Planning and Design Code
A single set of planning rules to enable high quality development
The Planning and Design Code (the Code) is the cornerstone of South Australia’s new planning system. The Code will replace all development plans to become the single source of planning policy for assessing development applications across the state.
The Code will provide South Australians with planning policy that is consistent and clear, making the planning process quicker, simpler and more equitable. This will help the community to navigate the planning system when building a house, developing a business or progressing large commercial developments.
The Code is being progressively introduced across South Australia, commencing in the outback before moving to rural council areas and concluding in urban areas.
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Next steps for the Planning and Design Code
Following close of consultation of the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two (Rural areas) and Phase Three (Urban areas), a What We Have Heard Report will be released followed by an Engagement Report which will be forwarded to the Minister for consideration in making a decision. Following the Minister’s approval, the finalised Planning and Design Code along with the ePlanning platform will be made publicly available so that everyone has an opportunity to see and experience it before it is implemented in SA’s rural areas in July and urban areas in September.
Phase Two and Three of the Planning and Design Code
|Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Three (Urban Areas) (PDF, 27464 KB)||Oct 19|
|Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two (Rural Areas) (PDF, 12353 KB)||Oct 19|
|Community Engagement Plan - Planning and Design Code Consultation (Phase 2 and Phase 3) (PDF, 852 KB)||Sep 19|
People and Neighbourhoods
|People and Neighbourhoods Policy Discussion Paper (PDF, 11910 KB)||Sep 19|
|People and Neighbourhoods Background Paper by Professor Emma Baker and Professor Jon Kellett, University of Adelaide (PDF, 763 KB)||Sep 19|
|Renewable Energy in the Planning and Design Code - Discussion Paper (PDF, 1734 KB)||Jul 19|
|Renewable Energy Policy in SA Infographic (PDF, 786 KB)||Jul 19|
|Planning and Design Code - UDIA SA Conference 2017 (Sally Smith, DPTI) (PDF, 1673 KB)||Sep 17|