State Planning Reform - Background Information

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Have your say on SA's future planning system

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. A key element of this reform is the creation of a single State-wide planning rule book, the Planning and Design Code (P&D Code). The P&D Code will replace all Development Plans across the State.

The State Planning Commission (the Commission) is responsible for preparing, consulting and implementing the P&D Code across the State. In late 2018 the Commission announced that the Code would be implemented in three phases:



Geographic area
Timing of Consultation

Implementation
Phase 1:
Land not within a Council
area (Outback)

Completed
1 July 2019
Phase 2:
Regional Councils

Anticipated Oct 2019
April 2020
Phase 3:
Metropolitan Councils
(including City of Adelaide)
Anticipated Oct 2019
1 July 2020


Consultation

The Commission is responsible for consultation on the P&D Code and all responses should be submitted to the Commission via the SA Planning Portal. To assist our community, the City of Adelaide will post regular updates to this page including our submissions to each consultation. For further information about the State Planning Reform process, please see the SA Planning Portal.










Have your say on SA's future planning system

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. A key element of this reform is the creation of a single State-wide planning rule book, the Planning and Design Code (P&D Code). The P&D Code will replace all Development Plans across the State.

The State Planning Commission (the Commission) is responsible for preparing, consulting and implementing the P&D Code across the State. In late 2018 the Commission announced that the Code would be implemented in three phases:



Geographic area
Timing of Consultation

Implementation
Phase 1:
Land not within a Council
area (Outback)

Completed
1 July 2019
Phase 2:
Regional Councils

Anticipated Oct 2019
April 2020
Phase 3:
Metropolitan Councils
(including City of Adelaide)
Anticipated Oct 2019
1 July 2020


Consultation

The Commission is responsible for consultation on the P&D Code and all responses should be submitted to the Commission via the SA Planning Portal. To assist our community, the City of Adelaide will post regular updates to this page including our submissions to each consultation. For further information about the State Planning Reform process, please see the SA Planning Portal.









  • Renewable Energy Policy Discussion Paper

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    11 months ago

    The State Planning Commission has released a Discussion Paper on Proposed Changes to Renewable Energy Policy in the Planning and Design Code that proposes new planning policies for South Australia’s renewable energy sector. An infographic on Renewable Energy Policy in SA is also available.

    Informal feedback can be provided ahead of the formal consultation on the draft Planning and Design Code which commences later this year. Comments can be forwarded to saplanningcommission@sa.gov.au.

    The State Planning Commission has released a Discussion Paper on Proposed Changes to Renewable Energy Policy in the Planning and Design Code that proposes new planning policies for South Australia’s renewable energy sector. An infographic on Renewable Energy Policy in SA is also available.

    Informal feedback can be provided ahead of the formal consultation on the draft Planning and Design Code which commences later this year. Comments can be forwarded to saplanningcommission@sa.gov.au.

  • Latest 'What We Have Heard' Reports Released

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    about 1 year ago

    The State Planning Commission has released reports on the outcome of two recent consultations. These summarise the submissions made on the draft Development Assessment Regulations & Practice Directions and Phase One of the Planning and Design Code (Land not Within a Council Area). Both 'What We Have Heard' reports can be downloaded by clicking here.

    The State Planning Commission has released reports on the outcome of two recent consultations. These summarise the submissions made on the draft Development Assessment Regulations & Practice Directions and Phase One of the Planning and Design Code (Land not Within a Council Area). Both 'What We Have Heard' reports can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Policy Position on Heritage & Character Released

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    about 1 year ago

    The State Planning Commission has released a number of papers outlining how the new planning system will protect heritage and character and improve the design quality of the built environment. These policy position papers can be downloaded from either the SA Planning Portal or the document library on this Your Say page.

    There will be an opportunity to provide feedback on these policy matters when the next phases of the Planning and Design Code are released on consultation. This is expected to be mid-2019 for regional council areas and late 2019 for metropolitan council areas.

    The State Planning Commission has released a number of papers outlining how the new planning system will protect heritage and character and improve the design quality of the built environment. These policy position papers can be downloaded from either the SA Planning Portal or the document library on this Your Say page.

    There will be an opportunity to provide feedback on these policy matters when the next phases of the Planning and Design Code are released on consultation. This is expected to be mid-2019 for regional council areas and late 2019 for metropolitan council areas.

  • Phase one of the Planning and Design Code released on consultation

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    over 1 year ago

    The first phase of the Planning and Design Code: Planning and Design Code in the Outback has been released for consultation.

