Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Development Assessment
    • DA and the Planning Frameworks of Australia
    • Planning Theory and its Relationship With Development Assessment
    • Development Assessment Approaches
    • Development Assessment - Residential
    • (Fieldwork) - Residential Streetscape and Site Analysis
    • Development Assessment - Industrial
    • (Fieldwork) - Industrial Streetscape and Site Analysis
    • Development Assessment - Retail and Mixed Use
    • (Fieldwork) - Retail and Mixed Use Streetscape and Site Analysis
    • The Legal Framework and Considerations of Development Assessment
    • Conditions of Development Approval
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions
  2. demonstrate responsibility for one's own learning and development through subject practise
  3. make valid judgements and synthesise information in the context of development assessment
  4. critically reflect on current local, national and international development assessment practices
  5. explain the applicability and interrelationship between relevant legislation, regulations and policies.
  • Assignment 1 - Research report (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Portfolio (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Theoretical essay (30%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Introduction to the character of the development control process, to understand its role in the broader planning process, and to develop the necessary skills to apply development assessment to a range of typical development proposals to produce 'quality' development outcomes. In addition students will be expected to critically reflect on why we assess and control development.

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