Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 23 August 2018 - 17 October 2018. Below is a record of the consultation process.


We want to know what you think of the new ways proposed for assessing development applications in South Australia.

This engagement forms part of a new planning and development system for South Australia - you can read more about it here.

What is being decided?

We are currently developing a new, more efficient and transparent planning system for South Australia.

As part of this new system, we are proposing a new assessment process which will be more user-friendly, faster and efficient.

You can read about the proposed approach for assessing development applications in the Assessment Pathways Discussion Paper. There is also a shorter summary paper Our New Assessment System, available for download.

The following video outlines the Assessment Pathways Discussion Paper:

If you have any questions regarding the new system, you can read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Watch the video in the South Australia's New Planning System tab to find out more about the core elements of the planning system.

Get involved

You can provide your feedback by:

In addition to the above online discussion, survey and event, you can also lodge a written submission on Assessment Pathways and send this to:

Rhiannon Hardy, Project Lead, Assessment Pathways 
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure 
Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000 
GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001  


Please note all submissions will be made publicly available on the SA Planning Portal following the close of the consultation.

How can your input be used to influence the decision?

Based on the feedback received, we will prepare a ‘What We Heard’ report which will be published on the SA Planning Portal. 

This will be used to inform and refine processes and regulations and help to establish a new framework for assessing planning and development across our state.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 17 October 2018.

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