The Community Engagement Charter is now open for its stage two draft consultation, with the aim to provide a greater opportunity for South Australians to influence how we live, work and move in our urban and rural areas.
In the past, many people’s first interaction with the planning system was when a new house or other form of development was built near them, without an understanding of the planning policy that enabled this to occur. As a requirement of the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, the draft Charter will change this by increasing understanding of the planning system and by inviting the community input on planning policies that will shape the places they value.
The Stage 2 Draft of the Community Engagement Charter and draft Guide is now ready for formal comment on the South Australian Government's website. An accompanying guide (also out for consultation) provides a step by step framework for engagement planning and evaluation for those undertaking engagement.
Consultation closes on Friday 8 December 2017.