What is ePlanning?

The National eDA Steering Committee has defined ePlanning as:

Electronic Planning (ePlanning) encompasses business process models, methodologies, specifications, systems, services and technologies that support the planning industry in Australia in delivering efficiencies to its stakeholders.

Any electronic planning services developed must operate within a planning and development framework and regulatory system. Previous focus on technology services has been aimed at the electronic development assessment (eDA) area, which refers to the electronic processing of planning and development applications.

"There has been significant investment by all spheres of government in the past 5 years to transition the function of the planning and development business to electronic tools with appropriate supporting processes and culture. Despite this effort, the task of this transition is not complete with significant further effort required to build on achievements to date."

Brendan Nelson - Chair, National ePlanning Steering Committee