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In 2016 the South Australian government introduced the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (PDI) Act for the purpose of superseding the Development Act 1993. Within the PDI Act, the Planning and Design Code was established to govern planning law. The code is a single document that outlines planning requirements for all types of building work in South Australia.
Guidelines are provided on land use, amenity, setback requirements and height restrictions against policy provisions listed within mapped areas. Replacing 72 Development Plans statewide, the code is accessible through the state government’s ePlanning Development Application Processing (DAP) system.
Building work that does not require any form of approval.
Building work that is considered appropriate without the need for a planning assessment, building consent is still required.
Building work that requires a planning assessment and is consistent with the objectives stipulated in the code. There are two subsections for this type of development:
Building work that requires a planning assessment and is at major variance with the objectives stipulated in the code. There are two subsections for this type of development:
The code is separated into 13 sections:
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