Introducing South Australia's new planning and development system
South Australia is currently undergoing the biggest modernisation of its planning system in 20 years.
A modern planning system is fundamental for South Australia, as it will ensure our state remains liveable, prosperous and vibrant. It ensure that practitioners can continue to meet the demands of our state and create a system that is fast, flexible and easy to use.
The need for a new planning system was identified in 2014, when an expert panel uncovered major flaws in the current planning system (under the Development Act 1993).
The renewed planning system (that will be operational by 1 July 2020) is underpinned by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 which introduces a raft of new planning tools and a new, 24/7 digital ePlanning system that will allow South Australians quick and easy access to the planning system.
Planning Reforms at a glance
Our new planning system seeks to achieve better outcomes for South Australia's economy, environment and communities. Click the infographic below to learn more about outcomes we are trying to achieve and how they might benefit you.