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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Overview of Australian settlement history
    • Metropolitan development control
    • Overview of the development process
    • Property development in Australia
    • Project management for property development
    • Local government perspective of development
    • Redevelopment authorities
    • Developer perspective
    • Sustainable development
    • Community formation
    • Financials and marketing
  • 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

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

  1. explain how property development processes work and how a range of disciplines work together to complete a development project from site to home sale
  2. take responsibility for one's own learning and develop skills cognisant with lifelong learning
  3. compare and contrast development processes of Western Australia with another international destination
  4. communicate effectively in written form, orally and diagrammatically.
  5. critically evaluate and assess the process and outcomes of a property development project.
  6. justify an improved approach to a process, regulation or policy that enhances the sustainability of urban development outcomes.
  • Assignment 1 - Portfolio (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (50%)

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

Critical examination of land development processes in Western Australia and elsewhere, and exploration of the implications for longer term community sustainability.

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