SA planning new Accredited Professionals Scheme for planners

The South Australian Government is developing an accreditation scheme for planners, building certifiers and other industry professionals involved in making development decisions under the state's new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

As part of the process, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has released a discussion paper seeking feedback on the proposed Accredited Professionals Scheme.

Under the new scheme there will be a range of accredited planning and building professionals who can make important decisions based on the nature and complexity of a proposed development. The scheme will establish and maintain the minimum standards against which professionals are assessed to determine their level of accreditation. These varying levels will be based on the professional’s qualifications, skills and experience. There will also be a requirement for continued professional development in mandatory fields, such as design, engagement and performance based planning to retain accreditation.

Feedback on the proposed scheme is due by 30 April, 2018. The discussion paper is available here.

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