Community Engagement Charter, South Australia

During mid 2017 we worked with 50 randomly selected South Australians and 50 planning professionals to draft a new Community Engagement Charter- which is a centrepiece in South Australia's new planning reform process.

Under the new Planning Act, it is required that all planning decisions be grounded by a ‘Community Engagement Charter’ which describes the principles and measures which are important for engagement around planning.

The 50 randomly selected South Australians comprised of an age range from 18-77, with 22% representation from Regional SA. Planning professionals from local government, industry and state government supported the panel in their work.

The panel’s work can be found here:

To support the panel, we developed a discussion guide with the support of Matt Davis of Davis + Davis Architects.

The discussion guide can be found here.
For more information check out the SA Planning Portal and the YourSAy website.

Reports / Outcomes / Influence

The Community Engagement Charter has been endorsed and now sets the standard for how engagement is done in planning in South Australia.

The charter can be found here

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