From 1 August 2018 all planning and building applications are to be lodged electronically.
Electronic Lodgement of Development Applications (Guide).
Lodgement of development applications is planned to transition to online lodgement through the City's website at a future date, and will replace paper based and electronic lodgement methods once available.
This stage of the e approvals project to accept only electronic lodgement from 1 August 2018 is consistent with a more contemporary approach to administration of planning and building applications and will save enormous reams of paper in the process!
Providing electronic files allows the City to upload your application details into our document management system and allows email exchange. This expedites the development assessment process as it enables all application details to be directly available to others. It also provides the community with easy access to application details to assist in their understanding of proposals.