In this guide

The Planning and Design Code Amendment Toolkit (the toolkit) provides practitioners with step-by-step guidance, together with templates and online forms to request an amendment to the Code, and where relevant to undertake the process for an amendment to the Code.

The steps in the process for proponents undertaking a code amendment are shown in summary in the Code Amendment Process Flowchart (PDF, 58 KB). This process might differ for Code Amendments undertaken directly by the State Planning Commission.

It should be used alongside the Community Engagement Charter toolkit, which provides the statutory obligations for engagement on Code Amendments.

It provides information to assist practitioners and proponents with the early stages of the Code Amendment process. The toolkit will continue to be further updated and refined as required.

Proposals for Code Amendments can be lodged through the PlanSA website for approval to initiate from the Minister for Planning.