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May 2020

FREE WEBINAR: Neighbourhood Character – is it relevant in 2020?

Free

Neighbourhood character is a fundamental objective of the residential development provisions in Victorian planning schemes. How did we get to this point? Is the concept still relevant in 2020 and beyond? Join John Glossop of Glossop Town Planning at this free webinar where he discusses the history and relevance of neighbourhood character and what the future might hold. UPDATE: the recording of this free webinar will be made available on our website shortly.

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Drafting for VCAT WEBINAR

May 28 @ 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

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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June 2020

Next Level Assessment: advanced plan reading skills WEBINAR

June 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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