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Issued: Monday, 11 April 2016
The NSW Land and Environment Court is the latest to join the NSW online registry for court users, Attorney General Gabrielle Upton announced today.
The court will join the Supreme, District and Local Courts on the online registry in late April, making it easier, faster and more convenient for parties and lawyers to access information and file documents online.
"Bringing the Land and Environment Court on board will mean the online registry is now a one-stop shop for all major courts in NSW," Ms Upton said.
"The online registry has already been a huge success in other courts, with over 5,000 people using it every day since it was introduced in February 2014.
"Around 250,000 forms have been lodged via the online registry and 80 per cent of all registry transactions in the Supreme, District and Local Courts are now done online, often outside of business hours."
The NSW Government project delivers state-of-the-art technology to replace its aging eCourt and case management systems.
Legal practitioners and the community will be able to search online for Land and Environment Court case listings up to three weeks in advance and parties will be able to make requests for court orders online.
Anyone will be able to start appeals in the court by answering a few questions online from the comfort of their home or office, including appeals against a refusal of a development application.
The 24/7 technology will allow court users to file and pay electronically with a real-time turnaround of a few minutes.
For more information go to: www.justice.nsw.gov.au