ePlanning NSW mandate to accelerate digital transformation

The NSW planning system has a critical role to play to keep the economy moving, to keep people in jobs and to create a robust and liveable State during COVID-19 and beyond. In February 2020 the NSW Government announced that ePlanning would become mandatory as of 1 July 2020 for certain Councils in NSW, including Sydney, the Illawarra and parts of the Hunter region. So what is the eplanning and has this mandate come at a good time?