- sought the views of South Australians on several new elements including the Accredited Professionals Scheme, Performance Indicators and Assessment Pathways
- re-designed the SA Planning Portal to help users find the information they need
- led some key conversations across the state on Retirement Living and Car Parking
- developing key toolkits to support Joint Planning Boards and Infrastructure Schemes.
Our achievements could not have been made without the contributions of our colleagues in councils, industry and the community. Your considered feedback, great ideas and valuable advice, are fundamental to us delivering our new planning system.
It’s also important to recognise the large number of our sector working hard under our current system, facilitating new development as well as keeping up to date on the reform program and our ongoing engagement with communities.
Our first Code will be up and running by the middle of the year, and our new ePlanning system will bring it all online and make planning more accessible for all South Australians.
Early next year will see us release a suite of supporting regulations, as well as the first draft Planning and Design Code for ‘Land Not Within a Council Area’; which will be the first time practitioners and the community can see how it will work together.
The journey we are on together has a way to go and by working collaboratively I have no doubts we will deliver a better planning system for all South Australians.
I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and trust you enjoy a break with your families and friends. I will be heading off for a decent break and am looking forward to returning with renewed vigour and enthusiasm for the year ahead.
General Manager, Planning and Development