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NSW Planning Portal API Grants

Funding was available to all NSW councils to help them to complete or update the digital integrations from their IT system to the NSW Planning Portal.

Applications for the API grants funding are closed

Thank you to the councils that applied for the NSW Planning Portal API grants funding - your applications are now being processed. If there are any issues with your application, our team will reach out.


What is the NSW Planning Portal API grants program?

The Department is investing $80,000 per each of the 128 councils in NSW to support the digital integrations of their IT systems with the NSW Planning Portal. All councils can now apply for a grant payment of $80,000 to support building the API integrations with the NSW Planning Portal.

Who is leading the grants program?

This grant program is being administered by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Why are we running a grant program?

To provide funding assistance to councils to support the digital integrations of their IT systems with the Planning Portal using ePlanning APIs.

The grant seeks to achieve the following benefits for councils:

  • Relieve councils of administrative burden to focus their efforts on the assessment process contributing to improved processing times.
  • Support the flow of data between the NSW Planning Portal and council's IT system thereby reducing the need for manual data transfer.
Application Process

The application period is now closed for the NSW Planning Portal API Grant Funding 

Grant applications will be assessed as they are received during the application period and payments will be made to successful applicants on a rolling basis.

What’s the criteria councils need to adhere to for a grant?

Councils agree to implement

  • by 31 March 2023, digital integration from council’s IT systems to the NSW Planning Portal Online DA Version 2 (V2) APIs.  This covers the adoption of new services and updates from Online DA V1 to V2 and
  • by 31 Dec 2023, digital integration from council’s IT systems to the NSW Planning Portal digital integration of the council’s IT systems with the following NSW Planning Portal integration APIs:
    • Online Certificate Registration Service API V1
    • Online Post Consent Certificate Service API V1
    • Online CDC Service API V1
    • Online Building Information Certificate (BIC) Application Service API V1
Councils that applied for funding  

120 out of 128 councils applied for the NSW Planning Portal API Grant funding. Below is the list of council that will be receiving funding: 

Councils that applied

Kiama Wagga Wagga City Council Bland Shire Council
Orange City Council Ballina Shire Council Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Hills Shire Council Cumberland Council Weddin Shire Council
Albury City Council Georges River Council Broken Hill City Council
Wingecarribee Shire Council Northern Beaches Council Blue Mountains City Council
Cobar Shire Council Narrandera Shire Council Walgett Shire Council
Tenterfield Shire Council Lake Macquarie Council Shellharbour City Council
Hawkesbury City Council Goulburn Mulwaree Council Bega Valley Shire Council
Junee Shire Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Nambucca Shire Council
Lane Cove  Parkes Shire Council Warrumbungle Shire Council
Greater Hume Shire Council Bayside Council Tweed Shire Council
Canterbury Bankstown Council Penrith City Council Gwydir Shire Council
Glen Innes Severn Council Waverley Council Yass Valley Council
Coolamon Shire Council Camden Council Hunters Hill
Narromine Shire Council The Shire of Bogan Council Uralla Shire Council
Wentworth Shire Council Edward River Council Sutherland Shire Council
Burwood Council Byron Shire Council Hay Shire Council
Port Stephens Council Central Coast Council Inner West Council
Griffith City Council Clarence Valley Council Mid-Western Regional Council
Kyogle Council Walcha Council Muswellbrook Shire Council
Ryde Berrigan Shire Council Randwick City Council
Lismore City Council Willoughby City Council Woollahra Municipal Council
Armidale Regional Council Cowra Shire Council Hornsby
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Hilltops Council Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Liverpool City Council Tamworth Regional Council Council of the City of Sydney
Mid-Coast Council Campbelltown City Council Moree Plains Shire Council
Singleton Council Gunnedah Shire Council Parramatta Council
Narrabri Shire Council Forbes Shire Council Lithgow Council
Mosman Municipal Council Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Wollondilly Shire Council
Canada Bay Council Blayney Shire Council Murray River Council
Coffs Harbour City Council Fairfield City Council Bathurst Regional Council
Upper Hunter Shire Council Ku-ring-gai Council North Sydney Council
Maitland City Council Murrumbidgee Council Dungog Shire Council
Cabonne Council The Shire of Bourke Council Wollongong City Council
Lachlan Shire Council Oberon Council Newcastle City Council
Temora Shire Council Gilgandra Shire Council Cessnock City Council
Shoalhaven City Council Bellingen Shire Council Strathfield Municipal Council
Kempsey Shire Council Eurobodalla Shire Council Upper Lachlan Shire Council
Leeton Shire Council Dubbo Regional Council

Councils that did not apply 

Feedback received from council that their volume of applications do not warrant the need for this grant funding request.

Balranald Shire Council 
Brewarrina Shire Council 
Carrathool Shire Council 
Coonamble Shire Council 
Inverelle Shire Council 
Lockhart Shire Council 
Richmond Valley Council
Warren Shire Council 
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