Programs and initiatives

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

These programs drive whole-scale planning and building reforms as well as opportunities in day-to-day building policy.

Planning reforms

The PDI Act 2016 introduces a new planning and development scheme to replace the previous scheme operating under the Development Act 1993.

Building reforms

The PDI Act 2016 introduces improved building controls to deliver a safe, high quality built environment.

Hazard mapping project

A flood hazard mapping and assessment project now in progress.

Significant and regulated trees

The requirements applying to trees growing in metropolitan Adelaide and townships in the Adelaide Hills Council or parts of the Mount Barker Council.

Aluminium composite panel audit

Identifies buildings clad with ACP and provides advice and action required to ensure ongoing safety.

Non-conforming or non-complying building products

Be informed and aware, use assured products and find where to get help