A phased approach to transitioning to the new planning system.
The new planning system will be implemented in three phases across South Australia. By July 2020, the Development Act 1993 will be replaced by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.
On 1 July 2019, Phase One of the PDI Act became operational in outback areas
A phased implementation approach helps us to progressively introduce the new system while supporting a smooth transition for councils, practitioners and the community. Underpinning each phase is conversion and retirement of council Development Plans to the Planning and Design Code.
Before each phase is delivered, you can have your say on the proposed changes.
Revised Dates for Phase Two and Phase Three of the Code
In response to feedback from our council partners two key changes have been made to the phased approach:
- Implementation of the Code to commence for Phase Two council areas in April 2020 (instead of November 2019)
- Consultation on Phase Two (rural council areas with small towns and settlements) and Phase Three (urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities) to be merged into a single consultation to allow councils to review the Code policy, as it will apply to the State, in its entirety. Consultation will commence in October 2019.
These changes will still allow for the delivery of the new system by July 2020, while addressing the needs of council and the community and supporting a smoother transition.
There will be no change to the July 2020 implementation date for Phase Three council areas.