Development applications for construction work in the Georges River local government area will have to be filed online starting June 15.
The move online aims to meet the NSW Government’s requirements for applications to be filed through its planning portal.
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene has acknowledged this is a significant change as council staff will no longer be able to accept paper requests at the counter.
âThe requirement from the NSW government is that all development applications be filed through the planning portal from July 1, 2020, but we are moving to the new system a bit earlier in mid-June to to ensure that the interface between our systems is functioning properly by the official 1. July date, âsaid Councilor Greene.
âThe change means that people will have to register through the planning portal and then submit their application and associated documents there.
âWe will continue to provide our pre-hosting service, which provides customers with helpful advice on their pre-hosting request.
“In addition, the Board is fully aware that not all applicants have Internet access at home, and therefore we will be providing access through kiosks located in the customer service area of ââthe Hurstville Civic Center.
“It is important that people understand that the council does not run the portal – it is administered by the NSW government so any issues will need to be resolved through them,” said Cr Greene.
Details describing the steps of the new development request process can be
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