The Environmental Planning Tool (EPT) is a geographic information system (GIS) designed to assist Local Government decision making, containing more than 300 datasets. The tool is available at a fraction of the cost of all other commercially available mapping programs but its greatest value lies in its unique function to help Local Governments interpret environmental and planning legislation.

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EPT Demonstration and Training

WALGA is offering training workshops available to subscribers, demonstrating the EPT's capabilities to assist you in your work.  We can also in-deliver training within Local Government Offices. 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 or phone 9213 2521 (Tuesdays to Thursdays).

EPT Demonstration and Training sessions hosted at WALGA:

Thursday, 9 February 9:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 30 March 9:30am - 1:00pm

Alternatively, training videos available - Part 1 and Part 2. Note, these videos do not cover the 2016 updates to the EPT functions but still provide a good basic overview.

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. 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 and value-added tools and mapping ability for your needs and to provide ongoing excellent service to our subscribers.

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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.

How to use the EPT