Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council has launched a pioneering online application allowing ratepayers to follow local developments in real time.
What’s believed to be the first council in Australia to allow ratepayers to track development applications on their mobile, Sunshine Coast says it also hopes to achieve efficiencies and operational savings through the tool.
The application, dubbed Development.i, allows users to navigate, visualise, track and be alerted to development applications in their suburb and the surrounding areas dating back to 2007.
James Ruprai, Sunshine Coast Council’s group executive of customer engagement and planning services, said the council is the first in Australia to present development application data in this way.
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