Planning

Planning instruments ensure that development in South Australia is appropriately located, designed and considered.

Use these resources to assess a development application that requires planning consent as part of its approval.

Community Engagement Charter

The Charter sets out consultation requirements for proposed amendments to designated instruments.

Environment and food production areas

EFPAs protect vital agricultural lands surrounding Metropolitan Adelaide from urban encroachment.

Land management agreements

Explore the map of all land management agreements that are in force across South Australia.

Planning and Design Code

The Code sets out planning controls for the assessment of a development application under the PDI Act 2016.

Planning regions

South Australia may be divided into planning regions, to assist with regional planning under the PDI Act 2016.

Practice directions

The State Planning Commission issues practice directions to specify procedural requirements under the PDI Act 2016.

Regional plans

South Australia may be divided into planning regions, to assist with regional planning under the PDI Act 2016.

Standards and Specifications

The State Planning Commission issues standards and specifications that apply to the SA planning portal, the SA planning database and the online atlas.

State planning policies

The state-level framework for land use in South Australia, to improve liveability, sustainbility and prosperity.