There is a state-wide system called Planning Alerts (planningalerts.org.au). If you subscribe to the system (which is free) you can receive alerts about planning proposals in your area. The planning alerts system digitally “scrape” information from Council and State government planning systems and send you an email when it discovers a proposal near you.
Recently Willoughby Council changed it computer systems. At that point planning alerts for our area stopped working. This issue was raised at the Federation and CWWPA worked with other Associations to lobby Council to get the matter resolved.
Council interacted with the planning alerts people who have now responded:
Thanks for getting in touch and letting us know!
We had to make some changes at our end to handle the changes you made to your site but that’s all done and things are working again. See for example https://www.planningalerts.org.au/authorities/willoughby/applications
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
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