Release notes

PlanSA's ePlanning platform is routinely updated to introduce new functionality, enhance the customer experience and address technical issues.

After each update, changes are documented as release notes and published on PlanSA.

PlanSA components

PlanSA's ePlanning platform is made up of different online components:

PlanSA is committed to ensuring its ePlanning system is responsive to the needs of its customers. Since March 2021 when the planning system was introduced, 165 system enhancements have been made with more than 25 enhancement projects currently in progress or scheduled for completion by mid-2022. In addition to system enhancements, we are also committed to ensuring that the ePlanning system is stable, cyber secure and compliant with IT regulations.

To view PlanSA system enhancements or to check on the status of a current enhancement project, visit:

System updates are made fortnightly. After each update, system enhancements are documented as Release Notes and published on PlanSA.

Requests for system enhancements can be submitted to the PlanSA service desk via PlanSA@sa.gov.au.

October 2021

PlanSA

Features
Development Activity 3D TrackerThe Development Activity 3D Tracker that displays the status of developments in the Adelaide CBD and Adelaide Corridors has been updated to a new version with up-to-date data.
Fixes
Major Projects Page The Major Projects page has been separated into two pages, listing current projects and historic projects, respectively.

DAP

Features
CITB levy new optionA 'Not Applicable' option has now been added to the CITB Levy.
Data Extract for Section 7 search purposes updatedSourcing of data for 'Yes' or 'No' answers to questions 'Is the land situated in a State Heritage Place/Area?' and 'Is the land designated as a Local Heritage Place?' has been updated.
Confirmation of representationAfter submitting a representation form on the portal, the user will now receive an email acknowledging its submission.
Document Store'Public Notice' is now included in all document type names.
Public Notification changeUnder Planning Consent, if the requirement for Public Notification changes from 'Yes' to 'No' then the Relevant Authority will now be the Assessment Manager.
Update ReferralExternal Referral Body 'Commission (Building Committee)' has been updated to 'Commission (Building Technical Panel)'.
Update Referral Fee scheduleWhen selecting Referral Body 'DEM - Development Near Pipelines', the Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Fee is no longer an option in the Fee Schedule drop down.
Fixes
Public Notification email contacts Spelling in Step 3 for the Email Contacts has been corrected.
Refunding of FeesSystem Administrators within PlanSA can now refund any fees, including the Electronic Lodgement Fee and Compliance Fees.
Public Notice letter generationIntermittent system issues around generating letters for the Public Notification process have now been resolved.

Invoice update

Two enhancements implemented:

  1. On the top right of the invoice, the 'For enquiries, please contact' section will now display the contact details of the Relevant Authority that is assessing the Consent/Development Approval.
  2. 'Pay in Person' option will no longer appear on the invoice when the Relevant Authority is an Accredited Professional.
LSSA ServiceService utilised by Land Services (LSSA) has been corrected to now provide 'issuing date' rather than 'created date'.

PlanSA

Fixes
Footer LinksHyperlinks that appear on the PlanSA Portal footer now link to relevant Attorney General Department content, rather than that of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
State Planning Commission WebsiteUsers can now access the Commission's website on a mobile device, without receiving any error messages.

September 2021

DAP

Features

Updated the Data Extract for Section 7 search purposes

The following improvements have been made to the Data Extract for Section 7 search purposes:

  • The Property address now shows under the Certificate Title
  • The following questions now include a link to the State Heritage Places Database Search tool:
    • 'Is the land situated in a State Heritage Place/Area'?
    • 'Is the land designated as a Local Heritage Place'?
  • The below question now includes a link to the online Planning and Design Code:
    • 'Is there a tree or stand of trees declared to be a significant tree/trees in the Planning and Design Code'?

The Code Amendments section is removed and now included in the Property Interest Report.

Fixes
Public Notification Once the ‘Notify’ process has been completed for an application, the public notice application can now be accessed from the currently notified developments register.

PowerBI

Fixes

DA Awaiting Payment Report

Improvements made to the ‘DA Awaiting Payment’ report features a new look for payment details and new additions, including:

  • New additional filters:
    • 'Application Status'
    • 'Fee Advice Created Date'
    • 'Fees Raised at'
    • 'Allocated Assessor'
  • Location: address of the proposed development
  • Invoice contact: name and details
  • Allocated assessor: name of the team member allocated to assess the consent/grant development approval
  • Fees raised at: to identify the consent or 'at development' approval
  • Consent and status: for the identification of the consent or application status related to the ‘Fees raised at’
  • Fee Categories: to identify what fees are outstanding, including:
    • Lodgement
    • Planning Consent
    • Land Division Consent
    • Building Consent
    • Development Approval (compliance fees)
    • Referral Body
  • Fee Advice created date: the date the invoice is generated and sent to the invoice contact (also used to calculate the 'days since distribution'
  • Days since distribution (business days): includes traffic light colours to visually identify outstanding fee advice(s) for:
    • 1 – 10 days (green)
    • 11 – 20 days (amber)
    • 21+ days (red)
  • Total: all outstanding fee advices

To identify the fee breakdown and the nature of development, export the underlying data.

Practice Direction 8 Report (Swimming Pools) The Practice Direction 8 report has been updated to now use 'completion notification' (instead of the 'commencement notification').

Active Allocations Report

Improvements made to the Workload Analysis Council - Active Allocations report include:

  • New multi-selection filters:
    • Application Status
    • Relevant Authority/Allocated Assessor
  • Update to the Consent Status filter now includes both 'Consent’ and ‘DA Status'
  • The bar graph key now lists the name of the consent or development approval; e.g. 'BC' is now Building
  • Allocation bar graph now shows the team member's total allocation
  • Renamed the following fields, with no change to the data reported:
    • DA Status to 'Application Status'
    • DA Lodge Date to 'Lodgement Date'
    • Allocation Type to 'Decision Type'
    • Allocation Expiry to 'Clock Expiry'

Updated Consent status to 'Consent/DA Status' (now includes the application status).

PlanSA

Fixes
Code AmendmentsInclusion of a diagram to indicate each stage of the Code Amendment process – Initiated > On Consultation > Consultation Completed > Finalised.
Current notified developmentsThe currently notified developments register now shows applications on public notice in Close Date order of 'earliest' to 'latest'.
Current notified developmentsThe currently notified developments register now defaults to Adelaide time and time zone irrespective of the viewers’ time zone; i.e., in a different state or country.

DAP

Features
Record Land Division Certificate payments You can now record an external payment within the Land Division Certificates.
Fixes
Public consultation period email The applicant is now advised of the commencement of public consultation when the relevant authority is nominated to place the sign on land or when the sign on land is not required.

Public notification position of the sign on land

The View Details option within the Public Notification page now shows 'No instructions entered’ when:

  • the relevant authority is nominated to place the sign on land
  • the applicant is placing the sign on land and the relevant authority has provided no placement instructions, or
  • the sign on land is not required.
Update the document store public notification filterThe 'Response to Representation' is now categorised as a 'Public Notification' document and can be found using the 'Public Notification' filter in the documents store.
View Combined Representations documentThe applicant and relevant authority can now ‘View Combined Representation(s)’ within the Public Notification page.
Inclusion of the sign on landThe public notification period notification email that is generated when the public consultation period commences now shows the property location, relevant authority name and contact phone number, and attaches the Sign on Land document (as applicable).
Referral Fee WaivedThe SA Housing Authority – Standard Referral Fee is waived (i.e. defaults to $0 and is not editable) in accordance with the SA Housing Authority Chief Executive’s request.
ESP Form NumberingWhen adding a new Essential Safety Provision (ESP), the Building Consent Essential Safety Provisions page has been updated so that the numbering now starts with a '9' to be in line with this Ministerial Building Standard.

PlanSA

Fixes
Code amendment map viewerA new ‘Launch’ button now opens the Code Amendment Map Viewer in a new browser window from the Have Your Say – Code Amendments page.
Code amendment closing dateThe Summary of the Code Amendment now includes the 'Consultation Period' details, includes consultation start and end date - as well as an ‘end’ time (e.g. 5.00 pm, XY Month 2021).

PowerBI

Fixes
DA Awaiting Payment ReportThe DA Awaiting Payment report now only list fee advices with outstanding payments for active development applications.

DAP

Fixes
Public consultation period email The applicant is now advised of the commencement of public consultation when the relevant authority is nominated to place the sign on land or when the sign on land is not required.Improvements made to the applicant email communications to include the property location, commencement date of the public notice and availability of the public notice and the relevant authority contact details.
Public notification stakeholder template V2 The Public Notification Stakeholder Template V2 now imports successfully during Step1 of Public Consultation.
Public notification - stakeholder file upload The stakeholder template import and letter generation now supports special characters (e.g. / - &) contained within the contact details.
Public notification letter link to have your say Within the public notice letter the application document may be examined online on the ‘PlanSA Portal link’ has been updated to reference the public notification ID instead of the application ID.

August 2021

DAP

Fixes

Public Notification Consultation

As part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to improve the state’s planning system with enhancements, a new redesigned Public Notification solution within the PlanSA ePlanning system was released on 26 August 2021.

The redesign of this end-to-end solution was in response to insightful and valuable feedback received from working in close collaboration with the system's end-users and key stakeholders and delivers a range of benefits to councils, applicants and the community where they are notified of development.

The following step-by-step guides are available from: PlanSA – Support Library – Assess an application consent > Public Notification.

Improvement to the ‘Your Application –for Your Action’ tab

  • Now shows the Action details and clock with the number of days remaining to complete the action.
  • The Days clock has been updated to show the days remaining for verification, assessment or development approval.
  • The Days clock now shows a ‘paused’ icon with days remaining at the time the clock was paused.

