• LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Buy the full series - 10 sessions - and only pay for 8!

The Legal Series will bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the NSW Planning System and provide a platform to educate, inform and provide solutions through short seminars focusing on topics identified by our members.

  • LEGAL SERIES

SA

Buy the full series - 6 sessions - and only pay for 5!

The Legal Lunchtime Series will bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the South Australian Planning System and provide a platform to educate, inform and provide solutions through short seminars focusing on topics identified by our members.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • THE PURPOSEFUL PLANNER SERIES

National

This series is designed for ALL professionals.

Back by popular demand this new and updated Purposeful Planner lunchtime series is for planners at all levels who know that there’s more to the job than memorising the rulebook.

Challenge how you see the problems facing your role at the societal, structural and personal level. By making sense of the frustrations you face, you can have greater impact now, when it matters.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Please join Victoria Shute - KelledyJones Lawyers for this Legal Lunchtime session to explore Minor Variations!

The term “minor variation” is not a defined term under the PDI Act and can be the subject of debate and disagreement between applicants and relevant authorities.

In this Legal Lunchtime session, the term, its application in case law authorities and how it can and should be applied under the PDI Act will be examined.

National

This session is designed for professionals in ALL locations.

Jump online to hear more about our new interactive training & coaching program for consultants, ‘Pathway to Lead’.

This free session will give potential participants (or their managers) the chance to learn more about the program, understand the learnings and skills they’ll gain, meet the team, and ask any questions they may have before the program commences.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The Land Act regulates land tenure throughout Queensland, as well reserves, roads and other land matters. Planners are often called upon as witnesses in the Land Court of Queensland. So what does this mean with respect of town planning and what do planners need to know?

  • THE PURPOSEFUL PLANNER SERIES

National

This session is designed for professionals in ALL locations.

Triple Bottom Blind. Risk assessment is making things worse. Our modern approach to balancing economic, societal and environmental risk factors is at the heart of much of the stress and frustration planners face. Not to mention, it’s driving lousy outcomes. Come along to this thought-provoking session to finally put your finger on something that's probably been bugging you for years.

  • Events

2024 PIA ACT | Autumn Sun-Downer

  • In-person
  • 24 Apr 24

ACT

Please join the planning community at Snapper and Co on the Lake for casual drinks and snacks- dogs and kids friendly! Registration is free so do not hesitate and register now!

  • WALKING TOUR

QLD

Join us on this unique residential walking tour of South Brisbane, encompassing two of the key residential developments in this area. Hear from Aria and Sekisui House on how they have delivered high rise residential product that meets the needs of the market, while also incorporating sustainability principles into their design.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course provides an overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and explains how the assessment interacts with other statutory decisions.

The course includes an introduction to EIA principles, State and Commonwealth legislation, referral requirements, scoping, assessment and advisory committees, bilateral agreements and the links between EIA and planning decisions. Case studies and practical examples will be used to illustrate the EIA principles and application of the legislative framework.

ONLINE
  • PLANET

National

The Planner’s job brief is changing more quickly than ever before, and this session will explore contemporary issues and opportunities facing the profession moving forward into an uncertain urban future.

Join Greg Vann and Stephen Yarwood in this half-day session, where you will explore the past, the present and, more importantly, the future of the Planning Profession.

  • COCKTAIL EVENT

QLD

Join with us as we launch PIA’s joint Green Pathways, Gold Place Advocacy to maximise the opportunity of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Understand what we have been advocating for, the progress made, and where to next !

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

As decision making gets more complex and stakeholders more demanding, the skills and strategies of good facilitation are more important than ever before. Leading a group successfully through a deliberation or decision making process doesn't happen by chance! Yet so often planners, designers and policy makers are thrown in front of a group to sink or swim.

This course will provide you with the foundations that you need to work more confidently when you are in front of a group, “Fearless Facilitation"" will step you through the process of planning a purposeful meeting or workshop, actively engaging all participants, managing challenging issues and most importantly managing yourself when the going gets tough!

  • BRIEFING

National

At this briefing PIA will launch our new PlanTech Best Practice Guidelines. The first document of its kind to be tailored to planners, the guideline introduces practical and well-tested approaches to digital innovation.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 2 May 2023.

The Planning with Country Allies Community of Practice Yarns are a series where we discuss topics such as allyship, working with First Nations people, championing Indigenous voices, and walking alongside Indigenous communities.

  • THE PURPOSEFUL PLANNER SERIES

National

This session is designed for professionals in ALL locations.

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up! Even the best of us can get sucked into maddening mental blame loops. From frustrations with your boss to self-doubts and regrets, getting "stuck" kills progress and risks your sanity. This webinar will give you a sure-fire method to break free and get on with your life without giving up.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

Heritage impact assessment is a method by which the impact of development on the cultural heritage significance of a place may be assessed. It is akin to other kinds of environmental impact assessment and forms a mandatory part of the development assessment process under the Planning Act.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This half-day training programme is designed for planners and allied professionals involved in preparing planning and development assessment reports. The programme covers stages of report writing, structuring reports, plain English writing and how to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

This course introduces planners to GIS mapping. It is designed for novice users to help them produce maps and analyses to industry standard that can be used in other CAD software or typical reports.

Participants gain an understanding of core concepts so they can produce digital maps in their daily work. Much of the course is devoted to hands-on application using real information and examples from planning cases.

Limited Places!
  • BREAKFAST EVENT

SA

Breakfast with the Minister!

We invite you to join Master of Ceremonies Brian Hayes KC and your peers for breakfast with Hon Nick Champion MP, Minister for Planning on Friday, 3 May at the Adelaide Pavilion. Also joining us will be Craig Holden, State Planning Commission Chair.

We look forward to welcoming you to another informative and entertaining morning!

  • Social

TYP Jane's Walk - Hobart

  • In-person
  • 04 May 24

TAS

Join the Tasmanian Young Planners on Saturday the 4th of May for Jane’s Walk!

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Drafting Planning Schemes Series is designed to give planners, lawyers and other drafters a deep understanding of how to effectively draft controls for planning schemes.

This module provides an overview of elements of the Victoria Planning Provisions and how to use them to construct a planning scheme.

  • PLANET

VIC

This series is designed for VIC professionals.

The Drafting Planning Schemes Series is designed to give planners, lawyers and other drafters a deep understanding of how to effectively draft controls for planning schemes. It is set in the context of the Planning and Environment Act, published advice from DELWP, VCAT decisions and Planning Panel recommendations.

The series has a focus on developing and drafting relevant and usable policy, and appropriate stakeholder engagement through the policy development process.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Drafting Planning Schemes Series is designed to give planners, lawyers and other drafters a deep understanding of how to effectively draft controls for planning schemes. It is set in the context of the Planning and Environment Act, published advice from DELWP, VCAT decisions and Planning Panel recommendations. The series has a focus on developing and drafting relevant and usable policy, and appropriate stakeholder engagement through the policy development process.

This module is a practical module to build skills in the drafting of the MPS and the PPF (recognising that there is a transitional period between 2019 and 2020 where some councils will still be working with a LPPF). The module will include the role of the MPS and PPF and emphasise that these clauses only come into effect if a permit is triggered through another control in the scheme. Attention will be paid to streamlining the MPS and PPF to avoid repetition with other parts of the scheme, therefore making the scheme easier to interpret for applicants, statutory planners and VCAT.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This course will provide you with a practical and robust introduction to the NSW Planning System.

  • NQ BRANCH

PIA NQ | Meet + Greet

  • In-person
  • 09 May 24

QLD

Get ready to unwind and connect at Townsville RSL! Following the NQ SARA event, PIA is excited to bring together North Queensland Planners for a laid-back meet and greet.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course focuses on the basics of project management for planners, and how to manage a project whether that be a development application, strategic plan or other project from concept to delivery.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course covers the essentials needed to understand the buffer distances for landfills, the role of landfill gas risk assessments, an understanding of the different planning scheme and EPA buffer distances (including the proposed changes) that apply to industry and the consideration of reverse amenity buffers.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

National

This session is designed for professionals in ALL locations.

Designed for ambitious consultants with 7 – 10 years’ experience who are at an inflection point in their career, the program looks beyond technical knowledge. Instead, we dive into the knowledge and mindset that consultants need to successfully transition from capable doer and into leading change in our vibrant, sustainable and equitable cities.

Often, our talented consultants are appointed to leadership roles because they have demonstrated their skills on projects; coming up with creative solutions to urban challenges and thinking through analysis. Taking on formal and informal leadership is the next logical step to having greater impact.

But without the right support and skills, it can end up being a real slog.

BOOKED OUT
  • PLANET

VIC

This couse is now sold out. Please click HERE to register for the next available session.

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course is an introduction to the management and assessment of a subdivision application. It covers the planner's role in the process, and the knowledge needed to understand a title plan, a plan of subdivision and the various legislative frameworks. These include the Victoria Planning Provisions, zones and overlays, particular and general provisions, covenants and public open space contributions. The course includes practical hands-on exercises.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The regulation of dwelling houses and secondary dwellings have been amended in recent times in response to the housing crisis.

