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Get Involved! Have your say on planning and development rule changes

Urban planning and development rules may not be top-of-mind for most people, however they impact us every day by managing the character of our neighbourhoods and influencing the ways our built environments evolve and change.

Currently, each Council has an individual Development Plan which lists land uses, provides development principles, design provisions and more. This is about to change, but you can have a say toward shaping these changes.

The State Planning Commission is preparing major planning and development reform which will affect land use, building heights and more, including changing the way developments are assessed
in the future.

The proposal will replace all current planning and design policy with a new state-wide Planning and Design Code. New legislation and application procedures will also apply.

The effects of the new Planning and Design Code include:
  • The types and range of land uses that can be established;
  • What can be built on your land and surrounding properties;
  • The design and height of new development; and
  • Changes to notification of development applications and appeal rights for neighbours.

The State Planning Commission is leading this reform. The Planning and Design Code will be open for community feedback from October 2019 to 28 February 2020. The new rules and procedures are intended to come into effect from 1 July 2020.

Take part in the community consultation
Visit the SA Planning Portal website or email your feedback to PlanningReformSubmissions@sa.gov.au

Find out more
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure
Code Hotline 1800 318 102 or email enquiries to DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au