About this step

The research function directly links with National, State/Regional, and Local Authority planning and mapping information. Property information and associated maps of all planning triggers will be returned applicable to the properties selected.

What you will find here

Property search field

Search for a property by address or Lot and plan number. Switch between address or Lot and plan number using the drop-down on the left side of the search field.


Select single or multiple properties from the map simply by clicking or searching the property.

Property details

Each searched or selected property identification is contained in the roll-up list to the right of the map.

Each or any selected property can be removed by clicking the “bin” icon on the corresponding property list.

The three icons labelled Local, State, National either display as green ticks representing successful retrieval of data from the source. If any of these icons display a refresh icon the retrieval of data from the source has been interrupted and needs to be tried again. Click the refresh icon to retrieve the source data.

Planning Summary

A formatted list of the applicable planning, mapping overlay, and mapping triggers applicable to the selected property. The Planning Summary continues to populate and update throughout the process providing the user with a quick reference to key planning, overlay, and mapping triggers, development proposal details, maps and resources for the assessment including relevant codes. 

Reference number

Add your Authorities reference number to the application. To add or update the reference number, find the reference number field in the top toolbar within the application, on the top right (underneath the application name). Select the edit icon.

Instructions (End-to-end)

  1. Open the application you need to review.

  2. At the Location step, view the interactive mapping and review the selected properties.

  3. Review the Proposal and Resources (Maps & Codes/Policy).

  4. Select the Documents feature feature in the top toolbar and review the applicants lodged material (this could be the plans and drawings or specialists reports).

  5. Select Save & Proceed to progress to the next step.

A Planning Summary is provided for each property.

Instructions (Paper-based)

1. Select New to create an application. The software will present you with the Location step with your local government's interactive mapping tool.

2. Search for a property by entering an address or lot and plan number into the search bar in the top left corner of the interactive mapping tool. 

When searching by street address, don't use commas.

For example, use6 William Street Waterford West’.

Don’t use ‘6 William Street, Waterford West’.

When searching by lot and plan, you must type the words ‘lot' and 'plan’ in your search, and add a space in between each word and number sequence.

For example, use ‘Lot 1186 RP 880617'.

Don't use these formats: ‘1186RP880617’, 'Lot 1186 RP880617'.

If you are having issues finding the property, try typing the property address, not copying pasting. The search tool is sensitive to invisible characters and extra spaces inbetween letters and numbers.

3. The software will focus in on the selected property.

4. The software will return with some basic property details on the right.

5. Add the Owner details to each selected property.

6. Add the Applicant details to the application.

7. Select Save & Proceed to progress to the next step.

There is an ability to search multiple properties at once. When selecting multiple properties they will list underneath each other.

The relevant Authority mapping systems will be searched and return the applicable planning information for the properties.

Use the mouse to select properties on the map, select the property again, or use the bin icon to remove it.