HERITAGE
  • PLANET

WA

This half-day session will be run as a mix of traditional seminar-style and workshopping of case studies to give attendees an insight into the key considerations for understanding heritage in the planning context.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Local Government plays an important role in decision making as a Planning Authority under Planning legislation in Victoria. Local Government can be complex to understand as it also operates under Victorian Local Government legislation.

As a Planner working in Local Government it is critical to understand the powers of Local Government, how it is structured, operates and the politics surrounding decision making.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Join us for an insightful seminar on navigating the intricacies of merit appeals in the Land and Environment Court. This seminar will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the procedures involved in lodging and managing appeals within this specialised court. Aaron Gadiel will guide you through the complexities of the appeals process, offering practical insights and strategies to help you successfully navigate the legal landscape.

  • PLANET

NSW

The session will address NSW legislative triggers, including Fire Safety Orders, Development Consent Conditions (Section 62 & Section 64), Disability (Access to Premises) Standard 2010, Significant Fire Safety Issues, Category 1 Fire Safety Provisions, and Complying Development upgrade requirements.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day training program will provide participants with the fundamentals of preparing and implementing local government infrastructure plans.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Victoria’s Housing Statement has set a bold target to build 800,000 homes in Victoria over the next decade. A significant proportion of this target is likely to be achieved through infill housing. Statutory planners may not have access to urban design referral advice for smaller applications and therefore play a critical role in ensuring high quality design outcomes.

This course will provide urban design tools and knowledge to assist statutory planners with the assessment of infill housing applications.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 18 May 2023.

Automating parts of the planning approvals process is no longer a far-fetched dream but a subject of serious consideration for planning authorities. “Rules as Code” underpins many of these innovations, an approach used to create and publish planning policies and development codes in a digital-friendly format which can then be used to build digital services. This technology has far-reaching implications for the way planners will go about their day-to-day work and we have invited Nadia Webster, an expert in digital government, to bring us up to speed on the topic. In this session Nadia will share insights from her experience leading rules as code projects in the New Zealand Government and more recently, her work with planners in Wellington City Council to develop the pilot “Resource Consent Check”. Not to be missed, this briefing will equip attendees with knowledge and practical advice to start thinking about how to apply Rules as Code approaches in your own organisation.

  • WALKING TOUR

QLD

Hanlon Park/Bur’uda was the winner of a Great Place at the PIA 2023 Qld Awards.

Come for a walking tour and listen to how this parkland was transformed into a naturalised waterway corridor and enhanced parkland setting.

  • BRIEFING

VIC

We’ll describe how we’ve tracked the development of apartments against public transport service provision of a 19 year period from 2003 to 2022.

  • QYP EVENT

The Great Debate 2024

  • In-person
  • 17 May 24

QLD

Topic: Community Engagement, whose role is it anyway? The Great Debate on the responsibility of meaningful community engagement.

Be a part of the discourse between teams of young and experienced planners as they debate whether it is the public or private sector that should champion community engagement in development assessment. The debate will comprise two teams of three, bringing their diverse planning and development backgrounds, to a head, with a dose of humour and healthy competition.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Join Victoria Shute - Kelledy Jones Lawyers for this Legal Lunchtime session to explore the important legal principles every planner needs to know!

Whether it be interpreting the Planning and Design Code, defining acts and activities of “development” or participating in appeals and reviews, the law permeates every aspect of planning.

This lunchtime session will provide attendees with guidance on important legal principles and their application in planning decisions.

  • PLANET

NSW

A perennial ambition of the land development and building sector (public and private) is how to achieve an efficient and effective process for the merit assessment and determination of development proposals.

  • NATIONAL CONGRESS

Planning Congress 2024

  • In-person
  • 22 May 24

National

Planning Congress 2024 invites you to participate and join the planning industry as we all come together once again to share information, research, and innovative practices.

  • NATIONAL CONGRESS

National

Congress is a great time to meet and mingle with the planning profession - but can be a little daunting if you don't know anyone.

So this year - we are again making it easier for you!

Join us at the The Crafty Squire on Wednesday 22 May at 3:00pm to meet up with your fellow Young Planners and make connections so that you can enjoy #PIACongress24 that little bit more!

  • PLANET

National

This half day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This half-day workshop will provide a deeper understanding of what urban designers do. It will provide you with an urban design vocabulary and present urban design as an inclusive and collaborative process while providing practical hands-on exercises and group work.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This workshop is designed to provide planning professionals with an understanding of the destructive nature of bushfires, the impact to property and how the planning framework in New South Wales helps to mitigate against future disasters.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Neighbourhood character is arguably the most contentious aspect of residential development planning.

This course clarifies the concept of "neighbourhood character" and provides a simple framework by which planners can begin to understand this issue.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Please join Emma Herriman - Herriman Legal in discussing decision-making under the Planning and Design Code one year on.

We are still feeling the substantial adjustments associated with undertaking planning assessment of developments under the 'new' planning legislation and critically, against the State-wide Planning and Design Code.

Planners and decision makers are being asked to employ performance based planning like never before.

Is decision-making more complex or more regularised? What are some of the benefits and challenges of the Code?

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course provides an overview of approaches to assess the need and plan for social infrastructure. It will provide an overview of key concepts, inputs and processes to develop a community infrastructure needs assessment and share best practice examples and models for community infrastructure delivery.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

As a people manager, you’ve got a huge task. Guide your staff as they make hard decisions under pressure, keep them functioning well as a team and happy as individuals. Throw in some new staff onboarding and maybe some old staff grumbling, and you’ve got your hands full before you even open your inbox!

But while you probably know exactly how to be a planner, has anyone ever taught you how to read and lead teams?

This course is for people managers who want to learn simple methods for nurturing strong teams. No BS, just cut-through insights that will change how you relate to your staff, your job and even to yourself.

  • TNQ BRANCH

TNQ | Meet + Greet

  • In-person
  • 31 May 24

QLD

Get ready to unwind and connect at the Calypso Club! Following the FNQ SARA event, PIA is excited to bring together Far North Queensland Planners for a laid-back meet and greet.

  • PLANET

National

This half day course is designed for ALL professionals.


All forms of taxation entail trade-offs of equity and efficiency. This course provides built environment professionals with an overview of land and property taxation. We introduce key concepts in taxation before comparing different approaches to taxing land and property. How do developer charges affect development feasibility? Do increased taxes on property raise costs for homebuyers and businesses?

Planners will gain understanding of how their work impacts land values, and how revenue policy can support the aims and objectives of planning.

NEW PD
  • PLANET

WA

Perth and Peel @3.5 million includes ambitious targets to house communities in areas on and near busy urban corridors, in activity centres and station precincts. To do this, our major streets must be more than just vehicle arterials, they will become important places for community, too. If well-designed they can be places we walk, cycle, and catch transit; places to stop and pick up a morning coffee; places to meet a friend; and places to live.

In Perth, there has been progression towards the Movement and Place approach gaining recognition and being tested and adopted. We have the opportunity to reconsider our streets to recognise their place value as well as their movement function.

This session will help you prepare for those considerations in your local area.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course examines the framework for protecting water quality in open drinking water catchments across Victoria. Across a half day program, participants will learn about the Guidelines for Planning permit applications in open, potable water supply catchment areas and the policy that seeks to protect water quality.

Participants will develop an understanding of the relevant factors when making a decision about development in catchments through an examination of VCAT caselaw.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Join Syd McDonald for this Legal Lunchtime session - Planners as Expert Witnesses in the ERD Court!

In this Legal Lunchtime session with Syd McDonald, Botten Levinson Lawyers, planners will examine the role and obligations of an expert planning witness and what an expert should know/do before agreeing to give expert evidence for a party. You will be provided will tips and traps for preparing an expert witness statement and learn about the hearing process in addition to Examination-in-chief and Cross-examination.

  • PLANET

NSW

Assessing and understanding local character is arguably one of the most contentious aspects of planning

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Drafting Planning Schemes Series is designed to give planners, lawyers and other drafters a deep understanding of how to effectively draft controls for planning schemes. It is set in the context of the Planning and Environment Act, published advice from DELWP, VCAT decisions and Planning Panel recommendations.

The series has a focus on developing and drafting relevant and usable policy, and appropriate stakeholder engagement through the policy development process.

This module is a practical module to build skills in the drafting of zones and schedules to zones, overlays and particular provisions. The module will include drafting zone controls from scratch, including constructing a table of uses, understanding the scope of what overlay controls can achieve in line with the purpose of the parent clause, and identifying and addressing potential overlaps and conflicts in controls within the scheme as a whole.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

From preparing and assessing applications to drafting planning documents, planners are required to understand various engineering concepts, without necessarily having any formal training in this area.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

With new information and updated format, this course is designed to provide an overview into the many facets of Strategic Planning and how to participate in its processes in an effective way. It will cover the fundamentals, whilst providing valuable insights and tips in effective practices along the way.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Drafting Planning Schemes Series is designed to give planners, lawyers and other drafters a deep understanding of how to effectively draft controls for planning schemes. It is set in the context of the Planning and Environment Act, published advice from DELWP, VCAT decisions and Planning Panel recommendations.