Improvement to the ‘Your Application  - Under Assessment’ tab

  • Updated the Status to show the consent applicable, i.e. Planning and Land Division Consent, Planning Consent, and Building Consent. For example: Assessment in progress (Planning Consent).
  • Status now shows as ‘Verification in Progress’ instead of 'Assessment in Progress’ when an application’s subsequent consent is going through verification.
  • The Days clock has been updated to show the days remaining for verification, assessment or development approval.
  • The Days clock now shows a ‘paused’ icon with days remaining as at the time the clock was paused.
  • An application showing a grey Days clock with a dash ‘‘ indicates an action must be completed by the applicant, e.g. make payment of the verification lodgement fees, to start the assessment clock for (planning, planning and land division, and building)

PlanSA

Feature

Improvements to the Current notified developments register and submission

  • A new search field to find a notified development by property address, council name or application identification number.
  • New capability to sort tables to show the current notified developments in order of Application ID, Applicant name, Property Address, Nature of Development and Close Date.
  • The new solution on public notification has been updated with a new look and feel, which will only show for public notification applications initiated in the new public notification solution and will include the following new features:
    • map viewer showing the property location and the ability to open the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) to view zoning and other layers for this location
    • link to the current policies that apply to the notified property location
    • link to view more application details from the development application register
    • 3-step submission form: step 1: contact details, step 2: submission details, and step 3: supporting documents.

DAP

Fixes
Draft development applicationFor draft development applications the UI expression error has been resolved.
Referral fee schedule The referral fee schedule is no longer showing duplicate fee selections.
Building notification The completion building work notification has been corrected – e.g. completion of pour of concrete footings is showing as a commencement notification for the relevant authority.

PowerBI

Fixes
Receipts Report The Receipt Report now contains the location address of the development application.

July 2021

PowerBI

Fixes

Reporting now shows Nature of Development

The Nature of Development now shows in the following reports.

Council

  • Planning Consent
  • Building Consent
  • Land Division Consent
  • Planning and Land division C

Workload Analysis

  • End of operative period
  • Public Notification signage
  • Home builder DA
  • Active allocations

Inspections Council

  • Inspection register
  • Practice Direction 8
  • Practice Direction 9

Building Team

  • Building team
  • Builder

Report name updated

The following Council report names now read as follows:

  • DA report is now Development Applications.
  • Planning C is now Planning Consent.
  • Building C is now Building Consent.

Land Division C is now Land Division Consent.

Update Public Notification indicator

ThePublic Notification’ indicator has been changed to Yes or No within the Council – Planning Consent report.

Location available

A 'Location' column now shows under the consent table within the Council – Planning and Land Division report and Council – Land Division Consent report.

Nature of Development and Development cost available

Include the ‘Nature of Development’ and ‘Development cost’ within the Council – Zones Report.

Legend added to reports with a Map

A Legend now shows for map visuals within the Council – Development Application report and Consents Report.

Council development number and location available

‘Development Number’ for transitional development applications and ‘Location’ of the development within the Council – Development Application Report have been included.

Update the Council report order

The order of the Council reports has been changed to show the Accessibility report after the Land Division Consent report.

Filter by consent and assessor

The ability to filter by one or multiple ‘Consent Type/s’ and filter by one or multiple ‘Allocated Assessor/s’ is now available within the Council – Consents report.

Filter by multiple data types

The ability to filter by one or many options is now available across all reports.

Updated source of the estimated development cost

The Council – Numbers report estimated development cost is now derived from the estimated development cost at decision not submission.

Spelling correction

Spelling correction of the counter label 'Total Estimated development cost’ within the Council – Numbers report.

Filter defaults to lodged

The Application Stage filter now defaults to 'Lodged' for the following reports.

Council Report

  • Development applications
  • Performance DA
  • Performance RA/Consents
  • Elements
  • Zones
  • Accessibility

Report moved

The Council – Statistics report data can has been moved the suite of Council reports.

Location address available

In the report table and visualisations (e.g. graphs and dials) the exportable underlying Data now includes the Location addresses – with the exception of the following reports.

Council

  • Performance RA/Consents
  • Zones
  • Planning Consent
  • Building consent
  • Planning and Land Division Consent

Indicator

  • Fee report
  • Consents Granted vs refused
  • Planning consents
  • Building Consents
  • Planning and Land Division Consents
  • Land Division Consents

Workload Analysis

  • Relevant Authority Reason

Filter by consent stage and date

A Consent Stage filter has been added to enable filtering by Awaiting Verification, Granted, In verification, or under assessment within the following reports.

Council Report

  • Planning Consent
  • Building Consent
  • Planning and Land Division Consent
  • Land Division Consent

DAP

Fixes
New Land Division (Restricted) fee A new Land Division (Restricted) fee of $500.00 is now available under the Planning Consent tab of the Fee Request screen.
Update to Swimming Pool Compliance Fee In accordance with the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Fees) Notice 2021 - Part 2 10(a) the 'Swimming Pool' fee description updated to read ‘Swimming Pools and Swimming Pool Safety Features’ located under the Compliance tab of the Fee Request screen.

Important! If a Planning or Building Consent verification is in 'draft' then the 'Swimming Pool' fee is shown under the Compliance tab of the Fee Request screen.

PowerBI

Fixes
Receipts Report The Receipts Report now shows development application invoices paid over the counter at councils.
Refunds Report The Receipts Report now shows development application invoices paid over the counter at councils with a refund awaiting financial approval or manual refund payment.

Accredited Professionals application

Features
New Renewal fee payment option There is a new fee payment option for renewal fees during the Accredited Professional Renewal Application process.
Fixes
Updated Insurance Renewal The option ‘I will renew Profesional Indemnity Insurance later’ has been removed from the renewals and new registrations process.
Updated Instructions page 'Note 2020/2021 - Renewal year fee of $180.00 has been waived by the Accreditation Authority Delegate.' has been removed from the Application Instructions page of the application renewal process.
Updated Nominated Contact Address detailsUpdates to the Nominated Contact Address details on page three of the renewal application include:
  • The 'Business Name' field is now above the 'Street Address' fields, and is a mandatory field.
  • The wording ‘Please provide a work or home address' has been removed.
  • The wording 'This address will appear on the Accredited Professionals Public Register' is now above the Business Name field.
Show all accreditation level(s) on Tax InvoiceThe accreditatin level(s) select for renewal or registering now show on the Accreditation Scheme Tax Invoice.
Updates to accreditation fee calculationThe fee charged when multiple accreditation levels have been selected has been updated to only charge the highest level of accreditation fee unless the user is a member of a professional association or body. In that case only the $275 fee is charged.

DAP

Features
Download multiple documents New ability to download multiple documents from the Documents page within the Development Application and Consent (Planning, Land Division and Building).

Noting, downloading multiple documents is currently not available within the Verify Documentation page during verification.

Fixes
Development Approval Inconsistency Resolved Error Evaluating UI Expression for development applications with an ‘in progress’ variation and marked as inconsistent during development approval.
Public Notification Relevant Authority When the public notification changes from 'no' to 'yes' an on-screen message now shows ‘This consent requires public notification. Update the Relevant Authority - Reason to the 'Assessment Panel' before verification can be submitted’.
Development Application - Document upload stamped plans The ability to upload document types ‘Stamped Plans’ and ‘Stamped Plans – Development Approval’ has been removed from the Documents tab of the development application and is now only available from the Documents tab within the applicable consent and development approval.
Verification – Check Location Message On the first consent being verified an on-screen message now shows ‘Have you checked the Development Location(s) on the Application? This information cannot be edited after the first Consent is verified.’
Certificate of Occupancy – ChecklistWho is signing the Part A of the Statement of Compliance has been updated to read 'licensed' building work contractor within the Certificate of Occupancy validation 'checklist'.
Building Consent – Building or Building Work DescriptionThe 'Description' field for a Building or Building Work is now optional within the Nature of Development page during building consent verification and Assessment Info page during building consent assessment.
Building Notifications – Business DaysFor building work outside of metropolitan Adelaide the 'Business Days Notice' now defaults to 2 business days for 'commence' building notifications.
Development Application – Lodgement DateThe lodgement date is now recorded once upon payment of the lodgement fee for the first issued consent.

PowerBI

Fixes
Inspection Reports The Inspections Compliance report counter for Total Building Works (with either a commencement or completion notification) is now calculated based on the building notification 'activity date' (the date the building work is taking place).

DAP

Fixes
Public Notification – Respresentor Form The Enter by Submitter - Wishes to be heard field now shows 'yes' when the 'I wish to be heard in support of my submission' option is chosen during completion of the Add a Submission form.
Public Notification – Add a Submission Form The Submit button is now enabled within the Add a Submission form.
Public Notification – File Download Downloading a file can now be performed using the Firefox web browser.
Public Notification –
Manage Submissions
Removed the ability to upload a document without a submitter record within the Manage Submission and Find/Add Submitters function.
Public Notification –
Notify Stakeholders
The Letter Generated Date column is now 'read only' within the Setup Notification List tab.

PlanSA

Feature
Have Your Say – Code Amendments A Code Amendment Map Viewer has been added within the Code Amendments page to show as ‘initiated’ on consultation and ‘completed’ Code Amendments. It also provides an overview on status, proposal, and links to relevant information.
Fixes
Online form – Public Feedback on an initiated Code Amendment The Amendment field selection remains populated and the ‘Remove?’ checkbox is now fixed into position under the Attachment - Choose File field.
PlanSA page footer The page footer updated to reflect the Machinery of Government (MoG) change and now reads as follows:

"For the purposes of section 48(1) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 this website has been established by the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department and forms part of the SA planning portal."
PlanSA Online Planning and Design Code page footer The page footer has been updated to reflect the Machinery of Government (MoG) change and now reads as follows:

"For the purposes of section 48(1) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 this web site has been established by the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department and forms part of the SA planning portal.

For the purposes of section 52(1) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 this statutory instrument, being the Planning and Design Code, has been certified by the Chief Executive."
PlanSA Development Application Register The application Description now shows the Nature of Development description within the Development Application Register.

