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June 2020

Next Level Assessment: advanced plan reading skills WEBINAR

June 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior. + Google Map
$330

IMPORTANT NOTE: In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, this program will now be delivered in a online format. We will be in touch prior to the scheduled date with a link to join the webinar. 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…

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KIT 2: 10 Key Steps of Urban Design Assessment

$50 – $200

Join experts in Urban Design, Craig Czarny and Gerhana Waty of Hansen Partnership to learn the 10 key steps in urban design assessment. This webinar will cover : What is Urban Design Assessment and how do we do it? What are the objectives of evaluation and how is it different to a Statutory review? Objective versus subjective assessment techniques, and how we balance them. What urban design assessment rules are important where (and when) – subject to context. A step by…

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KIT 3: Effective Decision Making

$50 – $200

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? Join John Rantino of Maddocks to learn about: The parameters for making planning decisions. Understanding decision guidelines. When and how to exercise discretion. Techniques for producing desired outcomes in decision making. What matters might be invalid to planning considerations. Drafting effective conditions and refusal grounds.

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July 2020

KIT 4: PPF Translation

$50 – $200

John Keaney has been at the forefront of the implementation of the Victoria Planning Provisions since their inception. Recently, he has been assisting DELWP’s Smart Planning Team on the roll-out of new format Municipal Strategic Statements and Planning Policy Frameworks to councils. Join John for an engaging 90 minutes as he discusses what he has learned about how to draft planning policy provisions to suit this new format and hear the do’s and don’ts of policy drafting from an acknowledged…

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KIT 5 – How to assess a Traffic Impact Assessment report

$50 – $200

Charmaine Dunstan is a founding Director of Traffix Group, and is widely recognised as a leading expert in transport planning. Join Charmaine as she demystifies the world of traffic impact assessment reports! In this session, Charmaine will offer tips and tricks for assessing a traffic impact assessment reports, the do's and dont's, and what to look for. This session is a must for planners, referral authorities and anyone else who works with traffic impact assessment reports.

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KIT 6: Planning for Bushfire

$50

As Planners, we have an important role to play in creating climate resilient communities. Join Gabby McMillan from Terralogic to learn about planning for bushfire and the lessons learnt from the 2019/2020 bushfires. Local government planners, referral authorities and planning consultants will all benefit from this thought provoking session.

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August 2020

FREE Webinar: Advertising Signs

August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.

​Outdoor advertising is a feature of all urban areas. In this informative one hour webinar, we will work through the various categories of advertising signage, the operation of Clause 52.05 and discuss emerging technologies and their relevance to planning assessment. Learning outcomes: Understand the relevant matters to consider (parameters) for making a decision. ​ Learn the different types of signage. ​ Know where certain types of signage are permitted. ​ Understand the role of decision guidelines and how to appropriately exercise discretion for planning permit…

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September 2020

Learn the lingo: Identifying Architectural Styles and Terms

September 17, 2020 @ 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? Cant 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 2020

FREE WEBINAR: Net Community Benefit

November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Your computer, A link to join the webinar will be sent to you the day prior.
Free

Planning schemes require decision-makers to balance competing policy objectives in favour of net community benefit and sustainable development. This test is regularly used in decision-making, but the term itself is not defined. What is net community benefit? What criteria might you use to assess whether a proposal achieves it? What has the Tribunal said about net community benefit? Join us for this free webinar where we answer these questions through an analysis of the way in which VCAT and Panels…

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Plan(t) it up: Landscape Plan Assessment for Built Environment Professionals

November 25, 2020 @ 9:30 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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