The Expert Panel on Planning Reform was a five member body appointed in February 2013 to provide recommendations for a new planning system to Government and Parliament by December 2014.
The three high-volume reports that I designed between 2013 and 2014 detailed the Panel’s discussions, investigations and findings into the South Australian planning system. I branded the reports in a stylisation of the Panel's existing branding (Think Design Deliver), a state-shaped puzzle-piece logo. The front and back covers are an incomplete puzzle, a work in progress, forming the shape of the state of South Australia. The inner document is peppered with stray puzzle pieces, and large block colours borrowed from the logo are used to quickly and easily separate each chapter.
The final report was put to the South Australian government in December 2014, leading to the development of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill, passed by Parliament in early 2016. The new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 is currently being implemented by the Department.
Client: Expert Panel on Planning Reform, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia (October 2013, July 2014 & October 2014) / IS design + digital
Illustration: Ross Bateup