Planning Law - 2016

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Unit summary

URP500

  • 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: Assignment 1 - Paper & Presentation (30%) , Assignment 2 - Exercise (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Examines law relevant to planning in Western Australia from its origins in the United Kingdom environmental planning law to the current day. The relationship between planning law and environmental law, land law and land tenure is explored.

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. explain planning law in the context of environment law
  2. examine environmental law in an overall context with land law and land tenure
  3. apply the laws of Western Australia relevant to planning and identify the origins of those laws
  4. evaluate the extent to which other areas of law are relevant to environmental planning law and planning practice in Western Australia.
  • Assignment 1 — Paper & Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Exercise (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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
1Introduction to planning law in Australia
2The nature of land
3Planning schemes and policy
4Environmental assessment
5Development control: Subdivision
6Development control: Approval and Conditions
7Development control: Principles Part I
8Development control: Principles Part II
9Substantial commencement and non-conforming use rights
10Planning appeals
11Compliance and enforcement

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Principles of Planning Law

    By:Stein

    ISBN: 9780195558630

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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