving the sale of food or beverage from a vehicle (within the meaning of the Road Traffic Act 1961)) also may require development approval.

Any commercial premises where food is prepared or sold requires a food licence per the Food Act 2001 prior to commencing the business.

If you are planning on selling food from a mobile food van or other venue on Council land or public roads, businesses like yours must apply for a Section 222 Permit (link to online form below) as per the Local Government Act 1999.

A permit will be issued by the City of Playford if you comply with the rules as adopted by Council (see link to document below.) Please note, the Mobile Food Vendor Location Rules apply to road and road-related areas for mobile food vending businesses only.

To confirm if your proposal requires approval, contact Council’s Duty Planner via email at plan@playford.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8256 0331.

To operate on Council-owned land, you must obtain a permit from the Council per Section 222 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Council requires a minimum of four (4) weeks to process the above application and issue a permit.

Food Businesses Notification

A new food business, or a change to an existing business, may require development approval. To find out if your proposal requires approval, please contact Council’s Duty Planner via email at plan@playford.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8256 0331.

Any commercial premises where food is prepared or sold requires a food licence per the Food Act 2001 prior to commencing the business.

Road Alteration Permit (Section 221 Permit)

Sometimes new developments need to alter Council roads, such as laying new services, erecting hoarding or placing a skip on a Council road reserve.

In some circumstances, formal agreements will be required to support your development. If you would like to enquire about a development which requires an alteration to a road, please contact Council’s Duty Planner via email at plan@playford.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8256 0331.

To undertake a road alteration activity you must obtain a permit from the Council per Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Wastewater

If you're building your new home in one of Playford’s smaller townships, such as Angle Vale, Virginia or One Tree Hill, you may need to install an on-site wastewater system as these areas are unsewered areas (not connected to the SA Water sewer system.)

For a new system installation, you will need to contact a qualified wastewater engineer to determine a suitable system for your home and to prepare an engineer’s report.

After this you will need to submit a completed application form, the engineer’s report, a site plan of your house and the proposed system and an underfloor plumbing plan showing the proposed sanitary drainage. Please also be advised that a fee is applicable for the application and will be determined upon lodgement of the application.

You can then submit the documents through the following methods:

  • In person: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
  • By email: eho@playford.sa.gov.au
  • By mail: City of Playford, 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113

Liquor Licencing

To serve liquor in any facility, you need a liquor licence. The Consumer and Business Services (CBS) assess liquor licence applications in South Australia; CBS requires a letter from Council to confirm liquor licence applications are consistent with the approved land use and development conditions that relate to the venue.

If the venue is owned by the Council, applicants will also need to provide the land owner (Council) consent to CBS. This request should be emailed to sportsfields@playford.sa.gov.au

Requests for Council comment should be emailed to plan@playford.sa.gov.au accompanying:

  • A cover letter detailing the proposal
  • A copy of the CBS application form
  • A site plan showing the entire property and where the licenced area is on the property
  • A floor plan showing the proposed licenced area

Subject to your proposed licence type, please allow up to eight weeks for processing.