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Environmental Planning Tool (EPT)
Environmental Planning Tool (EPT)

Environmental Planning Tool 

The Environmental Planning Tool (EPT) is a web based GIS tool providing mapping capabilities, data interpretation and the ability to interrogate data via an environmental desktop assessment tool. Users have access to hundreds of current datasets with helpful explanatory notes connected to each data layer, associated metadata, relevant contacts and the ability to run a desktop environmental assessment for project sites within minutes.

Click here to download a brochure about the EPT.

What Data is Available?

2016 EPT Demonstration and Training Series (available to subscribers and non-subscribers)
ALGA is running a series of free workshops: “EPT – What’s in it for you?” The workshops will demonstrate the Environmental Planning Tool’s (EPT) capabilities to assist you in your work. Workshops will be held on :

  • Wednesday 16 March
  • Tuesday 24 May
  • Wednesday 3 August
  • Wednesday 9 November

For more information and to register please visit the WALGA website Events page.

Alternatively, there are training videos available -  Part 1 and Part 2
Accessing the EPT

Subscriptions are required to gain access, please contact WALGA.
The EPT is now available as a standalone application available on your desktop. To download your new desktop application, follow these instructions:

Subscriptions are required to gain access, please contact WALGA.

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 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.
Click here to view the subscription options.

Not sure if you want to subscribe? Contact us for a free temporary log in so you can trial the tool. Alternatively, 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 functionality.

How to use the EPT
View the EPT Training Manual
Watch the EPT Demonstration Webinar

Contact us

To subscribe or for more information about the EPT, email or phone (08) 9213 2039

The EPT was initially developed through the award winning Local Biodiversity Program, which was supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management Program

Western Australian Local Government Association

ONE70, Level 1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth WA 6872 | Tel: (08) 9321 5055 | Fax: (08) 9322 2611 | Email: