Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Shire ePlanning 

The ePlanning Program is an initiative of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Its primary purpose is to drive the digital transformation of the NSW planning system. From 1 July 2021, all development related applications and post consent certificates must be submitted online with Narrabri Shire Council through the NSW Planning Portal.

This applies to:

  • Development Applications (DAs)
  • Section 4.55 Applications to modify a Development Consent, and
  • Complying Development Certificates, Construction Certificate, Occupation Certificates and Subdivision Certificates where Council is nominated to complete the assessment or is appointed as the Principal Certifier for a development.

The NSW Planning Portal is a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

To submit an application through the NSW Planning Portal, you will need to register and verify your account. Instructions on how to register can be found by following the Quick Reference Guide link listed below. If you already have an account, you will simply login. The factsheet below will assist you in the applicaiton process. 

 NSC ePlanning Factsheet

Once you have submitted your application via the Portal, Council will be notified. Council staff will then review your application to determine if the application is complete or if any additional information is required. If any additional information is required, you will receive a notification from the Portal to take action.

When all requirements have been met you will receive a notification generated from the Portal requesting fees to be paid for your application. Fees are payable directly to Council via cash, eftpos or cheque.

Once fees are paid, your application will be formally lodged with Council and progress through the assessment process. You will be able to monitor the progress of the application via the Portal.

Should you require assistance submitting an application via the Portal, it is recommended that you utilise the Quick Reference Guides created by Service NSW.

Guides are available on a variety of topics including:
     • Registering for an Account
     • Navigating the Portal
     • Submitting applications
     • Providing additional information

Service NSW are available to provide technical support for the NSW Planning Portal. All enquiries can be referred to Service NSW via email to or calling 1300 305 695.

For further information on this transition or assistance with submitting your application, please contact Council’s Planning and Building team on 6799 6866.