For NSW homeowners and developers, planning to build or renovate can be a real headache.
To apply for a development application (DA) meant face-to-face transactions conducted only during business hours. It also meant facing a bewildering array of ‘standard’ application forms and submission requirements. In fact, these ‘standard’ processes were different at every Council in NSW.
The NSW Planning Portal has streamlined and simplified the planning journey. It’s an online channel where citizens can access electronic application forms and documentation requirements applicable to all Councils in NSW.
The Portal helps people conduct the business of planning their building project at any time, on any Internet-connected device, and is designed to make the DA submission process intuitive and easy to use. It makes things transparent, too: once an online application is made, its progress can be easily tracked.
Perhaps best of all, the Portal is reducing the average time it used to take to investigate, prepare and submit a DA from three days to approximately 30 minutes. This means back-office savings, as well as less expense and frustration for NSW property owners and building professionals.
The spatial data which underpins the Planning Portal is available for use by the wider community, for creation of other third party apps and services, in line with government’s commitment to open data.
Online submission services on the Planning Portal will become the default way of submitting DAs to Councils in NSW, reducing time and cost of administration.
Check out the Portal here : https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/
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