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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 1 December 2015 to 26 January 2016 (accessed 5 April 2020 at 08:22) Current version
158E Regulations and other provisions relating to online planning services and information
(1) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the online delivery of planning services and information, including:(a) the NSW planning portal and other specialised planning portals (including the status of services and information delivered online), and(b) access to information (and the issue of certificates) about land use zoning and development standards relating to particular land, and(c) the lodgment or submission of applications and other things under this Act, and(d) the assessment of categories of development for which there are codified criteria or standards, and(e) the registration of consents, approvals or certificates (or other documents) and their effect on registration, and(f) the notification of the making or determination of applications for (or the issue or grant of) consents, approvals or certificates (or other documents) by means of the NSW planning portal.(2) The charges or fees that may be prescribed by the regulations under section 137 extend to charges or fees in relation to the online delivery of planning services and information (including the compilation and maintenance of the NSW planning database, the operation of the NSW planning portal and the enhancement of the NSW planning database and the NSW planning portal).(3) For the purpose of facilitating online delivery of planning services and information:(a) the Secretary may determine standard technical requirements with respect to:(i) the preparation of environmental planning instruments, plans or other documents and of any spatial datasets or other maps that are referred to in (or adopted under) those instruments, plans or documents, and(ii) the form of applications for consents, approvals or certificates (or other documents) under this Act and the form of any such consents, approvals or certificates (or other documents), and(b) a council or other planning body is to provide the Secretary, when requested, with electronic files (in a specified format) of any such instruments, plans or other documents (or of any spatial datasets or other maps) prepared or held by it, and(c) a council or other planning body is to implement any standard technical requirements determined by the Secretary to facilitate access to relevant data in the electronic systems maintained by the council or other body or to transfer that data to the NSW planning database.(4) The Secretary is to establish on a departmental website an alert facility to enable members of the public to register for the purposes of receiving electronic notification of selected new planning decisions and matters.