NSW Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Planning Portal

The NSW Planning Portal is an online environment where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

It hosts a range of digital planning services, mapping tools and reporting tools to assist everyone involved in a proposed development. 

The digital services accessed via dashboards:

  • improve application determination times,
  • increase transparency of the planning system
  • ensure greater accountability of all stakeholders.

Digital Planning Services

Set up under the Act, the NSW Planning Portal is also the legal repository for certain planning documents, such as Ministerial Orders.

The ePlanning Program is currently working with all NSW councils to encourage greater engagement with the services on the NSW Planning Portal.

For further information and guidance on the NSW planning system visit the Development, Assessment and Consent page on the NSW Planning Portal.

Child holding up and looking at map

The new Spatial Viewer is an enhanced digital mapping service that provides easy-to-use, information-rich maps for every address and lot in NSW.

Aerial view of homes by a road

Understand the different planning approval pathways in NSW.<br />

Interior of home being built

If you’re seeking council approval on a new build or renovation, you can now submit development applications (DA) online.

Modern single storey home and front yard

You can now search for applications that have been lodged via the NSW Planning Portal using our new Application Tracking service.

View of modern two storey homes fronting onto a street

The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) seeks to ensure that all new homes meet minimum energy efficiency standards.