In October 2020, the State Planning Commission announced that South Australians will have another opportunity to provide feedback on the revised draft of the Planning and Design Code, for an additional six-week period.

Given the broad scope of initial consultation which took place from 1 October 2019 – 28 February 2020, the focus of this consultation is to:

  • provide an opportunity to see how previous feedback has been incorporated into the Phase Three (Urban Areas) Code
  • familiarise yourself with the revised draft Code.

Some changes proposed in the revised Phase Three (Urban Areas) Code will impact on the Phase Two (Rural Areas) Code which is already in operation across rural South Australia. These impacts are outlined in the Proposed Changes to the Rural Planning and Design Code Factsheet.

Phase Two councils and community members are encouraged to review these policy improvements to understand how they will affect them, and provide feedback if desired.

Members of the public, community groups, the 35 Phase Three councils (including Kangaroo Island and Copper Coast councils), as well as key industry, business and state agency stakeholders are encouraged to provide their feedback and attend the community engagement sessions.

A range of resources are available to help South Australians understand how to view the online Code, and submit feedback, on the PlanSA portal.