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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, and will offer a single set of planning ‘rules’ for assessing development applications across the state. The Code will replace all South Australian Development Plans by mid-2020.

It will also make the planning process quicker, simpler and more equitable than ever before, affording South Australian’s greater access to planning information that is consistent and clear. This in turn 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 regional council areas and concluding in Greater Adelaide.

Consultation status

Consultation is now open on Phase One of the Planning and Design Code, which proposes new planning rules and policy for the outback. These rules aim to better meet the needs of rural South Australians and address planning issues relevant to land outside of council boundaries. You are invited to provide feedback until Friday 29 March 2019.

Consultation has now closed on the Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper which explored the ways in which the new planning system can support South Australia's economy via the Planning and Design Code. A summary of community feedback will be published here in due course.

 

Phase One of the Planning and Design Code

Phase One of the Planning and Design Code for Consultation - Map of Zones and Overlays  Feb 19
Phase One of the Planning and Design Code for Consultation - Policy (PDF, 2443 KB) Feb 19
Phase One of the Planning and Design Code - Submission Template (DOCX, 77 KB) Feb 19
Community Guide to Phase One of the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 700 KB) Feb 19
Practitioner Guide to Phase One of the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 701 KB) Feb 19
State Planning Commission media release (PDF, 244 KB)Feb 19

Discussion Papers

Productive Economy - Discussion Paper (PDF, 13253 KB) Nov 18
Productive Economy - Background Paper (PDF, 3968 KB) Nov 18
Productive Economy - Summary (PDF, 5639 KB) Nov 18
Productive Economy - Deloitte - Land Use Planning and the South Australian Economy (PDF, 455 KB) Aug 18
Integrated Movement Systems - Discussion Paper (PDF, 1752 KB) Aug 18
Integrated Movement Systems - Background Paper (PDF, 4187 KB) Aug 18
Integrated Movement Systems - Summary (PDF, 500 KB) Aug 18
Natural Resources and Environment - Discussion Paper (PDF, 1505 KB) Aug 18
Natural Resources and Environment - Background Paper (PDF, 5846 KB) Aug 18
Natural Resources and Environment - Summary (PDF, 269 KB) Aug 18
The Planning and Design Code: How will it work? - Discussion Paper - What We Have Heard Report (PDF, 1835 KB) Aug 18
The Planning and Design Code: How will it work? - Future Land Use Definitions and Classes - What We Have Heard Report (PDF, 2099 KB) Aug 18
The Planning and Design Code: How will it work? - Future Land Use Definitions and Classes (PDF, 312 KB) Mar 18
The Planning and Design Code: How will it work? - Summary (PDF, 555 KB) Mar 18
The Planning and Design Code: How will it work? - Discussion Paper (PDF, 1445 KB) Mar 18
The Planning and Design Code - Introductory Blueprint - Summary (PDF, 2742 KB) Mar 18
The Planning and Design Code - Introductory Blueprint - Discussion Paper (PDF, 6588 KB) Mar 18

Presentations

Planning and Design Code - UDIA SA Conference 2017 (Sally Smith, DPTI) (PDF, 1673 KB) Sep 17