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Effective 31 July 2020, a new planning system - PlanSA - applies across South Australia’s outback and rural areas.

PlanSA includes the new Planning and Design Code and associated ePlanning platform for South Australia, replacing hard copy council development plans and the manual processing of development applications.

All development applications now must be lodged via the SA Planning Portal at

Before starting any development we would recommend discussing your intentions with Council's professional staff to understand what is permissible under the Planning and Design Code.

The new planning system will be completely online. Lodging, tracking and communication regarding your development application will now take place via the SA Planning Portal. You will be required to register with the new system when making your lodgement.

Lodging at the Council office will now require a pre-booking and come with a $40 fee.

As lodgements are now all undertaken online, for all enquiries pertaining to lodging your development application please call the Plan SA helpline on 1800 752 664.

Mid North Regional Assessment Panel

The Minister for Planning has formed the Mid North Regional Assessment Panel, incorporating the areas of Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council, Northern Areas Council, Regional Council of Goyder, and Wakefield Regional Council, pursuant to the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The following people have been appointed as members of the Mid North Regional Assessment Panel by the Minister:

Presiding Member

Mr Stephen Smith

Independent Members

Ms Julie Lewis

Mr Arron Broom

Mr Rob Veitch

Mr John Brak

Assessment Manager

Andrew Christiansen

The Panel will adhere to the Code of Conduct for Assessment Panel Members, provided by Schedule 3 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, and adopts its own Meeting Procedures and Terms of Reference for the conduct of its members and for its meetings. Meetings are held as required, generally at the fourth Thursday of the month at 6pm, at Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Chamber, 4 Gleeson Street, Clare.  Mid North Regional Assessment Panel Review of Assessment Managers Decision Policy can be downloaded here.

The Mid North Regional Assessment Panel will assess the more complex performance assessed development applications against the Planning and Design Code.

The Agendas and Minutes of the Panel are available on the Council website in the Mid North Regional Assessment Panel Agendas and Minutes page.