Published 24 February 2021

The State Government is introducing a new planning system from 19 March 2021. It will be the biggest reform of planning in South Australia in more than 25 years.

The new system will change the way applications are lodged and assessed, as well as how development policy is formed and amended.

As part of these changes, an ePlanning platform has been created. This will allow you to:

  • Submit, track and pay development applications online.
  • Search property zoning.
  • Find an accredited professional.
  • Review development rules.
  • Track major projects and developments across the State.

A significant part of the planning reform involves replacing all 72 South Australian Development Plans (including the City of Tea Tree Gully Development Plan) with a single state-wide planning rule book, the Planning and Design Code.


Applications lodged prior to 19 March 2021

Development applications lodged with Tea Tree Gully Council prior to 19 March 2021 will continue to be assessed under the ‘old’ planning system. Any applications lodged after 19 March 2021 (including second-part Building Rules Consent applications) must be submitted via the new ePlanning portal.


Role of Tea Tree Gully Council under the new planning system

Tea Tree Gully Council will continue to assess certain types of development applications. Council’s inspections and compliance functions will also continue. The biggest change for applicants is that all development applications must be submitted via the new ePlanning portal.


More information

To access the new planning system or for more information visit the PlanSA website or view PlanSA's FAQs