The series has a focus on developing and drafting relevant and usable policy, and appropriate stakeholder engagement through the policy development process.

You’ve learned the theory – now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of drafting a Design and Development Overlay. This overlay has been selected for the masterclass as it is regularly used and contains many different drafting elements.

  • PLANET

NSW

This workshop is designed to build confidence in each individual's communication style and can benefit all stages of your career. The workshop is useful to prepare for client interactions, consultant coordination, internal presentations, project pitches, competition juries, design review panels, conference presentations and many other project communication situations in the life of a design professional.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course will provide you with the knowledge of when and how bushfire risk needs to be considered in any planning proposal. It will provide an overview of Clauses 13.02, 44.06 and 53.02 and an introduction to fire behaviour. It will also focus on strategic and statutory case studies to enhance your understanding.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Please join Emma Herriman - Herriman Legal for this Legal Lunchtime session to explore how Infrastructure Schemes are set to work in South Australia!

The Planning Infrastructure and Development Act 2016 has brought with it the introduction of Infrastructure Schemes to assist and streamline the delivery of complex infrastructure and infrastructure funding in support of planning.

Does this mean the end of the often fraught LMA or infrastructure agreement negotiations? What are its pros and cons?

  • PLANET

QLD

What is required to make a good planning scheme? This two x half-day training programme will help you create planning schemes.

  • PLANET

NSW

This half-day course introduces participants to the concept of a growth mindset. They'll learn to recognize and shift away from fixed mindset thinking, embrace challenges, and build resilience. By the end, participants will be equipped with practical strategies for fostering personal and professional growth through a positive and adaptable mindset. This is a highly interactive session with practial activities to bring learnings to life.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course covers the difference between the statutory and strategic context of the Victorian planning system, the layers of policy and the day-to-day process requirements of the planning office including statutory processes, decision making, enforcement and VCAT procedures. Practical workshops will cover scenarios for the application of zones and overlays and permit requirements, with a focus on most frequently asked questions.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The planning permit is an enforceable document and a detailed legal process can follow if the permit and conditions have not been complied with or the works occur without approval. This course prepares the planner to understand and apply the enforcement process. It covers different enforcement techniques for different situations and the role of the statutory planner in assisting the enforcement officer to perform this function.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

Metro NSW focussed

The statutory planning controls contained in local environmental plans inevitably require updating, whether it is in response to a wide scale strategic planning exercise or changes in site specific circumstances. A planning proposal is the mechanism to achieve this, and may relate to a change of zone or specific development standards, or both!

WPN WA
  • Regional

WA

Join the WPN WA for the regional networking breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn Busselton as part of the PIA WA REGIONAL Conference.

CPD POINTS
  • REGIONAL

PIA WA Regional Conference

  • In-person
  • 13 Jun 24

WA

PIA WA Regional Conference 2024 | City of Busselton

  • 2023 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 14 June 2023

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Temporary land uses under the Standard Instrument Clause. 2.8.

  • PLANET

WA

The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is the peak environmental agency in WA and is responsible for carrying out our environment impact assessments (EIA) of significant proposals, many of which are planning proposals or have significant planning implications.

Planners and developers have certain obligations under both the WA Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. (EPBC Act) concerning planning proposals and scheme amendments, and so an understanding of both Acts is vital.

This one-day course is a detailed coverage of the two EIA processes, focusing on the WA process.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

A sound understanding of how development and infrastructure contributions can be levied is a core component of planning law and an integral part of the planning system in Victoria. This session examines how public infrastructure, works, services and facilities can be required under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to be provided or funded as part of a development.

The session will cover the origins of the development and infrastructure contributions systems in Victoria and how they operate today. The session will also address how infrastructure can be required by planning permit conditions, section 173 agreements, and provision of works or land in-kind.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 14 June 2023.

In the face of unprecedented uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 and climate change, urban planners are facing increasingly complex challenges. Improvements to computing technologies mean that digital scenario planning tools are becoming increasingly valuable for navigating this uncertainty and developing strategies for the future.

  • PLANET

WA

PIA WA is delighted to introduce this new course, created especially for those working in a planning environment who seek a deeper understanding of the Western Australian Planning System.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

What trends or patterns are on my planning study area? How could I produce highly communicative maps using GIS data? This course focuses on giving participants the necessary skills to produce planning analysis and high-quality maps for reports and presentations.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Owner's consent is required for an application to be properly made. But there are various different types of owners consent that may be required.

  • TRANSPORT SYMPOSIUM

NSW

2024 Transport Symposium: Roadmap to Inclusion, How to create a more accessible, connected, and safe transport system for communities.

Demand for housing is outstripping the supply. We need smart planning to ensure new housing is supported by adequate transport infrastructure providing access to jobs and services. How can we ensure that land use, transport planning and technological advancements are part of a holistic plan which sets us up for the future and allows us to maintain a high quality of life?

  • PLANET

VIC

This two day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The ‘ResCode’ residential development standards are a key aspect of the Victorian planning system and central to the assessment of residential development applications of up to four storeys. This 1.5 day intensive course provides planners with an understanding of Clauses 54 and 55. The collaborative workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess an actual development proposal against each ResCode objective and standard and learn when and how discretion should be used to vary the ResCode standards.

The course uses plan reading and spatial measurement skills, as well as other tools such as ShadowDraw and an analysis of VCAT case law and Practice Notes which will assist planners in assessing development applications.

  • PLANET

SA

AI affects nearly everything we do: how we live and work and a myriad of other impacts. AI technology has the potential to revolutionise health, education, transport and other services essential to our wellbeing, but also has other ramifications for the future.

Urban Futurist, Stephen Yarwood, will unpack and explore in depth what AI has in store for us in these exciting online sessions over two days. Please join us for a fascinating view into the future.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Conditions of Consent.

  • PLANET

National

This two day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Public involvement in decision making is critical to planning practice. Planners, and particularly those interested in becoming Registered Planners, need to demonstrate understanding, awareness of and competency in engagement, in taking community concerns into account and providing feedback on how their input influenced decisions. Planners also need to understand what it takes to genuinely collaborate for decision making including to generate alternatives and identify preferred solutions.

This course aims to provide an immersion in the application of PIA and other professional association standards and frameworks as they relate to the effective integration of public perspectives into the planning processes.

  • PLANET

NSW

Community infrastructure is critical to ensuring we create places that support communities to thrive. As we increase the density of our neighbourhoods we will need more community infrastructure. In addition, as existing infrastructure ages we will need to consider if it should be replaced and if so, what type of infrastructure and services it should be replaced with.

This will be a hands-on course. At the end of this course participants will be able to understand and identify the community service and infrastructure needs of their communities. This course will be useful for anyone involved in planning and delivering community facilities and services - strategic planners, social planners, community infrastructure planners, asset owners and managers.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course is aimed at equipping planners and other built environment professionals with key knowledge about the interactions between the planning system, the feasibility of developments and the likely impacts of strategic plans on the built form in Australian cities and regions. Australian is riddled with examples of planning schemes with grand visions of the future built environment, only to see the outcomes foiled by the simple fact that developers could not make a profit “building out” the plans.

  • LEADERSHIP

WA

The Planning Institute of Australia (WA) invites its members to attend an informative Breakfast Forum with the Hon. John Carey BA MLA, Minister Minister for Planning, Lands, Housing, and Homelessness.

  • PLANET

SA

Our expert panel of presenters from CFS will take planners through land use planning and bushfire management and discuss changes relevant under the Planning and Design Code.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Referral authorities play an important role in the operation of the Victorian planning system. The planning permit process provides referral authorities with opportunities to have their views considered and incorporated into development.

  • PLANET

National

This full-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

Speaking in public - whether to a 300-person conference, in a boardroom setting or as the best man at your friend’s wedding - is the number one fear for many people the world over…even for those who might be highly experienced business professionals.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Dotted throughout public sector teams are people (at all levels) who are angry... difficult… hard work. If you have such a person in your team - you know it.

Dealing with a toxic team member can be the hardest part of your job, especially if they report to you.

In this course we'll uncover the preventable pattern of events that causes good staff to turn toxic, and explore what you can do about it - as an individual, or a manager.

Best of all - this training offers you a shot of immunity from toxicity in yourself. Because once you see how it creeps in, you'll be able to avoid the pitfalls.

  • SOCIAL

VIC

The Planning Institute Australia (Victoria) would like to invite you to the annual Local Government Planners Dinner at Leonda by the Yarra on Friday, 28 June.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

A spatial digital twin is a virtual model of a place that brings together 3D and 4D (time-enabled) spatial data, analytics, and real-time sensor information, and provides a user-friendly way to visualise and share it. Digital twins are revolutionising how we manage our natural and built environments, how we communicate the value of places, and how we represent change to a range of stakeholders to promote transparent and integrated decision making.

The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with a high-level understanding of digital twin concepts and foundational technologies, and then to apply those concepts to a range of real-world applications using the Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) platform.

