Planning Law SA 

Consulting Editor: Brian Hayes QC, Barrister | Chair of SA Planning Reform Commission

- SA Environment, Resources & Development (ERD) Court
- Don Pitt, former Commissioner of ERD Court & Planning Appeal Tribunal


This publication provides a guide to planning law, principles and practice in South Australia.

Written for lawyers, councils and town planners, it contains extensive commentary and case notes according to legislative provisions, development categories and planning principles, providing a comprehensive resource for anyone involved in the application of SA’s planning framework.

The service is currently being expanded to include a comprehensively annotated version of the recently commenced Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (and associated Regulations) and a detailed giude to the transition from the current to the new planning system throughout 2017 to 2019.


Key features

  • Annotated legislation and regulations - Up-to-date and comprehensively annotated versions of the SA planning legislation and regulations, offering detailed commentary on the operation and application of provisions (view sample pages).

  • Planning law case notes - A comprehensive reporting service on planning cases from the SA Environment, Resources and Development Court and appeal courts. The service summarises guidance provided in judgments on planning issues and processes and sets out case summaries according to development category and planning concept (view case note topics).

  • Planning law dictionary - Commentary on how words and phrases used in planning instruments have been interpreted and applied by the courts (view dictionary terms).

  • Planning Law SA Bulletin - A bulletin issued with each update to the service, providing a detailed report and analysis of recent planning law developments and cases (view sample bulletin).


     Table of Contents
     Annotated Development Act 1993
     Annotated Development Regulations 2008
     Annotated Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (currently being added)
     Planning Law Case Notes
     Planning Dictionary

     (View Table of Contents for Planning Law Case Notes chapter (PDF, 200KB))
     (View Table of Contents for Planning Dictionary chapter (PDF, 150KB)) 

Sample pages

View sample pages (PDF, 450KB)
View sample Planning Law SA Bulletin (PDF, 700KB)

About the Editor

Brian Hayes QC is a barrister at Murray Chambers and has long been considered a leading practitioner of planning laws in South Austraila. He was Chair of the SA Planning Reform Commission and has advised all levels of government and other organisations extensively on planning matters. Brian has advised government on the drafting of planning and environmental legislation and specialist courts, including the SA Government in relation to the drafting of the Development Act 1993 and the establishment of the ERD Court.





$1,166 + GST pa

(initial folder purchase [2 vols] & shipping: $138 + GST, once-off charge)


$1,223 + GST pa

Annual subscription includes 3 updates and 3 update bulletins per year. Online price is for a single user/practitioner licence; POA for multi-user/practitioner and site licences. Prices subject to change.

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