The Environmental Planning Tool (EPT) is a niche mapping product. The main distinguishing features are the large range of data relevant to land use, infrastructure and environmental planning, the capability to facilitate inclusion of local data, the unique reporting functions linked to statutory process requirements, easy and quick access to data interpretation and the user friendly interface.

The key benefits of using the EPT include significantly increased time efficiency in meeting regulatory requirements through:
  • the ability to generate desktop assessment reports required for the implementation of a new Minor Infrastructure Purpose Permit for native vegetation clearing, developed by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation specifically for Local Government;
  • the ability to undertake desktop assessments for any site or an area of interest to inform land use planning and environmental planning;
  • access to a wide range of updated data by staff across Local Government (via single subscription).

EPT Demonstration and Training

WALGA is offering free training workshops available to subscribers, demonstrating the EPT's capabilities to deliver specific tasks.  Local Governments considering subscribing are also welcome to attend.  An option of in-house training within Local Government offices is available. To organise an in-house session or to register for a session to be held at WALGA contact Renata Zelinova, Business Development Officer (Environmental Planning Tool) on rzelinova@walga.asn.au or phone 9213 2521 (Tuesdays to Thursdays).

Scheduled EPT Demonstration and Training

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1:00pm to 4.00pm  at 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
 

Accessing the EPT

The EPT is now available as a standalone application available on your desktop. Use of the EPT is subject to specific conditions. Subscriptions are required to gain access - current subscribers can download the new desktop application using the instructions below:

Subscription Options

Subscription to the EPT represents great value for money when compared to the expense of work tasks involving external spatial data searching/sourcing, data compilation and mapping actions. Local Governments and WALGA Associate Members can subscribe to the Environmental Planning Tool Service. Subscription revenue assists WALGA to ensure the EPT is maintained to a high standard, with the most current and comprehensive range of data; to continue developing the most useful functionality, value-added tools and mapping ability for users needs and to provide ongoing excellent service to our subscribers.

Not sure if you want to subscribe?
Try our smaller, public version. The public version of the EPT is still available free of charge. To access the public version you’ll need to download the desktop application by following the instructions for either Windows or Mac users above. *Please note that the public version is only designed for community use. This version has a limited range of datasets and reporting functionality.

Local Governmnets can request a free trial login to assess the benefits of the EPT to their operations. The trial login will provide access to the full range of data and all reporting options. To arrange a trial login, contact Renata Zelinova, Business Development Officer (Environmental Planning Tool) on rzelinova@walga.asn.au or phone 9213 2521 (Tuesdays to Thursdays).

How to use the EPT