  • PLANET

National

This half day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

Many of us leave the written outputs for a large project until the end, or we’re required to produce a written report in little time. Strategically planning ahead is inherent in what we do – despite this, we tend not to apply these skills to our report writing.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Unlock the power of seamless data transfer between QGIS, Illustrator, and CAD with this course. Learn the intricacies of exporting files from QGIS to Illustrator and CAD platforms like AutoCAD, ensuring a flawless transition while maintaining accurate georeferencing.

Dive into practical applications, including importing CAD files into GIS for detailed plans and subdivisions. In this course you learn how to use GIS software as a centralized aggregator, harmonizing diverse data formats and sources for effective spatial searchers, analysis and visualization.

Course is based on QGIS and all material is easily adaptable to other GIS platforms such as ArcGIS pro.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The green wedge areas of Victoria accommodate a range of farming, residential and commercial uses and contain many of the state’s significant natural resources such as native vegetation, minerals, and water catchments. They are also areas that provide important resources for recreation, tourism and timber production. Applications within these areas can be highly complex with competing requirements and considerations needing to be balanced in decision making.

This course provides a deep dive into assessment processes and considerations in the Green Wedge Zones.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This course focuses on the role that planning can play in achieving sustainable heritage outcomes. Find out about current issues and attitudes to heritage, including best practice standards and guidelines.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of planning and the Queensland planning system to non-planners. It will cover the fundamental outcomes of an effective planning system, the role of and interrelationships between strategic planning and development assessment, key concepts, language and components underpinning the Queensland planning system, and how to navigate it.

  • BUS TOUR

QLD

This event was previously postponed. The new date for this event is now Tuesday 9 July 2024.

This event is being held in conjunction with Port of Brisbane Corporation Limited (PBPL) to provide an insight into the Port of Brisbane operations.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The written submission is an important component of a party's case in VCAT proceedings. It is the permanent record of the party's contentions and argument. The written submission ought to be concise, accurate and, importantly, persuasive.

In this workshop, the presenter will outline the principles of good drafting and the 'golden rules' of writing for VCAT.

It will not only cover the written submission but other important documents which precede and follow a Tribunal hearing including the officer's report to Council, correspondence with applicants, permit conditions and letters to the Tribunal. If poorly drafted, these documents can negatively impact on a party's case.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of air quality (odour) terms, methodology and trends

Ben Hyde from MWA Environmental will cover the essentials of odour assessment for planners who are preparing or assessing a town planning development application.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

PPF content for climate change adaptation is narrow and does not recognise that cllimate and sustainability are core concern for agricultural producers who fund agricultural research into climate change adaptation and sustainability.

Planning Guidelines for renewable energy provide little guidance in relation to how to consider the decision guidelines within the farming zone.

This course is aimed at providing a basic understanding of the different commodities and productions systems that operate within a range of climatic conditions. It provides information on how agricultural industry is investing in research and deveopment so that to reduce emissions intensity while continuing to produce high quality and affordable food and fibre in a sustainable manner. It aims to give planners confidence as to about agricultural innovations so that you can make triple bottom line assessments?

  • 2023 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 12 July 2023

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Building Heights.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Complexity is all round us - in our project briefs, decision making, policy design and implementation. Collaborating with stakeholders who have different needs, expectations, process requirements and timelines is a key expectation of planners, designers, project managers and policy makers. How can we use the process of stakeholder collaboration to build understanding, ownership and a better informed outcome? What strategies help to mitigate the risks of delays, conflict, misalignment of outcomes?

  • PLANET

National

This full-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course focuses on strategic risk-based land use planning for flood hazard. It provides practical advice to inform strategic planning, land use and development policy.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 20 July 2023.

As the number of digital planning tools continues to grow, it can feel overwhelming to navigate and identify the most effective tools for our work. To help us we have invited Winston Yap to deliver a briefing about his recent comprehensive review of free and open source planning tools. In his review, Winston documented 70 open source tools that support different stages of the urban planning process, as well as an additional 54 peripheral tools for related domains. In this talk, Winston will give us a crash course on the functionality of freely available tools and how they can add value to the planning process. We will also learn about ongoing efforts to build an open source global urban network tool at the National University of Singapore.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

Infrastructure funding and delivery presents significant challenges for councils, government agencies and developers. In the infrastructure space there is much that can be done better.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This module provides a straightforward outline of the steps and skills needed for effective strategic planning. It identifies the keys to success and the common failings of strategic plans. The course builds on the experience and knowledge of participants, with opportunities to discuss common strategic planning issues. Consideration is given to taking forward the outputs of a strategic plan and preparing these outputs for translation into a planning scheme.

  • PLANET

VIC

This series is designed for VIC professionals.

The Strategic Planning Series will take participants from the ‘big picture’ of why we do strategic planning, through the process of managing projects, undertaking evidence-based research and finally how to effectively review the success or otherwise of strategic planning proposals

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Climate change and protection of biodiversity are long-held concepts within our planning system.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

This session will assist planning professionals who are preparing to be an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court, covering off the Court’s processes, the duty of expert witnesses to the Court, and preparing and giving expert evidence.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This half-day course provide attendees with a high level understanding of economic approaches, techniques and tools that contribute to planning outcomes both at a strategic and development assessment level. The course will provide a step by step process to the consideration of demand, need and impact associated with development, as well as economic considerations and analysis that might inform strategic planning outcomes.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Life in the public sector isn't easy. Important work means constant pressure (yet rarely any recognition).

To survive and thrive in the public sector, it’s not enough to have good intentions – you need a plan.

This course will help you develop just that, so that you can steer your career to where you want it to go.

Ensure you have the career that you truly desire.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Local government planners are regularly faced with challenges in respect to heritage matters and community concerns. This course explores the fundamental components of the heritage planning system in Victoria as it relates to historic heritage places.

The course includes the history of heritage legislation in Victoria and the current heritage structure.

  • PLANET

NSW

This half day course is designed for NSW professionals.

Designed for Primarily for statutory planners at the start of their career.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) and the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2018 prescribes mechanisms and protections for Aboriginal cultural heritage relevant to local government authorities.

The course will provide planners with a comprehensive overview of legislative responsibilities and requirements under the Act and Regulations – the primary pieces of legislation providing protection for Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria; and equip planners with an increased understanding of when and how Aboriginal cultural heritage is linked to the planning system and when and how Aboriginal cultural heritage needs to be considered in relation to development and high impact activities.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Planning Group within the Department of Transport and Planning have been leveraging 3D spatial technologies for many years with the goal of empowering Planners to make more informed decisions about the future of Victoria.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This module is designed for planners who are responsible for delivering strategic plans such as Housing Strategies, Urban Design Frameworks, Economic Development Strategies, Structure Plans and Heritage Studies. The course will look at all aspects of project management including development of the brief, project governance, community consultation, stakeholder engagement, budget management and managing the client/provider relationship. There will be a particular focus on ensuring that plans can be implemented (though the planning scheme, capital works budget and other channels).

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course covers the difference between the statutory and strategic context of the Victorian planning system, the layers of policy and the day-to-day process requirements of the planning office including statutory processes, decision making, enforcement and VCAT procedures. Practical workshops will cover scenarios for the application of zones and overlays and permit requirements, with a focus on most frequently asked questions.

  • IN FOCUS

Planning in Focus - Planning Law

  • In-person
  • 01 Aug 24

SA

As the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 is finding it’s stride now, more than ever, it is important to be aware of and keep up to date with relevant court decisions. South Australia is a common law jurisdiction, with judges and courts making laws.

David Billington and Felicity Niemann will once again discuss interesting and recent decisions by the ERD Court and Supreme Court relevant to planning and environment matters.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Environment Protection Act 2017 (EP Act 2017) and related sub-legislative instruments provides a preventative approach to environmental management for Victoria that focusses on preventing pollution impacts rather than managing those impacts after they have occurred.

This course is designed to assist planners and related professionals with the skills and knowledge they will need to better understand and implement the environment protection framework and its integration with the Victorian planning system. It will cover key elements of the environment protection framework and implications for planning practice as well as explaining relevant guidance to assist planners.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of landscaping terms, methodology and trends. Penny Spiers from Wolter Consulting Group will cover the essentials of landscaping plans.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

eComply is a digital tool framework for builders, developers, designers, and architects to pre-check building designs against planning and building codes, which can otherwise be a complex, time-consuming, and paper-intensive process. Introducing digital twin technology can help streamline the process by allowing homeowners to get a design that meets their brief and complies with codes and regulations, faster and with fewer changes.

The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with an opportunity to use the eComply tool and learn about the eComply Framework in development. The eComply framework is Victorian Government endorsed standards, guidelines and software architecture model that will support a consistent industry approach to BIM and encourage new entrants to the eComply market in Victoria.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Existing use rights are an integral component of planning law. Once someone has them, they are protected by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and planning schemes. This session examines the nature of these rights - how they are established, what rights are protected, how they are regulated, and how they are lost.

HERITAGE
  • PLANET

WA

This half-day session will be a traditional seminar-style course workshopping case studies to give attendees an insight into the key consideration of managing heritage within the planning framework.

