NSW Planning Portal
The NSW Government requires all NSW Councils to utilise the NSW Planning Portal for the lodgement of all development and certificate applications. The change to online planning and building applications will improve convenience and customer service in respect of land use planning services.
The NSW Planning Portal (Portal) is an online system that has been developed by the NSW Government, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The Portal aims to improve application determination times, increase the transparency of the planning system, and ensure greater accountability of all stakeholders.
From 1 July 2021 all development applications, complying development certificates, construction, occupation or subdivision certificates are required to be lodged via the Portal. Council will no longer be able to accept paper applications over the counter or electronically, via email.
Further information regarding the NSW Planning Portal is available on Council’ website at www.bourke.nsw.gov.au , by visiting the NSW Planning Portal at https://pp.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/support-training/applicant-resources or, by contacting Council on 6830 8000.