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Planning and Design

Lodge your Application for Subdivision Online via SPEAR

SPEAR (Surveying and Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals) is a free service provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

SPEAR makes lodging and processing subdivision planning permit and certification applications faster and easier for applicants, councils, and referral authorities.

SPEAR can be used by:

  • applicants to lodge and manage their applications online and track their progress
  • responsible authorities, such as Council, to receive, manage, refer and approve applications
  • referral authorities to receive and respond to referrals

For more information and to register as a SPEAR user, visit