From time to time, the planning and development system is amended to improve the way it works in South Australia.
By having your say, you can influence the way we plan and build under the new planning system.
Current Code amendments
Current Code amendments that are on public consultation for your feedback.
Closes 18 December 2020
South Australians have a further opportunity to provide feedback on the revised draft Planning and Design Code (Code) from 4 November 2020 to 18 December 2020.
This opportunity follows an initial five-month period of public consultation on the draft Code (October 2019 to February 2020), which resulted in over 2000 submissions. In response, significant improvements have been made to the Code, including the addition of new overlays and zones to better reflect local conditions and address areas of community interest.
The revised draft Code is now available electronically and includes details of the State Planning Commission’s proposed policy improvements in response to community feedback. Everyone now has the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new system, comment on the revised planning policies and experience how the new planning system will operate once fully implemented.
An overview of the key changes and proposed improvements to the revised draft Code are highlighted in the Summary of Post-Consultation Amendments (PDF, 1978 KB) to support the consultation feedback process.
In order to give your feedback
- Explore the revised Planning and Design Code - see the policies that apply to you
- Visit the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas - see how the Code is spatially applied
- Read the supporting materials (see below) to help you understand the Code and how to make a submission
- Once ready, log on to the online Code Feedback Tool to lodge your submission.
Ways to learn more
- Attend a community information session
- Join a Code consultation webinar
Visit the events calendar for more details and to register your attendance.
How to submit your feedback
The preferred way to submit feedback is via:
- The Code Feedback Tool - the revised draft Planning and Design Code is now available in its electronic format. Feedback can be submitted via the online Code Feedback Tool which gives everyone the opportunity to comment on the planning policies for their area and to experience how the new planning system will operate once implemented.
Refer to the instructions (PDF, 2245 KB) on how to submit feedback electronically.
- Alternatively, members of the community may prefer to submit their feedback via email to: DIT.email@example.com
All formal submissions will be considered by the Commission when determining any changes to the revised draft Planning and Design Code.
You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Your submission will be published on the PlanSA Portal. Personal addresses, email and phone numbers are not published; however, company details are.
For general enquiries please email us at PlanSA@sa.gov.au or call us on 1800 752 664 during business hours (8.00 am to 6.00 pm, weekdays).
What are the next steps?
Following the close of consultation, the Commission will consider the submissions and make a recommendation to the Minister to implement the State’s new planning system in metropolitan areas and large regional towns in the first quarter of 2021.
- Summary of Post Consultation Amendments – Summary of proposed improvements to the Phase Three (Urban Areas) Code (PDF, 1978 KB)
- What We Have Heard Report Phase Three (Urban Areas) Planning and Design Code – Summary of Phase Three Code consultation submissions and feedback (PDF, 1196 KB)
- South Australia’s new planning system – overview of the new planning system (PDF, 3338 KB)
- Protecting heritage and character in the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 3713 KB)
- Raising the bar on residential infill in the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 3306 KB)
- Revitalising retail in the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 3418 KB)
- Preserving our green infrastructure (PDF, 3500 KB)
- Frequently asked questions (PDF, 416 KB)
- New neighbourhood zones in the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 1683 KB)
- Proposed changes to the rural Planning and Design Code (PDF, 249 KB)
- Protecting the Colonel Light Gardens State Heritage Area (PDF, 1022 KB)
- Rural value add in the Planning and Design Code (PDF, 230 KB)
Application of the Code in Phase Three Councils
To find out how the feedback received changed the application of the Code in your council area, click on the link below to access:
- Development Plan Maps – these maps show the zones that currently apply to your area
- 2019 Code Consultation Maps – these maps show how the draft Code was initially proposed to be applied to your area
- 2020 Updated Code Consultation Maps – these maps show how the application of the Code has changed for your area in response to the feedback received. The zones displayed are the ones that have changed.
- Transition Table – a quick snapshot of all the mapping changes for your area.