June 2021

DAP

Features
Fee Advice and Tax Invoice attached to email notifications The email notification requesting a fee payment now includes a PDF attachment outlining fees. On successful payment the confirmation email now includes a PDF attachment of the Tax Invoice.
Fixes
Building Consent – Required Notifications The question "Are building notifications required for this building or building work?” now reads “Are building notifications required for this building work?”
Building Consent – Required Notifications The words 'any additional' have been included in the prompt “List below any additional certificates, reports or other documents that must be provided at the completion of the building work with the completed Statement of Compliance.”
Building Consent – Required Notifications Replaced 'or' with 'and' in the Name of Building stage defaultnotification to now read “Statement of Compliance and other documents required to be provided at the completion of building work”.
Building Consent – Required Notifications Improvements made to the Edit Notifications screen for Required Notifications:
  1. The notification ‘required on’ now uses radio buttons for options ‘Commencement’ and ‘Completion’.
  2. New ‘Building Work’ notification with ‘Notification required on’ set to default as ‘Completion’. ‘Business days’ notification’ set to default as 1.
  3. The notification 'Statement of Compliance and other documents required to be provided at the completion of building work' now defaults from ‘Notification required on’ to 'Completion'.
  4. ‘Installation of a designated building product on a designated building’ has been removed and now appears under ‘Removed Default Notifications’ with an ‘include’ option for adding the notification.

‘Provision of a completed supervisor’s checklist relating to the installation of the designated building product’ has been removed and now appears under ‘Removed Default Notifications’ with an ‘include’ option for adding the notification.

Building Consent – Required Notifications Improvements made to Business days’ notice to default with the required number of business days as prescribed in the Regulations:
  1. Building stage ‘Building Work’ with Notification required on ‘Completion’ defaults to 1 day.
  2. Building stage ‘Statement of Compliance and other documents required to be provided at the completion of building work’ with Notification required on ‘Completion’ defaults to 1 day.
  3. Additional building stage/s that require notification on ‘Commencement’ defaults to 1 day within metropolitan Adelaide and 2 days outside metropolitan Adelaide.
  4. Additional building stage/s that require notification on ‘Completion’ show 1 business day irrespective of the development location (i.e. within or outside of metropolitan Adelaide).

Additional building stage/s notifications added by an Accredited Professional (as the relevant authority) defaults to 1 day irrespective of the development location (i.e. within or outside of metropolitan Adelaide).

Development Approval – building notifications The question "Are building notifications required for this building or building work?” now reads “Are building notifications required for this building work?”
Development Approval – building notifications The words 'any additional' have been included in the prompt “List below ‘any additional’ certificates, reports or other documents that must be provided at the completion of the building work with the completed Statement of Compliance”
Development Approval – building notifications The word 'or' has been replaced with 'and' in the Name of Building stage defaultnotification to now read “Statement of Compliance ‘and’ other documents required to be provided at the completion of building work”
Development Approval – building notifications Improvement to the Business days’ notice to default with the required number of business days as prescribed in the Regulations:
  1. Additional building stage/s that require notification on ‘Commencement’ defaults to 1 day within metropolitan Adelaide and 2 days outside metropolitan Adelaide.
  2. Additional building stage/s that require notification on ‘Completion’ show 1 business day irrespective of the development location, i.e. within or outside of metropolitan Adelaide.
  3. Additional building stage/s notifications added by an Accredited Professional as the relevant authority defaults to 1 day irrespective of the development location, i.e. within or outside metropolitan Adelaide.

Power BI

Fixes
Updates for the Relevant Authority Reason Report Improvements made to the Workload Analysis Council – Relevant Authority Reason report includes:
  1. New Transitional Consent column showing ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
  2. New Transitional Consent filter with a ‘No’ default
  3. Addition of the ‘Assessment Panel’ type to the Assessor filter
  4. New Development Category column

Relevant Authority column now shows Assessment Manager at <council name>, Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel> or Regional Assessment Panel at <RAP>.

Updates for the Indicator Council – Planning Consents Report The 'Indicator Council – Planning Consent report' bar chart Planning Consents decision by relevant authority and table Planning Consents by Relevant Authority now reports statistics for Assessment Panel and Regional Assessment Panel relevant authorities.
Updates for the Council Report – Planning C The 'Council Report – Planning C' report bar chart Planning Consents decision by relevant authority now reports statistics for Assessment Panel and Regional Assessment Panel relevant authorities.

The Relevant Authority filter and the table column 'Relevant Authority' within the Council Report - Planning C report now shows the relevant authority:

  • Assessment Manager at <council name>
  • Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel>
  • Regional Assessment Panel at <RAP>.
Inspections Council – Inspections Compliance report The Inspections Compliance report 'Total Building Works' counter now shows the 'total' number of building works with a submitted building notification.
Inspections Council – Inspections Register The Inspections Register report now includes all development applications with an inspection, i.e. inspection pending and completed.

DAP

Fixes
Variation Request Improvements made to the Submit an application variation request screen now shows the 'granted' consents that can be chosen to vary the application.
Variation Request - Deemed Minor Added a Yes or No question to the ‘Requires planning consent review?’ query within the Development Approval Review Variation Request screen allowing the relevant authority to direct a variation review to the Planning Consent relevant authority.
Fee Advice Payment (applicants) Updated the 'Pay with Credit Card' instructions within the Fee Advice Payment for Application screen (visible to the applicant/invoice contact) and the Batch Payment Confirmation screen (visible to volume applicants) to now step the applicant through how to make a payment.
  1. Click on the ‘Pay with credit card’ link below to pay by credit card through BPOINT. The link will open in a new tab.
  2. Please keep both tabs open until the payment has completed.
  3. Once the payment is complete, return to this tab and click Done.
BPOINT Payment Process interrupted Resolved issue with payment processing duplicate Fee Advice payments, when the BPOINT payment process is interrupted (e.g. browser unresponsive).
Section 7 Report Data Service The following updates have been made to the PlanSA Data Service:
  • Renamed the 'Section 7' screen name to Section 7 Data Service.
  • Renamed the Download Section 7 Data Extract to Download Data Extract for Section 7.
  • Renamed the download file name from Section 7 to Data extract for Section 7.
Section 7 Report word template The following updates have been made in response to the Gazetted Section 7 report template.
  • Renamed the Section 7 Report to now read 'Data Extract for Section 7 search purposes'.
  • Removed the Zone Overlay codes; e.g. O0306 Affordable Housing now reads as Affordable Housing..
  • Removed the Zones codes; e.g. Z4201 N Neighbourhood now reads as Neighbourhood.
  • Removed PID reference from the GIS Dataset section.
  • Renamed Associated Building Insurance heading to Associated Building Indemnity Insurance.
Upload Documents A new Visible to Applicant indicator (with ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ options) is now available when categorising an uploaded document.
Edit Application Contacts The following updates can now be made within the Development Application - Summary page:
  • Edit application contacts (applicant, primary contact, land owner or invoice contact).
  • Add contacts for applicant, land owner or builder.
  • An applicant and/or land owner contact can only be deleted when multiple contacts exist; except when the contact is a builder then the delete option is available regardless of the number of contacts.
  • Any additions, edits or updates are recorded in the ‘Event History’ of the Development application and the contact is notified via the preferred method (email or post).
Building Assessment Info “NHHA Indicators” within the Assessment Info page for a Building Consent now reads: “National Housing and Homelessness Agreement Indicators”.
Submission 'Draft' When resuming a 'draft' development application, it now opens to the Locations page (previously, it opened to the page where 'save draft' initiated).
Public Notification - Relevant Authority When answering ‘Yes’ to ‘Does the consent require Public Notification Required’,on-screen message now shows and advises:

“As public notification is required, the Relevant Authority has been updated to the Assessment Panel at <council name> or <Regional Assessment Panel name>”.

Noting, if the answer is changed to ‘No’ the Relevant Authority is not automatically updated to 'Assessment Manager at <council name> or <Regional Assessment Panel name>".

To update the appropriate Relevant Authority from rom within the Summary tab for the Planning Consent, update the Relevant Authority Reason to 'Assessment Manager - Section 96 - Performance Assessed'.

Fee Invoicing - Consent Verification The Compliance fees types (listed below) that can be charged during verification and/or assessment are now visible to Accredited Professionals (Relevant Authority) within the Verification - Fee Request screen for both Planning and Building.
  • Class 1
  • Swimming Pools
  • Class 10 > $10,000
  • Class 10 < $10,000
  • Classes 2-9
  • Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Fee
  • Urban Tree Fund Fee
Fee Invoicing - Consent Assessment The Compliance fees types (listed below) that can be charged during verification and/or assessment are now visible to Accredited Professionals (Relevant Authority) within the Consent - Additional Fees screen for both Planning and Building.

  • Class 1
  • Swimming Pools
  • Class 10 > $10,000
  • Class 10 < $10,000
  • Classes 2-9
  • Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Fee
  • Urban Tree Fund Fee
Development Application - Summary The Assessment Status table within the Development Application Summary page now lists the applicable Relevant Authority for Planning Consent:
  • Assessment Manager at <council name> when reason is Assessment Manager - Section 96 - DTS shows
  • Assessment Manager at <council name> when reason is Assessment Manager - Section 96 - performance assessed
  • Assessment Panel at <council name> when reason is Assessment Panel - Section 93
  • Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel> when reason is Assessment Manager - Section 96 - DTS
  • Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel> when reason is Assessment Manager - Section 96 - Performance Assessed
  • Regional Assessment Panel at <Regional Assessment Panel> when reason is Assessment Panel - Section 93
Planning Consent - Summary The Relevant Authority list within the Planning Consent Summary page now includes the applicable Relevant Authority, i.e.:
  • Assessment Manager at <council name>
  • Assessment Panel at <council name>
  • Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel>
  • Regional Assessment Panel at <Regional Assessment Panel>.
Decision notification Form (DNF) The ‘Entity Responsible for decision’ (Relevant Authority) column within the ‘Decision:’ table now lists the applicable Relevant Authority for Planning Consent, i.e.:
  • Assessment Manager at <council name>
  • Assessment Panel at <council name>
  • Assessment Manager at <Regional Assessment Panel>
  • Regional Assessment Panel at <Regional Assessment Panel>.

