South Australia is recognised globally for its vibrant cities and communities, affordable living, premium food and wine, pristine beaches and unique natural environment. The state planning system stimulates investment, growth and opportunity that attracts more people to live, spend time and work in South Australia. As South Australia evolves, so too must our planning system.
With the passage of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, we have started the biggest overhaul of South Australia’s planning system in more than 20 years and taken the first steps towards having the best system in the nation. With a renewed focus on protecting agricultural lands; design quality; community engagement and more consistent, easily-understood planning rules, will create the conditions to help attract competitive investment and allow world-class development to occur here, while supporting and enhancing South Australia’s already great liveability.