South Australia’s planning system is changing. As the new system is introduced over the coming years, our current system will continue to support all planning and development in the state.
The current planning system has a number of key components, including:
In most cases, local councils act as planning authorities for development in SA, with some minor proposals being assessed by private certifiers. The Development Assessment Commission handles developments where there is a state interest and the Minister for Planning is the authority for ‘major developments’ and applications lodged by an agency of the Crown.
As our new planning system is gradually introduced in the coming years, keep an eye on this page to see which of these elements have changed.