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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 5 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Below is a record of the consultation process.


Let us know what you think of South Australia’s new draft Planning and Design Code for the outback, which proposes new planning and development 'rules' for land outside of council boundaries.

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What is being decided?

We are currently preparing a single set of planning ‘rules’ for assessing development applications across the state, known as the Planning and Design Code (the Code).

The Code is being developed in three stages, commencing with the Code in the outback (land outside of council boundaries) and then progressing to the Code in regional areas before moving to the Code in metropolitan areas.

As part of the first stage of the Code’s development, we are deciding on new planning policy to guide future development in the outback regions of South Australia and protect key infrastructure and natural resources. This will include new and amended planning zones.

Get involved

To help you get involved and have your say we have prepared the following resources;

To tell us what you think about the new planning and development ‘rules’ for the outback:

Join the online discussion
Attend a community drop-in Session - Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Marree, Yunta

To lodge a written submission, please use our submission form template and send your completed submission form to:

Jason Bailey
Project Lead Planning and Design Code
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001 


How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will ensure that the new planning and development rules for the outback meet the planning needs of rural South Australians and address planning issues relevant to land outside of council boundaries.

A report on feedback received on the Planning and Design Code for the outback will be released and published on the SA Planning Portal at the close of the consultation.

The first generation of the Code for South Australia will be in effect on 1 July 2020 and available on the SA Planning Portal.


For more information

Phone:1800 752 664

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 29 March 2019


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