Our planning system

South Australia has a new, modern planning system under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The planning and development system is set out by legislation and supported by a suite of statutory instruments and schemes.

Programs and initiatives

The Department routinely investigates and improves the planning, development and building system.

Decision-makers

The primary decision-makers that drive our system and its improvements and relevant authorities that grant approval to development.

Instruments

The planning and development system operates through a suite of planning, building and legislative instruments.

Schemes

The new planning system introduces schemes to help manage accreditation, infrastructure and regional planning.

COVID-19

Planning regulation changes to ensure South Australia’s development industry continues to operate without delays to projects due to COVID-19.

PlanSA

PlanSA comprises of multiple online systems, brought together as the new ePlanning platform for South Australia.