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Regional Planning

As a part of Our New System, regional planning covers three key aspects: Planning Regions, Regional Plans and Joint Planning Arrangements.

Joint Planning Arrangements

Our progress so far…

Status

  • Active

Milestones

  • Prepare project scope
  • Guiding Principles complete

Links

  • Guiding Principles (coming soon)
  • Information Guide - Planning Agreements (when available)

Status

  • Active

Milestones

  • Audit of the PDI Act completed
  • Undertake desktop research of local, national and international examples (December 2016)
  • Commence pilot study for joint planning arrangements with external consultant (February 2017)
  • Prepare research report

Links

  • Research report (when available)

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Develop a draft toolkit for establishing Joint Planning Arrangements (March 2017)

Links

  • Draft toolkit (when available)

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Engage with key stakeholders on draft toolkit (April 2017)

Want to be involved?

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Finalise toolkit (Final) for Joint Planning Arrangements (May 2017)
  • Prepare implementation strategy (May 2017)
  • Prepare report for the Planning Commission (May 2017)

Want to be involved?

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Release toolkit for implementation by Local Government (May 2017)

Links

  • Final toolkit (when available)

Want to be involved?

Regional Plans

Our progress so far…

Status

  • Active

Milestones

  • Prepare Guiding Principles
  • Prepare project scope
  • Prepare Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Links

Status

  • Active

Milestones

  • Complete an audit of the PDI Act
  • Undertake desktop research of local, national and international examples
  • Commence pilot study for joint planning arrangements with external consultant (February 2017)

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Prepare models for Regional Planning Framework

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • To be determined once scope finalised.

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • To be determined once scope finalised.

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • To be determined once scope finalised.

Planning Regions

The new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 provides for South Australia to be divided into Planning Regions by the Governor, with one region designated as Greater Adelaide. This allows regional areas to be clearly defined so collaborative arrangements can be established for planning.

It is expected that all of the planning regions will be based upon the existing South Australia Government Regions, although adjustment to align with other service delivery boundaries will be considered. The Minister may also establish subregions within the broader planning regions.

Regional Plans

The State Planning Commission will prepare a regional plan for each designated planning region. If a Joint Planning Board has been constituted, the Regional Plan will be prepared in partnership with them.

Regional Plans will play a similar role to spatial volumes of the Planning Strategy under the current Act, with the new option of linking directly through to zoning changes. As with State Planning Policies, they are not to be taken into account for the purpose of any assessment decision or application, other than where an environmental impact statement is required.

Regional Plans may be divided into parts relating to subregions and may include structure plans, master plans, concept plans or other similar documents.