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New online planning tools - 29 Jul, 2014

The department of planning has launched a suite of new online tools to help modernise the planning system in NSW and make it easier for people to access planning information. The tools will help make the planning system simpler, cheaper, faster and more convenient. People will be able to use their laptop, smartphone or tablet to access the information they need anywhere, anytime.

'Planning Viewer' shows the planning rules that apply to properties in NSW where a standard Local Environmental Plan (LEP) has been adopted.

'Interactive Maps' allows users to click on an interactive 3D model of a standard home, commercial or industrial property and see, in plain English, what development standards apply and what work can be undertaken as exempt development.

Use 'Local Insights' to see a range of useful planning related statistics and projections at a council level and the location of current development applications where available, from mobile devices, tablets or computers.