Mon Feb 15 – SA Planning Reforms Go Live on March 19th – what does this all mean and how can you navigate it?

The third and final stage of South Australia’s new Planning and Design Code (the Code) is set to go live in metropolitan areas of South Australia on Friday 19 March 2021.

The implementation of the new planning system across the entire state will mark a major milestone for planning and development in South Australia, with the completed Code becoming the single reference point for the state’s planning and development industry.

It will consolidate South Australia’s 72 Development Plans into one clear planning rulebook. It’s South Australia’s biggest reform of planning in 25 years and represents a whole of system transformation that will deliver contemporary policies via a modern digital system.

Stakeholders now have six weeks to explore the ePlanning system and familiarise themselves with how the PlanSA portal works in preparation for Phase Three ‘go live’ on Friday 19 March. On this day the updated Planning and Design Code incorporating changes from the latest round of public consultation will be released.

Further sessions for community members will be made available closer to Phase Three commencement. During these sessions PlanSA representatives will demonstrate how the new ePlanning system works and how to lodge a development application.

Importantly, any development applications submitted prior to 19 March 2021 for metropolitan areas will continue to be assessed and approved under the current planning system. The launch of the new planning system will not affect any development application already in progress.

Our two Speakers will enlighten us on the way to navigate the new planning code system in SA.

David Bills, Associate Director of URPS is renowned for his pragmatic, determined and collaborative approach across a wide range of strategic and statutory projects.

David is a trusted and highly skilled senior planning practitioner with extensive knowledge and expertise in both public and private large complex statutory proposals, major project facilitation, strategic planning, greenfield and infill urban development, site master planning, development facilitation and management, site selection and sustainability.

Josh Skinner, Associate at URPS is a statutory planner and development advisor, known for his pragmatic and open-minded approach to development assessment.

He firmly believes that an outcome-focused approach should be adopted in the facilitation of development approvals as high quality design outcomes are rarely determined by simply meeting quantitative standards.

Josh combines his consulting experience with three and a half years in Local Government at the Cities of Tea Tree Gully and Norwood, Payneham and St Peters. This experience means that he is focused on providing local councils with the information they need to determine development applications quickly and easily.

How to register and attend…
To secure your seat you must register and pay online by clicking here. You will then receive an email asking if you would like to attend in person at the venue plus you will be provided with the Zoom login details if you would like to attend online.

You can either attend in person at the Master Builders Association Venue on 47 South Terrace Adelaide or on-line via a zoom link.  Only 30 people can attend in person at the venue.

Staying Covid Safe
Please do not attend in person if you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, have been in contact with a known infected person in the past 3 weeks or have travelled from interstate or overseas in the past 3 weeks. The wearing of a face mask is welcomed but not compulsory. Please maintain 1.5 metres at all times and refrain from hand shaking.

A Few Important Notes

  1. Bring Your Pads, Pens, iPad or whatever it takes but don’t forget to take notes.When you come to the Property Meeting, please bring something to take notes – you don’t want to miss a thing and we’ll be sharing very valuable information on the night!

It’s going to be another full house so make sure you secure your place …

 I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Location Master Builders Association 47 South Terrace Adelaide
Map Click here for map
Date 15/02/2021
Time Arrive from 5.45pm for 6pm start to 8pm then networking until 9pm

One comment for Mon Feb 15 – SA Planning Reforms Go Live on March 19th – what does this all mean and how can you navigate it?

  1. Ron A. on said:

    Hi Anthea
    I hope you are well.
    I am interest in the event on the 15/2. I am currently in Hong Kong and cannot be at the meeting, are you going to be zooming the talks? If so, how much does the night cost?
    Best regards
    Ron Alexander

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