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Phase Three

The third phase of South Australia’s new planning system will become operational in July 2020. 

In July 2020, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 will become operational for all urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities (PDF, 394 KB), revoking all remaining development plans.

The implementation of Phase Three is the final milestone in delivering a new planning and development system for the state by July 2020, replacing all operations under the Development Act 1993 with the new legislation.

On 1 July 2019, Phase One of the PDI Act implementation became operational for outback areas


Revised consultation dates for the Planning and Design Code (Phase Two and Phase Three)

In response to feedback, consultation on Phase Two and Phase Three of the Planning and Design Code has been merged into a single consultation to allow councils to review the Code policy, as it will apply to the State, in its entirety.

Consultation will commence in October 2019.

Changes to council areas included in implementation (Phase Two and Phase Three)

Phase Two of the PDI Act will be now be implemented to rural council areas excluding regional towns and cities. Small towns and settlements are still captured by Phase Two.

Regional towns and cities are now captured in Phase Three of the PDI Act implementation, which also rolls out to greater Adelaide council areas.


Areas impacted

Phase Three will see the new planning system switch on in all urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities (PDF, 394 KB). These communities, councils and industry professionals will all use the new planning system under the PDI Act along with the rest of South Australians.

View a map of council areas included in Phase Three (PDF, 620 KB)


How you can get involved

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will work closely with relevant councils to convert existing Development Plans to the Planning and Design Code.

You can login to Council Connect as a local government planner

All South Australians will have the opportunity to have their say on the draft Planning and Design Code during a public consultation period.

Have your say on public consultation matters

Page last modified Monday, 16 September 2019