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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Planning
    • Profile of WA, NSW and VIC
    • History of Planning in WA
    • Suburban Planning and Subdivision Control
    • Local Planning
    • Metropolitan Planning
    • Transport Planning
    • Retail Planning
    • Urban Design
    • Regional Planning
    • Rural Planning
    • Overview of Planning
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. describe the evolution of the planning system
  2. explain current planning and development practices, processes and outcomes
  3. explain the institutional structure within which plans are generated, approved and implemented
  4. identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Planning and development system.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercises (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Portfolio (40%)

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

The origin, evolution and strengths and weaknesses of the planning system. Operation of the current planning and development system including evaluation of planning documentation and the ethics of planning 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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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