ATS Tracking is the digital tool used to create and track the status of a planning scheme amendment and submit a planning scheme  amendment to the Department. You can view the stages of the amendment via ATS Tracking.

ATS Authoring is the digital tool that enables planning authorities to draft and amend planning scheme ordinance.

You must have an ATS tracking login to access ATS Tracking.

Login to  ATS Tracking.

If you do not have ATS Tracking login details, please contact .


If you don't have ATS Authoring login details, please contact to request access.


Planning authorities will still need to generate documents outside of the ATS system in Word and the existing naming conventions for files must be used for uploaded files.

Templates can be obtain on the Amending a planning scheme webpage.

ATS Tracking


The amendment numbers generated by the ATS Tracking and can only be used once.


If you cannot see your amendment number in ATS Tracking you will need to regenerate a new amendment number.

ATS Authoring

The interim publish function allows a registered user who is drafting amendment provisions to view and create a PDF in final form.

It will:

  • Produce a PDF of the draft provisions to show how the amendments would look in the final publication. Useful for exhibition of an amendment or for attaching draft provisions to reports
  • Create a draft provision in context with the whole provision. For example, if the amendment only modifies words in Section 3.0 of a local Schedule the PDF will show the whole schedule based on the current, master copy of the planning scheme and include the draft changes
  • Allow users to create a ‘clean’ and also a ‘tracked changes’ version of the provisions to allow users to see differences in provisions.

You can view our video How to run an Interim Publish process (Final Form) with 'compare' feature to assist you with this function.

Log into Interim Publish.

You can view and create a PDF in final form by using the Interim Publish function.

This function provides the capability of seeing how amendments look in the final publication and is useful for exhibiting amendments or for attaching to reports.

You can view our video How to run an Interim Publish process (Final Form) with 'compare' feature to assist you with this function.

Log into Interim Publish.

If the 'compare' feature is selected when running Interim Publish for the amendment, the user will see their tracked changes.

  • Red denotes items that have been deleted
  • Green denotes items that have been added
  • Blue denotes formatting changes

Below is an example;

Track changes colours scheme

Any other questions?

If you can't find the answer to your question above or within our quick reference guides, please contact:

Email: or
☎ Phone: Planning Support on 1800 789 386 and press option 1.

Page last updated: 14/01/20