Local Planning - 2016

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Unit summary

URP550

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Exercises - Development control (30%) , Planning Assessment - Planning strategy/scheme (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Examines the framework for local plan-making. Tools and mechanisms including data systems, local planning strategies and schemes, legislation and the implementation of local planning are explored.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe and explain the framework for local plan making
  2. examine the implementation of local planning including the assessment, control and guidance of development through regional, state and local legislation and plans
  3. apply logical processes, and search databases, to analyse the factors which impact on local communities
  4. demonstrate critical and creative thinking for future planning scenarios
  5. work in groups utilising the strengths of each member and effectively communicate ideas, concepts and solutions both orally and in written form.
  • Exercises — Development control (30%)
  • Planning Assessment — Planning strategy/scheme (40%)
  • Profile and Key Issues Paper (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Overview of local government system
2Local government planner and data collection
3Legislation, laws and legalities
4Local town planning schemes - examination and review and the role of the state government
5Local planning strategies
6The model scheme text
7Local Town Planning Schemes: provisions, precincts and policies
8Development controls - Residential planning
9Development controls - Other
10Assessment methods
11Report writing
12Development control - overview

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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