Power BI

Fixes
Receipts Report Enhancement to the Receipts Report to show the council name for the development location within the 'Recipient' column when the compliance fees (listed below) have been invoiced by an Accredited Professional during planning or building consent verification or assessment.
  • Class 1
  • Swimming Pools
  • Class 10 > $10,000
  • Class 10 < $10,000
  • Classes 2-9
  • Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Fee
  • Urban Tree Fund Fee
Indicator Council - Building Consents report Updated the heading of the 'Total Building Inspections Done' counter to now read 'Total Building Works to be inspected'.
Receipts Report Enhancement to the Receipts Report to show the council name for the development location within the 'Recipient' column when the compliance fees (listed below) have been invoiced by an Accredited Professional during planning or building consent verification or assessment.
  • Class 1
  • Swimming Pools
  • Class 10 > $10,000
  • Class 10 < $10,000
  • Classes 2-9
  • Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Fee
  • Urban Tree Fund Fee
Indicator Council - Building Consents report Updated the heading of the 'Total Building Inspections Done' counter to now read 'Total Building Works to be inspected'.

PlanSA

Feature
Environment and Food Production Areas (EFPA) Form New online form Request to vary Environment and Food Production Area boundaries available from Have your say > Environment and Food Production Areas Review > See all in Environment and Food Production Areas Review.
Fixes
Latest News Items The Latest News items found on the PlanSA home page now show the  “…read article”, “…read newsletter” and “…visit page” links.

May 2021

DAP

Features
Statement of Compliance When downloading a Statement of Compliance Form from the 'Submit a Mandatory Building Notification' page within the DAP, the latest version of the Statement of Compliance Form is used.
Transitional Applications A new field has been added in the Submission Form for Transition Consents to record the Relevant Authority. The Relevant Authority entered will then display on the Planning Consent within the Application Summary page and on the Planning Consent within the DNF in the Decision Table.
Electronic Lodgement Fee A warning message has been added on all Fee pages, which advises:

"The Electronic Lodgement fee should only be charged once, and must be charged on the first consent to be issued through the Portal. Please review the payment history beforehand to ensure the Electronic Lodgement fee is not charged twice."

Fixes
DNF DNFs being generated by the DAP now include information around who will issue the Certificate of Occupancy.
DNF The default date for the Substantial Commencement Date on the Development Approval has been updated to be 24 months, instead of 12 months from the current date.
TNV (Local Variation) The DAP now shows TNV (Local Variation) values on the Submission Form, the Application Summary page and the Application Code Snapshots.
DAP Edit Mode The DAP now hides superseded documents from the from the Applicant’s view if a user as an RA uploads a document and/or a user in the same RA supersedes the document. If and when a document is uploaded by the Applicant and is superseded by the RA, the superseded check mark will appear and the document will still remain visible to the Applicant.
Shade Sail If ‘Shade Sail’ is selected during submission, the DAP will now default to Planning and Building consent.

Power BI

Features
Active Allocations The Active Allocations PowerBI Report has been updated to include the Clock Expiry column in the table.
Fixes
Council Report - Zone The Zones Power BI Report has been updated with a Zone filter and updated column headings.
Relevant Authority Report The Relevant Authority Reason Power BI Report now shows data for Application IDs.
Receipts & Refunds Report Both the Receipts and Refunds Reports now include the Batch ID (remove comma) to provide Councils with the ability to reconcile with the Remittance Advice.
Council Report - DA Two additional columns have been addeded to the table on the DA page of the Council Report to display ‘Address’ and ‘Nature of Development’.

PlanSA

Features
Notification Facility - DA Public Register The DA Public Register now includes an option for users to subscribe to notification alerts for their Council area. This functionality allows users to subscribe to one or more Council area(s).
Fixes
DA Public Register Date range search functionality now appears on the DA Public Register.

April 2021

SAPPA

Features
Cadastral Refresh Automatic data transfer of a cadastre (parcel boundaries) data will occur fortnightly on a Thursday.
Division Automated data transfer of new plans of division with the Land Titles Office data will occur fortnightly on a Thursday.
Fixes
Spatial Lower Light Improvements made to the Lower Light spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
Spatial Richmond Improvements made to the Richmond spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
Spatial Belair National Park Improvements made to the Belair National Park spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
C23887 Substitute Sheet Improvements made to the C23887 Substitute Sheet spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
Kanyaka Spatial Improvements made to the Kanyaka spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
Mile End South Spatial Improvements made to the Mile End South spatial information (i.e. Zones and Subzone, Technical and numeric variations, and Overlays).
Zones and Subzones Rectified Zone and Subzone overlaps, removed minor gaps and corrected misalignments.
Zones and Subzones Resolved the Daws Road Repatriation Hospital location now shows only the 'Strategic Innovation' in the Planning Zones and Overlays.
Boundary alignment Rectified boundary misalignment for the Victoria Park parklands from showing multiple Zones to now only show the 'Adelaide Park Lands' Zone.

Power BI

Features
Public Notification Signage Report The Public Notification Signage report now includes a 'Signage Uploaded' filter and column to indicate evidence of sign on land has been performed by the applicant, relevant authority, or if signage is not required.

PlanSA

Fixes
Online Planning and Design Code Planning and Design Code policies for location 39A Selth St Albert Park now shows within 'What Policies apply to a development address'.
Online Planning and Design Code To allow the copy and paste of an address, the strict search has been disabled in the 'Location search' field within the Planning and Design Code tools, 'What policies apply to a development at an address?' and 'What policies apply to an address'.
Online Planning and Design Code The message shown when 'no assessment pathway returned' now reads as follows;

“No assessment pathway has been identified for this development. Development not classified as accepted, deemed-to-satisfy, restricted or impact assessed will be performance assessed on its merits against the Code. To find out what policies may apply, use the ‘What policies apply to an address’ tool."
Online Planning and Design Code The message shown when 'one or more assessment pathways returned' now reads as follows;

“Possible assessment pathways for this development are provided below. Assessment pathways determine how your development is assessed. Development not classified as accepted, deemed-to-satisfy, restricted or impact assessed will be performance assessed on its merits against the Code.”
Request a change to the Code Request a change to the Code form now allows the upload of supporting evidence documents greater than 100MB.

DAP

Fixes
Verify Building ConsentResolved not being able to resume verification of a building consent when a granted planning consent included an 'element' that has been deactivated.
P&D Code Rules at VerificationOn commencing verification, if one or more elements for a location does not have an applicable code, then the P&D Code Rules snapshot will provide all the Planning and Design Code rules for that location.
P&D Code Rules at Assessment StartOn lodgement, if the assessment pathway, or one or more elements for a location does not have an applicable code, then the P&D Code Rules snapshot will provide all the Planning and Design Code rules for that location.
Urban Tree Questions during Development Approval Consistency CheckThe Consistency Check questions--'This application is for new housing in the Urban Tree Canopy Overlay' and 'Choose Soil Type' -- now only shows for a 'new housing' element within the 'Urban Tree Canopy' overlay.

PlanSA

Fixes
Development application registerThe 'Nature of Development' provided by the relevant authority during application verification now shows in the 'Description' column of the Development application register.

PlanSA

Feature
Support Form A link to the Support Request form is now visible is on the following pages: Home Page, View Online Code, Request an Amendment to the Code, Development Application Menu and Planning System Menu.
Support Form Files and supporting documents can now be attached to the Support Request form.
Development Application Register Development Applications can now be viewed in a new browser window or tab using the 'Open link in a new tab' option. This can be done by using the mouse to right-click on/over the 'Reference Number' of the development application.
Line of Enquiry When the 'Search for Activity' function in the 'What policies apply to a development at an address?' finds no matching development activities - a message: 'No development activity found' is now shown.

DAP

Feature
DAP Code The 'Planning and Design Code' snapshot (taken before verification and after verification on receipt of payment) will now take a snapshot of the whole 'valuation' policy when no policy for a property location 'valuation' and 'element' exist.
Update Help Links in DAPImprovements made to the Help for this section and Help located within the development assessment screens will now open a page from the PlanSA Support Library for that specific screen.
Fixes
Development Approval For planning consents granted on or before 25 March 2021, the Consistency Check screen during development approval will no longer show the following information prompts: ‘this application is for new housing in the Urban Tree Canopy Overlay’ and ‘Choose a soil type’.
Section 7 The 'Gazetted Section 7 Report template' updates have been applied to the DAP Section 7 Report. This includes updated wording and re-ordered content.

Power BI

Feature
Active Allocations report A new Active Allocations Report for managing assessor allocated applications is now available from the Workload Analysis Council reporting group; in addition to the Allocated Applications DAP report, which depicts the allocations graphically.
Fixes
Inspections Register Report Improvements made to the Inspections Register Report now include the ‘Construction Commence Date’ and ‘Construction Completed Date’.
Home Builder DA ReportImprovements to the Home Builder DA report now includes applications that have a Home Builder Development Approval Fee.


March 2021

DAP

Fixes
Transitional ApplicationsResolved the 'UI Expression' error from appearing when trying to grant a Development Approval that has no planning consent (or if the planning consent is/was marked as 'not required'). Applications with Transitional Planning Consent will no longer display the Urban Tree Canopy Offset questions at the Development Approval stage.

DAP

Feature
Urban Tree Canopy Offset Fee A new compliance fee type—'Urban Tree Canopy Offset Fee'—is to be charged at a rate of $300 for each small tree, $600 for each medium tree, and/or $1200 for each large tree as required by the Urban Tree Canopy Overlay in the Planning and Design Code.

Under certain circumstances, where an application for planning consent for a new dwelling is proposed within the Urban Tree Canopy Overlay, the applicant can elect to pay this fee instead of retaining an existing tree(s) or planting a new tree(s).

