SA's Planning Reforms

Background

In April 2016, the South Australian Parliament passed the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) to implement a new planning system which will replace the current system under the Development Act 1993.

This new legislation introduces the biggest changes to the South Australian Planning System in 25 years and will affect, amongst other matters, how development applications are lodged and assessed.

Key Changes Proposed

New land use planning documents will be introduced to replace the Development Plan and South Australian Planning Strategy.

Changes include:

  • Establishing an independent State Planning Commission.

  • Establishing a new Community Engagement Charter.

  • Delivering new planning tools for professionals and the public.

  • Developing new assessment pathways and a planning professional accreditation system.

  • Delivering an online planning portal as a one-stop-shop for planning information and lodging development applications.

The new PDI Act will be implemented in stages during the next three to five years.

Council's Role

The City of Charles Sturt is continuing to undertake strategic planning and assess development applications under the current planning system, while preparing for the transition to the new legislation. We will continue to monitor and provide feedback to the Government of South Australian as changes are proposed and implemented.

For More Information

For more information on the implementation of the new planning system and follow community consultation opportunities visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal at http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/

Background

In April 2016, the South Australian Parliament passed the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) to implement a new planning system which will replace the current system under the Development Act 1993.

This new legislation introduces the biggest changes to the South Australian Planning System in 25 years and will affect, amongst other matters, how development applications are lodged and assessed.

Key Changes Proposed

New land use planning documents will be introduced to replace the Development Plan and South Australian Planning Strategy.

Changes include:

  • Establishing an independent State Planning Commission.

  • Establishing a new Community Engagement Charter.

  • Delivering new planning tools for professionals and the public.

  • Developing new assessment pathways and a planning professional accreditation system.

  • Delivering an online planning portal as a one-stop-shop for planning information and lodging development applications.

The new PDI Act will be implemented in stages during the next three to five years.

Council's Role

The City of Charles Sturt is continuing to undertake strategic planning and assess development applications under the current planning system, while preparing for the transition to the new legislation. We will continue to monitor and provide feedback to the Government of South Australian as changes are proposed and implemented.

For More Information

For more information on the implementation of the new planning system and follow community consultation opportunities visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal at http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/