PIA undertakes policy at a national level and in states and territories, dealing with a wide range of issues. Policy typically takes the form of Position Statements, Submissions and Policy Guides.
Submissions are prepared in response to various inquiries, programs and documents released for comment.

NSW | Response to advent calendar of housing announcements

  • 8 December 2023
Housing

PIA NSW supports well-located and inclusive urban growth. PIA NSW supports a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) SEPP that is strategy-led and tailored for different places to achieve more affordable housing and better living conditions alongside density.
  • National

VIC | Submission on Improving residential standards for small lots

  • 10 November 2023
Housing

PIA is supportive of reforms to the Victorian planning system that facilitates improved design and development outcomes and also streamlines delivery of housing in Victoria. We recognise that this review is part of the wider reforms announced in Victoria’s Housing Statement: the decade ahead 2024-2034 released on 20 September 2023.
  • VIC

TAS | Submission on the Tasmanian Budget 2024/2025

  • 29 November 2023
Economy and Employment

The PIA,Tasmanian Division (PIA Tas) is significantly concerned that the low levels of operational funding for the State Planning Office will lead to a lack of maintenance of the key planning reforms and the ongoing continual improvement of key mechanisms such as the State Planning Provisions (SPPs), Regional Land Use Strategies (regional strategies) and Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs).
  • TAS

VIC | Media Release on PIA VIC Climate Change Advocacy

  • 1 December 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA Victoria has been advocating strongly for a number of years for greater recognition of the planning system’s role in not only climate change adaptation but also mitigation.
  • VIC

TAS | Submission – Development Assessment Panel Position Paper

  • 30 November 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

Read PIA TAS Submission on the Development Assessment Panel Position Paper.
  • TAS

NSW | Statement on GCC Dissolution Bill

  • 23 November 2023
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW value independent voices and long-term thinking in the planning of our major cities. Short-term transactions
aren’t going to give us long-term city building.
  • NSW

VIC | Submission on modernising car and bicycle parking requirements

  • 16 November 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Victoria is pleased to provide feedback on the latest round of changes proposed to Victoria’s planning provisions. Updated provisions relating to car and bicycle parking are much needed and long overdue.
  • VIC

VIC | Media release on Victoria's Housing Statement

  • 4 October 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA VIC is open to collaborating with the Government on the delivery of the the Housing Statement to deliver not just more housing, but better and more inclusive communities.
  • VIC

QLD | Submission to inform 2024-25 Queensland Budget

  • 17 November 2023
Strategic Planning

PIA is pleased to attach the enclosed 2-page summary of our priorities for the 2024-25 Queensland Government Budget, for your consideration.
  • QLD

SA | Submission on the Greater Adelaide Regional Plan - Discussion Paper

  • 10 November 2023
Strategic Planning

PIA SA supports the intent of the GARP, but calls for more coherence in the policy suite set out in the GARP Discussion Paper.
  • SA

QLD | Submission on Draft Code of Conduct for Queensland Heritage Council

  • 4 November 2023
Heritage

PIA is an organisation that proudly represents the interests of members of the Heritage Council. We are conscious that the delivery of balanced land use planning policy intersects with the functions of the Heritage Council and the purpose of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.
  • QLD

NSW | Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry: Planning system and the impacts of climate change on the environment and communities

  • 2 November 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

We identify three planning principles which encompass holistic planning for natural hazards, and outline focus areas of inadequacy in the existing planning framework.
  • NSW

QLD | Submission on Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Bill 2023

  • 31 October 2023
Housing

PIA appreciates the opportunity recently to appear before the State Development and Regional Industries Committee (SDRIC) on the Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Bill 2023 (Bill) to provide our preliminary views, and is pleased to provide the following comprehensive submission for consideration.
  • QLD

NSW | Submission on Draft Housing SEPP - Social and Affordable Housing Reforms

  • 17 October 2023
Housing

Proposed amendments to the Housing SEPP (and Practice Note) describe a 30% floorspace and height bonus for some housing types - where 15% by area of affordable housing units are dedicated for 15 years. PIA support the intention of the reforms but find the mechanisms used will undermine sound strategic planning and not achieve the affordable housing benefits compared to alternatives. The reforms also propose certain SSD pathways and self-assessment for some housing authorities.
  • NSW

Statement of Priorities for NSW Young Planners

  • 3 October 2023
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW Young Planners have developed a policy and advocacy platform focusing on the issues that most deeply affect young people. The paper explores housing, climate, economy, culture and the role of planning. The platform will guide engagement with and by young planners.
  • NSW

QLD I Letter to Bond University: Decision to suspend City Planning program

Economy and Employment

Read our letter to Professor Tim Brailsford, Vice-Chancellor and President of Bond University, on their decision to suspend its suite of City Planning program offerings.
  • QLD

QLD | Submission on the Renewable Energy Zones Roadmap

  • 22 September 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the 2023 Queensland Renewable Energy Zone Roadmap – Draft for Consultation (the Roadmap).
  • QLD

Need for investment and promotion of Planning Education

  • 21 September 2023
Economy and Employment

PIA submitted a letter to the Minister for Education, Hon Jason Clare MP, highlighting the challenges facing some of our university planning programs – and the risks this presents to Australia’s future.
  • National

QLD | PIA Submission on the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update and SEQ Infrastructure Supplement

  • 20 September 2023
Strategic Planning

In the lead up to the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update (the draft SEQRP), PIA is proud to have contributed through Industry working groups as well as engaging with our members via a workshop in April 2023. The outcomes of this were formally presented to the Queensland Government Department State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (the State) in a summary document “Priorities for ShapingSEQ Review” in May 2023.
  • QLD

QLD | Response to questions on notice - Inquiry into Australia's preparedness to host the Commonwealth, Olympic & Paralympic games

  • 12 September 2023
Housing

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to a question on notice following our appearance at the public hearing on 8 September 2023 of the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee regarding the adequacy of Australia’s preparedness to host the Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • QLD

ACT | Revised Territory Plan proposes a platform for sustainable growth

  • 11 September 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia welcomes the release of the new revised interim version of the Territory Plan, District Strategies and planning system reforms. PIA’s ACT Division President, Trevor Fitzpatrick, said that the new revised Territory Plan considered many of the issues raised by industry groups and the community and sets the framework for a new outcomes-focused planning system.
  • ACT

QLD | Planning for Extreme Heat - Practice Note Series

  • 11 September 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

PRACTICE NOTE 1 - Understanding Heat Hazard
  • QLD

VIC | Summary: Better Places, Better Housing: A Planning Reform Agenda

  • 7 September 2023
Housing

PIA VIC understand that the planning system is foundational for housing supply, within its principal role of creating liveable, sustainable and productive communities. A focus on design quality and a fit-for-purpose planning system is critical as Melbourne moves to mega-city status with over 8 million people, and Victoria to over 10 million, by 2051. PIA has identified a bold package of reform proposals to support the delivery of quality housing and more liveable communities more effectively.
  • VIC

VIC | Better Places, Better Housing: A Planning Reform Agenda

  • 7 September 2023
Housing

PIA VIC understand that the planning system is foundational for housing supply, within its principal role of creating liveable, sustainable and productive communities. A focus on design quality and a fit-for-purpose planning system is critical as Melbourne moves to mega-city status with over 8 million people, and Victoria to over 10 million, by 2051. PIA has identified a bold package of reform proposals to support the delivery of quality housing and more liveable communities more effectively.
  • VIC

QLD Proposal for Roundtable with JCU

  • 5 September 2023
Economy and Employment

Following our correspondence dated 24 August 2023, the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has been engaging with our members and community and political leaders about the James Cook University (JCU) proposal to cease offering the Bachelor of Planning and Master of Planning and Urban Design programs in Cairns and Townsville.
  • QLD

NSW | Planning reforms to do housing density well

  • 5 September 2023
Housing

PIA has made representations to NSW Government to ensure that growth in the amount of housing leaves a legacy of more socially inclusive and liveable communities. We have highlighted that rates of housing supply are influenced by many factors outside planning – and that planning must play its role to create great places and improve access to affordable housing.
  • NSW

NT | Submission Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PA2023/0195)

  • 1 September 2023
Housing

The Northern Territory Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA NT) would like to thank the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics for the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PA2023/0195) to increase the maximum floor area of a dwelling-independent within urban areas from 50m2 to 75m2.
  • NT

QLD | Submission on the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

  • 1 September 2023
Housing

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill).
  • QLD

8 Principles for Contemporary Regional Plans in Queensland

  • 1 September 2023
Strategic Planning

What is regional planning and what should it do?

Regional planning is an essential step in the line of sight between state level planning, regional demonstration of this and locally contextualised planning instruments. However, the regional planning exercise can and should, be so much more. It can be the strategic means of shaping settlement patterns on large scales through spatial expression of growth, drive population, investment and supporting infrastructure.
  • QLD

QLD | Update on PIA Qld Advocacy for Delivering Housing for All

  • 31 August 2023
Housing

Update on PIA Qld Housing advocacy | August 2023
  • QLD

NSW | Members Advocacy Update - Reshaped Planning agencies & Greater Cities Commission Legacy

  • 29 August 2023
Strategic Planning

The NSW Government has made substantial changes to the Department of Planning and the Greater Cities Commission (GCC). PIA has called for an opportunity to learn from legacy of the GCC and improve capacity for infrastructure coordination and accountability for strategic outcomes for places.
  • NSW

Letter to James Cook University on planning degree withdrawal

  • 24 August 2023
Economy and Employment

I am writing on behalf of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) to strongly express our concern and opposition to the proposal to cease offering the Bachelor of Planning and Master of Planning and Urban Design programs in Cairns and Townsville. As you will be aware, PIA is both the professional association for planners and the accrediting body for planning programs in Australia.
  • QLD

QLD | PIA request for a meeting with Department of Housing on new Housing Plan and other relevant matters

  • 16 August 2023
Housing

As the peak body representing planners from across Queensland, we are writing to you 3 months into your critical work program, formally requesting a meeting to introduce PIA and understand how we can best engage with your department on an ongoing basis.
  • QLD

Planning for the housing we need

  • 15 August 2023
Housing

Australia is in the grip of major housing affordability challenges which are placing large numbers of people into housing stress, insecurity and homelessness.
This has sparked debate over housing and planning policy like never before.
Planning has emerged as one of the highest reform priorities for all levels of government across Australia.
  • National

Position Statement on planning for public open space (POS),

  • 14 August 2023
Place and Design

In September 2022 PIA WA published a Position Statement on planning for public open space (POS), and this position statement provides the basis for our submission.

PIA WA views POS as an invaluable community asset and recognises the importance of addressing the need for POS contributions early in the planning process and in a clear and transparent manner.

Whilst PIA is supportive of clarity, consistency and equity around the imposition of POS contribution requirements outside of traditional (Greenfields) subdivision, we are unable to support the draft OP2.3 in its current form.
  • WA

Achieving Net Zero Emissions Report

  • 1 August 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

This report has been prepared to show where planning needs to enable early action to reduce carbon in every industry sector. The report applies a ‘theory of change’ approach, asking: if emissions reduction targets are to be met by 2050, what enabling actions would the planning profession have to take and when?
  • National

PIA WA “Duck and Dive Position Statement

  • 2 August 2023
Infrastructure and Transport

‘Duck and Dive’ proposals are plans to widen and reconstruct major arterials to increase vehicular capacity by enabling through traffic to bypass signalised intersections. Duck and dive projects achieve this by ‘sinking’ district or regional through-traffic in an open trench, with a reduced number of crossings and intersections. It is PIA’s position that the program of ‘Duck and Dive’ projects is not in keeping with the principles of good planning. The issue of catering for our growing city is not a car-movement problem; it is a people-movement problem that should be informed by a collaborative approach to infrastructure planning, underpinned by good design and tested through rigorous consultation.
  • WA

QLD | Submission on the proposed Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) 1 of 2023 – Kurilpa Sustainable Growth Precinct

  • 26 July 2023
Housing

Thank you for providing the Institute with an opportunity to comment on the above initiative. Due to the strategic importance of the application of the planning framework tools, in this instance, we felt it important to provide a submission. PIA does not normally comment on individual local government planning instruments and makes no comment on the merits of the Sustainable Growth Precinct or specific provisions within the TLPI.
  • QLD

QLD | Submission to Committee Inquiry into Integrity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

  • 20 July 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA was consulted by the Integrity Reform Taskforce in April 2023 and asked to provide feedback on a confidential draft of the proposed Integrity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023. Through a detailed submission, PIA raised concerns with the consultation bill and sought changes to be made to resolve these concerns. Unfortunately, these concerns have not been resolved and PIA raises these same concerns in relation to this consultation bill and seeks the following be addressed.
  • QLD

PIA Tas submission - Tas Housing Strategy Exposure Draft

  • 18 July 2023
Housing

PIA Tas supports the development of a Tasmanian Housing Strategy and notes that there is broad correspondence with PIA’s own position statement and the draft Strategy. The draft Strategy does not however sufficiently address key opportunities Tasmanian planning system.
  • TAS

Built Environment peak bodies submission to Climate Change Authority: Setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets

  • 30 June 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

The purpose of this submission is to strongly urge the CCA to consider the built environment as a distinct and critical sector that merits its own long-term strategy and sectoral pathway with respect to Australia’s climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.
  • National

TAS | PIA Tasmania Submission Draft Historic Heritage

  • 10 July 2023
Heritage

The Planning Institute of Australia, Tasmanian Division (PIA Tas) commends Heritage Tasmania for
its efforts in formulating the draft Bill and believes that, if well reviewed and implemented, this Bill
has the potential to afford greater protection to historic heritage places, address anomalies, and
improve administrative processes.
  • TAS

QLD | Response to Isaac Regional Council's letter regarding Mining Lease approvals - Byerwen Coal Project

  • 4 July 2023
Rural and Regional

We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23 June 2023 requesting that the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) respond to the pending approval of a 450-person works camp at the Byerwen Coal Project, near Glenden.
  • QLD

TAS | Tasmanian Housing Strategy Exposure Draft

  • 3 July 2023
Housing

PIA Tas supports the development of a Tasmanian Housing Strategy and notes that there is broad correspondence with PIA’s own position statement and the draft Strategy. The draft Strategy does not however sufficiently address key opportunities Tasmanian planning system.
  • VIC

New Medium Density Housing Code – A Balancing Act for the Planning Industry

  • 29 June 2023
Housing

There is never a good time to introduce new planning requirements or shifts in policy, and determining the right time to do this requires carefully balancing a number of competing interests. The new Medium Density Housing Code emerged from the need to improve the quality of medium-density housing currently being delivered. The predominant presence of poorly designed triplexes lacking gardens, natural sunlight, and ventilation highlighted the need for better outcomes. The need to do better is something most in the industry agree on, however, determining the appropriate timing for implementing these changes presents a significant challenge.
  • WA

PIA submission to the CCA on setting, tracking and achieving Australia's emissions reduction targets

  • 29 June 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA strongly urge the CCA to consider decarbonisation pathways for the five industry sectors
addressed in this submission, especially the built environment sector.
  • National

Putting Trust at the Centre of Planning

  • 29 June 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

Article by PIA National Policy Director John Brockhoff for NewPlanner's June 2023 Trust in Planning edition.
  • National

QLD | Elevate 2042 – Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Consultation Paper

  • 26 June 2023
Strategic Planning

As the peak body representing planners from across Queensland we feel that PIA is well placed to provide input and share insights with respect the role of the built environment in the Games legacy context. With this in mind we take this opportunity to provide feedback on Elevate 2042 and make suggestions for the forthcoming Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Plan (Legacy Plan.)
  • QLD

TAS | Tasmanian Planning Policies

  • 23 June 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the peak body representing planning professionals and supports reform that improves planning processes and outcomes, especially through well-resourced strategic planning based on a strong evidence base consistent with PIA Australia’s positions on liveability, health, national and local settlement strategies, climate conscious planning systems and management of risk in a changing environment1.
  • TAS

NSW | Member Advocacy Update on Housing Affordability Debates

  • 23 June 2023
Housing

PIA is working hard to get planners’ voices heard on making housing more available and affordable. PIA has made recent representations to the Minister for Planning, and the Department of Planning and Parliamentary Committees on how to plan for housing growth while making places more liveable. PIA are advocating for ‘inclusive renewal’ where housing and necessary infrastructure are provided in a place where the community sees a dividend from growth and density and where lower income residents are not displaced. The key is planning for great places with the diverse needs of the existing and future residents in mind. (...)
  • NSW

QLD | Submission on the Decriminalisation of the Sex-work Industry for Queensland Report

  • 22 June 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA has taken the time to review the recommendations made in Volume 1, Chapter 5: Planning and local laws and we are generally supportive of the recommended way forward. In reviewing the recommendations, it is acknowledged there is significant change which needs to occur to successfully integrate decriminalised sex work into Queensland’s planning framework and make sure local planning instruments and local laws support the intent of decriminalisation.
  • QLD

Thought Pieces #2

  • 20 June 2023
Strategic Planning

Praxeutic Planning for the Twenty-First Century: let’s not pretend it’s simple

Professional planning achieves better outcomes when it combines Praxis (ie. Theory and Practice) and Hermeneutics (ie. Analysis of both Empirical and Normative variables) delivered in a multi-dimensional context reflective of reality in all its complexity.
Communities look to Urban and Regional Planning for solutions to a wide range of complex problems from traffic congestion to insufficient social housing leading to homelessness, and inadequate green spaces in cities that have become heat sinks.

