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SSUD71-300: Planning and Assessment Processes


This subject provides an introduction to planning principles, processes and practices in Australia. It will review strategic and statutory planning processes with particular focus on key planning legislation, plan making and development assessment. The subject will examine planning at different scales from global to local area planning. The subject will provide an overview of strategic land use planning, including smart cities and sustainable development, as well as governance mechanisms for integration of land use and infrastructure. Students will learn to navigate a planning scheme to assist them in their chosen profession/s. Through practical exercises, students will also develop skills in putting together planning applications as well as understanding development assessment processes.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 1 & 6]
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 5 & 10]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $5,170
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,430

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the key principles and processes of city planning;
2. Gain insights on the strategic and statutory planning processes for cities and regions;
3. Gain an understanding of planning systems and planning legislation, using the Queensland system as an example;
4. Explore site based planning processes to inform possible development outcomes;
5. Gain a sound understanding of development assessment processes;

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?27/01/2019
Cancellation 2?30/01/2019
Last enrolment25/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?24/02/2019
Teaching census?07/02/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?31/05/2019
Last enrolment25/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?10/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?27/06/2019
Teaching census?09/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 1 & 6Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 5 & 10
Enrolment opens14/07/201914/07/2019
Semester start09/09/201909/09/2019
Subject start09/09/201907/10/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/201917/10/2019
Cancellation 2?27/09/201919/10/2019
Last enrolment21/09/201915/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?07/10/201926/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?24/10/201907/11/2019
Teaching census?06/10/201925/10/2019