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Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three

Have your say on the draft Code for rural and urban South Australia


On 1 October 2019, the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two (Rural Areas) and the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Three (Urban Areas) went on public consultation.

The Planning and Design Code (the Code) is the cornerstone of the new planning system that will help revolutionise the way that development is regulated in South Australia. Consultation on the Code represents an important opportunity for South Australians to influence the way we live, work and move.

The Code is being developed in three phases and by July 2020, the Code will replace 72 development plans with one universal, state-wide document. On 1 July 2019, Phase One of the Code became operational for out of council areas.

The Planning and Design Code and the State Planning Reform

What's on consultation


Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two (Rural Areas)

Phase Two of the Planning and Design Code is on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 29 November 2019 for 8 weeks.

Phase Two includes rural council areas with small towns and settlements and will be operational from April 2020.

During the consultation period, you can also download a Code extract that applies to a specific council area.


Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Three (Urban Areas)

Phase Three of the Planning and Design Code is on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020 for 22 weeks.

Phase Three includes urban council areas and councils with regional towns and cities and will be operational from July 2020.

During the consultation period, you can also download a Code extract that applies to a specific council area.


Draft Practice Guideline for Local Heritage and Character Overlays

The State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Guideline to help interpret local heritage and character overlays in the proposed Planning and Design Code.

You can provide feedback from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Read the draft Practice Guideline for the interpretation of the Local Heritage and Character Overlays (PDF, 421 KB)

Please include your feedback about the draft Practice Guideline in any of the heritage or character overlay sections within the submission form or template.


Draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment

The Environment Protection Authority and the State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Direction to guide practitioners in the risk-based assessment of site contamination matters in the development assessment process.

You can provide feedback from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Read the draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment (PDF, 372 KB)

The Practice Direction has been designed to work in conjunction with the Site Contamination General Policy and Referrals sections of the Planning and Design Code. Supporting amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 will also occur prior to the formal commencement of the Code.

Please include your feedback about the draft Practice Direction in the Site Contamination General Policy or General Feedback section within the submission form or template.


Guidance material

If English is not your preferred language, please contact the Interpreting and Translating Centre on 1800 280 203 and ask for an interpreter to speak with Planning Reform.

Videos

This video demonstrates how to use the online map to look up the zones and overlays that apply to an address.

Submit your feedback

There are two ways to submit your feedback on the draft Planning and Design Code. For either option, a basic submission will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and a comprehensive submission will take approximately 30 minutes.

NOTE: All submissions received are public information that may be republished by the Department.


Option 1: Complete online form

The online form allows you to comment on each section of the Code online, one-by-one.

  1. Open the online form
  2. Progress through each section of the Planning and Design Code and leave a comment to provide your feedback

IMPORTANT: The online form does not have a “Save” functionality, so please ensure you are prepared prior to submitting your feedback.


Option 2: Download and upload the template

The online form has been made available as a writable PDF template, should you wish to work on your submission over time.

  1. Download the submission template (PDF, 194 KB)
  2. Fill out the template in your own time and save your comments
  3. Open the online form, which will ask you a few generic questions about your submission before giving you the option to upload a document
  4. Upload the saved template

Contact us

If you require any further assistance with your submission you can contact us at:

Page last modified Friday, 11 October 2019