Behind these problems lies the need to investigate the demands, often competing, of multiple variables reflecting the social, economic, environmental challenges of modern urban and regional areas. The governance framework that has developed over time may establish constraints, as well as provide guidance.

In addressing these challenges professional planners will achieve greater success by adopting a more holistic approach drawing on theory to inform practice and, in all dimensions, integrating empirical and normative variables and evidence. Planning education and continuing professional development needs to develop attitudes, build knowledge and skills that encompasses the multiple dimensions of society and equip planners to develop solutions that improve life on our planet.
  • WA

Thought Pieces #3

  • 20 June 2023
Infrastructure and Transport

Delivering public transport infrastructure with land development to enable transit-oriented urbanism.

The State Government through Metronet has announced a new approach to developing Karnup Station in the City of Rockingham section of the Southern Railway. The approach is based on how to better use government land adjacent to the proposed station. The goal is to create a new approach that involves the private sector from the beginning not at the end after stations are completed. It is called ‘the Karnup Station Precinct Problem and Opportunity Statement’ under the Market-Led Proposals framework. I think this is a really important step in providing the next phase of public transport infrastructure in Perth.
  • WA

Public Participation Position Statement

  • 31 May 2011
Social Planning and Engagement

PIA believes the future course of planning should include and reflect the circumstances and welfare of the community.
  • National

PIA Submission to ARR Guidelines Update

  • 19 June 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission reinforces the priorities of the planning profession who are at the coalface of climate change adaptation in local communities.
  • National

QLD | Submission on the Planning (Inclusionary Zoning Strategy) Amendment Bill 2023

  • 16 June 2023
Housing

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Planning (Inclusionary Zoning Strategy) Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill).

To assist the Committee in the consideration of the Bill, this correspondence is presented in two parts:
• Section 1: Submission on the draft Bill; and
• Section 2: Submission on a way forward for inclusionary zoning in Queensland.
  • QLD

Consistent Local Planning Schemes

  • 7 June 2023
Strategic Planning

To ensure local planning schemes are more consistent and legible work to improve the consistency of the use of land use terms (and associated definitions), zones, and reserves in local planning schemes across the State, and land use permissibility and development requirements in commercial1 and industrial2 type zones in the Perth and Peel region scheme areas has been undertaken. PIA has provided detailed comments and feedback.
  • WA

QLD | PIA support for the Sunshine Coast Council Environment and Liveability Strategy Refresh

  • 6 June 2023
Strategic Planning

The PIA wishes to express strong support for the Environment and Liveability Strategy (ELS) Refresh and its integration into the new planning scheme currently in drafting. We believe that the strategic direction and codes of the planning scheme must reflect the priorities outlined in the ELS to ensure the realization of a sustainable and liveable Sunshine Coast.
  • QLD

QLD | Inquiry into Australia's preparedness to host the Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • 29 May 2023
Strategic Planning

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee regarding the adequacy of Australia’s preparedness to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • QLD

VIC | Inquiry into Australia's Preparedness to Host Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • 29 May 2023
Strategic Planning

This submission, prepared by the Victorian Division, provides a Victorian response to the inquiry into Australia's Preparedness to Host Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • VIC

QLD | Request for further engagement on decriminalised sex-work industry reform agenda

  • 29 May 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

We received correspondence from the Law Reform Commission on 26th April providing the report and outcomes of the Queensland Law Reform Commission investigation into a framework for a decriminalised sex work industry in Queensland.

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) understands that the ongoing decisions on implementation of recommendations now rests with the Office of the Attorney General.
  • QLD

QLD | Submission regarding proposed amendments to the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules to support disaster recovery

  • 28 May 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

We thank the Department for providing this opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules (MGR). Due to the strategic importance of having a fit-for-purpose planning scheme amendment process in response to natural hazards risk and resilience, we felt it important to prepare this submission.
  • QLD

Draft Operational Policy 1.12 Planning Proposals Adjoining Regional Roads in Western Australia (draft OP 1.12).

  • 22 May 2023
Rural and Regional

A draft Operational Policy 1.12 – Planning Proposals Adjoining Regional Roads in Western Australia (the draft) opened for public comment.

The draft updates the Development control policy 1.7-General road planning (June 1998) and the Development control policy 5.1. Regional roads vehicular access (June 1998) and aims to provide decision-makers, proponents, and the community with a consistent policy approach to land use planning for proposals adjoining regional roads in Western Australia.
  • WA

Environmental Protection Amendment Regulations

  • 18 May 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

The Western Australian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA WA) was pleased
to collaborate with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in 2022 to input
into the scope and nature of the draft Regulations Amendment. PIA now offers comments
on the Environmental Protection Amendment Regulations 2022 Discussion paper.

PIA WA supports removing development classes that will not significantly impact the environment, as expressed in the document.
  • WA

Draft Interim Guidance for Non Residential Car Parking

  • 18 May 2023
Infrastructure and Transport

As part of the implementation of the State Government’s planning reform agenda, work has progressed to
develop a more consistent approach, improve outcomes, and enhance guidance relating to non-residential
car parking within precincts, activity centres,industrial
zones and land zoned Service Commercial across local government areas in the Perth and Peel region.

Draft guidance has been developed to support local governments in an immediate review of car parking
rates in their locality. This guidance is targeted at local governments within the Perth and Peel region; however, where appropriate, this guidance can also be applied to areas external to this region.

This guidance has been developed based on background research, the outcomes of a technical review and
early engagement with stakeholders.
  • WA

Priorities for review of ShapingSEQ

  • 18 May 2023
Strategic Planning

This report sets out our 20 priorities to inform the 2023 review of South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 (ShapingSEQ).
  • QLD

QLD Submission on the Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

  • 8 May 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

Due to the strategic importance of the proposed changes to both Planning and Other legislation, covered by the discussion papers, we felt it important to make a submission to the Queensland Government.

PIA commends the package of identified updates and changes and acknowledges the considerable effort of Queensland Government in continually progressing planning reform initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our planning system.
  • QLD

PIA TAS Submission - Central Hobart Plan

  • 1 May 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia, Tasmanian Division (PIA Tas) commends the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Government for the efforts made in formulating the draft Plan and believes that this plan has the potential to become a valuable urban planning and design tool to help guide the development of Central Hobart more sustainably in the next 20 years.
  • TAS

PIA VIC Policy Position Paper - Social and Affordable Housing 2023

  • 21 April 2023
Housing

Planning plays a critical role in ensuring an efficient supply of private market housing - but it should also play a more direct role in the provision of social and affordable housing. In this position paper, PIA VIC outlines the role of planning in the supply of social and affordable housing and proposed reforms to the planning system.
  • VIC

Inquiry by the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion into the future of School Infrastructure in the ACT

  • 14 April 2023
Infrastructure and Transport

The ACT Community Wellbeing Framework includes a Social Connection Domain. This highlights that connecting with people is one of the key determinants to affecting people’s wellbeing. This included connections to family and friends but there was value in belonging to community groups, teams and the like. It was important that people be provided with opportunities to connect through suitable spaces (pg24).
  • ACT

Use and Application of Discretion - Feedback form 27 March 23

  • 12 April 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

As part of the implementation of the State Government’s planning reform agenda, work to develop a more
consistent approach to the use and application of discretion under Local Planning Schemes has been
progressed. The intent of this project is to provide greater consistency for general discretionary clauses
across all Local Planning Schemes and more clear and consistent guidance for the use and application of
discretion.
  • WA

QLD Submission | Progress on the proposal for Bioregional Plans and Renewable Energy Zones

  • 22 March 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA, NRMRQ and EIANZ have a combined interest in the proposal for bioregional plans as announced on 8 December 2022 by the Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, and the State Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs.
  • QLD

PIA ACT City Plan Submission

  • 21 March 2023
Strategic Planning

The draft City Plan is somewhat ambiguous in regards to its relationship with the National Capital Plan (NCP), particularly City Hill and West Basin. We consider that the final City Plan should be clear as to which Plan has primacy and whether the NCP will be amended in line with the City Plan as the current NCP provisions relating to West Basin and City Hill are not reflected in the City Plan.
  • ACT

PIA QLD Letter to the Treasurer - re: Council on Federal Financial Relations’ (CFFR) work to support the Australian Government’s Housing Accord.

  • 20 March 2023
Housing

This letter to the Queensland Treasurer address the Council on Federal Financial Relations’ (CFFR) work to support the Australian Government’s Housing Accord.
  • QLD

PIA TAS Submission - Tasmanian Population Strategy Refresh

  • 10 March 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Consultation Paper for the Tasmanian Population Strategy Refresh, December 2022. The Planning Institute of Australia, Tasmanian Division (PIA Tas) commends the Government for addressing this significant strategic issue given the anticipated economic and population growth in this State in at least the short to medium term. While PIA Tas welcomes the initiative of refreshing Tasmania’s Population Strategy, it emphasises the need for sound planning principles to guide the strategy and its implementation.
  • TAS

PIA ACT - District Strategies March 2023

  • 6 March 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA ACT welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the District Strategies. PIA ACT supports the current planning reform process with the introduction of District level strategic planning that we anticipate will establish a stronger ‘line-of-sight’ between strategic planning and statutory planning in the ACT.
  • ACT

PIA ACT - Territory Plan March 2023

  • 6 March 2023
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA ACT welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on this critical aspect of the current planning system reform. PIA ACT supports the current planning reform process and is keen to continue to be involved in the finalisation of all elements associated with the planning
reform. We acknowledge the primary purpose of the Territory Plan is to provide the principle mechanism to achieve an outcomes-focussed planning system and stress that successful implementation of the new draft Territory Plan is a key component in the careers of many PIA ACT members.
  • ACT

PIA TAS Submission - Regional Planning Framework

  • 3 March 2023
Rural and Regional

PIA Tas has long been calling for a comprehensive review of regional land use strategies (RLUSs) and a fit for purpose governance framework for their approval/declaration and implementation. RLUSs are an important component of the planning system and require regular review given Tasmania’s growth.
  • TAS

PIA TAS Submission - Future of Local Government Review

  • 2 March 2023
Economy and Employment

This submission is PIA Tasmania's comment on the Future of Local Government Review Scope 2: Options Paper released in December 2022. This submission focuses on the review recommendations about local government as a planning authority, delivering statutory and strategic planning functions contributing to liveable, healthy and resilient communities.
  • TAS

PIA NSW submission Flood Clause 28 Feb 2023

  • 1 March 2023
Climate Environment and Resilience

The Planning Institute of Australia’s submission is consistent with our input to both the NSW Flood Inquiry (link) and the Floodplain Development Manual and Guideline (link). PIA seeks to address the intent of Recommendation 21 of the Inquiry, which identified the need to “simplify and improve the state planning processes especially when anticipating and recovering from a disaster”.
  • NSW

Submission on the Draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 and Submission towards the next wave of regional plans for Queensland

  • 24 February 2023
Strategic Planning

PIA recognises the need for contemporary and reinvigorated regional plans in Queensland. Statutory regional planning plays an essential role in our planning system. Land use planning is a spatial practice that facilitates sustainable, equitable, logical and economically viable growth for all stakeholders irrespective of sector, scale or scope. The regional plans can enable the planning framework to flourish through added value in policy implementation for each region.
  • QLD

QLD Submission : Call for agenda items – Second meeting of Queensland Housing Roundtable in March 2023

  • 31 January 2023
Housing

Thank you for your letter of 22 December 2022 inviting suggestions for the agenda of the Queensland Housing Roundtable, proposed to meet again in March 2023.

