New planning portal to be used from 1 February 2021

Griffith City Council has now implemented electronic lodgement of Development Applications (DA), Construction Certificates (CC) and Complying Development Certificates (CDC) through the NSW Planning Portal. From 1 February, Council is requesting that all applications be made through the portal.

This online service allows applicants to track their Development and Construction Certificate applications or Complying Development Certificates to streamline the application process.

The portal can be found at www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au where applicants can create an account and then lodge their DA, CC and CDC applications.

The NSW Planning Portal provides an online environment where people can access planning services and information from anywhere at any time. This is a convenient alternative to paper-based transactions that can only take place during business hours.

Council’s Customer Service Coordinator Trudy Kalteren said it was an exciting step forward in providing a more efficient system for Griffith residents.

“The aim is to have everything in one place where you will be able to view development applications online and easily track them,” she said.

“Users can submit their development application through the portal and will receive updates on key phases along the process. It’s simpler, faster and more transparent.”

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said, he was happy to see this new service introduced.

“This is good news for everyone. It will make life easier for developers and Council and offers a range of digital planning services, mapping tools and reporting tools to assist everyone involved in a proposed development,” Councillor Dal Broi said.

“I know that the process hasn’t always been as straightforward as we’d have liked, so this will certainly help simplify things.”

The digital services, accessed via dashboards, improve application determination times, increase transparency of the planning system and ensure greater accountability of all stakeholders.

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