A development proposal can be declared as a major project by the Minister for Planning and Local Government if it is considered to be of economic, social or environmental importance to South Australia.
The way that major projects are assessed is a state-run process that differs from other development applications.
The major assessment process
A declaration is the start of a thorough assessment process which provides opportunity for public comment before any decision is made.
A declaration does not imply government support or otherwise for the proposal.
Learn more about how major projects are assessed
Have your say
All major projects are required to have a public notification period during assessment, before a decision is made.
The general public are notified about the development by newspaper advertisement and also by publishing information on PlanSA.
Any interested person can have a say on the development within the prescribed period.
Current major projects
|Buckland Park - 'Riverlea' (Township)||Construction|
|Cape Hardy - Deep-Sea Port||Approved|
|Dublin - IWS Northern Balefill||Approved|
|Inkerman - Northward Fill||Approved|
|Kangaroo Island - American River - Tourist Resort||Assessment|
|Mannum - Residential Marina||Assessment|
|Olympic Dam - Resource Development Strategy||Assessment|
|Port Pirie - Smelter Transformation||Construction|
|Port Spencer - Grain Export Facility||Approved|
|Sleaford - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex||Assessment|
|South Australia - New South Wales Electricity Interconnector||Approved|
|Stirling - Mount Lofty Golf Estate and Resort||Declared|
|Virginia - Mitolo Headquarters Expansion||Assessment|