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Community Impact Portal


The community impact portal has been developed to assist licensees in collating the information required to complete a community impact submission.  Community impact submissions must accompany all designated applications except in exceptional circumstances.  For more information about designated applications and when a community impact submission is required, please read the community impact assessment guidelines

The community impact assessment form has been developed to assist applicants in providing the required information necessary for the application to be determined.  Applicants do not need to use this form and may instead choose to prepare a submission.

What is a community impact submission?

A community impact submission assists the licensing authority in assessing whether a designated application is in the community interest.  It is also a valuable document for informing the community about the proposed nature of the business to be conducted. 
To determine whether your application needs to be accompanied by a community impact submission, please refer to the community impact assessment guidelines.

What is the community impact portal and how do I use it?

As part of your community impact submission you are required to provide a map and report regarding the locality.  The community impact portal can generate this report.

How do I use it?

To generate the map and reports that you are required to attach to your community impact submission, you are required to follow the following steps:
1. Click the Community Impact Portal button above.

Location Report

2. Click the Location Report button.
3. Type your premises address/proposed premises address in the ‘Search for a location’ bar.
4. Type your locality radius (refer to the community impact assessment guidelines  for guidance) in the buffer distance box.
5. Click the Report button.
6. Click the Print button. 
7. Select the layout as A4 Portrait.  Click Print.
8. Wait for the map and report to generate and then save your report.

Area Report

9. Return to the Community Impact Portal.
10. Click the Area Report button.
11. Type your premises address/proposed premises address in the ‘Search for a location’ bar.
12. Type your locality radius (refer to the community impact assessment guidelines  for guidance) in the buffer distance box.
13. Click the Report button.
14. Click the Print button. 
15. Select the layout as A4 Portrait.  Click Print.
16. Wait for the map and report to generate and then save your report.

What information is available?

The community impact portal does not purport to provide all the information necessary to satisfy the licensing authority that an application is in the community interest.  Rather, the community impact portal provides you with the tools to generate some information that may be helpful to you when preparing your community impact submission.  You should consider addressing the information generated by the community impact portal in your community impact submission.

The data currently available in the community impact portal is as follows:

  • location of public transport stops
  • location of school crossings
  • local government areas
  • population numbers
  • postcodes
  • suburbs and localities
  • unemployment rates
  • location of schools
  • location of licensed premises.

You may wish to include and address further information and data in your community impact submission.  Additional resources which may be helpful include the South Australia Police website and information available from SA Health.

What do I do with the map and report?

You will need to attach the maps and reports generated to your community impact submission.

What is the locality?

As part of their community impact submission, applicants must provide details regarding the community in the locality of the proposed licensed premises and any amenity issues which may affect the locality.

The term locality refers to the area surrounding the licensed premises/proposed licensed premises and is the area most likely to be affected by the granting of the application.  As part of your community impact submission, you are required to identify the geographic area from which you expect to draw customers.

The community impact assessment guidelines  provide further guidance as to locality.