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At the completion of this subject student will be able to:
discuss the meanings and applications of the term ‘governance’, specifically in relation to urban and regional planning locally, nationally and internationally
describe and critically analyse the structure and operation of different levels of government in Australia and identify how each influences the planning and development of cities and regions and compare in different jurisdictions
describe and explain the essential elements of a planning system and describe some of the different ways that planning systems may be structured
critically reflect on how the interests and practices of Indigenous Australians interact with planning governance
describe and understand governance tools available to planners for shaping the future development of cities and regions
analyse decision-making processes as they relate to urban and regional development, taking account of diverse interests as well as professional ethics.
Governance in Australia, Federal, State and Local Government. The location of development industry activity within the spheres of government. Introduction to the development industry and related law and its interpretation in planning and development practice.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.