Thursday 21 September 2023
Property Council backs move to implement AI for faster planning
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the decision from the NSW Government to invest $5.4 million in AI as part of its Faster Planning Program.
Property Council’s Regional Director David White said it was welcome news given the strong advocacy on AI’s role in planning from recent Property Council events and the new NSW Housing Summit Outcomes Report with the McKell Institute.
“AI can improve the planning process by allowing more attention on the key issues affecting a site’s development potential without the exhaustive review of all assessment issues which sometimes sees projects trapped in the quagmire of the NSW planning system,” Mr White said.
“From a global perspective there is limited use of AI technology in the construction, real estate and albeit planning sector.
“It remains unknown where AI will be used most in the planning, design and delivery process.
“We therefore believe that this NSW Government investment in AI will help our troubled NSW planning system deliver quicker assessment and approval timeframes for proposed development.
“The Property Council will continue to work with the Department to explore how we can improve the planning system by using AI to look at the key issues with each site; as well as help to deliver more efficient design outcomes and overall reduced timeframes for planning assessments.”
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