The Boroondara council now has documents associated with planning applications available to view on the council website. Users can search for planning applications and then download the pdf documents including plans that were submitted for that application.
This is a huge advance for residents who often cannot make it in to the council offices during business hours to view the plans of developments that may have a major impact on them. According to the council’s news release, the documentation will be available from the date advertising commences and removed once a decision is made.
To view the documents go to the council’s planning register.
One unfortunate side affect of the change to the website is that the harvester used by planningalerts.org.au appears to be broken. I’ll look into fixing this over the weekend.