The ‘Urban Canopy Off-set Fee’ is available within the Additional Fees screen for invoicing during planning consent and development approval.
Urban Tree Canopy OffsetThe compliance fee type 'Tree Fund Fee' has been renamed to the 'Urban Tree Fund Fee'. The fee amount is determined by the relevant authority.
Urban Tree Canopy OffsetTwo new fields have been added to the Decision page for Planning Consent and Development Approval for Applications with the Element = “New Housing” and with the Overlay = “Urban Tree Canopy”.
  • The ability to record the applicant's decision to pay into the Urban Tree Canopy Off-set Scheme or opt-in to retain existing trees/plant new trees.
  • The ability to record the soil type.
Fixes
Sign on landThe 'Sign on Land' fee now includes GST.
Sign on landThe following home builder message has been removed from the Relevant Authority for Planning Consent:

“The Home Builder assessment pathway is not available until 19 March 2021. Any application submitted prior to this date will not be processed.”

PlanSA

Fixes
Support FormRenamed the Type of User from 'Council Member' to 'Council Staff' within the Support Request form.
Zoning for a propertyWhen viewing the Planning and Design Code maps for a specific Local Government area within the ‘Zoning for a property’ page, the council name no longer duplicates when the area map has the same name as the council.
Line of EnquiryThe Online Planning and Design Code tables now displays on one page when using a desktop or mobile device.
Line of EnquiryAdded the land use 'Educational Establishment' within the 'What Policies apply to a development at an address?' option of the Line of Enquiry tool.
Line of EnquiryZone and overlay data now correctly displays when multiple valuations exist for a property location within the ‘What Policies apply to a development at an address?’ option of the Line of Enquiry tool.
Line of EnquiryThe concept plan image now displays in full within the Property Details page when using the 'What policies apply to an address?' option of the Line of Enquiry tool.

PlanSA

Feature
Building Envelope Plan New functionality, as approved under the PDI Regulations, allows Councils and other assessing entities to upload and publish a PDF of an approved Building Envelope Plan.
Building Envelope Plan Two new Land Division Consent fees have been added:
  • Building Envelope Plan (BEP) Fee – is calculated with a base rate of $175 plus $16 for each allotment defined under the BEP Fee and is distributed to the Land Division Consent Authority
  • Publication of Building Envelope Plan Fee – is standardised to $200 and is distributed to the Chief Executive (same as the Electronic Lodgement Fee).

Note: GST is not applicable to these fees.

Home Builder Scheme To identify a ‘Home Builder Scheme’ development application during Planning Consent Verification the following additions have been made:
  • New Reason: ‘Relevant Authority (Home Builder DA)’ is selectable for the question ‘Are you an appropriate Relevant Authority for this planning consent’.
  • New error message: ‘Home Builder DA application can only be made for New Housing or Dwelling alteration or addition elements. Any other elements needs to be assessed under a separate application.’
  • The error message shows when the development application has elements selected outside of ‘New Housing’ and ‘Dwelling Alteration or Addition’, e.g. veranda, carport or garage.
  • New Category of Development (Home Builder DA) is selectable only for elements – ‘Dwelling alteration or addition’ and ‘New Housing’.

Note: The Building Consent and Development Approval functionality is unchanged.

Home Builder Scheme A new Home Builder Development approval fee of $120 is selectable within the ‘Fee Request’ option during building consent verification; and within the ‘Determine Additional Fees’ option during building consent assessment. The collected fee is distributed to the council of the development location.
Conditions and Notes New look and feel to enhance the performance of adding or modifying a condition and/or note within the following pages:
  • Conditions and Notes within each Consent (Planning, Planning and Land Division, Land Division, building)
  • Saved Conditions and Notes page within the Your Organisation dashboard.
Fixes
Conditions and Notes An added ‘note’ or ‘condition’ now shows at the top of the list within the Conditions and Notes page.
Conditions and Notes A new message: “The Home Builder assessment pathway is not available until 19 March 2021. Any application submitted prior to this date will not be processed.” Shows within the Planning Consent Verification – Relevant Authority page.
Public Notification On the start of public consultation the Regional Assessment Panel (RAP) is now identified as the Relevant Authority (not the council of the development location) and the contact details for the RAP are now referenced within the ‘Public Notice’ letters.

PlanSA

Feature
Organisation User Registration Form New fields have been added to the Organisation Registration Form. The new fields are:
  • email address for notifications
  • checkbox option for users to opt in for 'use same as organisation email'.

Postal address as an additional address option.

Home Page Carousel The carousel size has been amended to display the support banner without having to scroll down the page.
Online Enquiry Support Form Users will now receive a confirmation email, once they have submitted an online enquiry via the support form, which advises receipt and includes details of their enquiry.
Fixes
Mobile Search Resolved issue of the search bar not returning results when used on a mobile device.
Address Search Resolved issue of addresses not appearing within the 'site search' functionality when an address is entered with commas.
Line of Enquiry Search Resolved issue of search bar not returning results within the Line of Enquiry.
Home Page Support Row Behaviour of accordions in the content section has been refined as follows:
  • accordions now close when changing sections
  • functionality now anchors to the relevant section within a selected accordion.

PlanSA

Feature
PlanSA Home PageEnhanced functionality now allows users to view the homepage via a laptop screen (1440 X 1080) and also allows users to view the "How can PlanSA help you" search bar and hot topics without scrolling down the page.

PlanSA

Fixes
Accredited Professionals RegisterThe Accredited Professionals Register now loads and displays the relevant page content, and no longer displays 'Preparing the Accredited Professionals Register' message.

DAP

Features
Internal Referrals Enhanced functionality now re-assigns an Internal Referral to yourself or to a user that is not the 'requested by' user.
Internal Referrals A new ‘Internal Referral Type’ field  is available from the Internal Referral screen to identify the receiving department within the council.
Internal Referrals A new "Internal Referrals Assigned" report is available within the Reporting option available in the Assessments dashboard and links directly to the Consent, so a user is able to take an action on the internal referral.
Fixes
Development Application Register The ‘council name’ now shows in the Property Details within the ‘Development Application – Overview’ tab for development applications lodged under the PDI Act.

PowerBI

Features
Public Notification Signage A new ‘Public Notification Signage’ report is available from the Workload Analysis Council report to identify who will place the ‘sign on the land’ (e.g. applicant or relevant authority) and for work allocation within council departments tasked with creating and placing the sign on land.
Applications by Builder A new Builder report is available from the Building Team report that shows Development Applications with at least one Builder contact.

PlanSA

Fixes
Search Functionality Enhanced site wide search functionality on PlanSA, also include the following search bar additions:
  • 'Did you mean' search functionality, if the spelling input within the search bar is incorrect.
  • The word ‘help’ now provides the system support page as the first search result.
  • Entering in an application number and/or address will bring up a separate search and take the user to the  Development Application Register.
Public Register The development application details no longer shows a map of the location.

Consult24

Fixes
New SkinNew look and feel of  the Public Notification Consultation tool (Consult24).

February 2021

DAP

Fixes
Re-Inspections A 'Related Inspections' tab within the re-inspection Inspection Details screen now shows details of 'Original' and 'Previous' inspections.
Re-Inspections Resolved a new 're-inspection' record from being created when 'No' chosen for the question 'To be inspected?' within the Re-Inspection Notifications tab.
Re-Inspections The “Submit Mandatory Re-Inspection Notification” screen now display the 'Inspection Outcome' and 'Inspected Date'.
Re-Inspections The Submit Re-Inspection Notification screen now shows a 'Submit' button.
Ad-hoc Inspections The 'Create ad-hoc inspections' table now displays the 'Building Work' description and building 'Classification'.
Ad-hoc Inspections When recording an ad-hoc inspection outcome in the Inspection Details screen, you can now add "Construction Commenced Date" and "Construction Completion Date".
Ad-hoc Inspections An “Application Number” prompt now displays in the 'Create Ad-hoc inspections' search field.
Inspections The 'inspection initiated date' now shows the date the re-inspection record was initiated.
Inspections Resolved the 'Inspection Letter' document type from defaulting to 'Inspection Details' on submission.
Inspections Resolved the 'Inspection Document' document type from defaulting to 'Inspection Details' on submission.
Inspections Added an 'Enforcement Notice' document type within the 'Inspection' document category in the New Inspection Documents upload table.
Inspections Added an 'Inspection Outcome Report' document type within the 'Building Documents' document category  in the New Inspection Documents upload table.
Inspections When 'no' users are assigned to the 'Inspection' role, a 'No Inspection Approval role has been assigned' prompt will now display in the 'Who' field within the Inspection Details screen.
Inspections The document type visible to the applicant/builder within the application's Documents store is now only the 'Inspection Letter'.

PowerBI Report

Features
Building Team Report New Building Team report for managing builder / applicant building work with outstanding documentation, includes Statement of Compliance, Form 2 (Essential Safety Provisions), Certificate of Occupancy and building work with outstanding mandatory building notifications.
Fixes
Inspections Compliance Report Enhancement to the Inspections Compliance report to deal with multiple classifications:
  • Building works with one or more Class 1s and associated inspections is reflected in 'Building Class 1' chart.
  • Building works with one or more - Class 2-9s or multiple Class 1s and Class 2-9s - and the associated inspections is reflected in the 'Building Class 2-9' chart.

PlanSA

Fixes
Online Planning and Design CodeFor locations with multiple zones within the 'What policies apply to an address?' the relevant classes of development are now shown within the assessment pathways for all Zones.
Online Planning and Design CodeResolved the page moving up and/or down when expanding the assessment pathway within the Zone.

DAP

Fixes
Public Notification - Notice to Adjacent Land Owner letter template Improvements made to the 'Notice to Adjacent Land Owner letter template' includes:
  • 'street address' where an applicant can view the application documentation in person
  • details of the relevant authority that assessed the application (email address and postal address). When the development location is within a Regional Assessment Panel (RAP) the details of the council associated with the development location will display.
Public Notification - Sign on Land template Improvements made to the 'Sign on Land' template to now:
  • display the name and street address of the council associated with the development location when a Regional Assessment Panel (RAP) is assessing the application
  • display the name and street address of the relevant authority assessing the application.
Organisation Profile All relevant authorities MUST now enter a street address and notification email address within the Organisation Profile. This will only be used for the 'public notification and 'sign on land' templates.
Planning Consent - Public Notification During planning consent verification the assessor can now edit the 'Who will erect the public notification sign on the land?' field (i.e. relevant authority, applicant or signage on land is not required).
Email notifications Resolved - email notifications will now only be sent to the assessor allocated to the 'active' consent (i.e. planning, land division and building).

