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SSUD13-221: Development Assessment


Development assessment is the process of evaluating the extent to which a proposal for development complies with the objectives and provisions of a statutory planning instrument such as a Local Plan or Planning Scheme. This subject introduces students to the development assessment process from two perspectives: that of the developer/proponent and that of the consent authority. Through practical exercises, usually within the Queensland planning system, the subject addresses development assessment matters relevant to planning and development activity in various jurisdictions. This subject will be beneficial to students intending to work in planning, design, property, and other professions related to the built and natural environments.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Understand key planning ideas and statutory processes involved in development assessment 2. Gain an understanding of Queensland development control and approvals system 3. Gain an understanding of planning and development related legislation, what they mean for development, and the appeal process 4. Form a vocabulary of key statutory planning terminology, navigate local government planning schemes, planning and development tools, and State government interactive statutory databases 5. Gain an understanding of how to prepare and assess development applications from both a consultant and local government perspective

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021