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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.

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ePlanning Spatial Viewer

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.

ePlanning Spatial Viewer

This Spatial Viewer provides easy-to-use, information-rich maps for every address and lot in NSW.

Go To the Spatial Viewer on the NSW Planning Portal

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Development Assessment and Consent

Understand the different planning approval pathways in NSW.

Development Assessment and Consent

From development applications through to complying development certificates and integrated developments. The size, scale and impact of the development will determine which of the assessment pathways is appropriate.

Go to DA and Consent on NSW Planning Portal

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Online Development Applications

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

Online Development Applications

You can now submit development applications (DA) online – anywhere, anytime, with our new online DA lodgement service.

Go to Online DA on the NSW Planning Portal

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Application Tracking

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

Application Tracking

Search for applications lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.

Go To Application Tracking on NSW Planning Portal

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

Building Sustainability Index (BASIX)

BASIX requirements aim to create more comfortable and cost-efficient living conditions.

Go to BASIX on the NSW Planning Portal