Planning Applications now in the NSW Planning Portal

From 31 December 2020, planning applications will need to be lodged electronically through the Planning Portal managed by the NSW Government

The NSW Government recently passed the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Planning Portal) Regulation 2020. This amendment introduces requirements for certain planning applications to be made through the NSW Planning Portal

From 31 December 2020, anyone lodging a development application will be required to upload their application electronically through the Planning Portal that is managed by the NSW Government.

This includes applications and post consent certificates such as:

  • Development Applications

  • Section 4.55 Modification Applications

  • Complying Development Certificates

  • Construction Certificates

  • Occupation Certificates

  • Subdivision Certificates

  • Appointments of Council as a Principal Certifier

As a result of these changes, applications can no longer be submitted to Council over the counter or by email.