State Planning Reform

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Have your say on South Australia's new planning system

South Australia's Planning System is changing. The Planning and Design Code will replace the Adelaide (City) Development Plan on 19 March 2021. Find out more at plan.sa.gov.au.

Update

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system has undergone its biggest reform in over 25 years and was implemented on 19 March 2021.

The State Planning Commission led the change, resulting in the planning system underpinned by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) which introduces a raft of new planning tools.

The new planning and development system affects how development policy is formed and amended, and how development applications are lodged and assessed.

A significant element of the planning reform involved replacing all 72 South Australian Development Plans with a single state-wide planning rule book, the 'Planning and Design Code'.

From 19 March 2021, all Development Applications will be assessed under the Planning and Design Code.

Importantly, lodging, tracking, paying and assessment of all Development Applications has been centralised to a state system.

For all information on South Australia's planning system, see the State Government website.


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 wayThese 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.



For further information:

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



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

South Australia's Planning System is changing. The Planning and Design Code will replace the Adelaide (City) Development Plan on 19 March 2021. Find out more at plan.sa.gov.au.

Update

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system has undergone its biggest reform in over 25 years and was implemented on 19 March 2021.

The State Planning Commission led the change, resulting in the planning system underpinned by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (PDI Act) which introduces a raft of new planning tools.

The new planning and development system affects how development policy is formed and amended, and how development applications are lodged and assessed.

A significant element of the planning reform involved replacing all 72 South Australian Development Plans with a single state-wide planning rule book, the 'Planning and Design Code'.

From 19 March 2021, all Development Applications will be assessed under the Planning and Design Code.

Importantly, lodging, tracking, paying and assessment of all Development Applications has been centralised to a state system.

For all information on South Australia's planning system, see the State Government website.


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 wayThese 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.



For further information:

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



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



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