South Australia's planning policies

Development plans contain policies that describe what kinds of development are appropriate in council areas and where they may occur.

The Planning and Land Use Services has developed a set of planning policies that are common to many development plans in South Australia.

The South Australian Planning Policy Library

The state's current planning policies are contained in the South Australian Planning Policy Library. The library encourages best practice policy application and a consistent development plan format across the state. It also makes it easier and faster for councils to update their development plans and for government agencies to assess proposed amendments.

Guides and information resources

Technical information sheets

A series of technical information sheets are available to assist the interpretation and use of the planning policy library.

Planning policy guides

Guides related to planning policy include:

The guides are updated periodically to ensure consistency with the Library.

Related information

On this site

Development plans
The South Australian Housing Code and Minister's Specifications

Other websites

PlanSA portal


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