e-Planning initiatives

boots on ladderNSW Department of Planning has been investigating opportunities to leverage the increased use of information and communications technology to improve the NSW planning system.

This “e-Planning” initiative is closely linked with the commitment under the NSW Government’s ‘State Plan – A New Direction for NSW’, launched by the Premier in November 2006, to improve customer satisfaction with Government services.

Hornery Plus has provided support to the Department with research services in the development of a business case to identify key directions, priorities and linkages to guide the Department to further investigate the development of an e-Planning system. Our particular focus was the linkages between the Department’s proposed initiatives and existing projects and programs in other jurisdictions, including Local Government.

We have also recently completed a comprehensive research and analysis project for the Department into the readiness of NSW Councils and relevant State agencies to implement e-Planning services, including recommendations for initiatives to be implemented in the next 12 months and beyond.