Applying the Better Apartment Design Standards (Planet)

Event Outline

This program provides planners with an understanding of the operation of the recently introduced Better Apartments Design Standards at Clause 55.07 and Clause 58 of all planning schemes.

The collaborative workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess development plans against each objective and standard and learn how discretion should be used to vary the standards.

Who should attend?

Statutory and strategic planners in local government and private practice, architects, building designers.

Issues covered include:

  • interpret the Better Apartment Design Standards and the relevance of the decision guidelines
  • apply the Better Apartments Design Standards requirements to architectural plans
  • appreciate what informs an assessment and decision for apartment developments
  • learn how to evaluate applications within the decision-making framework of the Better Apartments
       Design Standards.

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Event date:

30 / 8 / 2018

Course duration:

Thursday, 30 August 2018

9:30AM - 5:00 PM


To register for this event, please contact PIA directly at

Please note that PIA Members receive a 30% discount.


John Glossop, MPIA, Director of Glossop Town Planning

John Glossop is a former sessional Planning Panels Member and was a member of the ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears at VCAT as an expert witness. John has facilitated stakeholder engagement in the development and implementat

Venue address:

PIA Training Room
Level 3/124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Course cost:


Registration closes:

27 / 8 / 2018

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