In the first instance PIA takes this opportunity to thank the Queensland Government for the inclusive participation afforded stakeholders at the October Housing Summit and particularly for the additional opportunity for PIA’s State Manager to participate in one of the panel discussions.
  • QLD

QLD Submission Future South Bank

  • 31 January 2023
Place and Design

PIA commends South Bank Corporation for its consultative approach to developing the draft South Bank Master Plan 2022, and for the document’s sustainable, coherent aspirations. Given the strategic and symbolic importance of the precinct and its potential central role to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • QLD

Commonwealth Housing Legislative Package

  • 22 December 2022
Housing

PIA strongly endorses the expansion of the Commonwealth’s investment in social and affordable housing – and broadly support the funding and institutional mechanisms in the legislative package. PIA want planning systems to enable the smooth delivery of this social infrastructure and ensure this growth strengthens the performance of urban areas. We trust that any planning reform incentives encourage well integrated strategic land use and infrastructure planning. We strongly support the inclusion of a planner on the Council.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission on Clause 4.6 December 2022

  • 19 December 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

The theme of PIA’s input remains that the planning system exists to shape outcomes for places
and communities in the ‘public interest’ – but with the lightest regulatory touch needed.
Consistent alignment of planning and development decisions is the foundation of trust in the
planning system.
  • NSW

PIA NSW submission to Housing EIE December 2022

  • 19 December 2022
Housing

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) strongly support measures to streamline the provision of
social and affordable housing through the planning system. We also support those reforms that
improve access to and expand opportunity for diverse housing forms set out in the Explanation
of Intended Effects.
  • NSW

Submission on the Developer Review Discussion Paper

  • 16 December 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

On behalf of the PIA Queensland Division (the Institute), we thank the Panel for the opportunity to provide a submission on the Developer Review Discussion paper (the Review).
  • QLD

PIA VIC JOINT STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

  • 7 December 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. As all levels of government try to find ways to
rapidly decarbonise and adapt to our changing climate, there is increasing recognition that the built
environment, along with land use planning, is one of the significant, and relatively ‘easy’, opportunities
to reduce emissions. It is also a critically important component of our transition to a climate resilient
future.
  • VIC

Role of Planning in Housing Position Statement

  • 1 December 2022
Housing

The Position Statement updates PIA’s Housing Position (2016) and responds to the findings of our Discussion Paper: Role of Planning in Housing (2022) and our submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply (Falinski Inquiry) (2021). The Statement seeks to reset the housing conversation to recognize that planning adds value – well beyond enabling supply.
  • National

Role of Planning in Housing Discussion Paper

  • 1 December 2022
Housing

This discussion paper informs a review of PIA’s housing position finalised in December 2022. It has has been undertaken on the advice of PIA’s National Policy and Advocacy Committee through the lens of ‘affordability, diversity, design and sustainability’ to identify gaps and opportunities to make our housing positions more fit for purpose.
  • National

Submission on the Draft Queensland Obesity Prevention Strategy (QOPS) 2023 – 2032

  • 30 November 2022
Strategic Planning

PIA recognises the social and economic burden of obesity and weight issues in Queensland, and the complex range of factors that contribute to those conditions. Like Health and Wellbeing Queensland’s (HWQld) Obesity Prevention Strategy for the State, PIA appreciates that a collaborative, systems change approach is required to address the many factors that influence these and other chronic, non-communicable or lifestyle diseases.
  • QLD

Expert Panel for the Planning System Implementation Review SA

  • 29 November 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA has provided a submission to the Expert Panel during the review of the South Australian planning system.
  • SA

Submission to Greater Sydney Commission Six Cities Discussion Paper

  • 14 November 2022
Strategic Planning

PIA continues to advocate for an entity accountable for managing Greater Sydney / Hunter /
Illawarra’s long-term future as a place to live, work and thrive. The Greater Cities Commission (GCC)
has the role of building the region’s value and resilience - taking a spatial perspective on how the
region can and should change in the face of climate constraints and social demands.
  • NSW

NSW Young Planners submission to the Greater Cities Commission 6 Cities Discussion Paper October 2022

  • 10 November 2022
Strategic Planning

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW Young Planner Committee supports the Six Cities
Discussion Paper and the important role it plays in establishing a strategic vision for our growing
metropolis.
  • NSW

PIA VIC 2022 Victorian State Election Priorities

  • 29 September 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

Planners need to achieve a lot in the next four years. We must plan for climate change, offer a vision for better regional planning, and find a way to fund essential housing. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Victoria has developed policy across these three big themes.
  • VIC

Thought Pieces #1

  • 10 November 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

Planners – what are we doing here?

For any young planners in their early and formative stage of their career, you may be looking at media around the savage responses to planning decisions, including the sometimes personal attacks on senior planning staff, either by members of the public or by local elected members, and wondering if this is a profession you want to be a part of – or is it just a thankless role that nobody seems to appreciate?
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to North Coast Region Plan

  • 6 September 2022
Rural and Regional

The overhaul of NSW Regional Plans is happening in a dramatically different and more uncertain
strategic planning environment. Community values have shifted - bushfires, Covid disruption, remote
working, regional housing demands and stronger carbon goals demand a reset. PIA expects the next
generation of Regional Plans to respond to embed resilience - while a deeper connection to country
should permeate all plans.
  • NSW

Connected with PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

  • 10 October 2022
Place and Design

PIA WA acknowledges and promotes the benefits of public open
space (POS) to communities. It supports the provision of land and encourages high-quality design and development of new and existing spaces.
  • WA

PIA ACT - Short Term Rental Accommodation

  • 31 August 2022
Housing

In the ACT, PIA sees the need for the regulation of short-term rental accommodation to balance
similar objectives to those identified for NSW. We also see benefit in collecting information to
help understand activity in, and potential impacts of, this emerging sector. However, there are
some differences between NSW and the ACT, such as the need to take into account the ACT’s
leasehold system, including lease purpose clauses, and some existing regulations.
  • ACT

PIA NSW submission to the SE Tablelands Regional Plan

  • 4 October 2022
Strategic Planning

PIA members suggest that so much has changed since the first South East and Tablelands (SE&T)
plan as to warrant a review of the way Regional Plans respond to a less predictable future.
  • NSW

PIA QLD Submission on the proposal for a statutory seller disclosure scheme

  • 31 August 2022
Housing

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and FMA Queensland commends the Department of Justice for initiating the proposal to establish a statutory seller disclosure scheme in Queensland. PIA and FMA fully support the establishment of a statutory seller disclosure regime applying to the sale and purchase of freehold land in Queensland. It provides an important mechanism to assist people to make informed decisions when purchasing property.
  • QLD

Delivering housing for all: 20 actions for the Queensland Housing Summit

  • 4 October 2022
Housing

This report sets out our ideas to help address Queensland's housing challenges. Whilst planning is only one part of the housing system, we recognise there are actions we can take to help respond to the current pressures our state faces. For example, we welcome the government's adoption of our recent proposal to change planning rules to allow secondary dwellings (like granny flats) to be rented to non-family members as an important step towards more housing diversity.
  • QLD

PIA ACT - Draft Active Travel Submission

  • 30 August 2022
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA ACT appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission on the ACT’s Draft Active Travel Plan. Our comments are as follows.
  • ACT

Planning Institute of Australia (TAS) - State Planning Provisions Review - Scoping Issues

  • 29 August 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

As the key professional organisation in Tasmania representing planners, the Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division) (PIA) appreciate the opportunity to make the following submission with respect to the State Planning Provisions (SPP) review - scoping issues.
  • TAS

Independent Review of Infrastructure Australia

  • 11 August 2022
Infrastructure and Transport

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide its response to the review of Infrastructure Australia.
  • National

Opportunities identified at the Urban Heat Seminar held in Cairns on 8 July 2022

  • 8 August 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

We welcome the initiatives contained in the Cairns Climate Change Strategy 2030, and particularly acknowledge the commitment to the development of a heatwave action plan, in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • QLD

Further submission on the proposed independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Queensland

  • 22 July 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) commends moves made by the Queensland Government to improve environmental regulation and compliance the state through the creation of an independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thanks the Department for providing PIA with an opportunity to comment on the above initiative.
  • QLD

SA Climate Change Advocacy Statement

  • 20 July 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Read about SA advocacy for climate change.
  • SA

QLD submission on proposed amendments to development application forms and related material under the Planning Act 2016

  • 1 July 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA is pleased to provide the following submission on the proposed amendments to the DA Forms under the Planning Act 2016.
  • QLD

NT Submission Greater Holtze Area Plan - Stage 1 Consultation

  • 1 July 2022
Strategic Planning

The Northern Territory Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA NT) would like to thank the Northern Territory Planning Commission (NTPC) for the opportunity to provide comment for Stage 1 consultation of the Greater Holtze Area Plan. PIA NT would like to give specific thanks to yourself, Dorte Ekelund and John-Paul Mac Donagh (DIPL) for attending and facilitating a briefing session with our members.
  • NT

PIA TAS submission on Greater Hobart Plan

  • 27 June 2022
Strategic Planning

While we appreciate the Greater Hobart Committee’s development of the GHP, we believe that there are a number of opportunities for the document, to ensure that, when finalised, it achieves the purpose of improving strategic planning across Greater Hobart. As well as to ensure that the GHP works coherently with existing strategic planning documents.
  • TAS

PIA ACT Submission – Draft Planning Bill

  • 15 June 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national association representing professional town planners throughout Australia. The Institute has a total membership of about 5,500 people. The ACT Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA ACT) is led by a committee of members who voluntarily help advance the planning profession in the ACT.
  • ACT

PIA QLD Heat, Walkability and Climate Change

  • 14 June 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

With today marking the first International Heat Action Day, I am writing to highlight the importance of planning for heat, and to call for new investments and planning actions to address this issue.
  • QLD

PIA ACT Submission to Urban Forest Bill

  • 2 June 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA ACT supports the key objects of the Bill and consider that the success of the Bill will largely be dependent on the Government continuing to educate the community on the benefits of trees and their management requirements as well as assist in community participation in the ongoing greening of Canberra.
  • ACT

Submission on Consultation Paper for a Decriminalised Sex Work Industry in Queensland

  • 30 May 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

The PIA commends the approach of fairness, safety and health for Queensland’s sex work industry made by the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC). PIA supports the movement to legitimise the sex work industry and recognisees this industry being treated as a genuine business operation throughout Queensland.
  • QLD

PIA Tasmania submission on the review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975

  • 25 May 2022
Indigenous

PIA strongly supports the reforms to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975, particularly with the aim to empower Aboriginal communities to determine heritage impacts and design land management responses to proposed development.
  • TAS

PIA NSW Submission to NSW Independent Flood Inquiry

  • 16 May 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA NSW urges the Inquiry to recommend that all tiers of Government build capacity to plan and act across the full spectrum of flood hazard situations identified in a clear risk-based framework.
  • NSW

Planning for urban vegetation in adapting to a changing climate and urban heat

  • 2 May 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA are pleased to publish a resource toolkit for ‘Planning for urban vegetation in adapting to a changing climate and urban heat’. The toolkit provides web links to recent studies and plans which demonstrate good practice around Australia of how planning decisions can respond to urban heat and vegetation cover. The work was undertaken by students of University of Tasmania as part of their industry placement to PIA in 2021. PIA would like to thank Zimeng Liu, Lijia Ru, Abiodun Sobowale as well as Professor Jason Byrne.
  • National

Development Assessment Panel Reform

  • 22 April 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA / PIA WA) has appreciated the opportunity to participate in DPLH’s DAP Reform Reference Group and is pleased to provide an official response to the public consultation.
  • WA

Supporting the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings

  • 22 April 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA / PIA WA) appreciates the opportunity to participate in WALGA’s consultation on Low Energy Buildings.
  • WA

City of Perth Draft Local Planning Strategy

  • 11 April 2022
Strategic Planning

The Western Australian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA WA) is pleased to have the opportunity to review and comment on the City of Perth Draft Local Planning Strategy.

PIA WA supports the City’s vision for our capital expressed in the document.
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to Floodplain Development Manual Update

  • 4 April 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA NSW supports this policy and has provided a range of improvements to ensure it can be utilised by planners in their work.
  • NSW

PIA Federal Election Statement 2022

  • 31 March 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA's 2022 Federal Election Statement advocates for policy action on climate change, housing, cultural heritage, green space, infrastructure and regional planning.
  • National

Submission on the Options paper Finalising the review of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Acts

  • 28 March 2022
Heritage

PIA thanks the Department for the opportunity to make a submission regarding the proposed changes to the Act. We look forward to continued discussions and engagement. These projects provide an exciting opportunity for PIA to work across government in delivering the most efficient planning framework.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to the Design and Place SEPP

  • 24 March 2022
Place and Design

PIA NSW supports the Design and Place SEPP. This submission outlines a range of improvements that could be made to ensure the SEPP fulfils its potential.
  • NSW

Safer Places by Design in Western Australia

  • 18 March 2022
Place and Design

The Western Australian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA WA) supports the State Government’s draft Safer Places by Design – Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Planning Guidelines, replacing Planning Out Crime Planning Guidelines (2006). While encouraged by the general intent of the document, PIA WA recommends minor amendments to ensure its application is enjoyed by our diverse population.
  • WA

PIA ACT Planning Principles Position Statement

  • 16 March 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

This statement of planning principles responds to the ACT Government's Reform and Review Program and also identifies additional areas of possible reform.
  • ACT

PIA NSW submission to Rezoning Discussion Paper 16 March 2022

  • 16 March 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission emphasises that planning proposals are not the same as DAs and they require a distinct process that recognises the public interest in integrated strategic planning. PIA has put forward alternative ways of streamlining the planning process that do not involve automatic exhibition of proponent led Planning Proposals.
  • NSW

PIA QLD Planning for climate change and natural hazards - Letter to the Deputy Premier

  • 7 March 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Last week’s extreme weather event caused devastation in many parts of South East Queensland, with
river and creek flooding harming people and property.

Natural events are cyclical, often occur in differing scales across living memory and lived experience,
but Australia’s considerable weather and climate data tells us that these are not new events. Dynamic
and unpredictable elements affect the way natural weather and climatic events occur, including
interference with the floodplains and catchments, community values and capital investment.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to Revised Large-Scale Solar Energy Guidelines

  • 4 March 2022
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW welcomes these guidelines and notes a variety of areas where it could better align with existing planning strategy and practice.
  • NSW

Planning for Tourism

Economy and Employment

The Western Australian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA WA) welcomes the State Government’s draft Position Statement on Planning for Tourism. PIA WA supports the general intent of the document but requests that further consideration be given to how it would impact regional areas. PIA WA also recommends changing the name of the document to reflect its policy nature.
  • WA

Local Government Reform

  • 25 February 2022
Climate Environment and Resilience

Local Government Reform – Summary of Proposed Reforms
  • WA

PIA Queensland Submission on the draft Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan

  • 14 February 2022
Economy and Employment

PIA commends moves made by the Department of Resources to address the future development and growth of Queensland’s resources industry. In particular, the need to ensure the long-term sustainable growth of Queensland’s Regions and townships which are often dependant on resource projects.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Submission on the proposed independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Queensland

  • 3 February 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) commends moves made by the Queensland Government to improve environmental regulation and compliance the state through the creation of an independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thanks the Department for providing PIA with an opportunity to comment on the above initiative.
  • QLD

PIA Victoria Submission Inquiry into Protections within the Victorian Planning Framework

  • 31 January 2022
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute Australia (PIA) Victoria is the body representing planning and the
planning profession and welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the reform of the
Victorian planning framework.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Feedback to Draft State Significant Agricultural Land Map

  • 28 January 2022
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW supports the production of a state significant agricultural land map and believes this draft would be enhanced by utilising more local knowledge and reflecting diverse agricultural uses.
  • NSW

Car Parking Cash in Lieu

  • 24 December 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA WA supports the proposed recommendation within the ‘Cash in Lieu Calculation Review Report,’ that a land
component is not included in the Cash in Lieu (CIL) calculation, given the 10-year timeframe within which the
funds must be spent.
  • WA

PIA Victoria Improving the Operation of ResCode consultation Submission

  • 17 December 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Victoria supports measures that improve the operation of Victorian Planning Schemes. In the case of the proposed ResCode reform, PIA Victoria notes the proposed introduction of a ‘Performance Assessment Module’ (PAM) concept alongside the application of this concept to ResCode. It is unfortunate that the consultation has been framed as an examination of ResCode when the PAM mechanism being advanced to amend ResCode is itself new to the planning system.
  • VIC

PIA NT Submission to Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan - Stage Two Consultation

  • 3 December 2021
Strategic Planning

This submission by The Northern Territory Division of the Planning Institute of Australia provides comment on the draft Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan (HERSLUP).
  • NT

