In addition to progress on many of the projects, and studies identified in planNanaimo, the Plan has been amended on numerous occasions since its adoption in 1996. Many of these amendments were to adopt plans or studies identified in the plan or to respond to changes in provincial legislation. Other amendments were as a result of applications to amend the plan made by property owners. There have been 59 external applications of which 31 have been approved. Other amendments are considered minor, housekeeping amendments. All Plan Nanaimo Bylaw amendments are listed below.