State Planning Reform


Have your say on SA's future planning system

Update

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. The State Planning Commission is leading this reform and will be releasing a number of papers for consultation between July 2018 and July 2020.

The City of Adelaide encourages our community to find out what’s happening and provide feedback to the State Government. To have your say go to www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/have_your_say.

All feedback should be submitted to the State Government through the SA Planning Portal. If you would like to share your feedback with the City of Adelaide, please also send it to: planningreform@cityofadelaide.com.au

Background

In April 2016, Parliament passed the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) to implement a new planning system which will replace the current system under the Development Act 1993 (SA).

Some of the key changes to the Planning and Development system will include:

  • Establishment of the State Planning Commission as the state's independent, principal planning body
  • Release of a Community Engagement Charter that aims to to provide a more flexible, effective and meaningful framework for engagement
  • The creation of a Planning and Design Code that will become the State's single planning rule book, replacing the existing 72 Council-specific Development Plans
  • Establishment of a professional accreditation scheme for planners and building surveyors
  • Delivery of an online planning portal as a one-stop-shop for planning information and the lodging and assessment of development applications

The new PDI Act will be implemented in stages over the next three to five years, but the Planning and Design Code must be activated by 1 July, 2020.

The City of Adelaide will continue to assess development applications and undertake strategic planning under the current planning system until the transition to the new legislation is complete.

For more information on the implementation of the new planning system visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal.




Have your say on SA's future planning system

Update

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. The State Planning Commission is leading this reform and will be releasing a number of papers for consultation between July 2018 and July 2020.

The City of Adelaide encourages our community to find out what’s happening and provide feedback to the State Government. To have your say go to www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/have_your_say.

All feedback should be submitted to the State Government through the SA Planning Portal. If you would like to share your feedback with the City of Adelaide, please also send it to: planningreform@cityofadelaide.com.au

Background

In April 2016, Parliament passed the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) to implement a new planning system which will replace the current system under the Development Act 1993 (SA).

Some of the key changes to the Planning and Development system will include:

  • Establishment of the State Planning Commission as the state's independent, principal planning body
  • Release of a Community Engagement Charter that aims to to provide a more flexible, effective and meaningful framework for engagement
  • The creation of a Planning and Design Code that will become the State's single planning rule book, replacing the existing 72 Council-specific Development Plans
  • Establishment of a professional accreditation scheme for planners and building surveyors
  • Delivery of an online planning portal as a one-stop-shop for planning information and the lodging and assessment of development applications

The new PDI Act will be implemented in stages over the next three to five years, but the Planning and Design Code must be activated by 1 July, 2020.

The City of Adelaide will continue to assess development applications and undertake strategic planning under the current planning system until the transition to the new legislation is complete.

For more information on the implementation of the new planning system visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal.