The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 introduces a number of State Planning Policies that outline a vision for our new planning system and provide the framework to make it happen. These State Planning Policies cover any matter relevant to planning and development or anything considered appropriate.
- Guiding Principles completed.
- Project Scope completed.
- Audit of interstate State Planning Policy Frameworks and concepts
- Audit of existing state strategies, policy and referrals
- Inter- agency secondments commenced (November 2016)
- State Planning Policy Agency Reference Group established (December 2016)
- Draft State Planning Policy Framework prepared (December 2016)
- State Planning Policy Agency Reference Group endorsement of draft State Planning Policy Framework (June 2017)
- Commence engagement with stakeholders on draft Framework (February 2017)
- Draft State Planning Policies for discussion with Stakeholders (July 2017)
- Consultation on State Planning Policies (to be determined)
The Act prioritises State Planning Policies that are key to the future liveability of South Australia. These include:
- Design Quality Policy - design policies and principles that are to be applied in other instruments such as the Planning and Design Code
- Integrated Planning Policy - policies and principles to encourage integrated land use transport and infrastructure planning
- Adaptive Re-Use Policy - policies and principles to encourage and support the adaptive reuse of buildings and places
- Climate Change Policy - policies and principles that seek to minimise adverse effects of planning and development decisions on the climate and promote development that is resilient to climate change
- Special Legislative Scheme Policy - policies relating to any declared special legislative scheme, a character preservation law and the following Acts:
- The River Murray Act 2003
- The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Act 2005
- The Marine Parks Act 2007
- The Arkaroola Protection Act 2012
State Agencies are working collaboratively with the Planning and Development Division to establish the framework for State Planning Policies. A State Agency Group has been established to help identify the suite of policies that are required. The framework should be available for discussion early in 2017.