Building & Development Information

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 Kingston District 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 To use the PlanSA lodgement system, you will first need to register for 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 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

If you require assistance specific to the online lodgement of development applications, please visit, email or call the PlanSA Service Desk on 1800 752 664.

If you have enquiries or are seeking advice regarding planning or building within Kingston District Council area, please continue to contact our Development Team on 8767 2033 or email

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.

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Following the recent launch of the new planning system in rural areas under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act), the Kingston District Council, Tatiara District Council and Naracoorte Lucindale Council have constituted the Northern Limestone Coast Regional Assessment Panel (RAP).

Operating under the new planning system and the PDI Act, the RAP is responsible for assessing a range of development applications in the areas of the member councils.  The panel will consist of up to five members – one member of the panel will be an Elected Member from one of the member Councils and the other four must be accredited professionals – planning level 2 under PlanSA’s Accredited Professionals Scheme.  One of the accredited professionals will be appointed to the position of presiding member of the RAP.

The Northern Limestone Coast RAP replaces the Council Assessment Panel for each Council and will enable a more consistent approach to planning across the three Council areas, as well as creating opportunities for resource sharing and providing greater efficiency in the assessment process for planning applications.

Expressions of interest are sought from people who have the qualifications and an interest in joining the RAP.

The RAP will meet as needed and agendas and minutes for meetings will be available on each Council’s website.

The initial term of office will be 2 years, panel members will also be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the term.  A member must continue to be an accredited professional while holding office.

Other conditions of appointment are set out in section 84 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

Expressions of interest must include Certificate of Accreditation, resume and cover letter.  As the Presiding Member’s role is to chair formal meetings, expressions of interest for this position should outline experience in chairing formal meetings and knowledge of the operation and requirements of the Act.

More information on the Panel is available by contacting Paul McRostie on 8760 1100.

Expressions of interest should be provided by post or email by 5.00pm, 11 September 2020 to Naracoorte Lucindale Council, PO Box 555, Naracoorte SA 5271 or

The South Australian Government Gazette Notice from 20 August 2020 on the establishment of the Northern Limestone Coast Regional Assessment Panel, can be viewed here.

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