ONLINE
  • PLANET

National


Join Dominic McMullan for this half-day workshop which offers practitioners the chance to strengthen the skills necessary to endure pressures, proactively identify and prevent them from occurring, and to apply these skills to applied situations they have experienced or are concerned they might in the future.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

You will hear from our industry experts on Planning Agreements.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day course will examine the role of the expert witness and give practical advice on how to prepare evidence and assist the legal teams (instructing solicitors and barristers) on matters that within the appeal process.

  • PLANET

WA

Preparing evidence for court proceedings requires an understanding of the court process and the witness’ role in that process.

Attending this course with provide a greater understanding of court process and the witness’ role.

ONLINE
  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations

This course will explain the steps and best practices to supporting successful land and housing development outcomes in regional Australia and covers the issues facing developers (government and private sector) and local councils to plan, fund and deliver land and housing in regional Australia.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course will focus on providing a brief understanding of the types of agriculture, what they key locational requirements are, how they relate to secondary processing and food security and what types of use and development can cause land use conflict.

This course aims to build confidence in assessing applications in rural zones or developing strategic guidance to support the retention, growth and adaptation of agriculture. Given the absence of practice not guidance on how to apply decision guidelines and the strategic assessment guidelines this course will give understanding of how those guidelines can be applied in different agricultural areas

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

There are constant Court decisions being made which may change how legislation or planning scheme provisions are being interpreted, applied and considered.

  • PLANET

National

This course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course will provide you with an overview of social planning processes, how these processes shape communities and how you can use the tools of social planning to influence planning outcomes. The course will particularly focus on demographic analysis, social impact assessment and social infrastructure plans.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course provides planners with an understanding of the operation of the recently introduced Better Apartments Design Standards at Clause 55.07 and Clause 58 of all planning schemes.

The collaborative workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess development plans against each objective and standard and learn how discretion should be used to vary the standards.

  • PLANET

QLD

This training program is designed to help planners and LGIP practitioners gain practical and technical knowledge to assist them with the preparation of LGIPS and LGIP amendments and the day-to-day administration of the LGIP and infrastructure charging regimes.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

The Australian Census data, one of the best in the world, provides advanced demographics information useful to inform decision-making in most planning contexts. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) offers free access to information and tools to ensure all planners can improve their analysis using graphs, maps and tables with demographic.

This course introduces participants to data from the latest Census 2016 as well from previous years. Participants of the course will learn direct application of the census data to practical planning examples in disciplines such as statutory and strategic planning, property development and transport analyses. The course uses free online tools, open-source desktop software along with applications in Microsoft Office.

NEW COURSE
  • PLANET

WA

Understanding the motivations, challenges and risks that stakeholders including developers, operators and funders are facing is essential if planners are to be effective in designing and planning for our cities, towns and communities.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 24 August 2023.

The explosive growth in the technological prowess of social bots has taken the world by storm. As ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing force us to reimagine the writing process and notions of creativity and originality writ large, an equally powerful storm is brewing in the domain of urban studies.

  • PLANET

NSW

Do you want to be a confident expert witness? This half-day workshop will examine recent case law as well as draw on real life practical experiences.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The VPP parking provisions are one of the most contentious aspects of the planning system. Parking is often a key feature of objections and the application of parking controls takes up significant officer time and Council resources.

This course explores all aspects of the parking provisions.

The course will equip your team to confidently use their professional judgement with regard to parking provisions. It will streamline your planning permit processes and increase local economic activity in the areas you want to see thrive.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of planning for neighbourhoods and precincts; it is designed for planners and non-planners. It will cover the context and role of neighbourhood and precinct scale planning, associated planning processes, community and stakeholder engagement, statutory drafting and implementation.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The Victorian Government expanded State-wide stormwater planning controls in October 2018 to help protect our waterways, prevent flooding and divert more rainfall to our gardens and trees rather than letting it disappear down the drain. This is known as ‘integrated water catchment management planning’, and for some it is known as Amendment VC154. Almost every new planning application will now need to treat stormwater on site.

This course is designed to help planners understand the integrated links between water and cities, understand the role and scope of the new State controls, and to help planners understand how to receive and assess applications in a way that best achieves our new stormwater objectives.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Planners routinely experience conflict as part of their role. Conflict may be with the public, residents’ groups, developers or colleagues – whether in-house or inter-agency.

This workshop provides the opportunity to learn skills to manage conflict in the context of planning. It includes a reflective approach to handling the emotional dimensions of conflict and tools for dealing with high-conflict personalities.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course provides a deep dive into assessment processes and considerations in the Farming Zone.

The course will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss and increase their knowledge, develop confidence for decision making through practical exercises and facilitation.
Participants will gain an understanding about the broader framework of the existing legislative frameworks, practice notes and VCAT decisions within the Farming which will help guide their decision making.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area.

NEW COURSE
  • PLANET

WA

There is a lot of talk about the limitations of master-planning. But what does the alternative look like in the real world? Can agile planning and agile placemaking produce genuine, long-term revitalisation of a space, and not just temporary ‘feel good’ changes?

David Engwicht and Creative Communities have pioneered new approaches to agile placemaking with their 7-Day Makeover, which has transformed over 30 town centres across Australia and New Zealand. One of the most successful was Wellard Village in WA.

  • CONFERENCE

WA State Conference 2024

  • In-person
  • 06 Sep 24

WA

Join us in the vibrant City of Perth for the 2024 Planning Institute of Planning WA State Conference.

This capital event brings together the brightest minds in the planning field to shape the future of Western Australia. With a focus on housing, planning with Country, and climate action, this conference is a unique opportunity to gain insights, network with peers and industry leaders, and contribute to the growth and well-being of our state.

  • HOUR

NSW

The session will provide insights into the recent drivers and need for enhancements in the consideration of natural hazards and climate change in land use planning. It will provide up-to-date information on current and upcoming work, and provide information to assist planners in making risk-based decisions.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This course will provide you with a practical and robust introduction to the NSW Planning System.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course is an introduction to the management and assessment of a subdivision application. It covers the planner's role in the process, and the knowledge needed to understand a title plan, a plan of subdivision and the various legislative frameworks. These include the Victoria Planning Provisions, zones and overlays, particular and general provisions, covenants and public open space contributions. The course includes practical hands-on exercises.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

There are many different routes for development to be approved under the Queensland planning system.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

You will hear from our industry experts on Calculation of gross floor area.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of air quality (acoustic) terms, methodology and trends

Michael Lanchester from Stantec will cover the essentials of acoustics and air quality for planners who are preparing or assessing a town planning development application.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day training programme is focussed on understanding the fundamental importance of planning for land use and transport together rather than separately and provide Australian and overseas best practice, and practical tips and traps for how to implement this in practice.

  • PLANET

National

Biophilia is more than a preference, its an instinct. In our modern habitat – a built environment that has traditionally separated us from the natural world – we are neglecting our need to connect with nature. However, within design, planning and city making there is an increasing awareness of the importance of biophilia to our individual and collective wellbeing as well as the enjoyment of our city space. This course introduces participants to biophilic and regenerative design theories and research, the principles and elements of biophilic design and discuss case studies to understand how planners can support its integration into the places we create.

  • PLANET

QLD

This course will look at areas where there are obligations in the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017 to consider elements in the Building Act 1975 and Building Regulation 2021. These provisions are generally included in the relevant categorising instruments.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course will provide an overview of the contemporary approach to landscape and visual impact assessment and an understanding of why this is important. In order to achieve this, the course will review the philosophy, history and context of landscape and aesthetic appraisal.

Additionally, we will explore the differences between Australian (state) and international guidance. Different types of landscape and visual reports will be compared to enable practitioners to scope and review the assessments. Through case studies, a workshop and field trip we will apply the assessment guidelines in a real-world setting.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 21 September 2023.

Don’t look now, but UrbanTech change is on the horizon, and the change is going to offer the planning profession new opportunity like we are seeing with the PlanTech agenda.

In this PlanTech webinar we unpack some critical issues relating to digital connectivity, technology deployment and public realm stewardship.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

This course is designed to empower planners in the realm of raster analysis, which is a complement to vector layers.

Equip yourself with the skills to perform complex geospatial calculations, produce insightful maps, and make informed decisions.

  • PLANET

NSW

This half day course is designed for NSW professionals.

Regional NSW focussed

The statutory planning controls contained in local environmental plans inevitably require updating, whether it is in response to a wide scale strategic planning exercise or changes in site specific circumstances. A planning proposal is the mechanism to achieve this, and may relate to a change of zone or specific development standards, or both!

  • PLANET

National

This half day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This half-day workshop will provide a deeper understanding of what urban designers do. It will provide you with an urban design vocabulary and present urban design as an inclusive and collaborative process while providing practical hands-on exercises and group work.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

Negotiation is front and centre of whats required to be an effective and successful town planner!

This short course is designed to equip town planners and related professionals with essential negotiation skills to navigate confidently within the planning context. Negotiation is a crucial aspect of town planning, as it involves working with diverse stakeholders, addressing conflicting interests, and finding mutually beneficial solutions. Participants will gain practical insights into effective negotiation strategies tailored specifically to the field of town planning.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Join experts in strategic and statutory planning for a full day workshop on the development of places and spaces that encourage health and wellbeing.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for professionals in all locations.

