Planning Portal and Web Conferencing

7th of November 2014

The Planning and Development Department has recently rolled out two initiatives aimed at assisting the Development Industry.


The first initiative is the introduction of video conferencing. During the trial period, the use of video conferencing proved to be very successful. Developers no longer need to fly in to Ipswich from interstate or travel great distances to attend prelodgement meetings. The video conferencing feature allows developers and their consultants to remain at their office and dial in to Council where information is easily shared across the computer screens.

Several developers have already taken advantage of this service. Now that the trial period has closed, Council is offering video conferencing to anyone interested in this new service.

For further information regarding video conferencing, contact Council's Planning and Development Department - Business Support Branch on 3810 6666.

The other new initiative which has been rolled out is the Planning and Development Portal. This portal contains a wealth of information to assist members of the development industry and the public interested in development activity in Ipswich.

The Portal contains information relating to the Ipswich Planning Scheme, development information, strategic planning information, news and events, staff profiles, previous editions of the Planning and Development Update Newsletter as well as the ability to request a prelodgement meeting.