Course Details

PDI Act Essentials

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

This training is essential for all:
  • Development Assessment staff;
  • Assessment Managers;
  • Assessment Panel Members;
  • Para-planners;
  • Lodgement Officers;
  • Administrative staff who support Development Assessment.



The training will cover the essential processes associated with the new assessment framework including:
  • Assessment pathways;
  • Relevant authorities;
  • Application and lodgement requirements;
  • The verification process;
  • Further information requests;
  • Referrals;
  • Public notification and consultation processes;
  • Requirements under relevant Practice Directions;
  • Assessment timeframes;
  • Deemed consents;
  • Notification of decisions;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Variations;
  • Private certification processes;
  • Review of Assessment Manager decisions
  • Appeals and reviews to the Environment, Resources and Development Court.


Key Learnings

After this session you will have an understanding of the essentials relating to the new lodgement, assessment and determination regime for applications for development authorisation under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and associated procedural requirements of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.


Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

The Norman Waterhouse Team is recognised as the largest of its kind in this State and is widely recognised as a leader in the provision of such advice to the local government sector in South Australia.


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at
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