State Planning Reform - Have Your Say

Draft Planning and Design Code (Code)

Consultation commencing Tuesday 1 October 2019.

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. The State Planning Commission is leading this reform and the Adelaide Hills Council encourages our community to find out what’s happening and provide feedback to the State Government.

Consultation on the draft Planning and Design Code will run for five months from the 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

The State Planning Comission (SPC) and representatives from the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (the Department) will lead community, business and council engagement activities throughout the consultation period, commencing with rural areas in October and moving onto metropolitan and greater Adelaide areas in November.

The Department has provided an engagement plan, which is now available on the SA Planning Portal. A number of supporting materials have also been produced to help navigate and review the draft Code, including:

  • Code packages specific to each council area
  • Common Development Assessment example scenarios
  • Community materials including a plain English guide, fact sheets and FAQs
  • An electronic submission form.

From 1 October you will be able to access a copy of the Code, supporting information, an event calendar and an online submission form from the SA Planning Portal: saplanningportal@sa.gov.au/have_your_say.

In addition to the DPTI engagement process, Council will undertake its own community information sessions in November and December to introduce aspects of the new Code and how it might impact you. Please refer to the links below and to the Key Dates column on the right hand side of this page for further details - please note that registration for these events is now open.

Stirling and surrounds
Wednesday 20 November 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Chambers
63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling

Woodforde and surrounds
Last week of November 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rostrevor College (TBC)
Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde

Woodside and surrounds
Wednesday 4 December 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Chambers
36 Nairne Road, Woodside

Gumeracha and surrounds
Thursday 12 December 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gumeracha Town Hall (TBC)
45 Albert Street, Gumeracha

For more information and to have your say on the implementation of the new planning system visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal.


People and Neighbourhood Policy Discussion Paper

Consultation commencing October 2019

The People and Neighbourhoods Policy Discussion Paper (PDF, 5804 KB), written in partnership with Professor Emma Baker and Professor Jon Kellett of the University of Adelaide, looks at the key opportunities and challenges facing South Australia’s housing sector caused by changes in South Australia’s population. It looks at the trends and changes occurring in our suburbs, providing a snapshot in time of where we are now and an indication of what the future will look like.

Formal public consultation on the draft Code, including the proposed policies in the People and Neighbourhoods Policy Discussion Paper, will commence in October this year.

Draft Planning and Design Code (Code)

Consultation commencing Tuesday 1 October 2019.

South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 25 years. The State Planning Commission is leading this reform and the Adelaide Hills Council encourages our community to find out what’s happening and provide feedback to the State Government.

Consultation on the draft Planning and Design Code will run for five months from the 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

The State Planning Comission (SPC) and representatives from the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (the Department) will lead community, business and council engagement activities throughout the consultation period, commencing with rural areas in October and moving onto metropolitan and greater Adelaide areas in November.

The Department has provided an engagement plan, which is now available on the SA Planning Portal. A number of supporting materials have also been produced to help navigate and review the draft Code, including:

  • Code packages specific to each council area
  • Common Development Assessment example scenarios
  • Community materials including a plain English guide, fact sheets and FAQs
  • An electronic submission form.

From 1 October you will be able to access a copy of the Code, supporting information, an event calendar and an online submission form from the SA Planning Portal: saplanningportal@sa.gov.au/have_your_say.

In addition to the DPTI engagement process, Council will undertake its own community information sessions in November and December to introduce aspects of the new Code and how it might impact you. Please refer to the links below and to the Key Dates column on the right hand side of this page for further details - please note that registration for these events is now open.

Stirling and surrounds
Wednesday 20 November 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Chambers
63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling

Woodforde and surrounds
Last week of November 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rostrevor College (TBC)
Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde

Woodside and surrounds
Wednesday 4 December 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Chambers
36 Nairne Road, Woodside

Gumeracha and surrounds
Thursday 12 December 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gumeracha Town Hall (TBC)
45 Albert Street, Gumeracha

For more information and to have your say on the implementation of the new planning system visit the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's SA Planning Portal.


People and Neighbourhood Policy Discussion Paper

Consultation commencing October 2019

The People and Neighbourhoods Policy Discussion Paper (PDF, 5804 KB), written in partnership with Professor Emma Baker and Professor Jon Kellett of the University of Adelaide, looks at the key opportunities and challenges facing South Australia’s housing sector caused by changes in South Australia’s population. It looks at the trends and changes occurring in our suburbs, providing a snapshot in time of where we are now and an indication of what the future will look like.

Formal public consultation on the draft Code, including the proposed policies in the People and Neighbourhoods Policy Discussion Paper, will commence in October this year.