PIA Queensland Letter of Support regarding Amendment to the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme

  • 24 November 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This letter supports the moves in these amendments to raise the standards for sustainability and design excellence and makes recommendations in support of this approach and in line with PIA Queensland's Climate Action Plan.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Letter regarding Proposed Call-In of the Waratah Coal Power Station

  • 23 November 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

"This correspondence to the Deputy Premier conveys PIA Queensland's support for the proposed call-in of
this development application on the basis that it will provide an opportunity for the state to undertake a complete assessment of the project and allow the community to have their say."
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to Western Sydney Aerotropolis Explanation of Intended Effect

  • 5 November 2021
Strategic Planning

This submission provides specific on open space provision and infratructure planning and sequencing in the Aerotropolis.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Planning in a Changing Climate Framework

  • 1 November 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This campaign material outlines PIA NSW's blueprint to embed climate action in the NSW planning system.
  • NSW

A Climate-Conscious Planning System for Western Australia

  • 1 November 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This position statement outlines PIA WA's vision for a climate-conscious planning system, centred around 10 climate change policy fixes.
  • WA

PIA Victoria Planning for Climate Change Position Paper

  • 28 October 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA Victoria considers that there is increased scope and a greater degree of urgency for planning and planners to play a critical role in addressing climate change.
  • VIC

PIA Tasmanian Submission to Tasmania Planning Policies Scoping Paper

  • 27 October 2021
Strategic Planning

PIA Tasmania has long called for State policy to drive and inform the implementation of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and this submission outlines PIA Tasmania's position on the scoping paper.
  • TAS

PIA Tasmania Submission on No Planning Approval Required Certificates

  • 22 October 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission identifies that there remains ambiguity around the problem to be solved via these reforms and provides matters for consideration including qualifications and experience, scope of exemptions and access to information.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria Submission to Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework (LUFP)

  • 22 October 2021
Strategic Planning

PIA Victoria welcomes this work and provides a range of matters for additional consideration, particularly regarding graphics and mapping, data and inputs and evaluation frameworks.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Submission to the Draft State Infrastructure Strategy

  • 21 October 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission provides detailed recommendations regarding the SIS, including the inclusion of measureable outcomes and target dates, a monitoring framework and details for cross agency collaboration.
  • QLD

QLD REPORT | Planning for Housing in SEQ

  • 1 October 2021
Housing

Significant demand for housing in South East Queensland is driving prices up in key parts of the region for both new and established homes.

As planners we play an important and substantial role in the provision of housing for our communities. As an Institute we understand the importance of planners leading the crucial discussions around how to address the current challenges we are experiencing with respect to housing demand and supply.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to Infrastructure SEPP amendments re. renewable energy and regional centres

  • 11 October 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA NSW proposes recommendations to ensure this policy does not have unintended consequences, including links with strategic plans and mechanisms to vary distance requirements.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2021

  • 22 September 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW has identified key issues including the impact on local government, existing DA lodgement issues and notification of complying development modifications.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to Contribution of Tax & Regulation on Housing Affordability & Supply in Australia

  • 9 September 2021
Housing

This submission outlines PIA's position on housing affordability, housing supply and the role of planning.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Regional Housing Review

  • 7 September 2021
Housing

This submission provides feedback to the Regional Housing Taskforce regarding regional planning, housing supply and housing affordability.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Infrastructure SEPP amendments re. solar energy

  • 7 September 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission welcomes sensible amendments to the Infrastructure SEPP to support the take up of solar energy.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Geographical Names Board re. Bradfield

  • 3 September 2021
Indigenous

This submission raises concerns with the naming of Sydney's newest city as 'Bradfield' and recommends that a new name is chosen in consultation with the Dharug community.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Biodiversity Inquiry

  • 31 August 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

"PIA NSW is concerned that the biodiversity offsets and credit system is a ‘black box’ – whose rules allow
too many not ‘like-for-like’ offsets and do not send a consistent or predictable market signal."
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP

  • 27 August 2021
Housing

This submission identifies key issues which require modification prior to the finalisation of this policy, particularly regarding permissibility of some housing types.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the GSC Industrial Lands Review

  • 19 August 2021
Strategic Planning

This submission indicates PIA NSW's support for the GSC in a precautionary approach towards the residential conversion of commercial core and industrial land. It also recommends a process to apply a risk weighted approach to some sites in consultation with the Regional Plan.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Greater Sydney Commission Regional Plan Review

  • 19 August 2021
Strategic Planning

"This submission offer suggestions for further studies to
support the review of the Greater Sydney Regional Plan."
  • NSW

PIA Queensland to Community Support and Services Committee regarding social isolation and loneliness

  • 18 August 2021
Social Planning and Engagement

"This submission highlights the link between social isolation, built form and design of our
communities and provides associated recommendations to the Committee."
  • QLD

PIA Submission to National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy

  • 13 August 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission outlines PIA's support for a cultural shift to embed climate resilience and natural hazard risk management in every layer of strategic planning policy and guidance.
  • National

PIA Victoria Submission to Draft Built Environment Adaptation Action Plan

  • 13 August 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission welcomes the release of the Built Environment AAP and provides detailed comments on document structure, the need for greater modelling and mapping and positions on policy proposals.
  • VIC

PIA Correspondence regarding Review of Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

  • 13 August 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This correspondence to Hon Sussan Ley MP provides PIA's submission and an updated position on the review of the Review of Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
  • National

PIA Queensland Submission on Our Productive City: Brisbane’s Industrial Future

  • 7 August 2021
Economy and Employment

PIA Queensland identifies positive aspects that the strategy applies to planning and recommends mechanisms for simplified assessment for some developments, review of older precincts and review of assessment triggers.
  • QLD

PIA WA Position Statement on Planning Reform in Western Australia

  • 1 August 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This position statement outlines PIA WA's position on climate-conscious planning systems, infill development and density, strategic planning, planning portals and developmnent assessment and applications.
  • WA

PIA WA Correspondence Regarding Discontinuation of UWA Master of Urban and Regional Planning

  • 21 July 2021
Economy and Employment

This letter expresses PIA WA's disappointment regarding the decision to discontinue the UWA Master of Urban and Regional Planning.
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to the Draft Smart Places Customer Charter

  • 20 July 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission provides reform opportunities to each of the Charter Principles and links these reforms with the work of the PlanTech National Working Group.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Heritage Act Review

  • 2 July 2021
Heritage

This submission outlines detailed recommendations to improve the existing Act, rather than undertaking a wholesale review. This includes the finalisation of Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms, improvements to Heritage Council nominations and the creation of a State Heritage Strategy.
  • NSW

PIA NT Ministerial Correspondence regarding Climate Campaign

  • 24 June 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This correspondence to Hon. Minister Eva Lawler outlines PIA NT's campaign for a climate-conscious planning system.
  • NT

PIA Queensland Submission to Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project

  • 22 June 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission commends commends the commitment made by the Sunshine Coast Council in planning for mass transit to ensure future liveability, sustainability and best practice planning for the region
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to the Employment Zones

  • 21 June 2021
Economy and Employment

While PIA NSW supports the stated purposes of the reform, this submission outlines alternative means by which this purposes could be achieved.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Strategic Planning for Natural Hazards

  • 21 June 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission urges expanstion on the proposed principles and ensure that capacity improvements and planning system reforms entrench the guidance in land use decision making.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission on Five-Yearly Review of the Integrity Act

  • 4 June 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

In this submission, PIA Queensland identified concerns regarding the potential listing of planners as lobbyists for the purposes of the Act. PIA requested public consultation occur to allow formal representations to be made.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Submission on Major Amendment 2 and Planning Scheme Policy – Bushfire

  • 24 May 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA Queensland welcomes many elements of this policy framework, however notes concerns regarding bushfire hazard, the level of assessment and the high impact activity overlay.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the making of environmental planning instruments

  • 24 May 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission addresses the unique role of SEPPs in the planning system and provides recommendations where structure and consultation could be improved.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to Expert Panel’s Review of Victoria’s Building System

  • 19 May 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

While this review is focused on the building system, PIA Victoria provides additional perspectives relating to planning permit applications and legislative reform.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission to Clause 4.6 Explanation of Intended Effects

  • 12 May 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission provides detailed feedback and indicates support for a test which offers flexibility and reduces the need for spot rezoning while supporting better development outcomes.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Building Back Business Better reforms

  • 7 May 2021
Economy and Employment

While PIA NSW supports the directions of the reform, this submission highlights situations were the proposed reforms have the potential to work against the strategic intent of adopted place strategies.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Design and Place SEPP EIE

  • 28 April 2021
Place and Design

This detailed submission provides detailed recommendations to all elements of the Design and Place SEPP, with a particular focus on the role of planners as qualified designers, thresholds for development, interaction with local place-based design controls and training for planners.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission to 2050 Vision for Greater Hobart

  • 26 April 2021
Strategic Planning

This submission provides detailed comments on the vision, particularly in relation to the vision themes, structure and integration into other systems.
  • TAS

PIA Queensland Submission on Proposed Major Update 2 & 3 to the Gold Coast City Plan

  • 21 April 2021
Strategic Planning

PIA Queensland notes that while the proposed amendment includes a number of positive changes, there remain a number of concerns. PIA is concerned that parts of the proposed amendment will make it more difficult for Gold Coast to develop as a ‘world class city’.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to the Agritourism and Small-Scale Agriculture Development EIE

  • 19 April 2021
Rural and Regional

This correspondence addresses including farm stay accommodation, farm stay events, compliance and buffer zones.
  • NSW

PIA NT Submission to Designing Better Stage 2 Consultation Paper

  • 16 April 2021
Place and Design

PIA NT believes the NTPC's Designing Better project has significant merit and proposes some issues requiring additional consideration in this submission.
  • NT

PIA NSW Submission to the Crown Lands Management Act Review Discussion Paper

  • 9 April 2021
Strategic Planning

This submission provides detailed feedback on the Discussion Paper and recommends a variety of additional focuses including the introduction of a 'net community benefit test' and consistency with regional and local strategic plans.
  • NSW

SAYP Submission to Northern and Yorke Landscape Board

  • 12 April 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This is our SAYPs' contribution on the consultation for the Northern and Yorke Regional Landscape Plan.
  • SA

PIA NSW joint letter with AIA and AILA to Minister re. Design and Place SEPP

  • 6 April 2021
Place and Design

This joint correspondence welcomes the Design and Place SEPP and recognises its ambitious scope.
  • NSW

PIA WA Position Statement on Draft Medium Density Code

  • 1 April 2021
Housing

This position statement outlines PIA WA's position on medium density housing and the planning processes which ensure its success.
  • WA

PIA Submission to Inquiry into Australia’s Skilled Migration Program

  • 29 March 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission addresses planner shortages in some jurisdictions and the need for long term reform to migration programs.
  • National

PIA Queensland Submission on On-site Sewage Management Consultation Paper

  • 29 March 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission provides general commentary on matters relating to planning and development and how these could be supported through the greater Queensland planning framework.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Letter to Minister Stokes re. recognition of planners as ‘qualified designers’

  • 29 March 2021
Place and Design

This letter urges the amendment of the proposed Design and Place SEPP to ensure that Registered Planners with suitable experience be recognised as ‘qualified designers’ for the purposes of master planning and urban design.
  • NSW

Submission from Women in Planning Network to REAP Scheme

  • 18 March 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This letter for the Women in Planning Network highlights potential issues with the full-time equivalent experience requirements of the REAP scheme given research indicating many more women than men work part-time and take career breaks for caring and other responsibilities.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Precinct Plans re. sustainability rating

  • 12 March 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

This letter provides support for the potential for the Precinct Plan to provide the opportunity for energy and water BASIX targets and other sustainability rating tools to be exceeded.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to NSW Agricultural Land Use Planning Strategy Options Paper

  • 12 March 2021
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW makes a number of recommendations, including calling for process improvements in identifying productive areas and a new dispute resolution process.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Western Parkland City Place-based Infrastructure Compact (PIC) Program

  • 5 March 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission outlines PIA's strong support for this program and highlights a number of implementation feedback to ensure the PIC is a successful policy approach.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission on No Planning Approval Required Certificates – Options Paper

  • 3 March 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission outlines significant concerns in relation to some options provided in this paper. Notwithstanding these concerns, PIA Tasmania acknowledges that private certification of some low-risk projects can deliver positive planning outcomes.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria to Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30 Year Plan

  • 26 February 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria welcomes this plan and draws attention to the need for greater consideration of climate, digital infrastructure, support for local government and integration with planning processes.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission to 'Environmentally sustainable development of buildings and subdivisions: A roadmap for Victoria’s planning system'

  • 26 February 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

While PIA Victoria welcomes the released of the State Roadmap for ESD, this submission raises concerns that there is a significant disconnect between the policy objectives and the scope and scale of potential changes proposed in the Roadmap.
  • VIC

PIA Submission to Review of National Cities Performance Framework

  • 19 February 2021
Strategic Planning

PIA supports the evolution of the National Cities Performance Framework to measure a revised set of
indicators providing evidence to better manage city growth and change.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Rapid Assessment Framework and REAP Scheme

  • 12 February 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW contributed to this framework since 2019, this submission outlines detailed feedback on the final implementation of this policy.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to 'Planning for Melbourne's Green Wedges and Agricultural Land'

  • 5 February 2021
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA is supportive of the project and its purpose, particularly in the context of climate change and potential future challenges facing sustainable food production. This submission provides a range of additional matters for consideration.
  • VIC

PIA WA Release - 'Good planning for future generations in jeopardy'

  • 1 February 2021
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA WA is deeply concerned about the impact of ongoing conflict in local government on frontline planners and the communities they serve.
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to Draft Local Character Clause

  • 29 January 2021
Place and Design

"This submission notes it is critical that this policy
approach allows local government to identify, maintain and enhance local character while ensuring it is does not prevent local housing targets from being achieved"
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission to North West Transport Network Business Case

  • 21 December 2020
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission notes the need to see the prioritisation of integrated active and passenger transport services over roads, and concerns that provision of such a single-mode transport solution would be inefficient and unsustainable.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Submission to Gold Coast City Plan – Secondary Dwellings & Small-Scale Infill Development

  • 18 December 2020
Housing

This submission expresses PIA Queensland's concerns about chnages that will restrict development of secondary dwellings, permissable under the 2003 Plan. PIA believes this change would run counter to certainty, best practice planning, sustainable infill development and provision of housing diversity and affordability
  • QLD

PIA Submission to s Planning and Design Code - Phase 3

  • 18 December 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

This detailed submission outlines PIA SA's policy regarding e-planning, local planning policy, strategic planning, design, third party appeal rights, land use definitions, mapping and development assessment.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to Draft Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan

  • 16 December 2020
Strategic Planning

This submission outlines PIA NSW's belief that this policy should be further improved to set a precedent for other Regional Plan reviews to follow and to meet the evolving needs of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Region.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Joint Letter with AIA NSW regarding Build to Rent Policy

  • 16 December 2020
Housing

This correspondence to Minister Stokes indicates support for build-to-rent housing but notes critical improvements which are required to the policy settings.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Social Impact Assessment Guideline for State Significant Projects

