The recent Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Bill has passed the House of Assembly and has been received by the Legislative Council of Parliament.
The Bill is largely transitional in nature and enables the government to commence a coordinated, orderly and phased three to five year implementation program for the new planning system under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.
Transitioning to the new system
The Act is supported by a Government commitment of $25.8 million to fund its implementation, including the introduction of a new ePlanning portal.
A formal collaborative advisory team, chaired by the Minister for Planning, has been established to guide the implementation of the new system. The team consists of representatives from the following:
- Local Government Association of South Australia
- Master Builders Association of South Australia
- Property Council of Australia (PCA) - SA Division
- Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) - SA Division
The Department will be engaging with stakeholders through:
- Presentations to interest groups
- Printed materials and factsheets
- Events and seminars
- Education videos and on-line training material (as they are developed)
The implementation program will only be achieved with the support of the wider planning community. DPTI are creating a range of opportunities for people to participate in the implementation process, including working with the department through secondment, contributing to workshops and think tanks, assisting with the development and testing of new planning instruments and processes and through general feedback.
For details on the preliminary implementation program and to remain updated on the progress of delivering the new planning system, including the new ePlanning portal - which is anticipated to become active in November 2016, visit the planning reform website.