XVT is building, delivering and managing a $3.3 million expansion of the NSW Government’s online planning system, to help make planning more accessible and easier to understand.
The planning portal will go beyond what any other system is currently doing in Australia, providing a fully integrated website allowing community, local government and planning professionals to access planning and property information from one single place. The features being rolled out in multiple stages as part of this project include:
- Online lodgement of development applications for projects of State Significance, regional and local developments including commercial, residential and industrial.
- Powerful new search tools allowing users to type in their address and see all State Environmental Planning Policies, Local Environment Plans, Development Control Plans and advice on exempt development relevant to their property. Users will also be able to search by Local Government Area.
- The ability to customise the Planning Portal settings allowing users to find information most relevant to them, whether they are property owners, planning professionals or community groups.
The portal is being built using the Drupal Content Management System which is the preferred CMS used by content based portals for Government organisations across Australia including the GovCMS service. The solution uses a GeoSpatial information viewer called Weave which is integrated with Drupal. XVT is providing cloud based hosting and managed services for this solution using Amazon Web Services.
To deliver this project XVT is utilising the expertise of our existing architecture and web application development teams, bringing on new expertise specifically in the areas of Drupal, GIS systems and Amazon Web Services professionals. The first major release of the portal was delivered in November 2015 with subsequent releases delivering new functionality scheduled during 2016.