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March 2020

Throwing Shade: advanced shadow assessment

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$600

You may have already mastered drawing shadows with a simple template, but there's more to it than that! Understanding overshadowing in the context of the built environment is an essential element of every town planners’ skill set. The course will provide attendees with an in-depth explanation of the more complex elements of how overshadowing is represented on plans and the impacts of overshadowing on built outcomes. It will be a hands-on learning experience where participants will work on advancing their…

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Next Level Assessment: advanced plan reading skills

March 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Plan reading is an essential element of every town planners’ skill set. This course is essential for any planner seeking to take their skills to the next level. The course will aim to provide attendees with an explanation of the more complex elements of plan reading and plan drafting. It will be a hands-on learning experience where participants will work on developing their professional skills in an interactive setting. The course aims to give participants practical, real-world examples of difficult…

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Effective Decision Making

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Just what is relevant to making a decision as a council planner or reviewing an application as a referral authority? What is a valid consideration in your assessment? This half-day program simplifies the architecture of the Victoria Planning Provisions to provide statutory planners with the toolkit to demonstrate confidence in assessing planning permit applications. The program will consider: The parameters for making planning decisions. Understanding decision guidelines. When and how to exercise discretion. Techniques for producing desired outcomes in decisionmaking.…

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Existing use rights – when, why and how?

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Existing use rights play an important role in town planning. They are protected by law and the planning schemes, yet they are imbued with uncertainty and complexity. When are they created? What is protected? When are they subject to the planning scheme? In this workshop, you will learn the broad principles of existing use rights and be able to identify when, how and how much they apply. Presenter: John Rantino, Partner, Maddocks Lawyers Morning Tea will be provided. REGISTRATIONS CLOSE…

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April 2020

Section 173 Agreements – when, why and how?

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Every year, thousands of section 173 Agreements are entered into and recorded against land titles. They are legal agreements affecting legal rights. They are authorised by legislation but have been described by the Tribunal as “a hybrid agreement”. Yet they are often drafted by non-lawyers. In this workshop, you will learn the broad principles of drafting and interpreting section 173 Agreements. When and how to use them and when not to use them. Presenter John Rantino, Partner, Maddocks Lawyers Morning…

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Environmental Foundations: foundations of bushfire and native vegetation

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
All Seasons Bendigo, 171-183 McIvor Road
Bendigo, VIC Australia
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$510

Two half day sessions run over the course of one day providing planners and referral authorities with a fundamental understanding of Bushfire and Native Vegetation. Session 1 Learning Outcomes: Bushfire Foundations Understanding the planning policy framework, including State policy at clause 13.02, the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) and relevant exemptions for vegetation removal. Bushfire behaviour for planners, including vegetation classification and basic fire behaviour. How to prepare or assess an application in the BMO (e.g. bushfire hazard landscape assessment, bushfire hazard…

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Did you order the code red? Cross examining witnesses

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
$330

Cross-examining a witness is often thought of as the most difficult and stressful part of advocacy. As a witness, being cross-examined is equally difficult and stressful if unprepared. While cross-examination is not the only aspect of advocacy or of giving evidence, it can often make the difference between winning and losing. In this workshop, you will learn the rules of cross-examination how to prepare to be cross-examined. Presenters This program will combine the expertise of John Rantino of Maddocks Lawyers…

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Seeing the light: Daylight assessment for planners, architects and building designers

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

The quality of internal amenity to apartments and medium density housing is one of the most challenging issues confronting planners, architects and decision-makers at all levels. This course brings together recognised industry experts to provide participants with the tools, skills and language to understand how daylight quality is measured, what standards can be used to assess daylight quality and how can buildings be designed to improve daylight quality. This course will be suitable for planners, architects, designers and decision-makers that…

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May 2020

Restrictive covenants – their meaning, effect and removal

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, 25/727 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Restrictive covenants are where property law crosses with planning law. A planning permit may not be granted if it would authorise a breach of a restrictive covenant. Restrictive covenants may be ended or modified by planning permit or planning scheme amendment. Yet restrictive covenants are exceedingly complex to interpret. The Courts have said that subtle differences in wording or circumstances can significantly change the meaning of a covenant. In this workshop, you will learn how to interpret a restrictive covenant,…

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ResCode: DeCode – advanced ResCode intensive

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
$330

ResCode: DeCode is your chance to expand your skill set by gaining an advanced understanding of these critical standards.

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