A development proposal can be declared as a major project by the Minister for Planning 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.