  • 2 December 2020
Social Planning and Engagement

This submissions welcomes a refined approach to these guidelines, but also notes potential areas for improvement including pre-project refinement requirements and linking the Guideline with infrastructure delivery.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to Climate Change Bill 2020

  • 27 November 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA supports a national climate framework to ensure that decisions made across jurisdictions, industry sectors and places align with a national goal to achieve the outcomes of the Paris Agreement. PIA also proposes a number of additions to the Bill regarding planning and the built environment.
  • National

PIA Victoria Submission to the 'Guidelines for Precinct Structure Planning in Melbourne's Greenfields 2020'

  • 25 November 2020
Strategic Planning

This submission notes that the Guidelines are an improved detail compared with current Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) documentation. The submission also provides detailed feedback on matters requiring additional clarity and consistency.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Joint Statement on #BuildBackBetter

  • 27 October 2020
Economy and Employment

This joint statement was signed by PIA Qld, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Australian Institute of Architects and urges the Australian Government to build back better post-Covid.
  • QLD

PIA Tasmania Submission to the Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020

  • 23 October 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submissions supports the need for strategically planned bushfire risk mitigation during this era of unprecedented climate change. PIA Tasmania note that while improvements to community fire safety are supported, concerns are held regarding draft legislation.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria Submission to the Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations

  • 16 October 2020
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA supports in this submission the designation of open space and related infrastructure as ‘environmental’ or ‘green’ infrastructure. The submission argues planning for this infrastructure needs to lead conversations around liveability alongside more traditional ‘grey’ infrastructure.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission to Planning for Rural Workers' Accommodation Issues and Options Paper

  • 12 October 2020
Rural and Regional

This submission comments on the importance of the planning system in assisting in the facilitation of housing where it is needed most, including for key workers throughout regional Victoria.
  • VIC

PIA SA Submission to Petition No 2 of 2020 – Planning Reform

  • 1 October 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

In this submission PIA gives support to the full implementation of the PDI Act, reform to improve the ‘line of sight’ from state planning policy to local development controls and third party appeals to improve accountability.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to the NSW Agriculture Land Use Planning Strategy Issues Paper

  • 29 September 2020
Rural and Regional

In this submission PIA NSW argues that planning is an enabler of effective land management and should not be considered a barrier to agricultural productivity. It also provides recommendations on dispute resolution, identification of state significant agricultural land and strategic planning processes.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Productivity Commission Green Paper

  • 21 September 2020
Economy and Employment

This submission strongly argues for the role of planning in boosting productivity, sustaining the environmenta and creating great places to live. The submission criticises the approach of the Green Paper in addressing zoning reform in the abstract and not appreciating the value of strategic planning.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Housing Diversity SEPP

  • 9 September 2020
Housing

This submission provides detailed comments on the SEPP, with a particular focus on the strategic justification for build to rent housing in the B3 Commercial Core zone, conversion of affordable housing to strata and boarding house development.
  • NSW

SA Young Planners Submission to South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020-2025

  • 28 August 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submissions outlines SAYP general support for the proposed Strategy and acknowledges the positive impacts of its predecessors.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to the Greener Places Guide

  • 28 August 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission provides detailed recommendations to the draft Greener Places Guide. The submission particularly recommends integration with infrastructure contributions, education for assessment officer, statutory reform and retention of quantum measures of open space.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Draft Crown Lands Strategic Plan

  • 27 August 2020
Strategic Planning

In this submission PIA provides detailed feedback on the Strategic Plan and particularly calls for this process to be integrated with the refresh of Regional Plans. The submission also addresses the need for increased opportunities for Aboriginal management of land and greater respect for Aboriginal land rights.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Draft Local Design Review Scheme

  • 27 August 2020
Place and Design

PIA SA in this submission supports the inclusion of a formal design review mechanism which is available to all Council areas within South Australia.
  • SA

SA Young Planners Submission from to the Draft Local Design Review Scheme

  • 21 August 2020
Place and Design

The SAYP support providing local governments with the ability to provide proponents with the opportunity to seek design advice regarding development applications they may be considering.
  • SA

Submission to the Design and Place SEPP

  • 14 August 2020
Place and Design

In this submission PIA remains wholly supportive of BASIX system, ADG and Local Character Statements. PIA NSW does acknowledge that there is scope for improvements and refinements in the application of these policies.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission on Planning Changes to Support Economic Recovery

  • 7 August 2020
Economy and Employment

This submission welcomes changes creating appropriate flexibility in response to need for economic recovery. PIA Queensland call for increased clarity on some elements.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission on Infrastructure Contributions Productivity Commission Report

  • 3 August 2020
Economy and Employment

"PIA has consistently advocated for holistic reform of infrastructure funding and development contributions regimes to ensure alongside population growth communities have an acceptable standard of baseline infrastructure."
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Social & Affordable Housing Position Paper

  • 1 August 2020
Housing

This policy outlines reforms that will assist in ensuring that land use planning maximises its impact on addressing affordable and social housing.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on NSW Housing Strategy

  • 31 July 2020
Housing

This submission highlights the need for a line of sight between state and local strategy and coordination between infrastructure planning, funding and housing delivery. PIA NSW also argues that the Strategy should address social housing, community housing and mandatory inclusionary zoning.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Urban Green Spaces

  • 24 July 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission acknowledges the key role of urban green spaces. They are not simply a cost-effective mitigation and adaptation tool for climate change, but also to increase the attractiveness, liveability of the urban fabric.
  • SA

PIA NT Submission to Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission Stage 3 Consultation

  • 23 July 2020
Economy and Employment

This submission outlines PIA NT's support of the focus and initial recommendations of the TERC and the need to ensure planning is at the core of recovery policies. PIA NT recommends that current economic conditions are used to support reforms that simplify the planning system, invest in infrastructure to build back better and leave a positive legacy.
  • NT

PIA Queensland Member Advice on notification changes for print news

  • 21 July 2020
Rural and Regional

This member release addresses changes to notification arrangements for print news in areas where regional local hard copy news does not exist.
  • QLD

PIA SA Submission to Noise Policy Review

  • 15 July 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA SA highlights the importance of the Policy in this submission. The objective criteria in the Policy are used by acoustic engineers and are vital to development assessment.
  • SA

PIA ACT Submission to Draft Amendment 95 North Curtin Diplomatic Estate and Urban Area

  • 8 July 2020
Strategic Planning

This submission indicates PIA ACT's general support for the Diplomatic Estate in this location and higher density development aligned with the City to Woden Light Rail. It also outlines concerns regarding detail of the amendment.
  • ACT

PIA NSW Submission to DPIE Infrastructure Funding Exhibited Documents

  • 26 June 2020
Infrastructure and Transport

In this submission, PIA NSW expressed support for a process for higher s7.12 levies, coordinated contributions requirements and pricing reviews of SICs.
  • NSW

Release - 'Good planning is fundamental to the community'

  • 25 June 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

"Reform of WA’s planning system has been much anticipated, and the passing of the Planning and Development Amendment Bill through Parliament this week will bring about considerable temporary and permanent changes."
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to the NSW DPIE Flood Prone Land Package

  • 25 June 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission provides detailed recommendations to the draft package. The submissioin particularly recommends concurrent udpates to 2005 Floodplain Development Manual, local government resourcing and enhanced quality of mapping.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission on the Review of the Strata Titles Act 1998

  • 19 June 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

In this submission PIA Tasmania provides detailed feedback on this review, including planning and development of strata schemes, requirements for a strata plan and regulatory frameworks.
  • TAS

PIA Submission to Future of NABERS Energy Consultation

  • 10 June 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA outlines in this submission general support for the proposed changes to NABERS Energy. PIA recommends that emissions factors be updated more regularly, the market-based accounting method be consistently applied and governance standards be maintained.
  • National

A Vision for a Future Ready Queensland

  • 1 June 2020
Strategic Planning

This document outlines PIA Queensland's advocacy for a state settlement strategy to direct population growth and integrate infrastructure and land-use planning and funding to ensure sustainable, equitable and productive growth throughout Queensland.
  • QLD

PIA Tasmania Submission to the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020

  • 29 May 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

In this submission PIA Tasmania supportive of this Bill and the creation of a TasCAT.
  • TAS

PIA SA Submission to the Independent Review into SA 2019/20 Bushfire Season

  • 25 May 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA SA supports in the submission a cultural shift to embed bushfire (and natural hazard risk management generally) in every layer of strategic planning policy and guidance so that it becomes ‘business as usual’.
  • SA

PIA WA Release - 'PIA welcomes Covid-19 planning reforms'

  • 20 May 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

"The world is in the midst of an unprecedented health, social and economic disruption as a result of COVID-19. It has necessitated significant change to the way our communities function and the impact will affect us all long after the crisis abates."
  • WA

PIA Tasmania Submission on the Independent review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission

  • 15 May 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission suggests that this review should lead to clear recommendations that aim to ensure the Commission is well placed to perform its functions moving forward.
  • TAS

PIA Tasmania Submission to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Major Projects) Bill 2020

  • 15 May 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission identifies that while PIA Tasmania members are generally supportive of this reform, it was not universally supported. PIA Tasmania has taken a constructive approach to this consultation process.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria Submission to Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce

  • 15 May 2020
Economy and Employment

This submission focuses on repositioning planning, streamlining the planning system, pivoting resource allocation to strategic planning and promoting good outcomes.
  • VIC

PIA ACT Submission to DV369 Living Infrastructure

  • 8 May 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission strongly supports the primary intent primary intent of DV369 to increase tree canopy cover and permeable surfaces in Canberra. It also provides detailed comments on concerns held about DV369 in its current form.
  • ACT

PIA Queensland Letter to Mayors Promoting Planning Visions for a COVID-19 Recovery

  • 8 May 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

This correspondence recognises the need for timely planning responses to COVID to enable faster economic and social rebuilding.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Letter to Planning Minister Promoting Planning Responses

  • 8 May 2020
Economy and Employment

This correspondence commends “quick and considered” reforms to the Planning Act benefiting businesses, recognises that the Department is now working with Treasury and recommends infrastructure identified as a regional priority to be implemented as part of the State Recovery Plan.
  • QLD

PIA Submission to Review of Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

  • 28 April 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission raises a number of concerns regarding the operation of the ACT in state and territory jurisdictions and identifies areas to be streangthened, including greater inclusion of Indigenous knowledge.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to NSW Bushfire Inquiry

  • 21 April 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This detailed submission establishes PIA's position on this issue, including the need for planners to shape what it means to 'build back better', the importance of planning for risk avoidane and required improvements to strategic planning.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

  • 20 April 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This detailed submission outlines PIA's perspective and support for s a cultural shift to embed bushfire (and natural hazard risk management generally) in every layer of strategic planning policy and guidance - so that it becomes ‘business as usual’
  • National

PIA Victoria Submission on the City of Melbourne Draft Affordable Housing Strategy

  • 17 April 2020
Housing

This submission congratulates Council on its preparation of this integral strategic work which aligns with its vision to be a ‘liveable, inclusive and prosperous city’.
  • VIC

Planning Principles for Response and Recovery

  • 9 April 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA has adopted seven principles to guide planning responses and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fundamental principle is that planning has, as its first duty, to protect human life and safety. It follows that regulation may need to be suspended or changed to enable health and emergency services to build up capacity rapidly.
  • National

PIA Victoria COVID-19 Response Plan

  • 1 April 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Victoria has established a two-phase response to recognise that the actions and advocacy we undertake during the pandemic phase are urgent and require an immediate response to maintain the ongoing functioning of the planning system.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Bushfire Hazard Position Paper

  • 1 April 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

"This submission recognises that the likelihood of more severe bushfires in a hotter and drier climate brings an
ongoing challenge to ensure that Victoria’s policy objective, to prioritise the protection of human life from bushfire, is effectively implemented."
  • VIC

PIA NSW Young Planners - Response to the Premiers Priorities

  • 19 March 2020
Social Planning and Engagement

The NSW Young Planners outlined a focus on active travel, walkability improvements and the need to address social inequity through the built environment.
  • NSW

PIA ACT Submission to DV368 City and Gateway South Northbourne Avenue Corridor

  • 6 March 2020
Strategic Planning

This submission supports the integration of core principles of the City and Gateway Urban Design Framework into the Territory Plan.
  • ACT

PIA ACT Submission to DV365 Housing Choices- Boarding Houses and Co-Housing

  • 6 March 2020
Housing

This submission indicates PIA ACT's general support for the proposed changes in DV365.
  • ACT

Submission to Draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment

  • 28 February 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission generally welcomes the Draft Practice Direction as it provides applicants with a thorough explanation as to how site contamination is to be assessed by relevant authorities, and will enhance consistency in assessments made across the State by providing clear guidance to relevant authorities.
  • SA

PIA SA Submission to South Australia's Planning and Design Code - Phase 3

  • 28 February 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

The submission raises concerns with the code in its current form and recommends additional revision be undertaken.
  • SA

PIA Queensland Submission on Proposed Major Update 2 & 3 to the Gold Coast City Plan

  • 12 February 2020
Strategic Planning

This submission outlines concerns that aspects of the amended plan are at odds with best practice planning. For instance, a misalignment between land use outcomes and infrastructure capacity, failure to support growth around existing centres and corridors and a need to ensure streetscape legibility.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to review the Professional Engineers Registration Bill

  • 30 January 2020
Planning and Assessment Systems

In this submission PIA endorses the benefits of the scheme outlined in the Bill. It is also suggested that consideration be extended to planning professionals in the future.
  • NSW

Bushfire recovery - building resilience

  • 22 January 2020
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA compiled a set of resources relating to bushfire recovery. This includes articles, position statements and PIA policies.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Greater Sydney Commission Place-Based Infrastructure Compact

  • 17 December 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA NSW commends the PIC model for its ‘place-based’ and ‘whole of government’ focus. The PIC model must be scalable and needs ongoing champions in government, not just the GSC.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to National Obesity Strategy

  • 12 December 2019
Social Planning and Engagement

PIA supports the approach of the National Obesity Strategy as expressed under ‘Proposed
Priority Area 3: Enabling Active Living’ to create environments via urban design, infrastructure
and transport options which support health.
  • National

PIA NT Submission to Northern Territory Planning Reform Stage 3 Consultation

  • 6 December 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission addresses PIA's support of the proposed reforms as far as they contribute to better planning outcomes. Recommendations regarding the further implementation and communnication of stringent timelines and the use of Registered Planner.
  • NT

PIA NSW Position Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

  • 1 December 2019
Climate Environment and Resilience

This position statement argues that planning for climate change is in the domain of all planners. This includes the mitigation of future climate change (primarily by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimising waste), adapting to existing and projected environmental changes, and disaster risk reduction measures.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to South Australia's Planning and Design Code - Phase Two

  • 29 November 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submissions welcomes the opportunities provided by the introduction of the Planning and Design Code. PIA SA recommends the Code add clarity to the SA planning system.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to Productivity Commission Report ‘Kickstarting the Productivity Conservation’

  • 28 November 2019
Economy and Employment

This submission notes that planning adds value and addresses market failure and planning systems have a role in shaping urban structure to maximise productivity. PIA NSW identifies that there are opportunities readily available to streamline the planning system.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to Discussion Paper - Planning and Building Approvals Process Review

