The importance of planning reform

Few issues are as important for the industry as planning reform.

Last week an expert panel recommended a complete overhaul of the South Australian planning system. There's plenty to like in the proposals: a WA-style planning commission, regional planning boards, recast planning controls, and easier planning amendments.

The expert panel found that South Australia's current system was doing a poor job of facilitating economic growth. The report represents a strong and positive reform mandate, which the Property Council has warmly welcomed.

It also sends a clear message to other states, particularly NSW where reform has stalled.

The Property Council is now preparing an industry response and we continue to make the public case for change. You can read more details here.