Rescode Practice (Planet)

Event Outline

The ‘ResCode’ residential development standards are a key aspect of the Victorian planning system and central to the assessment of residential development applications of up to four storeys. This two-day intensive course provides planners with an understanding of Clauses 54 and 55. The collaborative workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess an actual development proposal against each ResCode objective and standard and learn when and how discretion should be used to vary the ResCode standards.

The course introduces plan reading and spatial measurement skills, as well as other tools such as Shadow Draw and an analysis of VCAT case law and Practice Notes which will assist planners in assessing development applications.


Who should attend?

Planners who analyse planning applications based on ResCode (clauses 54 and 55). It is recommended that participants have a level of competence in plan reading and spatial awareness.


Issues covered include:

  • understand the residential development provisions
  • apply residential development guidelines to planning assessments
  • identify the parameters to make a decision.

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Event dates:

Day 1: 20 / 3 / 2019
Day 2: 21 / 3 / 2019
Day 3: 24 / 9 / 2019
Day 4: 25 / 9 / 2019

Course duration:

Day 1 -  20 March 2019 -
Full Day - 9.30am - 5.00pm

Day 2 - 21 March 2019  -
Half Day - 9.30am - 1.30pm


Day 1 - 24 September 2019 - 

Full Day - 9.30am - 5.00pm

Day 2 - 25 September 2019 -
Half Day - 9.30am - 1.30pm

To register for this event, please contact PIA directly at  

Please note that PIA Members receive a 30% discount.



John Glossop, Director, Glossop Town Planning

John is a former sessional Planning Panels Member and was a member of the ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears at VCAT as an expert witness.

Venue address:

PIA Victorian Office
Level 3, 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Course cost:


Registration closes:

14 / 3 / 2019

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