State Planning Reform

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Have your say on South Australia's new planning system


Project Background and Information

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years.

The State Planning Commission is leading the change. The resulting planning system will be underpinned by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) which introduces a raft of new planning tools. These changes are to implemented in early 2021.

The new planning and development system will affect how development policy is formed and amended, and how development applications are lodged and assessed in the future.


Planning and Design Code

One of the biggest elements of the planning reform involves replacing all 68 Council Development Plans with one single state-wide planning rule book – the Planning and Design Code (the 'Code').

South Australians have an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised draft Planning and Design Code (Code) from 4 November 2020 to 18 December 2020. An overview of the key changes and proposed improvements to the revised draft Code are highlighted in the Summary of Post-Consultation Amendments (PDF, 1158 KB) to support the consultation feedback process.

This opportunity follows an initial five-month period of public consultation on the draft Code (October 2019 to February 2020), which resulted in over 2000 submissions. In response, significant updates have been made to the Code, including the addition of new overlays and zones to better reflect local conditions and address areas of community interest. The City of Adelaide provided a response to the State Planning Commission on Phase 3 of the Draft Planning and Design Code on 28 February 2020. The submission and its attachments can be reviewed by clicking here.

The introduction of the Code will result in changes that will impact every property in some way. These will include:

  • Changes to public notification of development applications;

  • Removal of your current right to appeal against most development applications on a neighbouring site;

  • Possible changes to your zoning;

  • Likely changes to the policies which apply to your property.


Have your say on the proposed Planning and Design Code for South Australia

This is the latest stage of consultation on the implementation of a new planning system for South Australia.

The State Planning Commission is responsible for all consultation on the Code and all responses should be submitted to the Commission via the links provided on Plan SA.

The City of Adelaide encourages you to find out how the new Code may impact your property and provide feedback to the State Government.

You should:

The State Planning Commission are holding a series of events which you are encouraged to attend, in particular 'How to use the Online Planning and Design Code and make a submission'.


To provide feedback:

Visit the Plan SA PortalCall the Department of Planning Hotline:
1800 752 664 (during business hours: 8am - 6pm weekdays)
Email:
DIT.planningreformsubmissions@sa.gov.au
For enquiries please contact


City of Adelaide are here to help you understand the changes and our expert team will hold a series of virtual drop-in sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020: 12-2pm
  • Thursday 19 November 2020: 5-7pm
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020: 9-11am

Click here to register for a 10-minute slot in any of the above sessions to have a one-on-one discussion with someone from our Policy Planning team.

You can also ask a question to our team by clicking here [LINK-Q&A]. Please note that questions will be answered publicly so that all of our community can benefit from the information.

If you would like to share your feedback with the City of Adelaide also, please send to planningreform@cityofadelaide.com.au.


Consultation history:

To view the history of the State Planning Reform project (including all State Planning Commission background documents; frequently asked questions and previous City of Adelaide submissions to the planning reform consultation process) please see below:

Previous Consultation History






Have your say on South Australia's new planning system


Project Background and Information

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years.

The State Planning Commission is leading the change. The resulting planning system will be underpinned by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) which introduces a raft of new planning tools. These changes are to implemented in early 2021.

The new planning and development system will affect how development policy is formed and amended, and how development applications are lodged and assessed in the future.


Planning and Design Code

One of the biggest elements of the planning reform involves replacing all 68 Council Development Plans with one single state-wide planning rule book – the Planning and Design Code (the 'Code').

South Australians have an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised draft Planning and Design Code (Code) from 4 November 2020 to 18 December 2020. An overview of the key changes and proposed improvements to the revised draft Code are highlighted in the Summary of Post-Consultation Amendments (PDF, 1158 KB) to support the consultation feedback process.

This opportunity follows an initial five-month period of public consultation on the draft Code (October 2019 to February 2020), which resulted in over 2000 submissions. In response, significant updates have been made to the Code, including the addition of new overlays and zones to better reflect local conditions and address areas of community interest. The City of Adelaide provided a response to the State Planning Commission on Phase 3 of the Draft Planning and Design Code on 28 February 2020. The submission and its attachments can be reviewed by clicking here.

The introduction of the Code will result in changes that will impact every property in some way. These will include:

  • Changes to public notification of development applications;

  • Removal of your current right to appeal against most development applications on a neighbouring site;

  • Possible changes to your zoning;

  • Likely changes to the policies which apply to your property.


Have your say on the proposed Planning and Design Code for South Australia

This is the latest stage of consultation on the implementation of a new planning system for South Australia.

The State Planning Commission is responsible for all consultation on the Code and all responses should be submitted to the Commission via the links provided on Plan SA.

The City of Adelaide encourages you to find out how the new Code may impact your property and provide feedback to the State Government.

You should:

The State Planning Commission are holding a series of events which you are encouraged to attend, in particular 'How to use the Online Planning and Design Code and make a submission'.


To provide feedback:

Visit the Plan SA PortalCall the Department of Planning Hotline:
1800 752 664 (during business hours: 8am - 6pm weekdays)
Email:
DIT.planningreformsubmissions@sa.gov.au
For enquiries please contact


City of Adelaide are here to help you understand the changes and our expert team will hold a series of virtual drop-in sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020: 12-2pm
  • Thursday 19 November 2020: 5-7pm
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020: 9-11am

Click here to register for a 10-minute slot in any of the above sessions to have a one-on-one discussion with someone from our Policy Planning team.

You can also ask a question to our team by clicking here [LINK-Q&A]. Please note that questions will be answered publicly so that all of our community can benefit from the information.

If you would like to share your feedback with the City of Adelaide also, please send to planningreform@cityofadelaide.com.au.


Consultation history:

To view the history of the State Planning Reform project (including all State Planning Commission background documents; frequently asked questions and previous City of Adelaide submissions to the planning reform consultation process) please see below:

Previous Consultation History