Saturday, April 13, 2024

Wollondilly LEP goes digital

Wollondilly Shire Council is moving its Local Environmental Plan to a digital format to provide quick, easy and accurate access to planning information online.

Council says the new digital version will provide more reliable information to the public and stakeholders while saving time and money for both users and Council.

“Having the Local Environmental Plan to a new digital format will be a great improvement for Council, industry, and the public and will increase confidence in the plan-making process,” said Mayor, Robert Khan.

“The digital plan will provide a single, reliable source of truth that can be easily searched, empowering users to make better informed decisions on land use,” he said.

“We’re proud to be leading NSW with new innovative ways to support our community and help to drive local job creation.”

The transition to digital maps will allow for more self-service transactions, reducing errors and the need for rework.

Council says the system will also enable private providers to create new information services, such as third-party intelligence tools and mapping platforms.

The change to digital mapping as the legal map reference will signify the end of the use of PDF maps for the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan, a format Council says has proved difficult to navigate.

Council had been advocating for the transition to a digital Local Environmental Plan for a number of years and more recently has been collaborating with the NSW Government to make it happen for Wollondlly.

This achievement supports the NSW Government’s ePlanning initiatives to drive efficiency in Local Environmental Plan map production and will give the community and businesses enhanced access and ability to interact with these maps, Council said.

The digital Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 maps are available to all stakeholders through the NSW Planning Portal.

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