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Planning Reform in South Australia

The Minister for Planning, the Hon. John Rau, MP introduced the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 to the South Australian Parliament on 9 September 2015. The Bill will replace the existing Development Act 1993 with the intent to provide a better planning system for South Australia, supporting growth, investment and social progress.


The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 is the result of over two years of research, consultation and investigation beginning in early 2013 with the formation of the Expert Panel on Planning Reform. The report; ‘The System We Want’ is the Panel’s recommendation to government on on how planning in South Australia could be improved.

Council has provided input to the Expert Panel throughout the various consultation phases of its review and has made representations on areas it sees as being of importance to improving the planning system with a particular focus on getting the balance right for the residents, businesses, visitors and users of the City.

Have Your Say

Council has established comprehensive information on the Bill and planning reform at Your Say Adelaide - Changes To The State Planning System, which includes Council submissions to the Expert Panel, research papers and reports to Council.

At this stage, the State Government has not advised that any public consultation will be undertaken for the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill. Should the government resolve to do so, Council will update its web sites accordingly. In the meantime we encourage you to visit the Your Say site to view the various documents outlining Council’s position and the underpinning research.

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