Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the statutory bases of planning landuse and development control, in particular relevant Acts and related legislation. Topics covered include: planning as a process and the limitations of landuse and development controls; the principles of judicial review of administrative action; scheme amendment; permit applications and applications for review; enforcement; and compensation for land acquisition and the impact of planning decisions. In this subject the focus is on the formulation and implementation of planning policies and development controls on land.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment into a postgraduate planning program or the Bachelor of Urban, Rural & Environmental Planning or students enrolle din ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD


Incompatible subjects PLA4SP, PLA5UGP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStatutory planning in Victoria,PrescribedEccles, D. and Bryant, T.2ND EDN, FEDERATION PRESS 1999

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.5 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1 x 1 hr test (1000 words)20
1 x 750 word reflective piece15
1 x Role Play (750 word equivalent)15
1 x case study report 1,500 words30
1 x group report and presentation (1000 words)20