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State Planning Commission

The State Planning Commission is the state’s independent, principal planning body that provides advice and makes recommendations on the administration of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The State Planning Commission was established on 1 April 2017 and guides decision-making of state government, local government and community and business organisations about planning, development and infrastructure provisions in South Australia.

The commission reports directly to the Minister for Planning and is responsible for:

  • delivery of the new planning system and management of its instruments leading the development of planning policies that are informed by genuine engagement with our community
  • ensuring future development is coordinated with the provision of public transport, roads, services and open space
  • guiding councils and professionals in the delivery of new planning services
  • providing advice and recommendations on government planning policy
  • analysing and assessing upcoming development projects
  • coordinating planning with infrastructure and guidance
  • guiding local council and accredited professionals in the delivery of new planning services and community engagement.