The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act 2016) represents the blueprint for South Australia’s new planning system.
The Act came into operation on 1 April 2017, with a number of sections suspended from operation to provide for a smooth transition from the Development Act to the new Act. The Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Act 2017 (also operational from 1 July 2017) helps to support the transfer of processes and rights granted under the current system, as each stage of the new system goes live.
After passing through Parliament, the Act will now be introduced in stages over the next 3 years.
The Act promises to change the way planning decisions are made in SA, including:
The following significant elements will commence:
Two sets of Regulations have also been made and that commence on 1 April 2017:
Local Heritage Reform was originally intended to be addressed through the PDI Act, however given the already extensive scope of this reform it was decided to address this separately through a discussion paper
Following the conclusion of public consultation submissions are currently being reviewed. A copy of all submissions received can be found here: