Through better planning we support the liveability and activation of our city and regions by attracting investment and making it easier to invest in our state, while ensuring more emphasis and effort is placed on early engagement on strategic directions, plans and policies.
South Australia is currently undergoing the biggest modernisation of its planning system.
From 2020, the state will have a new planning system supported by clearer and more collaborative priorities, which include:
access to better planning information
certainty and transparency in the assessment of development proposals
more consistent planning rules that are also easier to understand.
Reforming and modernising our state’s planning system will:
unlock the state’s social, economic and environmental potential and
encourage greater participation earlier in the planning process.
The new planning system is underpinned by the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and supported by the Planning and Design Code, state planning policies, regional plans and a 24/7 digital ePlanning platform that will provide South Australians quick and easy access to the system.
In collaboration with state and Commonwealth agencies, local government bodies and developers, Renewal SA coordinates the integration and timing of development and infrastructure in the state, particularly in areas identified for urban renewal.
We negotiate and enter into contracts for the payment of contributions towards, and costs associated with, the development of land and the provision of housing and infrastructure.
We also negotiate with local government bodies in relation to vesting of public infrastructure in the care, control management of those bodies.
The process relies on an approved Structure Plan and Development Plan Amendment with clear direction on land use policies.
The negotiation process commences when a land owner or their representative approaches Renewal SA.
We then establish a Precinct Working Group that includes:
Renewal SA (as facilitator or chair)
the land owner’s representative
the transport planning directorate of the Department for Transport, Planning and Infrastructure
the relevant local government authority.
Road, storm water and council related social infrastructure are addressed by the Precinct Working Group.
A list of interventions for each infrastructure type to service the proposed development is identified and costed.
Cost share arrangements between the parties are negotiated.
The agreed interventions, costs, triggers and cost share arrangements are reflected in Infrastructure Deeds.
A Land Management Agreement ties the Deeds to the Certificate of Title.
Deeds are executed by the Parties.
We advise the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure the land over which Deeds have been executed.
The Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning.
The Minister for Planning considers the recommendation and makes a decision.
Subject to the Minister’s decision, the relevant Part of the Development Plan Amendment is then published in the Government Gazette.