This video will provide you with a general understanding on how to use Development.i on your tablet and mobile phone.
All features offered to you in Development.i are available on both desktop and mobile interfaces. This will allow you to access basic property or development application related information from anywhere at any time through either a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.
On your mobile device, go to your web browser and type developmenti.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
You can bookmark this site to your home screen. For step by step instructions on how to do this go to the fact sheet on the Development.i web page.
The key feature for users on a mobile device, is the "Your Location" function. By allowing Development.i to seek your geographical location, you will be able to pin your current location and see any development applications around you.
To do this, click on the Map Search button on the home page.
You will be taken straight to the results page where you are presented with a list view and a map view of all development applications in progress in the Sunshine Coast local government area. This is the default setting and you can change this to show development applications that have been decided in the past if you wish.
On the map, click on the small grey circle icon on the right hand side of the screen, just above the small green pin icon. You will need to select "allow" and this will let Development.i use your geographical location.
Once you have clicked "allow", a green pin will be dropped to your geographical location at that particular time.
Click on the green pin and then click on the details button. You are then sent to the property details which provides a summary of the property, including any applications associated with the property and town planning notations. For more planning related information about the site, you can generate a Development.i Site Report, which will open up in a new browser tab with a summary report of the planning scheme elements applicable to the property. To close the property details screen, click the X in the top right hand corner.
If you are interested in applications immediately surrounding your location, click on the X button next to "Surrounding Applications" just under the filters section.
A green tick is then displayed and all relevant applications surrounding the green pin are shown with blue dots on the map. If you don't see any blue dots, you may need to zoom out a little. Specific applications details about these applications can be found by either clicking on the dot on the property that you are interested in from the map view, or alternatively selecting the property from the list view and then clicking on the details button.
Either method, once you have clicked on the details button, the application details page will appear.
Here you can gain further access to the application, including full application details, any associated properties, a location map and a list of the assessment stages.
You can access your saved searches and current alerts by clicking on the three bold black lines in the top right hand corner of the screen and selecting the option that you would like. For more information on logging in to Development.i, see the how to log in and use saved searches in Development.i video.
If we click on the Saved Searches and Current Alerts button, a full list of your alerts appears as it would if you were looking at them on your desktop. You can view or delete your alerts by clicking on the blue plus symbol against each alert in the top left hand corner. Once you have clicked this, you will notice that the alert description, update details and options to view or delete appear under the alert.
This video provides you with a good overview of the features and functions of Development.i. Further 'how to' videos and additional supporting material is available on the Development.i web page on council's website.