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New e-planning digital service for councils

While everyone else is in lockdown our local Council Planning staff have much they can do working from home.

An ePlanning digital service that enables councils to upload planning documents to the NSW Planning Portal is now available. This service ensures councils can meet their legal obligations without putting their staff or the community at risk with unnecessary social contact. Recent amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act allows councils to display certain planning documents on the NSW Planning Portal, or any other website approved by the Planning Secretary.  Council staff need to simply login to the NSW Planning Portal to access the service on their digital dashboard then upload the necessary documents, specifying the relevant exhibition details, such as defining the exhibition period, where required. The service provides a full list of all document types that can be uploaded, such as Development Applications and Draft Development Control Plans. The public can then view these documents on the Exhibition and Publication page of the NSW Planning Portal for the duration of the exhibition period (if specified). If you need further assistance, please visit the Knowledge Management section of your digital dashboard on the NSW Planning Portal, or contact the team at

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