The Environmental Planning Bill will simplify and merge all rules about the physical environment into a single registry. This is a huge job, because the regulations are currently still in all sorts of different databases, spread out over hundreds of government organizations. Ultimately, the intention is for all of these separate chunks of data to end up in the digital Environmental Documents Registry.
To make things even more complicated, all data must be updated to the new requirements of the Environmental Planning Bill. Municipal zoning plans, for instance, will soon become environmental plans. The provinces will work with the Environmental Regulation, whereas the water boards will use the Water Board Regulation. The big challenge is to transfer all data at lightning speed and keep it up-to-date at the same time.