SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S PLANNING SYSTEM HAS CHANGED
Planning and Design Code
By 19 March 2021, the South Australian Planning and Design Code replaced council development plans to become the single source of planning policy for assessing development applications across the state.
For clear and up-to-date guidance on the planning system, visit www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au
Additionally, the 2016 Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act will come into effect.
Any applications or enquiries submitted from 19 March 2021, will be assessed under this new legislation which may have different zoning rules, requirements, planning considerations and planning pathways to the previous system. However, any applications that are formally lodged prior to 19 March 2021 will still be assessed under the 1993 Development Act and 2008 Development Regulations.
To discuss your proposal and the relevant policies please call the PlanSA helpline on 8456 4840 or email DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au for assistance in understanding the online Code.
Online Applications through the ePlanning Portal
Along with the new planning system, the ‘ePlanning portal’ is rolled out in South Australia. Essentially applications are no longer physically lodged with Council but you will now upload your application online anytime through your computer, phone or tablet.
Applicants will also be able to track and monitor the progress of their application, pay fees and receive information requests from accredited planning and building officers, for planning and building information.
The ePlanning portal will also be South Australia’s planning hub for the community for planning information, mapping programs and checklists to help determine if a development even requires approval.
For further information on the ePlanning Portal, visit www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au
Development Application prior to 19 March 2021
For enquiries regarding development applications lodged prior to the introduction of the ePlanning portal, please contact Council’s Development & Regulation team on 8633 9720 or firstname.lastname@example.org