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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the theory, concepts and practice of local, rural and regional planning. The changing settlement structure and demographic characteristics of rural and regional Australia will be examined. A review of the historical development of regional studies and planning will provide a context for current policies and practices. The statutory and institutional planning hierarchy including the roles and responsibilities of agencies at local, state and federal government will be analysed as a basis for understanding their strategies, policies and programs in respect to rural and regional planning and development. On completion of this unit students should have acquired a basic understanding of the preparation, implementation and evaluation of rural and regional planning techniques and practices.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year Planning subject or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects PLA3RRP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlanning at the landscape scale,RecommendedSelman, P.ROUTLEDGE 2006
ReadingsRurality bites: the social & environmental transformation of rural Australia,RecommendedLockie, S. and Bourke, L. (eds)PLUTO PRESS 2001

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