Everyone is talking place but what does that mean for planners? This interactive online workshop will introduce the theory and fundamentals of placemaking as the process of creating self-activating and successful town centres and neighbourhoods that are better for people.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

The PRS (Preliminary Risk Screening) is the new kid on the block that will simplify the assessment of potentially contaminated land to provide a more consistent and proportionate screening assessment approach. The PRS assessment option came into effect from 1 July 2021 along with other changes introduced by the Environment Protection Act 2017 and associated Regulations.

This course is designed to introduce the new PRS assessment approach and update participants’ knowledge of current contaminated land issues in planning. It explains how statutory and strategic planners can identify potentially contaminated land, navigate the PRS approach and implement the outcomes of a scoped environmental audit.

  • HOUR

NSW

The Housing and Productivity Contribution will apply to development applications and applications for complying development certificates made on or after 1 October 2023. The draft Ministerial planning order that brings the Housing and Productivity Contribution into effect has now been publicly released.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

The management of water quality and quantity is becoming an increasingly important issue in development assessment.

Best practice water management is more than an engineering exercise; it involves designing, integrating, implementing and managing water solutions to meet safety, health, environmental and aesthetic requirements.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for professionals in all locations.

How can you use place data to better inform planning? This workshop introduces the concept and practice of place measurement with a focus on Main Street viability and neighbourhood liveability.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Covid has exacerbated sea change / tree change forces that has significantly reduced the availability of rental accommodation in many regional areas. Housing for workers is critical for many industries including agriculture. Shortages of off farm accommodation can lead many farmers to look to improve accommodation options on farm, where traditionally this was not needed to be on site for welfare or safety issues.

Housing on farmland has been a difficult issue for many years. When are dwellings justified for agriculture? How can the planning system support multiple dwellings on farms when they are needed for farming, for instance a farm-manager’s dwelling on a large dairy farm? When is temporary accommodation appropriate on a farm for seasonal workers? How can the planning system, government and developers work together to provide appropriate and affordable accommodation off farm for agriculture and other workers?

  • PLANET

WA

The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is the peak environmental agency in WA and is responsible for carrying out our environment impact assessments (EIA) of significant proposals, many of which are planning proposals or have significant planning implications.

Planners and developers have certain obligations under both the WA Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. (EPBC Act) concerning planning proposals and scheme amendments, and so an understanding of both Acts is vital.

This one-day course is a detailed coverage of the two EIA processes, focusing on the WA process.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Planners routinely negotiate as part of their role. They may need to negotiate with the public, residents’ groups, developers and colleagues – whether in house or inter-agency.

This workshop provides the opportunity to learn skills to negotiate confidently within the planning context. It includes tools for effective preparation and practical strategies for influence and persuasion.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This interactive course 'decodes' the jargon of traffic and parking, explains the concepts and provides you with real skills. On completion of the course you will feel confident in discussing concepts with consultants, traffic engineers and the community.

The course covers the essentials needed to analyse applications that involve traffic or parking considerations including the calculation of parking demand, how to read parking ratios, measuring the compliance of car parking dimensions and parking credits. The course also includes the role of traffic engineers and the application of parking surveys and analysis.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course introduces participants to spatial data sources, and basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This module is designed to help understand the process of undertaking robust and relevant research to provide the evidence base for recommendations for planning interventions such as changing a height control or determining the most appropriate zone for a parcel of land. You will learn techniques to map and measure, where to find relevant information and how to analyse data to develop meaningful and achievable recommendations.

  • PLANET

NSW

Many of us leave the written outputs for a large project until the end, or we’re required to produce a written report in little time. Strategically planning ahead is inherent in what we do – despite this, we tend not to apply these skills to our report writing.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course explores the basic legal framework of planning in Victoria.

The Course will identify and analyse the legal knowledge required for planning in Victoria, including knowledge about:

  • the Victorian Planning Provisions and the planning scheme amendment process;

  • applying for a permit;

  • considering a permit application;

  • reviewing or appealing a decision or seeking a declaration; and

  • Ministerial call in powers.

7 CPD POINTS
  • ENGAGEMENT

WA

Understanding authentic Aboriginal engagement is rapidly becoming a core skill for planning practitioners. Join us for this forum where Aboriginal business Nyungar Birdiyia will deliver a unique cultural exchange and partnership-building experience, giving planning and design professionals deeper insight into the value of engagement with the world’s oldest civilisation and culture.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course covers the difference between the statutory and strategic context of the Victorian planning system, the layers of policy and the day-to-day process requirements of the planning office including statutory processes, decision making, enforcement and VCAT procedures. Practical workshops will cover scenarios for the application of zones and overlays and permit requirements, with a focus on most frequently asked questions.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

You will hear from our industry experts on how to apply to Modify, or to make a DA for Alterations and Additions.

  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course focuses on the basics of project management for planners, and how to manage a project whether that be a development application, strategic plan or other project from concept to delivery.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This module will provide an overview of how to make the most of the planning scheme review process that needs to be completed every four years, as required under Section 12B of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Drawing on published advice from DELWP as well as experience from many Council reviews across the state, you will learn the steps that you should follow to undertake a meaningful and thorough review, and how to identify and strategically justify changes that need to be made to your planning scheme as a result. You will leave this course with lots of tools to help you with your next review.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This workshop will provide an overview of climate change resilience and adaptation concepts, further exploring the role of planning in considering and addressing risks from climate change impacts and a particular focus on natural hazards.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course will explain the role and duties of an expert witness and the purpose of expert evidence. It provides guidance on giving and receiving instructions, matters to consider and include when preparing an expert evidence statement, cross examination and tips for dealing with difficult questions under examination.

NEW COURSE
  • PLANET

WA

Understanding the motivations, challenges and risks that stakeholders including developers, operators and funders are facing is essential if planners are to be effective in designing and planning for our cities, towns and communities.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The first step to establish the parameter s of a development application is to confirm the correct land use definition.

  • PLANET

NSW

This workshop will explain how to best utilise a clause 4.6 variation request to successfully achieve a variation of the applicable development standards.

  • PLANET

National

This full-day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course focuses on strategic risk-based land use planning for flood hazard. It provides practical advice to inform strategic planning, land use and development policy.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

This course demystifies the language of urban design to improve planners' confidence in dealing both with urban design issues and designers. Urban design is about creating rather than regulating. To assist the creative process, various tools are available including urban design frameworks and urban context reports. There are also good design principles with a long history of application in delivering successful urban outcomes.

The course covers what urban designers do, provides an urban design vocabulary, presents urban design as an inclusive and collaborative process and provides a ‘hands-on’ application.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 26 October 2023.

We all know we need to care about protecting privacy. We also all want to ensure we respect ethical and legal obligations when it comes to the use of emerging technologies like AI... But where do we start? Where does the data go? What even are our obligations as public servants and business owners?

These have been common questions raised in PIA PlanTech briefings, and so, we have invited Tim de Sousa, an expert in information governance and emerging technologies, to present this briefing and Q&A session. This session is recommended for anyone looking to implement emerging technologies into their practice.

  • PLANET

NSW

This half day course is designed for NSW professionals.

Whether your Statements of Environmental Effects effectively delivers your message can be the difference between a smooth or frustrating development process.

  • PLANET

2024 PLANET | Local Character

  • In-person
  • 30 Oct 24

NSW

Assessing and understanding local character is arguably one of the most contentious aspects of planning

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

This course introduces planners to GIS mapping. It is designed for novice users to help them produce maps and analyses to industry standard that can be used in other CAD software or typical reports. Participants gain an understanding of core concepts so they can produce digital maps in their daily work.

Much of the course is devoted to hands-on application using real information and examples from planning cases. At the end of the day, participants will be able to find data, including aerial photographs and census, and use it to produce basic maps for planning applications such as strategic plans, community analysis, transport planning and much more.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Parks and recreation amenities are crucial to strong, healthy, liveable places. Ensuring provision of public open space is strategically prioritised though our local and state government planning systems is key to the success of our town, cities, and landscapes.

If you are considering commencing work on a new strategy, either to undertake in-house or developing a brief for a consultant, this course will walk you through the potential elements to include and factors to consider for each.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This presentation by Mark Case aims to provide planners with an understanding of the terminology, methodology and trends in economic analysis.

  • Social

TAS

Please join us for casual afterwork drinks to catch up with planners (or likeminded professionals!) in your area.

  • PLANET

National

This half day course is designed for professionals in all locations.

Over recent decades, a range of forces have functioned to undermine the economic viability and social vitality of main street retailing precincts.
EXCELLENCE
  • AWARDS

WA

The essential awards showcasing the very best work across planning in Western Australia.

  • PLANET

VIC

This half day course is designed for VIC professionals.

Infill development in heritage areas can be contentious, with polarised views between the local community, designer, developer and planning authority. This program aims to give a brief background about diverging views on architectural design in heritage areas.

More particularly, it aims to give a context for interpreting what might and might not constitute appropriate design outcomes through the parameters of: the significance of the heritage place; integrity of heritage neighbourhoods; and State and Local Planning policies. Specific infill development types are outlined and explored that a range of illustrated case studies.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for NSW professionals.

