The automated assessment step guides town planners to make a clear and concise assessment against your development proposal.
What you will find here:
Work through the detailed and general summary of aspects of the development proposal.
Deal with details relating to the site and its context including existing or previous approvals, pre-lodgement discussions, and other background.
For each relevant benchmark, Urpla schedules the code template criteria and listed below the code “purpose and alternate solutions” for assessment.
Deal with higher-order assessment issues involving Local planning framework, State, and other relevant matters. Simply select the matter, and subject from the drop-down menu, against which you must assess the development proposal. And complete your assessment in the discussion area.
Work through “Executive summary” and “Conclusion” discussion.
Supporting documents and information are added here. Just select the document type that you are uploading from the list, drag in your file and Urpla will append your documents directly into the application for you. If you’re uploading a special document that is not listed or you need to change the name or type of document, you can edit the document later from the drop-down menu within the attachment details.
Learn more about supporting documents here.
How to manoeuver around the Reporting step:
When you reach the Reporting step, you will be presented with a set of cards that show the different specialist areas that are applicable to your application.
From the Reporting home page, you can choose assessment criteria by subject matter by selecting the respective card.
|What is a card?||A collection of assessment criteria relating to a particular subject matter.|
Example: If you would like to focus on town planning aspects only, select the Planning card, and only details, information, and assessment criteria related to town planning will be visible.
Note: If project team/consultants have been invited to collaborate, their login will bring them to this page and will only display their respective subject matter card. View this article, learn more about the Project Team.
1. Click on the subject matter card of your choice. It is within this section of the app you will complete your assessment against your development proposal. You will be tasked with completing a series of assessments that will populate your planning report.
Note: Selecting the All Assessment card will show you all the assessments across all subject matter (only the project creator can view this card).
2. Work through the list of tasks on the left navigation panel. The list is customised depending on the subject matter card selected.
Note (Task management): Use the Mark Complete button on the right of each assessment element to keep track of what you have completed, each time you Mark Complete the task counter will update. Use the task counter on the left navigation panel to track what you need to complete. The more you complete in each section, the numbers will reflect the number of completed tasks and change to the colour green when complete.
Note: Do not fill out the fields that are not applicable to your application. The app is designed to report by exception, only fields that have data in them generate within the report. There will be no 'blank' spaces in tables within the report.
Example: If you complete a field it will generate that field in the report template. If you enter '0' or 'Not applicable' it will populate that data into the report.
3. As you enter details within the Reporting step, Urpla automatically formats and populates the report sections with the information included in the details, selections, and discussions in the app.
Note: To check how your report is looking, click on preview report icon in the top right corner of your screen (next to Planning Summary).
Note: If at any time you need to exit your project and come back to it, your project will be waiting for you just as you left it. Urpla automatically saves your work, updating whenever you make a change.
4. Once you have worked through each of the tasks in the Reporting step, select Save & Proceed to update the report with the assessment details and continue to the next step, Report Format.
Key features of the Reporting step:
To help streamline the process, Urpla provides a number of tools (subject to subscription tier):
Urpla's Response Library button to help with efficiency and consistency. Don’t waste time typing responses over and over again. For simple or common responses to performance criteria, Urpla has created a response library, so you can quickly access the response you need. You can even create company-specific standardised responses to use across your team, ensuring all of your reports are consistent.
Learn more about the Response Library here.
|Code Template Library||
Urpla’s Code Template Library allows you to save responses to any code template so you can reuse them during similar applications in the future. For example, you can save a specific set of responses to an overlay code that applies to a specific type of application or development. When you select a saved template to complete a code in your application Urpla automatically answers and marks complete all of the AO/PO’s in accordance with the saved template.
Learn more about the Code Template Library here.
|Answer all PO & AO||
Urpla's Answer all PO & AO is a tool to answer and complete all of the AO/PO of a code template at once, with a specific response. For example, you can choose to complete all AO/PO for the specific Code using the response, “not applicable as no new building work is proposed”.
Learn more about the Answer all PO & AO here.