  • 21 November 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Victoria considers the Discussion Paper to be a comprehensive report which is respectful to our industry, that has successfully avoided a knee-jerk reaction to label planning as ‘red tape’.
  • VIC

PIA Tasmania Submission to 30-year Infrastructure Strategy

  • 15 November 2019
Strategic Planning

In this submission PIA Tasmania supports Infrastructure Tasmania’s initiative to develop a long term, integrated approach to infrastructure planning.
  • TAS

PIA Submission to Select Committee on Regional Australia

  • 14 November 2019
Strategic Planning

This submission makes the case for the need for national consistency across regional planning, a spatial framework and a deeper evidence base.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Independent Planning Commission Review

  • 13 November 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW recommends in this submission the maintenance of the IPC, given its operation an independent adjudicator, neutral body for public hearings and expert planning body. The submission does recognise improvements and clarifications which could be made to operation and processes.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Reforming Local Government in South Australia Discussion Paper

  • 31 October 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission supports the review of the Local Government Act 1999 and acknowledges such a review is timely.
  • SA

PIA Submission to Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019

  • 30 October 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA's submission expresses support for a focus on outcomes for communities, place-based planning and a 'systems approach' to preparing the Prirority List.
  • National

PIA SA Submission to Planning for the Future of South Australia's Pastoral Rangelands

  • 24 October 2019
Rural and Regional

This submissions seeks that the rangelands maintain their unspoilt natural beauty that attracts many tourists each year and provides ecological benefit for South Australia. In addition PIA SA recommends that respect for culturally significant sites and recognition of Indigenous communities use of land be treated as a priority.
  • SA

PIA WA Submission to State Infratructure Strategy

  • 1 September 2021
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA strongly supports the establishment of the State
Infrastructure Strategy and a robust process for identifying, prioritising, and delivering infrastructure. This submission outlines additional feedback regarding net zero carbon, national population policy and other matters.
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to the Draft Activation Precincts SEPP

  • 17 October 2019
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW welcomes the emphasis on strategic planning in the Activation Precinct scheme. The submission also addresses the opportunity for Activation Precincts to deliver exemplar sustainable development and integrate development with infrastructure provision.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Proposed Changes to Biodiversity Assessment Method

  • 16 October 2019
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission argues that site-by-site biodiversity assessment will not meet the objects of the Act with respect to conservation outcomes, especially where they are not in the context of a regional assessment or agreement. The submission recommends a review of biodiversity outcomes being achieved in comparison to administrative effort in the implementation of the Act.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission on Draft Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019

  • 16 October 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW supports the intention of the Bill to implement Shergold Weir Building Confidence report. The submission argues that there is not a role for planners as a class of design practitioner to certify design compliance with the BCA.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to Draft Planning Guidelines for Golf Course Redevelopment

  • 8 October 2019
Strategic Planning

This submissions provides feedback on the draft Guidelines, particularly noting some potential confusion in their interpretation.
  • VIC

PIA Tasmania Submission to Legislative Council Select Committee - Greater Hobart Traffic Congestion

  • 27 September 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission notes that the reliance on motor vehicles across Greater Hobart not only impacts on the environment but has growing impacts on both the economy and the health, inclusiveness and accessibility of its residents.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria Submission to Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods Discussion Paper

  • 26 September 2019
Place and Design

"PIA Victoria recommends that a consistent approach be applied to all forms of applicable development, whether
this be through Guideline material or policy, to ensure a high standard of development is achieved across the State. "
  • VIC

PIA Tasmania Submission to Statutory Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975

  • 20 September 2019
Indigenous

PIA Tasmania supports in this submission the need to review current legislation, to better align with the views and aspirations of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and to provide better protection to the significant value Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage.
  • TAS

PIA NSW Submission to Pyrmont Planning Review

  • 16 September 2019
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW provides detailed critiques of this process via this submission, particularly the short timeframe and the possibility of undermining community trust in planning outcomes for Pyrmont.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Short Term Rental Accommodation Regulatory Framework

  • 13 September 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission notes that short term rental accommodation can significantly impact rental markets and affordability and PIA NSW welcomes regulation in this area, however it should not place an undue enforcement burden on local government.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission on new Model Code for Neighbourhood Design

  • 1 September 2019
Place and Design

PIA Queensland commends a model code supporting walkability and connectivity, in newly developed communities, but need to identify mechanisms for alignment with existing local government planning schemes, and enforcement/implementation.
  • QLD

PIA SA Submission to Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia

  • 31 August 2019
Housing

This submission commends the State Government for initiating the development of this Strategy and discuss in detail the housing outcomes included.
  • SA

Housing and Homeless Strategy for South Australia

  • 31 August 2019
Housing

PIA SA supports better housing outcomes for all South Australians and it is vitally important that we genuinely work towards ending homelessness in our State.
  • SA

PIA Queensland Submission on Proposed Brisbane City Plan Amendment Package J

  • 26 August 2019
Housing

This submission outlines concerns that increased requirements for car parking spaces in new developments will make housing less affordable and Brisbane more car-dependent.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland Submission on Proposed Brisbane City Plan Major Amendment H

  • 26 August 2019
Housing

This submission argues that ban on multiple dwellings in low-density residential areas goes against best-practice planning, reduces diversity, affordability and density in designated areas, preventing the achievement of Brisbane’s Future Blueprint outcomes
  • QLD

PIA Submission to the Commissioner for Better Regulation and Red Tape

  • 22 August 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This detailed submission identifies opportunities for reform at the short, medium and long term.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Position Statement on Rural and Regional Planning

  • 1 August 2019
Rural and Regional

This position statement notes that planning policy in NSW is significantly focussed on the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong metropolitan area; which is then applied broadly across the entire state. PIA aspires to a planning system in NSW that better reflects local outcomes to the satisfaction of rural and regional communities and that supports localised mechanisms in the context of better and more certain local planning outcomes.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Position Statement on a Trusted Planning System

  • 1 August 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This position statement notes that trust is strengthened in planning when community engagement is transparent, complexity is reduced and that there is a line of sight in policy and built form outcomes
  • NSW

PIA NSW Position Statement on Infrastructure Funding and Delivery

  • 1 August 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA NSW argues that we must ensure that growth is matched with improvements to living conditions – infrastructure plays a critical role. This position statement suggests that poor coordination and a 'siloed' planning approach have been key contributors to housing being developed without supporting infrastructure.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Position Statement on Housing Affordability and Affordable Housing

  • 1 August 2019
Housing

PIA NSW argues that planning adds value to housing – it delivers quality places and strengthens communities by promoting diversity, improving design, enabling infrastructure and reducing development costs through orderly strategic planning - and it can provide pathways for affordable housing.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper

  • 31 July 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

The provision of appropriate, effective, efficient and timely infrastructure is essential to achieve affordable and sustainable living conditions in our cities and regions – and for the movement of goods to market.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to Building Stronger Foundations

  • 30 July 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW notes in this submission that good planning is affected by reduced trust in building quality. The submission recommends that there needs to be a better balance of responsibilities, cultural change and regulatory reform across the sector.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Inquiry into Regulation of Building Standards, Quality and Disputes

  • 30 July 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW notes in this submission that good planning is affected by reduced trust in building quality. The submission recommends that there needs to be a better balance of responsibilities, cultural change and regulatory reform across the sector.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Review of Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code

  • 5 July 2019
Strategic Planning

This submission acknowledges there is a role for a medium density housing code. However, PIA NSW recommends that DA pathways remain appropriate in low density settings and that a medium density housing code should respect local conditions.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

  • 5 July 2019
Social Planning and Engagement

This submission notes that good urban planning has the potential to address and assist to overcome mental health issues in a number of ways.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Planning Reforms for Extractive Industry

  • 28 June 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This detailed submission considers the proposed reforms with paticularly focus on addressing planning approval pathways, permits and land use terminology.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on the North East Link

  • 7 June 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria recommends that full consideration of Sustainable Urban Mobility, as distinct from construction projects, is critical to Melbourne’s future success, requiring a level of consideration it does not currently appear to be receiving.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Waterways of the West Ministerial Advisory Committee

  • 6 May 2019
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA Victoria recognises the critica role that the waterways play in Melbourne’s west. The rivers, creeks and parkland corridors of Melbourne’s west should be protected and enhanced through more a more effective and integrated planning and policy approach.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission to Protecting Melbourne’s Strategic Agricultural Land

  • 23 April 2019
Rural and Regional

PIA Victoria acknowledges in this submission the importance of planning systems safeguarding land that contributes to food security and the role of agriculture in the economy.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Submission to Wet Tropics Management Plan and Strategic Plan

  • 18 April 2018
Indigenous

This submission raises concerns regarding the process outlined in the draft plan, particularly regarding statutory alignment between plans and the clarification of difference management agreements or plans
  • QLD

PIA ACT Young Planners Submission to the draft 'Moving Canberra' Integrated Transport Strategy

  • 31 March 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission tests actions and principals in the strategy by exploring gaps in the transport system experienced by different user groups. It also provides recommendations for how transport gaps could be closed.
  • ACT

PIA ACT Submission to the Draft 'Moving Canberra' Integrated Transport Strategy

  • 31 March 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission outlines PIA's general support for the principals, goals and possible actions in the Strategy. PIA ACT have also expressed their belief that this work should progress to an implementation plan to allow commitments to be given budgetary allocation.
  • ACT

PIA SA Submission to South Australia's Planning and Design Code - Phase One

  • 28 March 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission recommends the reform agenda remain focused on the creation of a sophisticated planning system which attracts interstate planners to want planning careers within South Australia.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to Hunter SIC Draft Determination

  • 22 March 2019
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission calls for more clarity in policy purpose and implementation, removal of the exemption for complying and infill development and the maintenance of works-in-kind agreements.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations 2019 and Practice Directions

  • 1 March 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

"PIA is concerned with the level of applications that a Council Development Assessment Panel
(CDAP) is the relevant authority for. Additionally, this is the ideal time to legislate
effective management of state assets to achieve the best outcomes and reduce carbon
emissions."
  • SA

PIA Victoria Submission on the Draft Solar Energy Facilities – Design and Development Guidelines

  • 1 March 2019
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission outlines the need for a clear and technically robust guidance on how to plan for solar energy facilities in Victoria and applauds the initiative taken to date in respect of the development of the draft Guidelines.
  • VIC

SA Young Planners Submission to Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper

  • 22 February 2019
Economy and Employment

In this submission, the SAYP have provided detailed feedback on the discussion paper, including issues such as changing economies, ePlanning and urban renewal.
  • SA

PIA SA 2018 Election Statement

  • 31 December 2018
Strategic Planning

This detailed election platform calls for commitments to strategic planning, community engagement and the ongoing rollout of reform.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to DPE Community Participation Plan

  • 18 December 2018
Social Planning and Engagement

This submission recommends that the plan is clarified to confirm it is for internal use only. It also advocates that the plan should adopt a more proactive approach to consultation and should have the objective of achieving better planning outcomes.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Affordable Rental Housing SEPP Boarding Houses Amendment

  • 18 December 2018
Housing

PIA NSW identifies that there remains a need for diverse housing types. The submission argues that the limit of 12 rooms per lot should be reconsidered on larger lots – the cumulative impact of this limitation and the parking requirements would impact viability of this housing.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Affordable Housing SEPP 70 Expansion

  • 18 December 2018
Housing

PIA NSW strongly supports the expansion of SEPP 70 across the state. This submission argues it is inappropriate to limit SEPP 70 to upzoning (and with a strict viability test) only and that all SEPP 70 affordable housing should be retained in perpetuity.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission to Tasmanian Development Regulatory Reform Project

  • 14 December 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

"PIA Tasmania identifies in this submission that it supprts concepts in this report in principle, however notes any changes to the regulatory framework must be the result of a considered analysis and must not compromise the regulator’s ability to undertake a thorough and complete assessment of a development proposal. "
  • TAS

PIA SA Submission to Darkinjung Delivery Framework Paper

  • 11 December 2021
Indigenous

PIA NSW strongly supports this important reform to further the objectives of Aboriginal Land Rights and Planning Legislation. The submission recommends that planning policy reform for a Local Aboriginal Land Council Delivery Framework should operate across NSW and a new relevant SEPP or Ministerial Direction be drafted.
  • National

PIA SA Submission to Integrated Movement Systems Policy Discussion Paper

  • 3 December 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

"This submission welcomes the future vision for integrated movement systems as an imperative in order to support initiatives aimed at creating a more sustainable and
liveable city."
  • SA

PIA SA Submission to Natural Resources and Environment Discussion & Background Papers

  • 3 December 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission recognises the papers are useful documents intended to inform environment policy within the new Planning & Design Code. PIA SA support the intent to enhance existing natural resource policy by ensuring that the new code includes more detailed policy responses.
  • SA

PIA Submission to House of Representatives Automated Mass Transit Inquiry (Alexander Inquiry #3)

  • 1 December 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission details PIA's belief that autonomous vehicles have advanced without due consideration of their impact on the liveability, accessibility and productivity of our cities. PIA therefore recommends the Inquiry reframe this investigation with a focus on outcomes sought for cities
  • National

PIA NSW Joint Submission to Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

  • 30 November 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This joint statement with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Australian Institute of Architects calls for commitments to public and active transport and connection to open space to be included in this proposal.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Certifier Independence Options Paper

  • 19 November 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission argues that certifiers should be able to choose their clients and specialisation of certifiers should be valued. Alternative reforms may including more inspections, greater training and better resourcing of the Building Professionals Board.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission to Short Stay Accommodation Bill

  • 30 October 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission acknowledges the challenges posed by the growth of the home sharing economy in recent years. PIA Tasmania calls for careful regulatory responses to minimise potential adverse effects on Tasmanian communities.
  • TAS

PIA ACT Submission to Draft ACT Living Infrastructure Plan

  • 23 October 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission commends the development of the ACT’s first Living Infrastructure Plan. PIA ACT see this as a critical initiative that will help Canberra transition to a more climate resilient and liveable city
  • ACT

PIA Victoria Submission on Melbourne Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2018

  • 22 October 2018
Place and Design

"PIA Victoria acknowledged the important role that Melbourne Airport plays for Melbourne and Victoria from
both an economic and transport perspective. The approach proposed by the draft master plan is broadly consistent with the strategic intent of Plan Melbourne."
  • VIC

PIA SA Submission to Draft Accredited Professionals Scheme

  • 17 October 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA remains supportive of the rationale and intentions of the proposed Accredited Professionals Scheme and has provided detailed feedback in this submission.
  • SA

PIA SA Submission to Planning System Assessment Pathways

  • 17 October 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA supports the general direction of the proposed assessment pathways and notes similiarties with the proposed approaches and those in other states.
  • SA

PIA Discussion Paper 'Through the lens: The tipping point'

  • 16 October 2018
Strategic Planning

This central policy document calls for agreement between all levels of government on a consolidated spatial planning approach with clear lines of sight and responsibility. The core action advocated for is the development of a National Settlement Strategy.
  • National

PIA SA Submission to Planning System Performance Indicators

  • 16 October 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

"This submission notes that while there is currently a performance monitoring process as part of the SA planning
system there is not a high level of awareness of the existing reporting and measures."
  • SA

PIA SA Submission to 'Managing Our Landscapes – Conversations for Change' Discussion Paper

