SA Deputy Premier tapped for Local Government Ministry

South Australia Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Vickie Chapman is the state’s new Planning and Local Government minister.

She replaces Stephan Knoll, who resigned last Sunday along with two other Marshall Government ministers.

In one of his final ministerial tasks, Mr Knoll approved the constitution of five new Regional Assessment Panels for SA. They are:

  • Eyre Peninsula;
  • Fleurieu Peninsula;
  • Flinders;
  • Mid North region; and
  • Riverland.

In related news, the SA Planning Commission said the new planning system covering the state’s outback and rural areas will be implemented on 31 July.