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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to planning law in Australia
    • The nature of land
    • Planning schemes and policy
    • Environmental assessment
    • Development control: Subdivision
    • Development control: Approval and Conditions
    • Development control: Principles Part I
    • Development control: Principles Part II
    • Substantial commencement and non-conforming use rights
    • Planning appeals
    • Compliance and enforcement
    • Compensation, acquisition and planning blight
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
    • Other Materials
      • Audio

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. explain planning law in the context of environment law
  2. examine environmental law in an overall context with land law and land tenure
  3. apply the laws of Western Australia relevant to planning and identify the origins of those laws
  4. evaluate the extent to which other areas of law are relevant to environmental planning law and planning practice in Western Australia.
  • Assignment 1 - Paper & Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (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

Examines law relevant to planning in Western Australia from its origins in the Subjected Kingdom environmental planning law to the current day. The relationship between planning law and environmental law, land law and land tenure is explored.

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