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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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August 2021

Principles for Modern Planning Schemes – Part 1: The Planning Policy Framework

August 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Through the implementation of the Planning Policy Framework and reforms to zones and overlays, the way in which planning schemes are designed to give effect to land use planning directions has changed – not significantly, but enough to think about how your scheme can be effectively drafted. This two-part seminar considers how to appropriately draft planning scheme provisions to give effect to the Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes and have regard to the ‘entry rules’…

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Principles of a Modern Planning Scheme – Part 2: Effectively Using Zone and Overlay Schedules

August 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Through the implementation of the Planning Policy Framework and reforms to zones and overlays, the way in which planning schemes are designed to give effect to land use planning directions has changed – not significantly, but enough to think about how your scheme can be effectively drafted. This two-part seminar considers how to appropriately draft planning scheme provisions to give effect to the Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes and have regard to the ‘entry rules’…

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Preparing for VCAT

August 26, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

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 the case of an applicant for planning permit this includes the written application, responses to requests for further information, responses to objectors, the application…

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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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October 2021

How to Write Planning Permit Conditions

October 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

Drafting planning permit conditions is a fundamental part of your role as a statutory planner. This course will explain the principles of drafting a ‘valid’ planning permit condition to make your conditions safe from challenge at VCAT. Using case studies, VCAT decisions, and real world scenarios, this course will improve your confidence and skill as a condition writer. If you are statutory planner in local government or in a referral authority, this course is a must. Audience: Statutory planners in…

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Existing Use Rights

October 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

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, Special Counsel, Maddocks Lawyers  

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Housing and Character Policy

October 28, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
$300

Planning Practice Notes PPN90: Planning for Housing and PPN91: Using the Residential Zones provide direction for housing in planning schemes. This interactive course will outline what these practice notes mean for planning for housing. It will provide an overview of how these practice notes should inform any review or development of housing and neighbourhood character studies and how zones can be used effectively to implement this strategic work, in line with the direction in the practice notes. The course will…

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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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