Redland City Council has launched a new online platform to provide easy access to planning and development information for the local government area.
Mayor Karen Williams said the platform, Development.i, replaces Council’s PD Online portal and, in response to community feedback, offered a better user experience and increased functionality.
“Development.i users will be able to search for information on properly-made planning and development applications lodged with Redland City Council,” she said.
“They will be able to access documents and plans related to core development applications including material change of use, operational works, subdivision plans, reconfiguring a lot and concurrent agency referrals.
“Development.i is intuitive, simple and fast and has a modern interface which makes it easier to find application or property details.”
Features include the visualisation of results on a map and the ability to search applications by address, locality or division. At this stage, documents relating to building applications and plumbing permits will not be available.
“Future enhancements will include the ability to save searches on favourite properties, and to receive email notifications on new applications or changes to the status of applications,” the Mayor said.
Council received $60,000 in funding from the Queensland Government for the project, with an additional Council contribution of more than $25,250.
Member for Redlands, Kim Richards said the new platform would ensure residents had easy and transparent access to information across the Redlands.
“Better access to information for the community is vital for open and transparent decision-making,” Ms Richards said.
“The Palaszczuk Government has invested in Development.i through our $4.5 million Innovation and Improvement Fund as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.”
Development.i can be accessed at developmenti.redland.qld.gov.au
The website includes help pages and a tutorial video on how to use the new platform.