Development Applications to go online from 1 July

From 1 July 2021 all Development Applications will need to be lodged online through the NSW Government’s Planning Portal.

The NSW Planning Portal (this link opens a new window) is an online platform where community, industry and government can work together to provide a digital experience that supports effective planning and decision making under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. 

From 1 July, anyone needing to lodge a development application will need to register with the NSW Planning Portal and set up a free account.

If you require assistance submitting an application via the Portal, it is recommended that you utilise the Quick Reference Guides created by Service NSW. 

A variety of topics are available including:

  • Registering for an Account
  • Navigating the Portal
  • Submitting applications and
  • Providing additional information