- Adelaide (PDF, 3360 KB)
- Adelaide Hills (PDF, 18649 KB)
- Adelaide Plains (PDF, 4472 KB)
- Alexandrina (PDF, 13903 KB)
- Barossa (PDF, 7642 KB)
- Burnside (PDF, 5104 KB)
- Campbelltown (PDF, 4940 KB)
- Charles Sturt (PDF, 9806 KB)
- Copper Coast (PDF, 4664 KB)
- Gawler (PDF, 3129 KB)
- Holdfast Bay (PDF, 4635 KB)
- Kangaroo Island (PDF, 14028 KB)
- Light (PDF, 9462 KB)
- Marion (PDF, 7946 KB)
- Mid Murray (PDF, 12436 KB)
- Mitcham (PDF, 6909 KB)
- Mount Barker (PDF, 9757 KB)
- Mount Gambier (PDF, 2294 KB)
- Murray Bridge (PDF, 7960 KB)
- Norwood, Payneham & St Peters (PDF, 3988 KB)
- Onkaparinga (PDF, 10423 KB)
- Playford (PDF, 12070 KB)
- Port Adelaide Enfield (PDF, 15341 KB)
- Port Augusta (PDF, 6781 KB)
- Port Lincoln (PDF, 2174 KB)
- Port Pirie (PDF, 7488 KB)
- Prospect (PDF, 2525 KB)
- Salisbury (PDF, 14301 KB)
- Tea Tree Gully (PDF, 7281 KB)
- Unley (PDF, 3690 KB)
- Victor Harbor (PDF, 3548 KB)
- Walkerville (PDF, 2806 KB)
- West Torrens (PDF, 6832 KB)
- Whyalla (PDF, 5581 KB)
- Yankalilla (PDF, 8354 KB)
Historic Area and Character Area overlays
The application of the Historic Area and Character Area Overlays to Phase Three council areas has been amended in response to the extensive feedback received during the initial public consultation period and the decision to reflect contributory items (now known as Representative Buildings) in the Code.
Currently there are 92 contributory items that are not located within a historic or character area which has led to the expansion or application of these overlays in the following locations:
- The application of the Historic Area Overlay will be expanded in the townships of Angaston and Williamstown to capture two Representative Buildings adjoining the existing areas. They will also be identified in the respective Historic Area Statements and mapping.
- The Character Area Overlay will be applied to Angaston, Tranmere and Auburn – which is located within a Phase Two council – to capture existing areas of character value and Representative Buildings. They will also be identified in the respective Character Area Statements and mapping.
- 11 places will not transition as they have been assessed to no longer contribute to the areas they are within, for example, they have recently been redeveloped.
Select below to access a map illustrating the amended boundaries of the Historic Area Overlay and Character Area Overlay in Phase Three council areas and Auburn (Phase Two).
Technical enhancements may be made to the revised Planning and Design Code released on consultation to improve the customer’s consultation experience and address any technical issues.
Please note enhancements to the ePlanning System which is already in operation in SA’s rural and outback areas are published separately as release notes on PlanSA.
Closes 18 December 2020
The Environment Protection Authority and the State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Direction to guide practitioners in the risk-based assessment of site contamination matters in the development assessment process.
You can provide feedback from 4 November to 18 December 2020.
The Practice Direction has been designed to work in conjunction with the Site Contamination General Policy and Referrals sections of the Planning and Design Code. Supporting amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 will also occur prior to the formal commencement of the Code.
Submissions on the draft Practice Direction can be emailed to DIT.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Development Plan Amendments
There are currently no Ministerial DPAs open for comment. Further information on Ministerial DPAs can be found on sa.gov.au.
How to have your say
Current amendments may be published on the yourSAy website, where you can:
- get some background on what is being amended
- register to be notified on updates
- provide feedback as an online submission.
The consultation process
All system amendments must go on public consultation before a decision is made.
Amendments are published on PlanSA for you to have your say and consultation may also involve public events, public notices and brochures.
Consultation on major amendments under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, 2016 must comply with the Community Engagement Charter with submissions published on the PlanSA portal.
PlanSA publishes amendments that have completed the public consultation process and have reached a decision.
All the consultation documentation is available as well as copies of submissions received.