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Phase Three

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


In mid 2020, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 will become operational for all urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities, 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 October 2019, the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three went on public consultation

Areas impacted

Phase Three will see the new planning system switch on for urban councils and councils with regional towns and cities.

List and map of council areas included in Phase Three (PDF, 619 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 the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three

Page last modified Monday, 28 October 2019