URBAN GOVERNANCE AND PLANNING LAW

PLA4UGP

2019

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA4SP, PLA5UGP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competence to perform tasks involving the use of computerised planning information

Activities:
Lectures, report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Develop understanding of how planning schemes operate and assess the purposes and uses of various approaches to land use planning

Activities:
Lectures, report, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Develop understanding of these elements by processing applications for planning approvals to achieve the objectives of planning and environmental protection

Activities:
Lectures, report, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Further develop research and writing skills through independent research

Activities:
Report, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

05. Understand the principal elements of the Victorian planning system and related administrative processes, and of environmental and planning legislation.

Activities:
Lectures, report, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Includes field visits."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hr test (1000 word equivalence)20 02, 03, 04, 05
Case study report (1,500 words)30 04, 05, 03, 02
Group report and presentation (1000 words)20 01, 03, 02
Role Play and 750 word reflective piece30 05, 04, 03