  • 15 October 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA SA recommends in this submission that the proposed reforms with the planning system. The submission argues this would more effectively achieve the goals of the proposed reforms.
  • SA

PIA Tasmania Submission to Draft Land Use Planning and Approvals (Miscellaneous Amendments)

  • 28 September 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission outlines generally support for amendments which avoid duplication in process and unnecessary complication or administration where the public interest is not affected.
  • TAS

PIA Tasmania Submission to RACT Greater Hobart Mobility Vision

  • 28 September 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission identfies that Hobart’s location and topographical constraints increase the complexity of the planning of transport options, however Hobart and Tasmania are not alone in the nation when it comes to the current challenges of growth and infrastructure planning. For this reason PIA Tasmania reiterates it's call for a National Settlement Strategy to address these issues.
  • TAS

PIA Queensland Submission to Brisbane City Council Retirement and Aged Care Amendments

  • 1 September 2018
Place and Design

This submission commends amendments BCC CityPlan 2014 that facilitate age-friendly settlements. PIA Queensland calls for assurance that built form controls will result in good design outcomes.
  • QLD

PIA Queensland 'Creating Age-Friendly Communities' Report

  • 28 August 2018
Housing

This report, authored with the support of Living Gems Residential Resorts, identifies megatrends contributing to Queensland and Australia’s rapidly ageing population and identifies strategies required to cater to this community.
  • QLD

Submission to the City of Hobart Transport Strategy 2018-2030

  • 24 August 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission comments he City of Hobart on the substantial work undertaken, particularly the combination of the extensive public consultation, consolidated with informed research. PIA Tasmania is particularly pleased to see the Strategy recognise the problems created by car dependency.
  • TAS

PIA ACT Submission to the Inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT

  • 3 August 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA ACT provided this detailed submission to the Inquiry. The submission is focused on the need to deliver an efficient and effective development application process which achieve the best possible productivity and liveability outcomes.
  • ACT

Submission to South Australia's Planning and Design Code Technical Paper

  • 23 July 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA acknowledges the paper as a useful first document, however is concerned it lacks technical detail and includes inconsistencies.
  • SA

PIA ACT Submission to Proposed Stage 2 ACT Light Rail Project

  • 22 June 2018
Place and Design

PIA ACT provided a detailed submission to this project. The submission highlighted the need to recognise the proposal to create the light rail network as part of the National Triangle and through the Parliamentary Zone is of national significance.
  • ACT

PIA SA Submission to Draft State Public Health Plan - 2019-2024- Submission

  • 15 June 2018
Social Planning and Engagement

This detailed submission addresses the link between healthy communities and planning, design and management of the built environment.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission on Planning for the Future of Retail Discussion Paper

  • 15 June 2018
Economy and Employment

PIA NSW takes a broader public interest in retail with a focus on the creation of accessible, sustainable and active centres.This submission recommends that the policy be reframed around the role of retail in activating centres in the public interest and benefit.
  • NSW

PIA ACT Submission to DV357 – End of Trip Facilities General Code

  • 13 June 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission supports the ACT Government’s vision for Canberra to be a healthy, active and vibrant city. It also generally supports end of trip facilities as a component of achieving this.
  • ACT

PIA NSW Submission on Modification of Medium Density Complying Development Code

  • 5 June 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW supports the provision of housing diversity, including medium density housing, and the Code provides significant benefits. The submission argues that the NSW Government’s recent approaches to treat some council areas differently from a planning perspective, is not beneficial to planning certainty or the housing of communities.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Supplementary 2018 Election Statement

  • 1 June 2018
Strategic Planning

The key call from this election is for an enhanced state-level strategic planning capabilities and independence.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on Proposed (Retail Definitions) Amendments to the SILEP

  • 18 May 2018
Economy and Employment

This submission argues that the definition amendments should not be considered in advance of the broader review of retail and centres policy now underway. Further, PIA NSW believes the proposed amendments should not be mandatory replacements of existing definitions.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission to Draft Residential Housing Supply Bill 2018

  • 14 May 2018
Housing

PIA Tasmania Submission to Draft Residential Housing Supply Bill 2018
  • TAS

PIA SA Submission on Accredited Professionals Scheme – Discussion Paper and Revised Membership Benchmark

  • 30 April 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA notes in this submission that planners must be recognised as setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of professional competence.
  • SA

PIA ACT Submission on the Draft City and Gateway Urban Design Framework

  • 27 April 2018
Place and Design

"PIA ACT highlights in this submission the refinements and additionst o the Framework required. It particularly highlights the need to be bolder in taking a
‘people first’ approach. "
  • ACT

PIA SA Submission to Definition Review

  • 23 April 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA SA provided a detailed submisison on definitions. PIA considers good procedural definitions lead to good planning to which links to sophisticated policy.
  • SA

Draft Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions

  • 23 April 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Queensland recognises role of transport in livability, sustainability, equality, economic development and technology for Brisbane. This submission calls for around implementation, including tangible measures and actions.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Input to Proposed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reforms

  • 18 April 2018
Indigenous

PIA NSW strongly supports the reform aims to empower Aboriginal communities to determine heritage impacts and tailor land management responses to proposed development. The submission addresses the need for Aboriginal decison-making processes to be well integrated into the planning system.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Local Sustainable Housing Engagement Report and Study Outcomes

  • 15 April 2018
Housing

PIA NSW recommends that the current process encourage sustainability in housing development by better leveraging best practice off the successful relationships and channels established through the Engagement Study.
  • NSW

PIA ACT Submission to ACT Climate Change Strategy 'To A Net Zero Emissions Territory'

  • 4 April 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

Through this submission, PIA ACT congratulates the ACT Government on its current policies and stated goals and strongly supports proposals for reducing emissions.
  • ACT

PIA ACT Submission to Housing Choices Discussion Paper

  • 26 March 2018
Housing

This submission recognises that the ACT planning system is under pressure to be further refined and sensitive to community expectations. It also acknowledges a strong argument for adopting residential policies that facilitate increased housing choice throughout Canberra.
  • ACT

Response to Retail Expert Advisory Committee Report Recommendations

  • 25 March 2018
Economy and Employment

This submission argues for a reconsideration of the REAC process as a means to create a planning policy, not just a retail-oriented policy. This should include consistency with better centre-based planning.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania 2018 Election Statement

  • 5 March 2018
Strategic Planning

This detailed election platform calls for commitments to strategic planning and the development of a settlement strategy.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria 2018 Victorian State Election Statement

  • 1 March 2018
Planning and Assessment Systems

This election platform comprises a detailed position on planning prioirities for the 2018 State Election, including system reforms, housing affordability and professional capacity.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Input to Local Development Contributions Practice Note Revision

  • 18 February 2018
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission adds to PIA NSW's consistent advocacy for holistic infrastructure contribution reform. It notes that it is important that contributions plan infrastructure funding obligations (local and state) be known prior to the approval of rezonings and any development applications being submitted.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Environment SEPP

  • 31 January 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

The submission provides a critique of the proposed Environment SEPP. PIA NSW is particularly concerned it is not a holistic environmental policy with coherent objectives or the product of widescale consultation.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to SEPP 70 Amendments

  • 31 January 2018
Housing

PIA NSW supports the additional councils having the capacity to levy contributions under s94F. Each of the nominated councils has a demonstrable need for greater provision of affordable housing. However, this submission argues that the process of including new councils under the SEPP is too onerous.
  • NSW

PIA ACT Submission on Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management in the ACT

  • 29 January 2018
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission outlines PIA's support for much of the Code, ut notes the need for a more comprehensive better practice guide and case studies. This would be a useful resource for developers and architects of residential and mixed developments.
  • ACT

PIA NSW Submission to Primary Production and Rural Development SEPP (EIE)

  • 15 January 2018
Rural and Regional

The key concern of this submission is the potential for the PPRD SEPP to depart from the widespread interpretation of the Rural Lands SEPP (cl 9) to enable the creation of de facto concessional lots.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland 2018 Election Platform

  • 6 October 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

This election platform seeks commitments including planning reform, the creation of a single housing code, public and active transport investment and good urban design outcomes.
  • QLD

Submission on IHAP Statutory Rules

  • 18 December 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW supports the establishment of IHAPs, but argues that planners be represented on every Panel.
  • NSW

Victorian Young Planners - Submission to Draft Fishermans Bend Framework and Planning Scheme Amendment GC81

  • 15 December 2017
Strategic Planning

"This sumbmissions supports the vision of the Framework, however outlines concerns relating to transport, affordable housing, built form control
and climate change."
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission to Draft Planning Scheme Amendment GC81 (Melbourne P.S. and Port Phillip P.S.)

  • 15 December 2017
Strategic Planning

In this submission, PIA Victoria recommends mechanisms to ensure the proposed amendment is an appropriate basis for this ambitious urban transformation.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and Draft District Plans

  • 14 December 2017
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW supports important initiatives in the new District Plans, including affordable housing targets and the green grid. This submission also recommends more specific district scale place outcomes and a detailed spatial planning framework.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Community Engagement Charter - Stage 2

  • 8 December 2017
Social Planning and Engagement

This submission commends the clarity and precision of the charter. PIA SA also welcomes that the charteris based on the Better Together principle and the IAP2 Pubic Participation spectrum.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission on Future Transport 2056 and Services and Infrastructure Plans for Greater Sydney and Regional NSW

  • 3 December 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission expresses support for elevated attention to integrated transport and land use planning for place. PIA NSW also identifies outstanding key issues, including the need for a metropolitan approach to parking and the importance of corridor reservation.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission on Road Intersection Removal Project

  • 28 November 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

In this submission, PIA Victoria recommends engagement with Infrastructure Victoria and to consider funding opptions to improve public transport as a priority.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation Review

  • 24 November 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW conducted a member survey to identify key issues to inform this submission. Members identified a need to simplify the regulation,clarity on ‘stop the clock’ and an increased focus on compliance.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission to the Proposed Regional Greenfield Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution Plan Mechanism

  • 17 November 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

"PIA Victoria recommends a focus on all means of
‘contributing’ towards infrastructure funding, rather than just on funds generated through a standard ICP collection process."
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on West Gate Panel Submission to Hearing

  • 12 November 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria use this submission to note that in proposing the West Gate Tunnel as a solution, inadequate consideration has been given to alternate solutions. The submission argues that testing of alternate solution is fundamental to a robust Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process
  • VIC

PIA Tasmania Submission to Planning Directive No. 6 and Interim Planning Directive No. 2

  • 11 November 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission recommends that consideration of proposed amendments to visitor accomnodation be considered after consideration of broader land use issues including settlement and housing policy, active and vibrant economies, local economies, transport, preventing land use conflict and the preservation of rural and agricultral land.
  • TAS

PIA Infrastructure and Its Funding Position Statement

  • 1 November 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This position statement addresses the critical role of infrastructure in our cities and regions in achieving affordable and sustainable living conditions and delivering goods to market. The means by which we deliver infrastructure is a major national challenge.
  • National

PIA Infrastructure and Its Funding Discussion Paper

  • 1 November 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This is a discussion paper prepared by the Planning Institute of Australia to assist in formulating a national policy position on the role and key influences of the planning profession on the planning, funding and delivery of infrastructure to support growth – and create sustainable and productive places, communities and businesses.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to the Exhibition of the Short-term Holiday Letting in NSW Options Paper

  • 25 October 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW recommends in this submission the preparation of a statewide regulation in relation to short-term holiday letting, to create a regular practice and criteria across NSW.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to Community Engagement Charter 2017: Discussion Draft Outputs from Stage 1 Submission

  • 5 October 2017
Social Planning and Engagement

PIA SA recommends that the charter be reviewed and be made more accessible to the community. The submission does welcome the two stages of community engagement undertaken.
  • SA

PIA Submission to House of Representatives Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the Development of Cities (Alexander Inquiry #2)

  • 20 September 2017
Strategic Planning

This submission supports PIA's consistent calls for the Commonwealth to take an active role in developing a national cities and regional policy. The Inquiry resultant recommendations strongly supported PIA’s call for a National Settlement Strategy and related initiatives.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning Inquiry: Land Release and Housing Supply in NSW

  • 15 September 2017
Housing

"This submission argues that housing affordability pressure is primarily caused by demand factors and their legislative context, not supply PIA NSW identifies that urban planning creates value and facilitates efficient and sustainable development."
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Sydney to Bankstown Corridor

  • 8 September 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

In relation to this proposal, PIA NSW recommends the establishment of governance arrangements for a growth infrastructure compact to balance the urban development and amenity objectives sought by community, state and local government.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to Senate Committee Inquiry on ‘Current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure’

  • 14 August 2017
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission argues that planning has a critical role to play in adapting our cities and regions to the impacts of climate change, therefore planners have a responsibility to integrate planning for climate change into their practice. PIA highlights the challenge of transitioning systems to new innovate models in this context.
  • National

PIA Victoria Submission on Planning for Golf in Victoria

  • 14 August 2017
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA Victoria welcomes a review of planning mechanisms in order to improve flexibility when dealing with the issue of an “oversupply” of courses.
  • VIC

PIA Value of Planning Position Statement

  • 1 August 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

Good planning creates value by setting out the desired outcomes for a place, strengthening the legitimacy and support behind actions and enabling industry the community and government to channel growth effectively. Planning assists along the spectrum of society – from community members impacted by decisions about places to market forces which contend with regulation.
  • National

Victorian Young Planners - Submission to Casey Planning Scheme Amendment C219

  • 31 July 2017
Strategic Planning

The VYP has identified a number of concerns with the Amendment notabloy inconsistency with Planning Policy, Municipal Strategic Statements and Plan Melbourne.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions

  • 7 July 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Victoria suggests that the process would be improved by a clearer strategy in terms of the issues that need to be addressed, the outcome sought, and the process for achieving it.
  • VIC

Victorian Young Planners - Response to Reforming the Victorian Planning Provisions Discussion Paper

  • 7 July 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission outlines support for the Smart Planning project the opportunity to create planning controls that are both logical and user friendly for planners and community alike.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on West Gate Tunnel

  • 7 July 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria argues that there has been insufficient consideration regarding whether this project is an appropriate strategic response having regard to other transport and land use options and the relative costs and benefits of those options.
  • VIC

PIA WA Submission to State Planning Policy 2.2: Residential Subdivision

  • 5 July 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

The submission critiques the policy, noting that it proposes relatively arbitrary restrictions on subdivisional outcomes,
insufficiently provides for local context or design and does not adequately relate to other policies.
  • WA

PIA Victoria Submission to Small Business Review

  • 23 June 2017
Economy and Employment

PIA Victoria support reform measures which will ensure the planning system can operate effectively and efficiently to deliver policy objectives such as sustainable economic development and vibrant activity centres.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on Biodiverstity Conservation Regulations and Supporting Reforms

  • 21 June 2017
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission critiques the proposed regulations and reforms, particularly as they are viewed as overly complex and costly without achieving the planning or biodiversity outcomes sought.
  • NSW

PIA ACT Submission to ACT Legislative Assembly Planning Committee - Inquiry into Billboards

  • 20 June 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submissions outlines PIA's general support for current arrangements that generally does not allow for commercial road signs in road reservations except along main approach routes.
  • ACT

