Advanced Overshadowing for Planners and Development Professionals

Event Outline

You may have already mastered drawing shadows with a simple template, but there's more to it than that!

Understanding overshadowing in the context of the built environment is an essential element of every town planners’ skill set.

This course is essential for any planner 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 how overshadowing is represented on plans and the impacts of overshadowing on built outcomes.

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 overshadowing scenarios in a variety of settings and matters that planners need to be aware of when assessing a development.

The course will put you ‘ahead of the game’ when assessing compliance&

Who should attend?

Town planners and related development professionals who reqiure a thorough understanding of the impacts of overshadowing on build outcomes.

This course will be suitable for planners who have a familiarity with shadow data and are ready to advance their careers and expand their understanding overshadowing compliance.

Issues covered include:

  • North - true north vs. magnet north vs. grid north - which is correct?
  • Utilising CSIRO shadow data
  • Sloping land, vegetation, skylights and solar panels
  • Negative impacts from overshadowing
  • Common shadow interpretation software

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Event date:

14 / 11 / 2018

Course duration:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

1.00pm to 4.30pm


John Glossop, Director, Glossop Town Planning

David Cooke, Managing Director, DCA Design

Venue address:

Maddocks offices
Collins Square | Tower Two
Level 25, 727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008

Course cost:


Registration closes:

12 / 11 / 2018

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