The State Government's new Planning and Design Code
The Planning and Design Code will replace every Council’s Development Plan on 1 July 2020. The new Code will bring significant change to the way new development proposals are handled and the type/scale of development that is allowed in certain areas.
The Planning and Design Code is a State Government initiative and more information on this can be found at:
- Main Website: www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au
- Code Hotline: 1800 318 102
- Email enquiries: DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au
- Email address for submissions (if unable to use online form): DPTI.PlanningReformSubmissions@sa.gov.au
NOTE: The process of change to the planning system is under the control of the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI) and the State Planning Commission.
The planning system is currently undergoing significant change, initiated by the State Government. These changes will impact Council and our community in a number of ways, including:-
- the introduction of a single development plan for the whole State which will replace existing individual Council development plans. It will be called the Planning and Design Code.
- a more standardised approach – the Planning and Design Code will substantially reduce the total number of planning zones across the State;
- Council will no longer be a decision-maker in developing and applying planning policy, but rather will be an influencer of State Government;
- the SA Planning Portal will be a “one-stop-shop” for information, online services (including lodging applications) and community participation in the planning system – this will be managed by the State Government; and
- new development assessment pathways will be introduced, with the aim of streamlining the assessment process.
Implementation of the Planning and Design Code to replace the current Naracoorte Lucindale Development Plan: