Planning and land management

South Australia's land supply and planning system

South Australia's planning system controls land use and the physical development of the state.

The legislation related to planning and development matters is contained in the Development Act 1993 and associated regulations.

Planning Strategy for South Australia

The Planning Strategy sets out the state government's directions for land-use changes and development in South Australia.

The directions in the strategy become policy at the council level when they are incorporated into the development plans for individual council areas.

Development plans

Each South Australian council has a development plan that guides the type of development that can occur within the council area.Planners use the policies in development plans to assess development applications.

Each council must align its development plan with the Planning Strategy through development plan amendments to ensure that the state government's planning directions are reflected in local development decisions and outcomes.

Annual report card

Each year the Minister for Planning reports to the South Australian Parliament on the progress made in meeting the goals and targets in each volume of the South Australian Planning Strategy.

The Annual Report Card for 2014-2015 contains the following document:

The Annual Report Card for 2013-2014 contains the following document:

The Annual Report Card for 2012-2013 contains the following documents:

The Annual Report Card for 2011-2012 contains the following documents:

The Annual Report Card for 2010-2011 contains the following documents:

For an alternative version of a document on this page see Planning contacts.

South Australian government regions

South Australian government departments and agencies use a consistent set of boundaries to define 12 administrative regions in the state. The boundaries help government partners develop and improve reporting, planning and service delivery. They also relate to the targets in South Australia's Strategic Plan.

The 12 regions

The following maps show each of the regions:

Adelaide metropolitan area

Eastern Adelaide SA Government region (777.7 KB PDF)
Northern Adelaide SA Government region (1.4 MB PDF)
Southern Adelaide SA Government region (977.2 KB PDF)
Western Adelaide SA Government region (1.1 MB PDF)

Greater Adelaide

Adelaide Hills SA Government region (1.4 MB PDF)
Barossa Light and Lower North SA Government region (1.4 MB PDF)
Fleurieu Kangaroo Island SA Government region (3.4 MB PDF)

Country regions

Eyre Western SA Government region (3.7 MB PDF)
Far North SA Government region (2.4 MB PDF)
Limestone Coast SA Government region (1.2 MB PDF)
Murray Mallee SA Government region (4.2 MB PDF)
Yorke Mid North SA Government region (4.7 MB PDF)


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Page last updated 16 April 2016

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