Tourism Regulation

    The Commission conducted a review into South Australia’s tourism regulation, focusing on nature-based and agriculture-based tourism sectors. It provided recommendations to improve the efficiency of the operations and performance of relevant state agencies and to improve the adaptability and resilience of the regulatory process. It also examined ways to cut the costs of regulations on the regulated parties to make it easier to do business in the state.

    Development Referrals

    The Commission conducted a review into regulation and practice governing referrals processes that form an integral part of the state’s development approval system. The review focused on the referral activities of select state referral agencies in the areas of environmental significance, native vegetation and transport routes and corridors. It examined how the referrals processes can be improved to lift the competitiveness of South Australia as an investment destination.

    Extractives Supply Chain

    The Commission conducted a Review into the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation, policies and practices of the extractives (quarry) industry supply chain. The Review examined the processes and timeframes for approving quarries, costs for business, and land use issues. The strategic development of the industry, supply of extractive inputs into strategic infrastructure, and options to support industry best practice were considered.