The Code is being developed in three phases and by July 2020, it will replace 72 development plans with one universal, state-wide document. On 1 July 2019, Phase One of the Code became operational for out of council areas.
Phase Two (Rural Areas) of the Planning and Design Code is on consultation until 29 November 2019 . Phase Three (Urban Areas) of the Planning and Design Code is on consultation until 28 February 2020 .
Phase Two includes rural council areas with small towns and settlements and will be operational from April 2020.
Phase Three includes urban council areas and councils with regional towns and cities and will be operational from July 2020.