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Phase Three

The final phase of South Australia’s new planning system will become operational in September 2020


In September 2020, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 will become operational for all urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities, revoking all remaining development plans.

The implementation of Phase Three is the final milestone in delivering a new planning and development system for the state, replacing all operations under the Development Act 1993 with the new legislation.

Areas impacted

Phase Three will see the new planning system switch on for urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities.

List and map of council areas included in Phase Three (PDF, 333 KB)


How you can get involved

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will work closely with relevant councils to convert existing development plans to the Planning and Design Code.

You can login to Council Connect as a local government planner

Draft policy for the Planning and Design Code that applies to Phase Three councils (urban areas) was on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Page last modified Saturday, 29 February 2020