Update - 12 October 2015

What we told the Minister
The Minister, members of Parliament, and key stakeholders have been informed that:
  • the lack of detail on the associated bodies of work that are to follow and the lack of an overall implementation plan, made it difficult to reach a comprehensive position on the Bill.
  • more consideration of the Bill was required.
  • the proposed State Planning Commission should be charged with delivery of the implementation packages of work required to put the new planning system into place.
  • the unique and distinctive circumstances of the City of Adelaide, as the state capital with a primary role for business, entertainment, culture, and retailing, should be better recognized in the Bill and new planning system.
  • the State Planning Commission should be empowered to work independently from the Minister.
  • provisions relating to the Park Lands would undermine the protection and value of the Park Lands.
  • concern at the powers of the Minister to act, such as the power to impose financial contributions to ‘essential infrastructure’.
  • having appeal rights against existing local heritage items.
  • the preference to development assessment being devolved to the lowest possible level of government and the need for elected member representation on Development Assessment Panels as currently exists.
Full Details of Council’s Position
The full position adopted by Council can be viewed on the following links:
  • Council report on the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 view here.
  • Position adopted by Council on the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 view here.
  • Recommended Amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 view here.
  • Recommended Principles for Engagement in a New Planning System (to help inform the development of the proposed Community Engagement Charter) view here.
Keeping you Informed
We will continue to regularly update this page with up to date information on the progression of the Bill and implementation of the new planning system.

Background to the Planning Reform Process

The following links provide information on the work of the Expert panel and Council submissions on past bodies of work by the Expert Panel and the State Government’s response:
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