What's new?

All updates and new enhancements to the Amendment Tracking System can be found on this page.

What's new?

The latest Amendment Tracking System changes improve visibility for amendments submitted to the department from amendment status ‘Awaiting Modification (Exhibition)’ by the Planning Authority. The amendments will now appear in the Planning Managers queue and dashboard.

ATS update April 2021 features

The changes also introduce new email notifications and mandatory fields. Amendments that have passed the allowed time in certain statuses will trigger email notifications to the Executive and Planners.

A new amendment tab called ‘Status Update’ and fields to provide comments to the Minister, Executive and Planners will also be mandatory.

Notification and mandatory fields will be triggered when status timer expires:

  • Under Assessment for 40 days
  • Awaiting Modification for 30 days
  • Further Review for 30 days

What's new?

The latest ATS Tracking and Authoring enhancements allow for schedules to be broken up into schedule sections (to improve ATS Authoring performance) as well as some minor enhancements to ATS Tracking usability.

ATS update March 2021 features

  • Update of the link in ATS Tracking (Intelledox) to the correct web page for Amending a planning scheme page’.

new link to Amending Planning Scheme

  • Improved Instruction List validation for the naming of sub-clause sections, ensuring created ordinances are named correctly.
  • Any user who updates and submits the Instruction List to ATS Authoring will receive the email advising that the amendment document is ready for editing.
  • Users completing the Exhibition Form will be prevented from entering an Exhibition Start Date that is after the Gazette notice.Exhibition Start Date can't be greater than Gazettal Date
  • Adding Instruction Item to delete an ordinance will now require the user to select the relevant ordinance type they need to delete from their planning scheme.First select action to perform (delete) and then choose from list of Ordinance type to delete
  • Interim Publish button added to the amendment document in ATS Authoring (Keystone) saving the user having to access another link. When using this button, the amendment number will auto populate.
  • Ordinance structure health checks can now be run by the Planning Authorities from ATS Authoring (Keystone).
  • Table styles will be limited to those allowable by the Ministerial Directions for Planning Schemes.

Select default table style option

What's new?

ATS Authoring (Keystone) version 5.11 was recently released including the below features:

ATS Authoring (Keystone) version 5.11 features

  • Successfully copy content from Word and paste into the document in Keystone.
  • Tailor the Dashboard View to see recently updated, recently created and/or recently viewed amendment documents by selecting another option from the dropdowns.

Tailor the Dashboard View to see recently updated, recently created and/or recently viewed amendment documents by selecting another option from the dropdowns.

  • If you see that your amendment “Table of Contents” is not in numerical order you can contact Planning Support to have it reordered.

ATS Authoring Table of Contents

The latest ATS Tracking and Authoring enhancements were released on (October 14, 2020).

These enhancements include some new features, updated user interface (Authoring) and improved validation to new planning scheme amendments.

ATS Authoring (Keystone) Enhancements include:

  • New interface with a modern design, refreshed colour palette and standard set of icons to improve navigation and accessibility.
  • The main menu is now fixed to the left panel with icons for accessing key parts of the system.
The main menu is now fixed to the left panel with icons for accessing key parts of the system.
  • A new look and feel to dashboard and across all tabs (e.g. Edit, Publish, Review).
new look publish tab
ATS new look screen
  • Standard icons have been applied throughout the system to provide a consistent user experience.
  • ATS standard icons
  • The Action menu has been simplified with easy to use icons and hover over text to describe each action.
  • Hidden controls are displayed for easy access to actions when a user hovers over content section
    (Note: If these controls are not shown automatically, ensure Settings have ‘Show Controls’ checked).
  • ATS Hidden controls menu
  • New display modes to easily identify status of content when browsing and editing:
    • Select mode - blue line on left of content only
    • Edit mode - blue lines of both sides of content, dark blue menu in table of content and shadow box around whole content block
    • Open in New Tab – button added to open amendment in a new tab
ATS selected content
ATS content open to edit
  • When inserting an image into the document, the user is immediately taken to the amendment folder.
  • Master Content has been changed’ banner now appears in both the Edit and Review tabs.
ATS Tracking (Intelledox) Enhancements include:
  • Improved Instruction List validation checks when using the ‘ALL’ ordinance type.
  • Users prevented from incorrectly labelling clauses and sub-clauses in the Instruction List.

These enhancements to ATS were released on August 2020.

ATS update August 2020 features

  • Instruction list validation – occurs when adding Instruction list items. Users will now see an error message advising them of conflicting Instruction List items. Users will need to rectify all conflicts prior to submitting to ATS Authoring.Instruction List Validation
  • Instruction List shows the Parent name relating to each amended ordinance.Instruction List Parent Name
  • Planning Authorities can now submit a draft amendment to the Department for review. This enables the Department to review the amendment in ATS Authoring and return to the Planning Authority with comments.
  • Ability for the Planning Authority to multi-select planning schemes when creating GC Amendments.
  • Renaming and relocating Instruction List buttons to improve usability.
  • Automatic email notifications to Planning Authority advising them when ordinance is ready for editing, avoiding the need to wait and refresh.
  • Correction to Extensions and Exemptions options available for selection.
  • Date and time stamp automatically appear on submitted Application forms.

ATS Authoring Enhancements (Keystone) include:

  • Interim publish folder automatically created for all new amendments.
  • Amended ordinance displayed in numerical order for all new amendments and those where the instruction list is resubmitted. Deleted and excluded ordinance are displayed at the bottom of the list.

Contacting Planning Support

Planning Support have moved to a new MS Teams solution for their 1800 number and phone support which addresses a number of concerns raised regarding contacting the Support Team.

Planning Support have also updated their Ticketing System to send a confirmation email with a support request number (e.g. PSS-####) immediately on receipt of a request email. If you don’t receive this, then please try again or contact us via phone.

You can contact Planning Support on 1800 789 386.

Page last updated: 09/04/21