Ac­cess plan­ning in­for­ma­tion on WA land through new map­ping online

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

MEM­BERS of the public, in­dus­try and gov­ern­ment can use a new online map­ping tool to ac­cess plan­ning in­for­ma­tion on any par­cel of land in WA.

Plan­ning Min­is­ter Donna Faragher launched PlanWA at the re­cent Plan­ning In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia’s state con­fer­ence.

"PlanWA is a user-friendly web­site that helps sim­plify the plan­ning sys­tem, al­low­ing in­dus­try, lo­cal gov­ern­ment stake­hold­ers or any prop­erty owner to ac­cess rel­e­vant plan­ning schemes and poli­cies online," she said.

"Hav­ing in­for­ma­tion such as zon­ing and res­i­den­tial den­sity codes can help them make more in­formed de­ci­sions, par­tic­u­larly in re­la­tion to any fu­ture devel­op­ment that may or may not be able to oc­cur in an area."

Users can search places of in­ter­est, en­quire about spe­cific pieces of land, ac­cess plan­ning poli­cies and in­for­ma­tion, tai­lor maps for their own use, share view­ing de­tails via email and so­cial me­dia and con­nect to aerial im­agery and Google Street View.

Mrs Faragher said about 100 lo­cal gov­ern­ments did not have an online map­ping sys­tem for plan­ning pur­poses.

"Those lo­cal gov­ern­ment author­i­ties which don't have a map­ping sys­tem on their web­sites will now be able to ac­cess this online re­source to as­sist with plan­ning for their lo­cal ar­eas and pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion to their communities," she said.

PlanWA uses data from the WA Whole of Gov­ern­ment Open Data Pol­icy and Shared Lo­ca­tion In­for­ma­tion Plat­form and will be reg­u­larly up­dated.

The new site can be ac­cessed from the Depart­ment of Plan­ning and West­ern Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion web­site.

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