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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 went on consultation for Phase Two councils (rural areas) and Phase Three councils (urban areas).

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


Phase Two councils (rural areas)

Phase Two of the Planning and Design Code includes rural council areas with small towns and settlements, excluding regional towns and cities. The Planning and Design Code will become operational in these areas on 1 April 2020

List of Phase Two council areas (PDF, 619 KB)

What's on consultation

Draft maps of the Planning and Design Code for Phase Two councils (rural areas) were on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 29 November 2019 for 8 weeks.

The maps include the location of zones, sub-zones, overlays and Technical and Numeric Variations (TNVs).


Download the spatial layers

Spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs were made available for download during the consultation period. These spatial layers are draft datasets which are subject to change and must not be utilised for any other purpose.

Dowload the spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs (ZIP, 333 MB)


Mapping inconsistencies

There are known mapping inconsistencies between current development plans and the draft Planning and Design Code which will be addressed through the consultation process.

Download the list of mapping inconsistencies (PDF, 592 KB)

Please contact DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au if further inconsistencies are found.

Historic Area Statements for Phase Two councils were on consultation from 4 November 2019 to 6 December 2019.

Historic Area Statements articulate key historic features and characteristics of historic areas which are identified within the Historic Areas Overlay.

The Historic Areas Overlay applies to 11 Phase Two council areas which include:

Further information on the Historic Area Overlay and the use of Historic Area Statements is contained in the draft Practice Guideline (Interpretation of the Local Heritage Places Overlay, Historic Area Overlay and Character Area Overlay) 2019 which is also currently on consultation.

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 which is on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

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.

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.

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.

Submissions received


Phase Three councils (urban areas)

Phase Three of the Planning and Design Code includes urban council areas and councils with regional towns and cities. The Planning and Design Code will become operational in these areas on 1 July 2020.

List of Phase Three council areas (PDF, 619 KB)

What's on consultation

Draft maps of the Planning and Design Code for Phase Three councils (urban areas) is on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

The maps include the location of zones, sub-zones, overlays and Technical and Numeric Variations (TNVs).


Download the spatial layers

Spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs are available for download during the consultation period. These spatial layers are draft datasets which are subject to change and must not be utilised for any other purpose.

Dowload the spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs (ZIP, 333 MB)


Mapping inconsistencies

There are known mapping inconsistencies between current development plans and the draft Planning and Design Code which will be addressed through the consultation process.

Download the list of mapping inconsistencies (PDF, 592 KB)

Please contact DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au if further inconsistencies are found.

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 which is on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

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.

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.

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 three 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.

If you require any further assistance with your submission, please contact us on 1800 318 102 or email us at DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au.


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, 169 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

Option 3: Email your submission

You can write a submission and email it to DPTI.PlanningReformSubmissions@sa.gov.au.

Page last modified Wednesday, 11 December 2019