This course will provide you with a practical and robust introduction to the NSW Planning System.

  • PLANET

VIC

This full day course is designed for VIC professionals.

You've got your first job as a planner and you don't know what to do. How do you work out the zone and overlay? What is the parent provision and how is it different to the schedule? What's a permit trigger and how do you find it? How do you define a use? Why do you need a 'building and works' permit under the planning scheme? How do you know when policy or other 'rules' kick in? Why does everyone use 'Rescode' interchangeably with Clause 54, 55 and 56? How do you make a decision? You are not alone. Help is at hand. This course is the lifeline you need to get you through those first overwhelming months as a planner.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The term 'planning purpose' can be used in a multitude of situations, including when preparing conditions or when seeking an extension application. This seminar will discuss and interrogate this term and what it means for development applications

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

You will hear from our industry experts on Zone Objectives and Characterising Development.

  • PLANET

QLD

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of planning and the Queensland planning system to non-planners. It will cover the fundamental outcomes of an effective planning system, the role of and interrelationships between strategic planning and development assessment, key concepts, language and components underpinning the Queensland planning system, and how to navigate it.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.

Parks and recreation amenities are crucial to strong, healthy, liveable places. Ensuring provision of public open space is strategically prioritised though our local and state government planning systems is key to the success of our town, cities, and landscapes. Understanding the quality, accessibility and performance of public spaces is critical to delivering places to meet community needs. While information related to the amount of open space is typically available, the quality of these spaces is not. Quality of experience is crucial to determine the success of an open space network and to understand gaps and priorities.

This course will guide you through techniques for measuring park performance, function, and user experience.

  • PLANET

NSW

This course is designed for professionals in all locations.

This course is aimed at equipping planners and other built environment professionals with key knowledge about the interactions between the planning system, the feasibility of developments and the likely impacts of strategic plans on the built form in Australian cities and regions. Australian is riddled with examples of planning schemes with grand visions of the future built environment, only to see the outcomes foiled by the simple fact that developers could not make a profit “building out” the plans.

  • PLANET

National

This full day course is designed for ALL professionals.


What trends or patterns are on my planning study area? How could I produce highly communicative maps using GIS data? This course focuses on giving participants the necessary skills to produce planning analysis and high-quality maps for reports and presentations.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 28 November 2023.

A different kind of yarn to close the year as we reflect on the results of the referendum and what next for allyship. A chance to meet some new members of the Planning with Country Knowledge Circle and hear from them as well as build some relationships and strategy to take into the new year.

WPN WA
  • NETWORKING

WA

PIA WA, WPN WA & YP are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to celebrate and reflect on the year and celebrate .

Join us for an evening of celebration, drinks, canapes and catching up with friends.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 6 December 2023.

Prioritising our communities is essential in digital planning. Participatory online mapping (also known as public participation GIS or PPGIS) is an increasingly popular method to ensure community voices are heard in planning processes, but one that is still new to many planners in Australia.

  • TRAINING

National

Course material online - complete in your own time

This unit deals with the roles of legislation and governance in the preparation and implementation of planning policy, planning instruments and development assessment. It provides a perspective on contemporary planning practice in legislation, regulation, plan-making and the administrative and decision-making context within these activities occur.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 24 January 2024.

Let’s start 2024 with a safe space for a difficult conversation. How to show our allyship in relation to January 26th? Emotions are high. Political sensitivities on alert. Intercultural relationships are fragile.

How can we approach the complexity of January 26th from an individual, organisational and community perspective?

Hear from members of the PIA Knowledge Circle in relation to their own stories and reflections. Identify your own stance in our ‘safe space to yarn about tricky stuff’.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 29 February 2024.

We are excited to invite you to the launch of the AI in Development Assessment Guidance Note, with a guest talk from Pia Andrews, one of Australia's most experienced and influential people working in digital government reform.

#IWD25
  • WPN WA

WA

WPN WA International Women’s Day Breakfast 2024

The Women in Planning Network WA (WPN WA) invites you for breakfast as we celebrate International Women’s Day and present the Women in Planning Network Achiever Award and Leadership Award.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 27 March 2024.

Acknowledging the diversity of our state-based practice this month we will hear from colleagues and champions in different states. Legislative initiatives, policy change, progress in Treaty, project initiatives and partnerships. What are the big changes and influences on planning with Country? How can we harness the opportunities for change?

There will be some time for yarning with colleagues in our home states to build these networks and relationships as we strengthen our national Community of Practice with state-based activities.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 9 February 2021

This seminar highlights, through current case studies, the value of planning (and planners) in bringing iconic projects to life.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 3 August 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has changed many aspects of life we had taken for granted, including how we get around. For some, public transport is no longer an option, but does that mean always taking the car? We could ride or walk, but what about the hills and the heat?

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 6 July 2021

Planning is motivated by a desire to create better communities. Planning for social equity means being cognisant that planning practices can have a disparate impact on certain communities and there is a need to actively work with affected residents to create better communities for everyone.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 8 June 2021

In the aftermath of the pandemic, our cities and towns will require unprecedented economic support from all levels of government to rebuild. The pandemic will also have long lasting changes to the way our cities function and indeed to us as their residents.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 11 May 2021

2020 has seen the need for Australians to develop skills in resilience and adaption in a multitude of ways.
Planning professionals are able to impact the built environment which in turn may help or hinder the bounce back that people have in their recovery from natural disasters or medical crises.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 13 April 2021

This seminar provides a collaboration of ideas and real examples of how to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition in planning.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 March 2021

This seminar explored the interaction between planning and politics and how one can and should shape the other to benefit communities. Each speaker has diverse expertise - they are planners & their experiences cover pivotal roles in the planning process.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 12 July 2021

This seminar covers:
Things to consider before accepting an expert retainer;
The role of an expert witness;
The obligations on an expert witness;
Joint and individual reports;
Tips and traps for giving evidence.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 14 June 2021

Ths seminar covers:
The minor change test;
Other changes;
When does an other change need a new approval;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 17 May 2021

This seminar covers:
The test for lawful conditions;
Tips for drafting lawful conditions;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 19 April 2021

This seminar covers:
What is an other relevant matter;
When is an other relevant matter relevant;
Recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2021

This seminar covers:
Currency periods under the Planning Act;
Transitional currency periods under the Planning Act;
Applications to extend currency periods under the Planning Act;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2021

This seminar explores the interactions between the Planning Act and the Environmental Protection Act with particular reference to procedural requirements.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 August 2021

This seminar provides a deep dive into:
The new definition of use, and particularly ancillary uses;
The definition of a material change of use and when a change in scale and intensity becomes a material change of use.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 18 August 2021

The session was interactive but largely guided by the following:
Finding your lane, being true to yourself, career progression
Getting leadership opportunities – how do you get the exposure, or step up?
Balancing choices, life stages, and career progression – Horizontal and/or vertical shifts
Flexibility in leadership choices and opportunities – how do you get/make the opportunities?

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 7 September 2021

This seminar examines how environmental values are addressed through planning policies and development applications and discusses how we might innovate in environmental management.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 13 September 2021

This seminar explores:
The call in process, procedures and rights, and subsequent dealings with an application that has been called in and decided; and
The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process and acting under a MID.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 15 September 2021

The session was interactive but will be largely guided by the following:
Focus on real world negotiation skills (not necessarily town planning profession specific)
Skills training regarding effective negotiation – How to successfully negotiate
Negotiating a pay rise/ navigating a performance review
Negotiating flexible work arrangements and contracts
How to navigate negotiations and how to best prepare Bold Leadership

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 12 October 2021

Planning in regional areas can, at times, be challenging in different ways to planning that is undertaken in more urban areas. Regional areas often have hidden gems that can form catalysts for development, but there may also be conflicts between uses in the rural/urban interface areas. This seminar seeks to highlight the possibilities that planning within the regions is able to unlock to provide economic prosperity and development opportunities.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 20 October 2021

The session was interactive but guided by the following:

- Communicating with impact / assertiveness
- How to articulating your value – self promotion and selling your skills
- Networking and how to differentiate yourself in the mark

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 9 November 2021


We all produce waste in our daily lives and as our population increase so does our waste generation. This seminar brings toward views from the private sector and the State Government, both of whom are seeking to make waste a more sustainable product by being recycled and reused to manage the waste we create.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 1 November 2021

The seminar covers:
- what are existing use rights;
- existing use right protections under the Planning Act;
- the abandonment of existing use rights;
- relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 November 2021

This seminar provides an introduction to the appeal process in the P&E Ct – from filing an appeal to getting judgment and everything in between.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2022

This seminar highlighted how we can do our strategic planning and planning instruments better. This session, with two speakers from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning, shared their learnings and experiences in strategic planning and discuss how strategic planning needs to manifest a clear intent and direction for development. They also provided some guidance about how to better align land use and infrastructure planning.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 February 2022

This seminar explored the difference between the change mechanisms under the Planning Act..

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 March 2022

The seminar covers:
- What role a submitter has in both the application process and the appeal period
- What weight is given to a submission
- What rights and obligations does a submitter have
- How does an applicant interact with a submitter

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2022

Alyssa Cameron, Executive Director, Office of the Coordinator-General, spoke on the importance of the legislative framework for social impact assessment under the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017 and the statutory SIA Guideline for resource projects and application to non-resource projects.

