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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the statutory bases of planning land use and development control, in particular relevant Acts and related legislation. Topics covered include: planning as a process and the limitations of land use 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, report, test

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate program. Students enrolled in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD


Incompatible subjectsPLA4UGP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Statutory planning in Victoria

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorEccles, D. and Bryant, T.


Edition/Volume2ND EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Competence to perform tasks involving the use of computerised planning information
02. Develop understanding of how planning schemes operate and assess the purposes and uses of various approaches to land use planning
03. Develop understanding of these elements by processing applications for planning approvals to achieve the objectives of planning and environmental protection
04. Further develop research and writing skills through independent research
05. Understand the principal elements of the Victorian Planning System and related administrative processes, and of environmental and planning legislation

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