These policies represent the highest level of policy in our new planning system.
Importantly, they set out for the first time a state-wide vision for land use planning in South Australia that aims to improve the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our state.
As a statutory instrument under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, they outline the planning and design ambitions for South Australia that will guide both regional and metropolitan planning and development in the future.
Sixteen planning policies are proposed that address the economic, environmental and social planning priorities for South Australia. The draft policies cover 16 policy areas including Design Quality, Adaptive Reuse, Housing Supply and Diversity, Climate Change and Strategic Transport Infrastructure.
The draft State Planning Policies will be out for consultation for eight weeks and all interested parties are invited to submit their comments or complete the survey by 7 September 2018. A summary of the draft State Planning Policies for South Australia is also available.
Your input will ensure that the State Planning Policies reflect the aspirations of the planning and development community as well as everyday South Australians.
Don’t forget you can also have your say on The Planning and Design Code: How will it work?, which is out for consultation for one more week only (closing 22 July 2018). Simply visit the Have Your Say page of the SA Planning Portal to lodge your submission.