Councils and other planning bodies are required to provide maps and spatial datasets to the Department as part of the plan-making process. They are also required to provide copies of Development Control Plans (DCP) and Contributions Plans (CP), once they have been adopted by council for publication on the NSW Planning Portal.
Requirements for planning data
The Department has developed standard technical requirements for spatial datasets and maps contained within environmental planning instruments and other plans such as Development Control Plans and Contributions Plans. These requirements took effect on 30 November 2015. Councils need to prepare spatial data and maps as per the specified standards and submit to the department at draft and final stages.
Submitting information to the Department
The Department has developed a new online submission system to allow councils to submit Development Control Plans (DCP) and Contributions Plans (CP), Variations to Development Standards (VtDS), Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS), Local Voluntary Planning Agreements to the Department for consideration.
Councils need to login to the NSW Planning Portal using their existing account and password to start their submission. Councils may register for a new Planning Portal account if required.