New planning system for SA

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.

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

The new planning system was set to be implemented for the City of Adelaide on 1 July 2020, however, based on considerable feedback from local government, community and stakeholders, the Minister for Planning has delayed this implementation to a date to be set by proclamation (although this is anticipated to be in September 2020).

Planning and Design Code

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

On 1 October 2019, the State Planning Commission released the draft Planning and Design Code for public consultation. Consultation closed on 28 February 2020.

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 are can be reviewed on Council's YourSay page.

Have your say

The City of Adelaide encourages you to find out the impacts to your property and provide feedback to the State Government.

Call: 1800 318 102 (Department of Planning’s hotline)

If you would like to share your feedback with the City of Adelaide also, please send to [email protected]au.