Advanced Plan Reading Skills for Planners and Development Professionals

Event Outline

Plan reading 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 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 difficult site conditions, what conventions design professionals follow when preparing plans and what matters planners need to be aware of when assessing a development.

The course will put you ‘ahead of the game’ when explaining plans to objectors, the Tribunal, applicants and others.

Who should attend?

Town planners and related development professionals who require a thorough understanding of recognised drafting principles and the techniques design professionals use in preparing town planning drawings.

The course will be suitable for planners who have a familiarity with plan reading skills and are ready to advance their careers and expand their plan reading skills.

Issues covered include:

  • North – true north vs. magnetic north vs. grid north – which is correct?
  • Section views – when can they be useful?
  • Building height – correct measurement and dimensioning
  • Levels - Australian Height Datum/Temporary Bench Mark Arbitrary Datum
  • Dimensions (Oblique/Square)
  • Australian Standard / Scales
  • Common misrepresentations in drafting.

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Advanced Overshadowing for Planners and Development Professionals




Event date:

14 / 11 / 2018

Course duration:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

9:15 AM - 12.45 PM


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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