Land Divisions

The State Planning system is currently in the process of significant planning reforms.  As of 1 July 2020 Renmark Paringa Council will be transferred to the Planning and Design Code under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. The Planning and Design Code will replace the current Development Plan. Therefore, some areas may see shifts in the principles governing development in their area.

From 1 July 2020, the development application lodgement and assessment process will change. All development applications will need to be lodged electronically through the e-Planning portal and not submitted to Council.

Further details in relation to the Planning Reforms can be found at

Land Divison

Land Division applications are assessed by Council (in most instances), however the applications are to be lodged with the Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure – Development Assessment Commission.

A land surveyor is required to compile the application for lodgement with the Development Assessment Commission, who will then forward the application to other government agencies for comment and to Council to make a decision.

During Council’s assessment process, a number of other important aspects relating to infrastructure are considered along side the Planning requirements, such as, waste control & effluent disposal, driveways, footpaths etc.

It is recommended that you (or your land surveyor) contact Council’s Planning Officer prior to lodging a land division application to ensure all of these aspects have been considered.

Land Division and New Dwellings in Horticultural Areas

Below you will find examples of appropriate subdivision proposals in the Horticulture area:

Example 1 - Excisions of Existing Dwelling (Merit Proposal)

Example 2 - Division of Horticultural Land (No Dwelling Excision)

Example 3 - New Dwelling on Horticultural Allotment