PowerBI Report

Fixes
Inspection Report Council - Inspections Compliance Improvements made to the Inspections Compliance report will reflect the number of inspections that have been completed within and outside of the timeframe as per the Practice Direction. Over time the number of inspections within 'Farm Buildings or Farm Sheds' and 'Class 1 and Class 2-9 Building Work' charts will also be reflected.
Inspection Report Council - Inspections Register Improvements made to the Inspections Register report to now include a 'Within/Out of Time Frame' chart for the number of inspections that have been completed (within and outside of the timeframe).
Features
Inspection Report Council - Practice Direction 8 New Practice Direction 8 report for building works inspections that includes compliance tracking for swimming pools (including all swimming pool safety features) as per the Practice Direction 8.
Inspections Report Council - Practice Direction 9 New Practice Direction 9 report for building works inspections that includes compliance tracking for 'Class 1', Class 2-9' and 'Farming Building or Shed' as per the Practice Direction 9.

DAP

Fixes
Development Approval Email Notification  Additional text included in the email body informing the recipient "The decision document will be available from the public register from tomorrow."
Inspection Email NotificationsImproved the formatting of the inspections email notification now includes removal of spaces and order of information and the addition of a 'Document section' link to the development application 'documents' store.
Inspection Email NotificationsWhen the inspection outcome is completed and satisfactory the applicant and builder receive an email.
Inspection Email NotificationsThe applicant and building supervisor now receive a resolved email notification 'Commencement of installation of designated building product' on submission of the inspection outcome.
Inspection Email NotificationsWhen there is no associated building notification the header for the 'Inspection Outcome' email notification will now read "Inspection Outcome for an Ad-hoc Inspection for Application ID <Application ID>"
Inspection Email NotificationsThe builder now receives an 'Adhoc Inspection' email notification for the associated building / building work.
Inspection Email NotificationsWhen the inspection outcome is 'satisfactory', an “and action is required” statement is removed within the Inspection Outcome email.
Inspection Email NotificationsWhen 'no' Inspection Letter uploaded and 'no' Building Work Short Description available the email notification has been updated to advise that an ad-hoc inspection was inspected on <Inspection Date> and the outcome is <Inspection Outcome>.
Regional Assessment Panels (RAPs) Email NotificationsThe 'New Application Submitted' email notification is now sent to both the 'RAP' and the Council of the development location.
Regional Assessment Panels (RAPs) Email NotificationsWhen an applicant responds to a Request for Information (RFI) or responds to a Request for Documentation (RFD) or makes a Fee Payment an email notification is sent to the allocated assessor for a RAP and the location's Relevant Authority (i.e. assessment manager/panel for the council).
Relevant Authority (RA) Email NotificationsWhen an applicant responds to a Request for Information (RFI) or responds to a Request for Documentation (RFD) or makes a Fee Payment an email notification is sent to the allocated assessor and the location's Relevant Authority (i.e. assessment manager/panel for the council).
Certificate of Approval Email NotificationWhen 'post' selected as the preferred contact method an email is now not sent to the Primary Contact.
Fee Payment Email NotificationRemoved reference to the 'Consent ID' within the 'Invoice Paid' email notification.
Inspections LetterUpdates to the 'Inspection Follow-up letter' will now include “When the issues have been rectified, please log into the SA Planning Portal and submit a Re-inspection Notification for this Application.”
Inspections - Record OutcomesResolved the 'Record an Inspection' button not showing within the Inspection Detail screen.
Inspection - Record OutcomesWithin the Inspection Details screen now includes a tooltip for the 'Generate inspection letter / document'.

PowerBI Report

Fixes
Inspection Report Council  Improvements made to the Inspection Register listing (i.e. table) includes moving the 'Inspection ID' after the 'DA ID', updated the 'Inspected By' to show the 'first and last name' of the inspector and added 'Activity Type' and 'Notes'.
Inspection Report CouncilImprovements made to the Adhoc Inspections report listing (i.e. table) includes aligning the column order with the 'Inspection Register' and added 'Inspected By' showing the first and last name of the inspector and added 'Fault Details' and 'Notes'.
Inspection Report CouncilImprovements made to the map pop-up viewer within the Inspection Location report includes removing the 'Count of BW Inspected' and adding 'Application ID' and 'Inspection ID'.

PlanSA portal

Feature
Administration Support Page PlanSA Service Desk now can edit and confirm 'individual user registrations' submitted through the 'Create an online account' page.
Fixes
South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) The Zone policy information now displays for location 13 East Terrace, Ceduna SA 5690.
Development Application Register When the Development Application Register has been left idle for 5 minutes or more an on-screen message now advises the session has timed out.

PowerBI Report

Feature
Inspection BI report The following four (4) inspections reports for councils are available from the 'Council Application Management Reporting (PowerBI)' link within the DAP Reporting page.
  • Inpsections Compliance dashboard to track the number of inspections completed versus the percentage required in Practice Direction 8 and 9.
  • Inspections Register shows a listing of completed and pending inspections, including infographics for Inspection status, Inspection Status of building notifications, Number of inspections by building classification and Inspection outcome.
  • Adhoc Inspections shows a listing of completed and pending inspections, including infographics for Inspection status, Number of inspections by building classification and Inspection outcome.
  • Inspection Location graphically showcases the location of completed and pending inspections, number of inspections performed by an inspector, and a percentage breakdown by inspection outcome i.e. not recorded, unsatisfactory, satisfactory.

PlanSA portal

Feature
Online enquiry form An online 'Support Request Form' is now available from the Our Planning System > Support menu to raise a support request with the PlanSA Service Desk with regards to a question or seeking assistance on the ePlanning System.
Fixes
Create online account Within the Create online account mandatory asterisks (i.e. *) now shows against the Title, Postal Address and City fields required to complete the registration.
SCAP members page Resolved error on the Members page of the State Commission Assessment Panel.
SAPPA The 'Planning Zones & Overlays' specific to a location are now linked and opens the applicable Zone and/or Overlay within the 'Browse the Planning & Design Code' which is an option that can be access via the Online Planning and Design Code.
Online Planning and Design Code Corrected the 'Send this page to me as a PDF' from going to the Home page. Now when enter key is used the email is sent to the email address provided.

DAP

Feature
Inspections Council users have the ability to create an 'ad-hoc inspection' and record the inspection 'outcome' linked to a Development Application with or without a building work.
Inspections New functionality that allows council users to record 'unsatisfactory' inspection outcomes and notify the applicant and builder. On rectification of identified issues or faults, the applicant and/or builder can submit a mandatory re-inspection notification directly from the Your Applications dashboard by clicking on the 'Submit Mandatory Re-Inspection Notification'.
Outstanding re-inspections report Within the Reporting option available from the Assessment dashboard a new Outstanding Re-Inspections Report is available.
Allocated inspections report An Allocated Inspections Report is available from the Reporting button for the management of staff workload allocations.
Inspections Improvements to the  “Record an Inspection Outcome” form will enable a Council user to record additional information, including: 
  • who undertook the inspection (inspected by)
  • inspection date and time
  • elements inspected
  • breaches, issues or faults
  • rectification required (only displays when Inspection outcome is unsatisfactory)
  • requirements for re-inspection (only displays when Inspection outcome is unsatisfactory and Rectification Required checked (i.e. tick box)).
Inspections work allocation Ability to allocate an inspection to a team member and view a team workload chart showing team members inspection allocations.
Fixes
OrganisationA council 'Organisation Administrator' from within the Edit User screen can assign an 'Inspection' role to staff members who perform building inspections.
InspectionsImproved the inspection dashboard includes; increasing the number of inspection records displayed to 10, replaced the 'Status' column with the 'Inspection Outcome' and updated the label 'Who' with 'Inspected By'.
InspectionsWhen 'Back Button' used within the Inspection Details screen users are now returned to the Inspections dashboard.

PlanSA portal

Fixes
Online Planning & Design Code The terms glossary is now available within the 'What policies apply to a development at an address?' for key words that are identified with an underline.
Online Planning & Design Code Resolved Phase Two rural address searches from 'What policies apply to a development at an address?' and 'What policies apply to an address?' from being identified as a Phase Three address.
Find out if you need approval (tool) Resolved Phase Two rural address searches from the 'What is the property?' question from being identified as a Phase Three address.
Request a change to the Code Provides an option to manually enter a 'Postal Address' within the 'Submit your request' form.
Request a change to the Code The 'Provide Supporting evidence for this request' is no longer mandatory for the following What do you want to do? requests - Suggest an improvement to the Code and Identify an Error.

January 2021

DAP system

Feature
Building inspections The Assessments dashboard now has a new 'inspections' feature enabling users to:
  • search for pending or completed inspections
  • view pending inspections
  • record inspection outcomes.
Fixes
Building consents Within the Building or Building Work record users now have the ability to indicate an 'inspection required' for a Swimming Pool as per Practice Direction 8 or an 'inspection' for a Farm Building or Farm Shed.
Building notifications Within the Building Notification record when a 'yes' response is selected for the question 'To be inspected?' an inspection record is created and can be viewed from the 'Inspections' feature within the Assessments dashboard and a task to 'Record Inspection outcome' is created for the council.
Building notifications Council who issued the development approval will now receive the mandatory building notification email.
Email notifications The intended recipients of DAP generated email notifications is resolved.
Public notification letter Removed the greeting line (i.e. salutation) “Dear Title Last Name Organisation” within the Proposed Development letter template (PDF, 548 KB) for public notification. 
Public notification letter The 'address format' in the Proposed Development letter template (PDF, 548 KB) has been improved to show the Organisation name directly below the contacts name, inclusion of the State in front of the Post Code and removed the extra spacing and uniformed the format.

PlanSA portal

Fixes
Online Planning & Design Code Improved integration with Plan SA website to improve user experience and functionality.

