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March 2021

ResCode Essentials

March 11, 2021 - March 12, 2021
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$650

The ResCode residential development provisions are a key aspect of the Victorian planning system. This 1.5 day program is your chance to expand your skill set by gaining an understanding of these critical standards. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of ResCode for those who have already mastered the basics. Standards will be explained using real life examples and plans. Issues covered include: Understanding residential development provisions Applying residential development guidelines to planning assessments Identifying the parameters to decision making…

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April 2021

Restrictive Covenants – their meaning, effect and removal

April 1, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

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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May 2021

Traffic and Parking: what you need to know

May 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$500

Traffic and parking is a whole different world. This course demystifies traffic and parking, explains the concepts and provides you with real skills needed to undertake traffic and parking assessments. When you complete this course, you will feel confident in discussing concepts with consultants, traffic engineers and the community. The course covers the fundamentals needed to assess and analyse applications that present traffic or parking issues including the calculation of parking, understanding parking ratios and assessing the compliance of car…

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Plan Reading Skills

May 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Plan reading is an essential element of every town planners’ skill set. This course is essential for any planning professional 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…

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June 2021

Neighbourhood Character: what you need to know

June 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$500

Neighbourhood character is one of the most contentious aspects of residential development planning. This course discusses the concept of neighbourhood character in the planning context and provides a clear framework for its assessment and analysis. The course focuses on defining what neighbourhood character means in planning. This course includes real life examples using photographs to show different neighbourhood character typologies and to discuss whether these examples ‘respect’ neighbourhood character. We will also discuss and analyse critical VCAT decisions. The session…

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July 2021

BADS to the Bone: better apartments design standards assessment

July 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$500

This program provides planners with an understanding of the operation of the  Better Apartments Design Standards at Clause 55.07 and Clause 58 of all planning schemes. The interactive 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. Audience: Statutory and strategic planners in local government and private practice, architects, building designers and other built environment professionals. Presenter: John Glossop, Director, Glossop Town Planning

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Plan(t) it up: Landscape Plan Assessment

July 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Landscape plans design and plan for life in the landscape, whether public or private realm. In this half day hands on session, you will learn how to assess a landscape plan straight from the experts! Learning outcomes: Understand the purpose and components of a landscape plan Learn how to read and interpret a landscape plan Learn how to critically analyse a landscape plan Audience:  This program is designed for local government planners, planning consultants and other built environment professionals who…

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September 2021

Learn the Lingo: Identifying Architectural Styles and Terms

September 16, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Don't know the difference between a mullion and a mutton? Can't tell the difference between a parapet and a parasol? If you think a ziggurat is a delicious snack, then this course is for you! Join David Cooke from DCA Design to learn how to identify key architectural styles, roof forms and develop your architectural vocabulary! Learning outcomes: After this session, you will be able to: Identify key architectural styles and describe them; Identify different roof forms; Understand key architectural…

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November 2021

Heritage Assessment for built environment professionals

November 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Understanding heritage protection and conservation is key for all planners and built environment professionals. This half day session will give you fantastic insight into heritage legislation, protection and conservation and an understanding of how to identify potential heritage issues in your next project. This session will incorporate case studies and hands-on exercises to ensure you leave with knowledge you can directly apply to your work! Learning outcomes: Know various levels of heritage protection and legislation in Australia. Learn the major…

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Seeing the Light: Daylight Assessment for Built Environment Professionals

November 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

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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