Vanessa Bennett, Managing Director, C Change Sustainable Solutions discussed her recent experience in the P&E Court regarding social impact assessments and Social Impact Management Plans, and what she regards as the need for further compliance requirements to ensure that the basis upon which approvals are granted are implemented.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 29 March 2022

This seminar covers:
- Reviving a lapsed application
- The Court’s role as a responsible entity.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD


Recorded - 19 April 2022

COVID-19 has had a undeniable impact on how we live and work. The nature of work has been forever changed with COVID-19 accelerating the uptake of technology and flexible work arrangements. Life during the pandemic reconnected many of us to a world that had been right under our noses - our local neighbourhoods. Remote working and other abrupt lifestyle shifts meant local parks and shops became busy and our highways empty, and in some cases local coffee and takeaway was found to be good and neighbours friendly.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 3 May 2022

The seminar will covers how each of these pieces of legislation will operate and interact with each other.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 24 May 2022

This seminar brought together two speakers from both the public and private sector who have extensive experience with community engagement and consultation methods. The seminar focused on what innovative ways engagement can be undertaken and also looked at what might be lacking and what improvements can be made, could there be more forward thinking to better utilise the technologies that we have at hand.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 June 2022

Climate change requires our entire society to be thinking ahead and making plans on how we can adapt. So what can planners add to this vital area of work? Our two speakers are Dorean Erhart, Director of Linden Climate Advisory and Greg Fisk, Global Lead in Climate Risk and Resilience at BMT.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 26 July 2022

We all need somewhere to live but that doesn’t always mean that housing is affordable or in the best location. One of the challenges for planners is to provide a good mix of housing in a variety of locations to try and cater for a mix of needs. Two such companies who are rising to this challenge are Stockland through their Aura development and Brisbane Housing Company who are doing great work within Brisbane City to provide affordable housing projects across the city.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 7 June 2022

The seminar covers:
- What are the rules for assessable development requiring code assessment
- What the are rules for assessable development requiring impact assessment
- relevant recent case law and some tips and tricks for applicants and assessment managers.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 19 July 2022

The seminar covers:
- the Coty Principle
- making piecemeal applications
- what are ‘relevant matters’

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 2 August 2022

This seminar provides a deep dive into the Queensland koala legislation, including prohibited development, exemptions, how this interacts with the Planning Act.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 16 August 2022

Housing supply in South East Queensland has been a significant topic for many years, but COVID is proving to be a catalyst for a hot market. This seminar brings together two experienced speakers who discussed this topic and presented the trends and options for managing, monitoring and addressing housing supply for years to come.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 16 September 2022

This seminar explores:
- how to interpret development approvals, in the event of some ambiguity or doubt
- what can practically be done to resolve these issues

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 4 October 2022

This seminar will explore:
- how to interpret development approvals, in the event of some ambiguity or doubt
- what can practically be done to resolve these issues

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 31 October 2022

This seminar will provide an introduction to the infrastructure charging legislation in Queensland and provide information on:
- trunk vs non trunk infrastructure
- which entities are able to charge for infrastructure
- what can be charged for
- can infrastructure charges be appealed
- what is the power of the Court

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 28 September 2022

There can be a tension between architecture and planning, in part because of a site-based rather than community-based orientation. However, both orientations are essential and they share one inescapable value – good design lifts our spirits and makes us proud of our local and wider environments. So what have the last couple of years taught us about design values? Have new design trends emerged? Are they of the moment or are there long-term implications? Are our planning schemes sufficiently flexible to accommodate them? How strong a role should planning schemes assume in all this?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 18 October 2022

This seminar brings two speakers together, from two different parts of the development world. The speakers will provide their perspective on the need to balance differing views and provide their take on how competing interests are and should be managed. They will also look to at why we need to think forward on alternative and innovative outcomes to ensure the continued growth and success of SEQ cities.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 November 2022

Our decisions around how we move about our cities, towns and regions is a very important one in terms of economics, infrastructure, climate change and carbon footprint.

This seminar brings toward views from both New Zealand and Australia to discuss innovations about the way that transport can have an impact on our health, our carbon footprint and make our cities and regions operate more efficiently.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2023

This seminar will kick off the Olympics legacy series by unpacking what is meant by legacy and what is hoped to be achieved by the work done by the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee and Brisbane City Council.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2023

This seminar will discuss how planners and other associated professions will be able to capitalise on the Brisbane 2032 Games with respect to inclusivity across multiple sectors within Queensland..

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 3 May 2023

Much of the focus in recent times has been on housing, whether it be in the areas of supply, affordability or design. The opportunity that the Olympics and Paralympics presents for long lasting legacy in the area of housing cannot be understated.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 17 May 2023

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be climate positive. This seminar will explore what this means and how planners can get involved in ensuring that climate positivity is achievable.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 June 2023

This seminar will discuss how transport can make or break a good event and transport infrastructure projects have the capability to transform a suburb, city or region. A well thought out transport plan is key to a successful event and can have last impacts into the future.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 February 2023

This seminar will focus on what constitutes common material in the context of the decision rules under the Planning Act 2016.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 March 2023

The COVID 19 pandemic has seen substantial impacts around the world, including impacts in the development applications and approvals. The Queensland Government has taken several steps to help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 18 April 2023

Since the concept of native title was introduced to Australia law in the early 1990s, there have been several key pieces of legislation and case law that has recognised and protected native title and its co-existence with the national land management system and tenure system.

This seminar will de-mystify the Native Title Act, what the significance of Native Title is and how it interacts with the town planning system.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 30 May 2023

The State Planning Policy came into effect in 2017.

The SPP intends to ensure that the State’s interests in planning are protected and delivered as part of local government planning across Queensland.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 6 June 2023

The test of reasonable or relevant conditions has been imbedded in Queensland planning law for decades. This test has been addressed in multiple appeals to the Planning and Environment Court.

It is regularly referred to as reasonable and relevant’. Is this correct? Can a condition be reasonable but not relevant (or vice versa)?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 11 July 2023

This seminar seeks to demystify the rules around exemption certificates

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 August 2023

The Planning and Environment Court (P&E Court) is governed by the Planning and Environment Court Act and hears appeals and matters related to development assessment decisions.

This seminar will seek to cut through the sheer volume of appeals and matters and draw some conclusions around trends that are often going to appeal and how these are being dealt with by the Court.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 5 September 2023

Local laws are governed by the Local Government Act 2009.

The introduction of short term accommodation through intermediary websites has seen an explosion of home owners renting out their residences to holiday makers and those seeking short stay accommodation.

This seminar will explain what local laws are and discuss the short term accommodation use as a case study.

QLD

Recorded - 1 August 2023

Housing diversity and supply are two major challenges facing all levels of governments across the country. With local governments tasked with much of the heavy lifting in this area, especially from a planning perspective, this seminar will provide insights into the great work being done within our Queensland local governments to address the housing crisis.

QLD

Recorded - 4 September2023

The QLD State Government has released the Draft Shaping SEQ Regional Plan - 2023 Update for public consultation. This seminar will provide analysis and commentary from leading planning industry professionals about the draft plan.

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  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 9 August 2023

Renewable energy projects are an exciting, yet challenging type of project that is happening across Queensland. What can a proponent, local government or State government agency do to assist in the delivery of these vital projects?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 3 October 2023

Planning need is a concept imbedded in both the Planning Act 2016, along with planning case law. But what does this actually mean?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 6 November 2023

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government's key piece of environmental legislation which commenced 16 July 2000.

What are the objectives of the Act and how does this impact on development applications?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 17 October 2023

Consultation can be a highly contentious space, with multiple stakeholders, different opinions and technical information which need to be balanced and weighed against other considerations. Beyond the statutory minimums, how is a community consultation program delivered to be fair, transparent, legitimate and workable?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 November 2023

The natural environment is an important part of the places we live in. Protecting biodiversity, providing green spaces that people can enjoy and creating pleasant environments for people to live in are valuable to all the projects we do.

  • MEMBERS BRIEFING

QLD

Recorded - 11 March 2024

Join our Climate Conscious Working Group for a brefing on PIA Qld's Planning for Extreme Heat Practice Notes.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

The seminar was recorded on 19 March 2024

So you have a development approval, but changes need to be made. What is the best process to use and what considerations are to taken into account?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

The seminar was recorded on 20 February 2024

Queensland's Human Rights Act 2019 protects 23 human rights in law. The Act requires each arm of government to act compatibly with these human rights, including State government departments, local councils and non-government organisations, such as local businesses.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

The seminar was recorded on 7 February 2024

This session will involve an explanation of some of the fundamental concepts and practicalities of ecological assessment will be provided together with how they should be put together in ecological reports.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

The seminar was recorded on 5 March 2024

The traffic implications of development are one of the major issues that have to be considered by State and local governments at the strategic level and applicants and decision makers at the development assessment level.

Dealing with traffic impacts often requires co-operation at all levels of government and can have significant financial consequences.