Governance for Planning
Take a closer look at how local, state and federal governments are structured and organised in Australia. Explore the principles and concepts that form the basis for current legislation. Find out how such legislation can impact development processes.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the structure, character, organisation and operation of different levels of government in Australia
- describe the principles behind and the content of current planning legislation, particularly in Western Australia
- explain the relationship between planning and other legislation affecting the development process
- explain the nature and impact of planning policy on planning practice.
- Federal System of Government
- Structure and Operation of Australian Federal and State Parliaments
- Australian Political Parties and Pressure Groups
- Social Media Influence; and the Public Service/Sector in Australia
- Local Government History
- Local Government Finance
- Community Power
- Developer Power
- International Governance Perspectives/Comparisons
- Planning and Governance
- Planning Decision Making
- Planning Practice and Professional Ethics
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
Governance in Australia - Federal, State and Local Government. The location of planning activity within the spheres of government. Introduction to planning and related law and its interpretation in planning and development practice.
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- Tutorial Presentation (30%)
- Reflection (40%)
- Essay (30%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Textbooks are not required.