The planning process needn't be littered with bottlenecks at every step
Local councils are facing increasing challenges to efficiently author, approve and publish strategic plans in the digital formats today's communities expect. Once published, carrying out effective, meaningful community consultation is hampered by inadequate tools to receive, analyse and respond to individual pieces of community feedback - that can number up to tens of thousands in a single consultation event.
As a result, planners frequently fall into a trap of spending more time managing the process as opposed to the document content. Without the right tools, this can be frustratingly inefficient for staff; and very costly to councils. Planning teams and councils are searching for a solution that:
- Accelerates plan creation and review,
- Increases community involvement;
- Encourages discussion; and
- Ultimately allows development to flourish.
Too often, the complexity of the process overshadows the simplicity of these objectives.
Key takeaways from this document
This Solution Brief shows how Objective Keystone reduces overhead in the planning process by bringing efficiency, governance and modern technology to every step. The outcome of this, is the ability to deliver greater community outcomes more efficiently, saving time and money and improving the overall experience for all.