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Register your Interest: PDI Act Essentials Workshops - Circular 25.14

To Chief Executive Officer
Elected Members
Governance Officers
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 20 June 2019
Contact Liz O'Flynn
Response Required No
Summary The LGA in conjunction with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers will be scheduling ‘PDI Act Essentials’ workshop/s following the confirmation of the DA Regs by Parliament in July 2019. Further information can be found in this circular.

The legislative overhaul of the South Australian planning system is due to take effect in July 2019. 

The Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008 will be replaced by the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) and the (pending) Development Assessment Regulations (DA Regs).  The legal requirements relating to policy administration and development assessment in this State will change substantially on the introduction of this new regime. 

The LGA in conjunction with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers will be holding workshop sessions (face to face and via webinar at Local Government House in Adelaide) following confirmation of the DA Regs by Parliament.  The proposed workshops for both Elected Members and Council staff will provide a detailed overview of the main PDI Act and DA Regs provisions, as well as giving participants the opportunity to be involved in interactive discussions and workshop scenarios with a view to help clarify what these changes mean for planning policy and decision-making.  The changes include:

Policy administration - enabling powers relating to:

·         State Planning Policies

·         Regional Plans

·         Planning and Design Code

·         Building Code and Ministerial Standards


Development assessment - new processes and powers relating to:

·         Relevant Authorities

·         Development Assessment Pathways and requirements

·         Public consultation

·         Referrals

·         Conditions

·         Assessment against the Planning and Design Code

·         Timing and deemed approvals

·         Appeals


To register your interest in attending workshops please click here.

For further information about workshops please email

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