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Update on the South Australian Planning Reforms

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, October 10, 2019

The attached “Update on the South Australian Planning Reforms: Release of Draft Planning and Design Code – Phase 2 (Rural Areas) and Phase 3 (Urban Areas)” represents a major change in the SA planning system in 20 years and will impact on the future management of our national parks and the environment in general.

Your Board believes that all FOP Members and Member Groups should be made aware of the proposed changes and have the opportunity to attend the DEW/DPTI Information Session and Workshop to be held on the 4th November 2019 – 9.00am – 1.00 pm.

If you would like to attend this session, would you please reply to Eilidh Wilson - eilidh.wilson@sa.gov.au or 8391 7506 (see further information below).

Kindest regards

Duncan MacKenzie
President
Friends of Parks Inc. SA


Release of Draft Planning and Design Code – Phase 2 (Rural Areas) and Phase 3 (Urban Areas)” - Monday 4th November at the Office for Design + Architecture SA (ODASA), 26-28 Leigh Street, Adelaide

DEW and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) invite Presiding Members and Chairs, or delegate(s), to an information session/workshop on Phase 2 (rural areas) and Phase 3 (urban areas) of the Draft Planning and Design Code on the Monday 4th November at the Office for Design + Architecture SA (ODASA), 26-28 Leigh Street, Adelaide SA – doors open at 9am for a 9.30 start until 12.30pm, followed by lunch.

The information session will be facilitated by Nicole Halsey from URPS and presenters will include Allan Holmes from the State Planning Commission and Alison Collins from the DPTI.


The purpose of the information session/workshop is to:

  • provide information on Phase 2 (rural council areas with small towns and settlements areas) and Phase 3 (urban council areas and councils with regional towns and cities) of the Draft Planning and Design Code
  • workshop the Draft Code and identify and share common themes and learnings
  • provide clear guidance on how and when feedback should be provided and in what form
  • provide an opportunity for the [Board/Council/Committee] to discuss key issues with the Draft Code and network with the SPC, DPTI, DEW staff, and other boards, councils and committees supported by DEW.

Please also find attached a briefing providing an update on the Planning Reforms and the Draft Code should you wish to brief Board/Council/Committee members.

An overview of the proposed natural resources and environmental policies in the Draft Code, and further details on the information session, including the agenda, parking etc. will be provided in due course.

For further information in the meantime, and to RSVP and advise dietary needs (by COB 25th October), please contact Eilidh Wilson on eilidh.wilson@sa.gov.au OR 8391 7506 .

Kind regards,


Alex Ward

Strategic Policy and Impact Assessment

Department for Environment and Water

South Australian Planning Reforms 2019 South Australian Planning Reforms 2019 (41 KB)

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