Proposed Community Engagement Charter

The State Planning Commission has commenced engagement to prepare a Community Engagement Charter.

Good planning positively impacts everyone in the community and with so many important changes occurring in the coming years, the new State Planning Commission is opening up the process to all South Australians.

The Community Engagement Charter is the first of its kind in Australia, putting consultation and participation at the forefront of the planning process.

It will establish outcome-based, measurable requirements for engaging community members on proposed changes to planning policy. The Charter will also allow engagement to be tailored to suit the needs of the community.

From mid-2017, the following engagement by the Commission is underway to assist preparation of the Charter:

  • Community members can complete a survey during July
  • A randomly selected, statistically representative group of 50 community members have been tasked with developing the draft Charter over four days in July. This will entail a facilitated and deliberative program, working closely with representatives from the planning sector and other groups.
  • Input from Practitioners and Stakeholders.
  • Council’s input is being facilitated through the Local Government Association.

The Charter needs to be operational by 1 October 2017.

The City of Adelaide commissioned research to inform the Charter now under preparation by the Commission. DOWNLOAD: Paper: Principles for Engagement in a New Planning System - Committee Report Attachment C - 1 September 2015 (491 KB) (pdf)

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Consultation has concluded

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