One of the key priorities in the State Planning Commission’s Strategic Plan 2022-23 is to plan for growth and change by leading the development of Regional Plans across South Australia including a new 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.
Regional Plans set the direction for future planning and development of South Australia and fulfil the vision of the State Planning Policies.
Each Regional Plan provides a long-term vision (over a 15 to 30 year period) for the region or area, including provisions about the integration of land use, transport infrastructure and the public realm.
Under the PDI Act, South Australia is divided into 7 Planning Regions (PDF, 307 KB) which were proclaimed by the Governor on 19 March 2020:
- Greater Adelaide (PDF, 3871 KB)
- Eyre and Western (PDF, 1193 KB)
- Far North (PDF, 1768 KB)
- Kangaroo Island (PDF, 1259 KB)
- Limestone Coast (PDF, 1246 KB)
- Murray Mallee (PDF, 3640 KB)
- Yorke Peninsula and Mid North (PDF, 3640 KB)
Research on the next generation of Regional Plans has already commenced. Although all Regional Plans will be undertaken concurrently, the 6 Country Plans are expected to be completed prior to the Greater Adelaide Plan.
Whilst work is being undertaken on preparing a new Regional Plan for each of the Planning Regions, the existing South Australian Regional Planning Strategies continue to apply.