For the first time Wyndham residents can now view advertised planning applications online, making it simpler for people to engage in the town planning process.
Wyndham City has launched the Online Planning Register, signalling the start of a simpler and more user-friendly future for town planning in Wyndham.
Wyndham City Portfolio Holder for Housing, Cr John Gibbons, said the new online process would make it easier for residents to view and track the status of planning permit applications.
“In the past if a resident has wanted to view a planning permit application they have had to come into the Wyndham Civic Centre and view a hard copy of the application,” Cr Gibbons said.
“Now any advertised planning application can be viewed online, in the comfort of people’s own homes or via their smart phone, where they can also lodge an objection if they wish to do so.”
“The Online Planning Register will make the entire process simpler and more accessible to people who may not have the time or ability to visit Council in person.”
Wyndham City advertises planning applications for a minimum of 14 days to notify surrounding property owners, occupiers and other interested parties of a planning proposal that may affect them.