Changes to SA Planning and Heritage System

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An Act proposing changes to the State wide planning system was passed by State Parliament in April 2016. The Act is titled The Planning, Development, and Infrastructure Act 2016. More information is available on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

The PDI Act puts into legislative form the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Planning Reform (apart from heritage matters). The Panel operated in 2013 and 2014 to review the planning system and advise the State Government on potential reforms.

Council has been an active contributor to Planning Reform, such as:

  • working collaboratively with the Expert Panel,
  • responding to the Government’s response to the final report of the Panel, and
  • providing substantial input to the debate on the Bill to the Minister, members of Parliament, and key stakeholders (Local Government Association, etc.).
In August 2016, the SA Government commenced considering heritage reform, with the intent of their being a second heritage oriented Bill at some stage. The PDI Act of 2016 adopts a ‘status quo’ approach to heritage.

As part of our staged comments on the planning reform, we sought your input to help shape and influence Council’s submissions. Council continues to encourage the community to keep themselves informed of implementation of the PDI Act over the next 3 – 5 years, and to contribute to the commencing discussions around heritage reform.

Council encourages reform that delivers efficiencies and benefits to business and the community.

View the News tab below for the latest updates.

An Act proposing changes to the State wide planning system was passed by State Parliament in April 2016. The Act is titled The Planning, Development, and Infrastructure Act 2016. More information is available on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

The PDI Act puts into legislative form the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Planning Reform (apart from heritage matters). The Panel operated in 2013 and 2014 to review the planning system and advise the State Government on potential reforms.

Council has been an active contributor to Planning Reform, such as:

  • working collaboratively with the Expert Panel,
  • responding to the Government’s response to the final report of the Panel, and
  • providing substantial input to the debate on the Bill to the Minister, members of Parliament, and key stakeholders (Local Government Association, etc.).
In August 2016, the SA Government commenced considering heritage reform, with the intent of their being a second heritage oriented Bill at some stage. The PDI Act of 2016 adopts a ‘status quo’ approach to heritage.

As part of our staged comments on the planning reform, we sought your input to help shape and influence Council’s submissions. Council continues to encourage the community to keep themselves informed of implementation of the PDI Act over the next 3 – 5 years, and to contribute to the commencing discussions around heritage reform.

Council encourages reform that delivers efficiencies and benefits to business and the community.