Development applications

Amalgamation

Amalgamation can relate to the combining of:

  • one or more allotments to create one single parcel of land
  • assessments for two or more allotments adjacent to one another and used as one property, to create a single property valuation assessment.

Amalgamation of land

A plan for amalgamation of land must be lodged with the Land Titles Office (LTO) and will only be considered if:

  • the allotments are next to each other and are not physically separated ie adjoining land
  • land ownership and any registered estates or interests is the same for all allotments
  • the result is one allotment.

You should seek professional assistance from a survey or drafting services firm. It is important to note that once amalgamation is pursued, if you wish to divide the land in the future, you will be required to carry out the land division process (468.2 KB PDF) .

Development approval is not required when amalgamating allotments, unless it is a state heritage place.

Amalgamation of valuation assessments

Amalgamation of valuation assessments may reduce the rates and taxes you would pay as a single property valuation rather than individual valuations for each allotment.

Amalgamations of assessments are at the discretion of the Valuer-General. An application for amalgamation will only be considered if:

  • the allotments are next to each other and are not physically separated ie adjoining land
  • land ownership and any registered estates or interests is the same for all assessments.

All applications for amalgamation of valuation assessments must be in writing to:

State Valuation Office
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA 5001

The following information should be provided:

  • valuation numbers
  • address of property and postal address, if different
  • contact phone numbers - business, home, mobile
  • allotment numbers/section numbers.

If the application for amalgamation of assessments is successful the allotments will remain separately saleable but  contained in one assessment for rating purposes.


Related information

On this site

Downloads

The land division process (468.2 KB PDF)

For an alternative version of this document contact Land Services

Contacts

State Valuation Office


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Page last updated 10 August 2016

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