Virtual House

Published on 21 January 2019

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The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have developed an online tool, Virtual House on the SA Planning Portal website which guides you through types of developments which you may or may not need approval to build at your property.

Minor renovations or small building projects at home such as the erection of a shed, retaining wall or solar panels do not normally require approval before they can be built, unless the property is in a special area such as an historic conservation area or the size or location of the project is not what would normally be expected.

Approval is not generally required because these development types are considered to have little impact on the surrounding environment, community and neighbouring properties.