    All comments should be submitted to the State Government by 29 March, 2019 via the Have Your Say page on the SA Planning Portal. If you would like to share this feedback with the City of Adelaide, please send it to: m.frew@cityofadelaide.com.au

    Consultation on the Code in regional council areas will open in mid-2019 and will move to metropolitan council areas in late-2019.

    The first phase of the Planning and Design Code: Planning and Design Code in the Outback has been released for consultation.

    All comments should be submitted to the State Government by 29 March, 2019 via the Have Your Say page on the SA Planning Portal. If you would like to share this feedback with the City of Adelaide, please send it to: m.frew@cityofadelaide.com.au

    Consultation on the Code in regional council areas will open in mid-2019 and will move to metropolitan council areas in late-2019.

  • PDI (Development Assessment) Regulations and Practice Directions released

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    over 1 year ago

    The State Planning Commission has released the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations and several Practice Directions for consultation until 1 March, 2019.

    These latest documents can be downloaded from either our document library or via the following link: https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/development-assessment/about.

    The State Planning Commission has released the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations and several Practice Directions for consultation until 1 March, 2019.

    These latest documents can be downloaded from either our document library or via the following link: https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/development-assessment/about.

  • Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper

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    over 1 year ago

    The State Planning Commission has now released the Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper. This explores four key themes:

    • supporting and growing key industries
    • linking people to jobs, goods and services
    • providing infrastructure to enhance our liveability
    • facilitating innovation and enabling investment.

    A summary of the discussion paper is also available.


    The State Planning Commission has now released the Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper. This explores four key themes:

    • supporting and growing key industries
    • linking people to jobs, goods and services
    • providing infrastructure to enhance our liveability
    • facilitating innovation and enabling investment.

    A summary of the discussion paper is also available.


  • Two Further 'What We Have Heard Reports' Released

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    over 1 year ago

    The State Government has released two further reports summarising the feedback received on two consultations:

    'What We Have Heard Report: The Planning and Design Code'

    'What We Have Heard Report: Assessment Pathways'

    The State Government has released two further reports summarising the feedback received on two consultations:

    'What We Have Heard Report: The Planning and Design Code'

    'What We Have Heard Report: Assessment Pathways'

  • The Planning and Design Code is coming

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    over 1 year ago

    The State Planning Commission has announced that it will lead the establishment of the first generation of the Planning and Design Code and therefore, the conversion of council Development Plans.

    The Code will be developed and released in three phases:

    • Phase one (mid-2019): introduction of foundational elements of the Code in land not within a council area
    • Phase two (late-2019): introduction of the Code and our new ePlanning solution to regional council areas
    • Phase three (mid-2020): introduction of the Code and our new ePlanning solution to metropolitan council areas

    Click here for further details.

    The State Planning Commission has announced that it will lead the establishment of the first generation of the Planning and Design Code and therefore, the conversion of council Development Plans.

    The Code will be developed and released in three phases:

    • Phase one (mid-2019): introduction of foundational elements of the Code in land not within a council area
    • Phase two (late-2019): introduction of the Code and our new ePlanning solution to regional council areas
    • Phase three (mid-2020): introduction of the Code and our new ePlanning solution to metropolitan council areas

    Click here for further details.

  • 'What We Have Heard' Report released

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    over 1 year ago

    The State Government has released the What We Have Heard Report summarising the engagement on the State Planning Policies (SPPs) conducted from 16 July to 21 September 2018.

    The results of this engagement will inform the State Planning Commission’s recommendations on the post consultation draft of the SPPs for consideration by the Minister for Planning.

    The State Government has released the What We Have Heard Report summarising the engagement on the State Planning Policies (SPPs) conducted from 16 July to 21 September 2018.

    The results of this engagement will inform the State Planning Commission’s recommendations on the post consultation draft of the SPPs for consideration by the Minister for Planning.

  • Three New Documents Released

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    almost 2 years ago

    The State Government is seeking feedback on how development in South Australia will be assessed, approved and monitored in the new planning system through the release of three new documents for consultation. These are:

    The discussion papers are open for feedback until 17 October 2018.

    All comments should be submitted to the State Government via the Have Your Say page of the SA Planning Portal. If you would like...

    The State Government is seeking feedback on how development in South Australia will be assessed, approved and monitored in the new planning system through the release of three new documents for consultation. These are:

    The discussion papers are open for feedback until 17 October 2018.

    All comments should be submitted to the State Government via the Have Your Say page of the SA Planning Portal. If you would like to share this feedback with the City of Adelaide, please send please send it to: planningreform@cityofadelaide.com.au