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April 2020

Section 173 Agreements – when, why and how? WEBINAR

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

IMPORTANT NOTE: In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, this program will now be delivered in webinar format. Registrants will be contacted with a link to enter the webinar and further information in the lead up to the webinar. Click here for more information regarding changes to our 2020 Core Calendar in response to COVID-19. 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…

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Did you order the code red? Cross examining witnesses WEBINAR

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

IMPORTANT NOTE: In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, this program will now be delivered in webinar format. Registrants will be contacted with a link to enter the webinar and further information in the lead up to the webinar. Click here for more information regarding changes to our 2020 Core Calendar in response to COVID-19. 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…

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

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

IMPORTANT NOTE: In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, this program will now be delivered in webinar format. Registrants will be contacted with a link to enter the webinar and further information in the lead up to the webinar. Click here for more information regarding changes to our 2020 Core Calendar in response to COVID-19. 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…

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May 2020

Restrictive covenants – their meaning, effect and removal WEBINAR

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, 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 WEBINAR

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

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

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Environmental Foundations: foundations of bushfire and native vegetation

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central Highlands Water, 7 Learmonth Rd,
Wendouree, VIC 3355 Australia
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$530

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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Drafting for VCAT

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Nearly all VCAT appearances require the drafting and presenting of a written submission. The submission is not the only part of advocacy but it is an important part. Drafting for VCAT involves more than writing a submission. Everything a planner writes can affect the outcome of a proceeding (including external correspondence, responses to referrals etc). In this workshop, you will learn about the risks of writing in each phase of a proceeding – before, during and after. Importantly, you will…

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June 2020

The basic principles of drafting and interpretation

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Town planners spend much of their working life drafting, reading, interpreting and applying planning schemes, planning permits and section 173 Agreements. The law has established principles as to how to interpret such documents – the interpretation of planning schemes is different to the interpretation of permits and agreements. It is vital that planners have a broad understanding of how to draft and interpret the documents which they and others are required to apply. In this workshop, you will learn the…

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A Test of Character: advanced neighbourhood character assessment

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

The advanced neighbourhood character course will provide planners and development professionals with the confidence to understand the suite of tools available to provide for the protection of neighbourhood character. The training will introduce planners to advanced design language and be tailored to address the local policy context. It will also identify appropriate circumstances to apply each of the neighbourhood character tools within the VPPs. Morning tea will be provided. Audience: This program is suitable for planners, urban designers, architects and…

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July 2020

Town Planning for Traffic Engineers

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower 2, Level 25/727 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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$330

Develop a fundamental understanding of the planning system as it applies to traffic engineering! This course is designed for traffic engineers who work in the town planning sector. It is suitable for those working in both the public and the private sectors. The purpose of the course is to provide an explanation of the elements of the town planning system that are relevant to your role. Issues covered include: What does the planning scheme say about traffic engineering? What is…

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