NSW Govt Launches Online Home Improvement 'hub'


A new one-stop-shop for home improvements has been launched online by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The new PlanningHub combines a range of popular online tools to get home improvements approved quicker and cheaper.

It was created in response to the growing interest in some ePlanning Tools that were launched last year by the Department and have attracted more than 100,000 users.

“When we looked at the latest development data it was clear that more NSW homeowners were taking on straightforward home improvements themselves than ever before,” a Department spokesperson said.

“The PlanningHub cuts time and stress out of renovating your own home. People can visit the Hub easily online 24-hours-a-day to find a range of planning information you need to undertake complying development.

“Whether you want to update your bathroom, add another level to your home, build a deck or garage – the Hub will make the process easier.”

The complying development process is faster than making a development application. The latest development data shows it takes an average of 18 days to gain approval. Alternatively it can take an average of 70 days to receive a DA approval from Council.

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