DAP system

Fixes
Certificate of Approval ValidationThe Land Services SA’s Electronic Plan Lodgement (EPL) system now validates the Land Division Certificate of Approval (CoA).

LUDAS

Fixes
Crown FeesThe AGD internal LUDAS system now includes the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act (Fees, Charges and Contributions) Regulations 2019 for Crown development applications.

December 2020

DAP system

Fixes
Documents storeWhen 'other' is selected as the 'document category' the text entered in the type description field now displays.
Application NumberingThe Development Application (DA) ID will represent the first 2 digits of the year in which the application is submitted, i.e. for the year 2020 the first development application submitted created the ID number 20000001. In 2021 the first DA submitted will be 21000001.

In case of Land Division (only) development applications the application number  will follow the existing EDALA numbering format OOO/ZXXX/YY (OOO = Council, Z = Land Division type X = unique ID and YY = Year). At the start of each new year the unique ID will re-start at 1.

PlanSA portal

Fixes
Where is my application wizardIn the Where is my application? Wizard, for a development application that is not a 'residential development' before 1 January 2010, the sequence of questions is replicated when the Back button is selected.

DAP system

Fixes
Submission - Building ConsentWithin the Consents page of a development application the question 'Has Construction Industry Training Fund Levy (CITB) been paid?' now displays information explaining the CITB levy.
Submission - Building ConsentWhen a development cost (excluding fit out of the building) equals $40,000 the Building Consent question 'Has Construction Industry Training Fund Levy (CITB) been paid? now displays.
Submission - DocumentsWithin the Documents page of a development application the question 'Do you have a pre-lodgement agreement?' now reads 'Do you have an agreement with a State Government agency related to your application? (pre-lodgement agreement)' and includes a resources link to additional information on pre-lodgement agreements available from the PlanSA portal.
Verification StatusThe verification status 'Start Verification' now includes the particular consent to be verified e.g. Start Verification - Planning or Start Verification - Building etc.
Building Consent - Assessment InfoWithin the Building / Building Work section in the Assessment Info page the question 'Has the applicant entered into a building works contract?' has been updated to include 'domestic' and now reads 'Has the applicant entered into a domestic building works contract'. The option to choose 'Not applicable' has also been added to the existing Yes and No responses.
Building Consent - Assessment InfoWithin the Additional Consent Info section of the Assessment Info page the NHHA Indicators now shows a fourth option of 'Not Applicable'.
Building Consent - Assessment InfoWithin the Building / Building Work section in the Assessment Info page when a 'Yes' response is selected for the question 'Has Home Owners Warranty been issued?' the 'Insurance Date of Expiry' now reads as 'Insurance Issue Date'.

PowerBI Report

Feature
Development Applications Awaiting Payment Click on the 'Reporting' button within the Assessments dashboard to view the 'Council Application Management Reporting (PowerBI)' link to then access the Development Applications Awaiting Payment Report which displays a list of application consents awaiting payment.

DAP system

Features
Assessment Dashboard - ReportingClick on the Reporting button within the Assessment dashboard to view the ‘Council Application Management Reporting (PowerBI)’ which is now available. This will direct you to a number of reports:
  1. Council Report (New)
  2. Work Load Analysis Reports
    • Relevant Authority Reason Report
    • End of Operative Date Report
    • Mandatory Building Notifications Report

PowerBI Report

Feature
Council ReportCouncil Report contains 13 dynamic metrics reports which provides at a glance and insight into the year to date development application statistics in your council area.
  • Numbers shows council’s year to date development application statistics.
  • DA shows on a map and table the Development Applications lodged.
  • Consents shows on a map and table the number of consents.
  • Accessibility shows applicant lodging applications behaviour; what days of the week and time of day.
  • Performance DAs shows number of days to make a decision.
  • Performance Consents shows average days taken by consent type.
  • Elements shows on a map and graph the elements assessed.
  • Zones shows a types of applications, i.e. Crown, Essential Infrastructure, Exempt, Impact Assessed, Code Assessed and Accepted broken down by zones.
  • Planning Consents shows total number of planning consents.
  • Building Consents shows total number of building consents.
  • Land Division Consents shows total number of land division consents.
  • Planning and Land Division Consents shows total number of planning and land division consents.
  • Statistics shows development application statistics and responses for further information.

November 2020

DAP system

Features
Reporting Development Applications Awaiting Payment Report displays a list of consents awaiting payment.
Fixes
Land Division Certificate The Land Division Certificate status updates to 'Deposited' on receiving deposited plan information from Land Titles Office (LTO) completing the Land Division Certificate process.
Consent Decision email notification On granting a consent (Planning, Land Division, Building) the confirmation email 'banner' and 'body' now shows the type of consent granted, i.e. Decision Notification Form (DNF) Granted for Planning Consent - Application ID.
Online user account email notification On modifying the PlanSA user account the notification email now lists the accreditations that have been added, deleted or currently exist.
Development Application Summary The applicant has no ability to 'edit' the development application Submission Details and Location Details once submitted.
Development Approval For development applications lodged in the DAP system the Operative end date will show a date 24 months from the date of consent or development approval.
*Varied by the Planning, Development and Infrastructure  (General) (Lapse of Consent or Approval) Variation Regulations 2020
Development Approval In response to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Lapse of Consent or Approval) Variation Regulations 2020 the following 'Advisory Notes' have been removed from the Decision Notification Form.

3. This consent or approval will lapse at the expiration of 12 months from its operative date, subject to the below.

4. An approved development must be substantially commenced within 12 months of the date of Development Approval, and completed within 3 years from the operative date of the approval, unless this period has been extended by the relevant authority.
Development Application Contact Details The contact details of a Development Application can be edited by the relevant authority and the applicant at any time during the assessment of the development application, and a record of the contact details changed is created.
Development Approval To complete the consistency check, the prompts to perform an action, i.e. Upload Stamped Plans-Dev Approval that previously displayed in the Decision screen now appear in the Consistency Check screen.
Email notifications The allocated assessor and relevant authority email notifications 'banner' now shows the name of the council and relevant authority.
Variations email notification When an applicant 'requests a variation' the assessor allocated to the current Consent and the relevant authority will be notified by auto-generated email.
Internal Referral When a consent decision has been made an 'active' internal referral will be closed and the assignee of the internal referral is notified by email.
Fee Advice - Referral Fees In the case of an application with multiple referrals you can now select the specific referral fees to be added to the Fee Advice.
Documents - Superseded Superseded documents by a relevant authority (other than the council assessment manager) now show the 'green tick' in the Superseded column.
Development Approval To complete the consistency check, the prompts to perform an action, i.e. Upload Stamped Plans-Dev Approval that previously displayed in the Decision screen now appear in the Consistency Check screen.

PlanSA portal

Feature
Make DAP Payment without logging into DAPTo make an online payment of a PlanSA Fee Advice go to the PlanSA portal and the Development Application > Track and application > Online Payments page without the need to use a login.

DAP

Fixes
Certificate of OccupancyThe questions relating to Maximum Occupants, Fire Report, and Essessential Safety Provisions (ESPs) are not available when a Certificate of Occupancy (CoO) application has only a class 1A building / building work.
Take Control of an ApplicationIn the 'Access an application submitted by someone else' screen when the applicant takes control of the application by click the Home button it now returns to the Your Application dashboard.
Batch PaymentWhen Creating a Batch Payment if an invalid Fee is selected (e.g. Variation Fee advice) the system identifies this as an invalid selection, and the Create Batch Payment button is disabled.
Staged Building ConsentsAbility to edit the Stage 'description' within the Building Consent Summary tab during building rules assessment.
Staged Building ConsentsThe Nature of Development page in Building Consent Verification will now show the current stage 'number' and 'description' with the ability to edit the description.
Staged Building ConsentsWhen granting a building consent that has stages, the applicable stage descriptions will be displayed in the Decision Notification Form (DNF) under the IN REGARD TO: section.
Development ApprovalWhen granting Development Approval that has staged consents, all consent stages will be displayed in the IN REGARD TO: section of the Decision Notification Form (DNF).
RAP Correspondence Contact DetailsThe system generated emails and letters for a Consent where the Relevant Authority is a Regional Assessment Panel (RAP) and an Assessing Officer has been 'allocated', will include the Assessing Officer’s contact details in the Email/Letter Signature.

The system generated emails and letters for a Consent where the Relevant Authority is a Regional Assessment Panel (RAP) and an Assessing Officer has' not been allocated', will include the contact details of the Council of the Development Location in the Email/Letter Signature.
RAP Correspondence Contact DetailsThe system generated emails and letters for an application where the Relevant Authority is a Regional Assessment Panel (RAP), will include the contact details of the Council of the Development Location in the Email/Letter Signature.
RAP Correspondence Contact DetailsIn the table 'Contact Details of Consent Authorities' section of the Decision Notification Form (DNF) when the Relevant Authority is a Regional Assessment Panel, will include the contact details of the Council of the Development Location.
Submission - ElementsDuring the application submission when element 'Change of Building Classification' is selected, Class 7 expanded plus 10C included as an option in the drop-down menu for "What is the existing building classification question?” and “what is the proposed building classification question”.

PowerBI Report

Fixes
Receipts Report In the Receipts Report a Payment Reference column has been added and the Invoice Reference column name has been updated to read 'Payment Reference'.

DAP system

Features
Batch payment Ability to view all development application fees that are currently outstanding with the option to make payment in one batch by credit card.
Fees When a relevant authority is determining the consent or development approval fees they now have the capability to view previously paid fees to ensure all relevant fees have been invoiced.
Fixes
Submission The 'Take Control' email will only be sent when the "I am submitting this application on behalf of the applicant(s)" is  checked by the relevant authority.
Submission When the relevant authority is completing the Applicants page during submission, the 'I am submitting this application on behalf of the applicant(s)' is set as default.
Fee payment email notification Improved the wording in the 'Payment Successful' email notification to the relevant authority to include; development application ID number, and the name of the consent under assessment.

PlanSA portal

Fixes

DAP Log-in

When you login to the PlanSA portal you will now see four login options that are applicable to what you want to do in the portal. They are:

  • I want to lodge, manage or track my application
  • I work as a Relevant Authority
  • I work for a Referral Agency
  • I want to review my Accredited Professional status

October 2020

DAP system

Features
Code to DAPWhen verifying Planning and/or Land Division Consent the applicable Policy Part/s of the Planning and Design Code (for all assessment pathways) for each element is available as a PDF document link within the Category of Development page and accessible within the Document store.

When a development application is lodged a second snapshot of the applicable P&D Code Rules is taken for the assessment pathway determined for each element (e.g. deemed-to-satisfy, performance assessed) and is available as a PDF document link within the Documents store.
Advance SearchDate of referral distribution' field provides the ability to search by Referral Body and determine the number of referrals in the DAP system for a selected date range.
Fixes
Building ConsentFor development cost less than $12,000 the question 'Has the applicant entered into a building works contract?' will not display within the Building or Building Work screen.
ReferralWhen Council is the referral body the Response Type has been corrected to show Regulation 23(2)(b).

DAP system

Features
Document StoreAn indicator to identify a document has been superseded is now available within the Documents store for the applicant.
Development ApprovalAbility to capture building supplementary information in relation to whether the building is detached (free standing) or attached to another building or structure.
Fixes
Development ApprovalAbility to process an invoice refund for fees incorrectly invoiced and paid during Development Approval.

PlanSA portal

Features
Development Approval WizardAbility to search an address with the SAPPA tool from the What is the property? question.
Fixes
Development Approval Wizard Updated the rules for 'Deck' - Bushfire Outback (Regional) to advise the applicant 'You may not need approval' instead of ‘You will need to apply for approval'.

DAP system

Fixes
Request for Information (RFIs) In the RFIs page and the Further Information Requests table the wording for the action "Make decision" has been updated to read "Evaluate RFI response".
 
Updated the naming of the "Generate request for additional documentation document" link to read "Generate request for additional information document" and the associated word template 'request for information' is now linked.
Document store A filter will not appear if there are no related documents.
For example, if there is no email document, then the System-Generated Emails filter button is hidden.
Building Notification Council who issued the development approval will now receive the mandatory building notification email.
Fee Refund When determining a fee refund the amount to refund (GST inclusive) will now automatically default to the Total Paid amount.
Development Approval When placing a development approval on hold, the Reason for placing on hold field character limit has been increased from 250 characters to 4000 characters.

PlanSA portal

Fixes
Resources When you select 'Design' as the filter by topic within the Resources page, the search will return documents specific to 'Design'.
Feature
Release Notes A link to the Release Notes is available from the PlanSA footer by clicking on the word 'Release' located to the right of the 'News' link.

DAP system

New features
Building Notifications The full description of the building work activity is now displayed in the Notification column within Building Notifications tab.
Certificate of Occupancy New feature to request and issue a Certificate of Occupancy (CoO) for all new buildings Class 1 to 9 (and building work where applicable) to provide the owner assurance the building is suitable for occupancy.
Development Approval Ability to capture supplementary information in relation to Frame Material, Wall Material and Roof Material within the Statistics tab during development approval.

PowerBI Report

Fixes
Daily Till ReportPayments received for development approval over the counter and receipted in the DAP system are now accounted for in the Daily Till Report.

September 2020

DAP system

New features
Fees To assist with identifying overridden fees for auditing purposes, now have the ability to override a fee amount to $0 and provide a reason.
Reporting Public Notification Days Left Report displays a list of applications with 5 business days or less left on public notification.
Reporting Relevant Authority Referral Response Days Left Report displays a list of applications with 2 business days or less left for a Relevant Authority to respond to referral(s).
Reporting Allocated Applications Report displays applications with allocated assessor(s) against consents and development approvals.
Reporting Referral Agency Response Days Left Report displays a list of referrals with 5 business days or less left for response.
Fixes
Contact details Removed 'other' from appearing as a contact salutation within correspondence.

PowerBI Report

New features

Workload Analysis Report

Workload Analysis Report for Relevant Authorities containing three reporting tabs:

Relevant Authority Reason Report displays a list of consents currently under assessment by Relevant Authority.

End of Operative Period Report displays a list of applications with consents that have reached the end of their operative period.

Mandatory Building Notifications Report displays a list of building notifications grouped by stage and then building / building work requiring an inspection.

DAP system

New features
ReportingA Reporting button located within the dashboard image on the right hand side is now available to access and generate the Unallocated Applications, Days Left to Decision, and Days left in Verification reports.
ReportingThe Unallocated Applications Report displays a list of applications without an allocated assessor.
ReportingThe Days Left to Decision Report displays a list of applications with 5 business days or less remaining for a decision to be made.
ReportingThe Days Left in Verification Report displays a list of applications with 5 business days or less left in the verification stage.
Fee advice, refund advice and tax invoiceThe fees are now grouped under the applicable fee category, i.e. Planning, Land Division, Building, Compliance and Referral in the Fee Advice, Refund Advice and Tax Invoice, to assist the recipient in identifying the breakdown of the fees in assessing their development application.
Fixes
Allocated user displayWhen you hold the mouse over the ‘Who’ icon in the For Your Action, Assessment in Progress and Waiting tabs, it will display the name of the person currently undertaking the next task in the active consent.

DAP system

New features
Development approvalAn on screen message will instruct that Stamped Plans must be uploaded in the ‘Documents’ store before development approval can be granted.
Decision and development approvalThe authority can preview a  'draft' version of the Decision Notification Form (DNF) in a PDF format before a decision is made for the Consent or Development Approval.
Development approvalThe contact details for the Relevant Authority and primary contact can be viewed from the Development Approval 'Summary' screen.
Fixes
SubmissionAn on screen warning message displays when the Element Other - Residential, Commercial, Community, Infrastructure and Rural  description exceeds the maximum number of characters (500).
ConsentsWhen granted consents are inconsistent the Relevant Authority who granted the last consent now has the ability to edit reserved matters, conditions, or advisory notes.
Document uploadAn on screen warning message displays when uploading a document that exceeds the maximum file size limit of 70MB.

August 2020

DAP system

New features
For your actionNew action ‘Awaiting Refund Endorsement’ is visible in the financial approvers For Your Action tab, when an assessing officer has requested the endorsement of fee refund.
For your actionNew action ‘Refund Endorsement Refused’ is visible in the assessing officer’s For Your Action tab, when the financial approver does not endorse the fee refund.
For your actionNew action ‘Respond to Internal Referral Request’ is visible in the nominated recipients For Your Action tab, when an assessing officer has requested internal advice.
For your actionNew action ‘Internal Referral Response Received’ is visible in the initiator’s For Your Action tab, when the recipient responds to the request.
For your actionNew action ‘Respond to Decision Endorsement Request’ is visible in the nominated recipients For Your Action tab, when an assessing officer is requesting endorsement of an assessed consent decision.
For your actionNew action ‘Decision Endorsement  Refused’ is visible in the assessing officer’s For Your Action tab, when the nominated financial approver does not endorse the decision.
For your actionWhen a development application has multiple actions to be completed, then the most urgent action will be displayed in the For Your Action tab.
For your actionAbility to view multiple actions for completion from the development application Status Detail from the For Your Action tab and the Summary page, including the timeframe for completion clock with the number of business days (as applicable).
ReferralsNew capability to reassign an internal referral request from one team member to another.
RefundsNew capability to reassign the endorsement of a refund request from one team member to another.
DecisionNew capability to reassign the endorsement of decision from one team member to another.
Fixes
Dashboard displayIncreased the number of development applications displayed from 5 to 10 for each dashboard tab; For Your Action, Assessments in Progress, Waiting, Upcoming and Building Notifications.

DAP system

A new process is available to manage transitional applications seeking Building Consent where Planning Consent and/or Land Division Consent has previously been granted under the Development Act 1993.

New features
SubmissionNew question added to capture whether a Planning Consent and/or Land Division Consent has already been granted prior to 31 July 2020 under the Development Act 1993 for transitional applications.
If a transitional application has had a consent granted under the Development Act 1993, there is the ability to input the Application Number and Date Granted for that consent.
New document categories added to cater for transitional applications, including Decision Notification Forms and Stamped Plans which are flagged as mandatory. The applicant cannot submit their application until they have uploaded both of these documents for the previous consent(s) granted under the Development Act 1993.
Organisation conditions and notesAdded standard condition and note "Please see DNF for existing Application Number" for both Planning Consent and Land Division Consent.
Section 7 reportFormat changed from PDF to Word enabling the ability to add comments as required.
Fixes
Email notificationsEmail notifications sent to the relevant authority are now sent to the assigned assessor's individual email, rather than their organisation's group mailbox. If no individual assessor has been assigned, the email notification is sent to the organisation's group mailbox as per previously.

DAP system

New features
Mandatory building notificationsThe Statement of Compliance is available as a Word document template when submitting the final mandatory building notification.
Essential safety provisions (ESPs)New question "Is a Form 1 - Schedule of ESPs installed or to be installed required?" has been added.
Assessment informationThe Number of Occupants field is now visible for building classes 1b and 2-9 and hidden for building classes 1a, 10a, 10b and 10c.
New response option Not applicable for this stage added to the question "Is Certificate of Occupany Required?".

Building Class 7 now split into two class categories:

  • Class 7a: Carpark
  • Class 7b: Building that is used for storage or display of goods or for wholesale produce.
DecisionOption added to indicate if a performance solution forms part of the building assessment and if so provides advice that upload of performance solution documentation is required.
SubmissionAbility to add multiple builders or contractors contact details.
Fixes
Assessment informationCorrection of the Building Class 2 description to "Building containing two or more sole occupancy units".
Correction of the Building Class 6 description to "Shop or other building used for the sale of goods by retail or the supply of services direct to the public".
Correction of the Building Class 9c description to "Residential care buildilng".
SubmissionChange of wording to read "Is the development being constructed by an Owner Builder?"