Victorian Young Planners - Submission on Proposed Reforms to Public and Shared Housing

  • 16 June 2017
Housing

"This submission highlights the importance of these reforms, given the issue of housing affordability within Victoria, especially for low-income earners
and those receiving welfare assistance."
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Proposed Reforms to Public and Shared Housing

  • 16 June 2017
Housing

"PIA Victoria welcomes the proposed reforms for public and shared housing which includes the
facilitation of public housing, community care accommodation and rooming house through the introduction of new particular provisions."
  • VIC

PIA ACT Submission: Draft Variation 357 – End-of-Trip Facilities General Code

  • 13 June 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA suggests in this submission that before the finalisation of the variation, parking codes be changes, developer contributions considered and bike parking rates reviewed.
  • ACT

Queensland Young Planners Submission to Community Engagement Toolkit for Planning

  • 1 June 2017
Social Planning and Engagement

The QYP suppport the toolkit’s balanced overview, principles-based approach and suggested tools. The submission calls for greater emphasis on monitoring and evaluation, online engagement and case study examples.
  • QLD

PIA NT Submission to Boundary realignment and subdivision of Stokes Hill Road and Kitchener Drive, Darwin City

  • 31 May 2017
Place and Design

PIA NT notes the conflict of this application with the relevant planning schemes and outlines concerns in this submission. Particular concerns raised include adherence to due process, future land use and public waterfront access.
  • NT

PIA Tasmania Submission to Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017 and Draft Tasmanian Planning Policies

  • 15 May 2017
Strategic Planning

PIA Tasmania outlines in this submission support for government commitment to the role of planning in achieving policy objectives. The submission notes that planning policy gives critical direction and guidance that provides certainty to the economy, business and the community.
  • TAS

PIA Queensland Background Report on Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Planning Policy

  • 24 April 2017
Indigenous

In this discussion paper, PIA Queensland endorses and upholds Indigenous-related reforms to Planning Act 2016. The report also commits PIA Queensland to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Queensland Government to address engagement.
  • QLD

PIA WA Submission to Draft Policy DC4.3 Planning for High Pressure Gas Pipelines

  • 11 April 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission indicates PIA WA's broad support of the draft policy. The submission recommends modificiations prior to adoption, including better managing risk and streamlining processes.
  • WA

PIA NSW Submission to Draft District Plans and Metropolitan Strategy Amendment

  • 7 April 2017
Strategic Planning

This submission suggests that the draft District Plans provide valuable guidance, however the final District Plans should be less generic, have more strategic planning policy direction, tangible actions, priorities and explicit accountabilities for implementation.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission on the Second Container Port Evidence Base

  • 3 April 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria believes greater consideration of available is necessary, in light of the recently-released Plan Melbourne.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Report '3D City Modelling in Queensland: A Conversation Starter'

  • 1 April 2017
Planning and Assessment Systems

This report addresses the role of 3D modelling and built form data in planning. It specifically recognises the need to make better use of available data and technology to improve planning outcomes.
  • QLD

Queensland Young Planners Submission to Cross River Rail Request for Project Change

  • 27 March 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission suggests greater integration with land use and existing transport would encourage more compact, mixed use developments around stations.
  • QLD

PIA Tasmania Submission to the City of Hobart’s March, 2017 Private Transport Consultation

  • 17 March 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Tasmania recommends in this submission that transport planning be regional and related to land use. The submission supports State Government partnerships with Council on planning for major infrastructure and regional challenges.
  • TAS

PIA NSW Submission on Draft New England/North West Regional Plan

  • 17 March 2017
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW supports the development of the NENWRP and its strategic policy direction for housing and industry across the New England/North West. This submission identifies a number of areas where the plan can be strengthened and further refined.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission on the Review of the Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations

  • 8 March 2017
Climate Environment and Resilience

Generally, PIA Victoria supports these proposals but has a number of significant concerns requiring attention to ensure management of native vegetation in Victoria in a clear, equitable and cost effective way.
  • VIC

ShapingSEQ – Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan

  • 3 March 2017
Strategic Planning

Expressing broad approval for the SEQRP, but more detail and consistency required in evaluating progress of past objectives, inclusion of data to illustrate megatrends, and clearer identification of how aspirations such as “missing middle” housing, opportunities for higher-density complete communities around transit corridors – and specific promotion of public/active transport – and utilisation of digital tech and real-time data to improve planning are to be implemented. Also need more specifics on how infill development and Potential New Growth Areas will be managed by LGAs, and how proposed sub-regions will connect.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Response to Better Placed – A Draft Architectural and Design Policy for NSW

  • 1 March 2017
Place and Design

PIA NSW supports the need to integrated design and good design outcomes of both the built form, place and surrounding area.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission to Draft Queensland Housing Code

  • 23 February 2017
Housing

PIA Queensland supports the development of a statewide performance-based regulatory instrument that is risk tolerant and reduces duplication. However, efforts is needed is to ensure that the Code is interally consistent and consistent with the Queensland Planning Policy.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to Social Impact Assessment Draft Guidelines

  • 23 February 2017
Social Planning and Engagement

PIA NSW strongly supports the leadership shown by the NSW Government in preparing the SIA guidelines for extractive industry SSD. This Guideline should be adapted to apply to a wider range of development types.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure regarding Commonwealth support for the wider use of Value Capture

  • 16 February 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission outlines PIA's support for the use of value capture, where it is equitable and does not impact development timing or urban design. PIA also urges the government to consider instances where the broader regional benefits of a project mean other levy structures could be appropriate.
  • National

PIA WA Submission to Volume Two of State Planning Policy No 7.3 Residential Design Codes

  • 15 February 2017
Housing

This submission expresses PIA WA's support of the draft policy as it promotes sustainable built form and has the potential to improve planning process. The submission does provide some suggestions for improvements in how the policy deals with areas in transition.
  • WA

Victorian Young Planners - Submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s The Road Ahead Discussion Paper

  • 15 February 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission provides additional perspectives in support of the PIA Victoria submission to this Discussion Paper.
  • VIC

PIA ACT Submission: Draft Variation 348 – Active Living Principles

  • 10 February 2017
Strategic Planning

PIA ACT outlines in this submission general support for the inclusion of the Active Living Principles into the Territory Plan.
  • ACT

PIA ACT Supplementary Submission: Draft Variation 348 – Active Living Principles

  • 10 February 2017
Strategic Planning

This supplementary submission includes a recommendation that EPSDD consider a review of the definition of Gross Floor Area.
  • ACT

PIA Queensland Submission to Planning Regulation 26A – Urban Design

  • 10 February 2017
Place and Design

This submission expresses concern that proposed changes to Planning Regulation 2017 are heavy-handed and fails to represent community interest, provide no rigour or assessment value, and add only complexity and uncertainty to planning decisions.
  • QLD

Victorian Young Planners - Submission on the Residential Tenancies Act Review Options Discussion Paper

  • 10 February 2017
Housing

"Victorian Young Planners believe there needs to be a
greater understanding of the long-term housing rental
population, especially young people. The review of the Act is a positive step forward in this
direction. "
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Response to the “Towards and All Abilities Queensland” Consultation Paper

  • 8 February 2017
Social Planning and Engagement

This submission notes that the planning profession should rely on insights provided by nominated community bodies and advocacy groups to ensure policy settings enable livability.
  • QLD

PIA SA Submission to Kilburn and Blair Athol Urban Renewal (Stage 1) Ministerial Development Plan Amendment

  • 1 February 2017
Strategic Planning

This submission outlines PIA SA's overall support of the intent of the DPA, but also raises some process elements which have not been clearly addressed and issues which may arise during implementation.
  • SA

PIA NSW Submission to Voluntary Planning Agreement Circular, Notes and Direction

  • 31 January 2017
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA NSW believe VPAs can be a fair and effective tool to deliver community benefits where they are based on accepted planning principles and a high standard of probity. This submission recommends the rephrasing of several matters in the documents to allow VPAs to achieve their balanced objectives in the public interest.
  • NSW

PIA submission to Smart Cities and Suburbs Program (Round 1)

  • 20 January 2019
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA supports the objectives of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. This submission outlines concerns that the program criteria may dilute resources into multiple small projects rather than leveraging City Deals.
  • National

PIA Queensland Submission to Queensland Climate Adaptation Directions Statement

  • 9 January 2017
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission congratulates the Queensland Government on the release of this statement. PIA Queensland recommends the creation at a supported and integrated approval at all levels of government.
  • QLD

PIA ACT Election Statement 2016

  • 31 December 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This correspondence suggests a range of actions for the Territory Government, including recognising the role of planning, consolidating planning responsibilities, reviewing the ACT Planning System and integrating land use and transport.
  • ACT

PIA WA Submission to Draft State Planning Policy No.1 (SPP No.1): State Planning Framework (Variation No.3)

  • 22 December 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submissions expresses overall support t for the Commission’s draft SSP (Variation No. 3) as it is viewed as a positive step towards a more contemporary policy reference to guide decision making on land use and development. The Commission’s SPP No. 1 is also seen as a fundamental policy document.
  • WA

PIA NSW Response to Climate Change Fund

  • 15 December 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

In this submission, PIA gives detailed feedbacks on the proposed Climate Change Fund, particularly focused on environmental assessment and local capacity building.
  • NSW

PIA Value of Planning Discussion Paper

  • 21 December 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) proudly promotes the value of planning to government, the private sector and the community at large. We are working to make the profession more effective and to be recognised as a trusted voice for planning.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Proposed Medium Density Design Guide and Complying Development Code

  • 12 December 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission recognises that it is appropriate to provide complying development pathways for well-designed forms of medium density housing in the right location and context. PIA NSW also raises concerns that some complying development enabled may not achieve satisfactory design outcomes.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Response to Retail Expert Advisory Committee 'Retail Drivers'

  • 1 December 2016
Economy and Employment

This submission responds to the changing way retail space is used, the importance of active centres and the need to retain productive industrial land.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Response to EIA Improvement Project

  • 27 November 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW supported improved accountability for the sign-off of EIS’s and key studies by a Registered Planner who meets the highest industry experience, education, competency and ethical standards relevant to the EIA process.
  • NSW

PIA NT Submission to Proposal to Amend NT Planning Scheme PA 2016/565

  • 18 November 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission raises concerns regarding the amendments and conflict of the placement of schools and community uses adjacent to Genderal Industry zoning. PIA NT recommends retaining and extending the current commercial buffer and the preparation of a landscape and recreation masterplan.
  • NT

PIA Victoria Submission on Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy

  • 3 November 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria suggests the strategy better address amenity in the delivery of infrastructure, which is a critical component of population wellbeing.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Affordable Housing Policy Statement

  • 1 November 2016
Housing

This policy statement supports good planning that enables housing construction and quality places. It explicity supports inclusionary zoning and affordable housing targets.
  • NSW

PIA SA Submission to 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide – 2016 Update

  • 24 October 2016
Strategic Planning

In this submission, PIA SA commends the Department for the work that has gone into the updated version
of the plan. PIA SA also identifies missed opportunities to reshape the Plan to better communicate priorities at the policy level.
  • SA

PIA SA Submission to Local Heritage Planning Reform Discussion Paper

  • 29 September 2016
Heritage

In this submission PIA SA agrees that the current heritage system requires review and update in particular must be benchmarked against the National Heritage Convention. PIA SA raises concerns that the Discussion Paper does not respond to all of the recommendations of the Expert Panel.
  • SA

PIA ACT Submission to Urban Sounds and City Action Plan

  • 23 September 2016
Place and Design

This submission outlines PIA's support for the objectives articulated in 'Our Cool Little Capital'. PIA appreciates the value of vibrant and exciting urban activity balanced with the quiet enjoyment of certain land.
  • ACT

PIA Victoria Submission on Better Apartments - Draft Design Standards

  • 19 September 2016
Place and Design

This submission affirms support for the introduction of design standards for future apartment developments.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission to Retail Expert Advisory Committee

  • 12 September 2016
Economy and Employment

In this submission, PIA NSW advocates for planning policy which balances community values, successful and productive centres and healthy retail competition.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Policy Paper: Voluntary Planning Agreements

  • 1 September 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

This policy paper advocates principles of “best practice” for the continued application of VPAs of funding for public infrastructure and services.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Upper House Inquiry into Crown Land

  • 23 August 2016
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW supports the retention and enhancement of crown land. In this submission, PIA NSW recommends the creation of a net community benefit, regional strategic plan integration and greater resourcing of Councils.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission on Draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan

  • 20 August 2016
Rural and Regional

In this submission, PIA NSW suggests that the strategic intent of the regional plan is good although there is not sufficient detail. Outstanding issues include the impact of surrounding housing markets including ACT and further goals for protecting environmental assets in growth areas.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to Simplified Housing Code

  • 9 August 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW remains of the view that a comprehensive review, rationalisation and simplification of all State Environmental Planning Policies is required. This submission supports the simplficiation of provisions, greater use of diagrams and the potential to translate to an e-planning platform.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission on Yarra River (Birrarung) Discussion Paper

  • 5 August 2016
Strategic Planning

The submission notes that planning policies and strategies from municipalities along the river can be used to identify its key attributes and help the community develop a shared vision and sense of ownership for the Yarra.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Western Distributor Project

  • 19 July 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria acknowledges the growing need for a second vehicle crossing of the Yarra River from the western suburbs. This submission raises serious concerns regarding the configuration of elements of the design.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission to Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Updates

  • 18 July 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA NSW supports the Government’s incremental approach to reform, commencing with non-controversial measures from the earlier reform process. This submission suggests short term reforms could include comprehensive review of SEPPs, reduce development pathways and harnessing the capability of e-planning.
  • NSW

PIA WA Submission to City of Perth - Draft Urban Forest Plan

  • 15 July 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission expresses overall support for the City of Perth’s draft Urban Forest Plan, which is viewed as a positive step towards addressing a number of key contemporary issues facing urban city environments.
  • WA

PIA Victoria Submission Fishermans Bend Vision Recast

  • 8 July 2016
Strategic Planning

This submission raises concerns that the development is not set to optimise the precinct's potential. Changes chould occur to ensure the development is a best-practice inner city precinct that will add substantial economic and reputational value to Victoria.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Young Planners Submission to Working Together for Better Housing and Sustainable Communities Discussion Paper

  • 30 June 2016
Housing

This submission calls for systemic, whole-of-government reforms to make housing more affordable for all age groups and demographics, including rural and regional communities, to ensure housing is innovative, responsive and inclusive.
  • QLD

Through the lens: megatrends shaping our future

  • 30 June 2016
Strategic Planning

Journey towards 50 million is an initiative by the Planning Institute of Australia to engender an informed national debate on a future vision for Australia and how we should plan and respond to 21st century challenges that lie ahead.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission on Draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill

  • 27 June 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

The submission highlights PIA's concerns with the Bill, particularly a conflict with established planning practices. PIA does support the goals of ecologically sustainable development.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to Smart Cities Plan

  • 24 June 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA welcomes the City Deals model featuring heavily in the Smart Cities Plan. This submission addresses outstanding issues, notably state and territory planning reform, future population growth and settlement policy and greater collaboration across sectors.
  • National

PIA Victoria Submission Infrastructure Victoria All Things Considered

  • 20 June 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria is supportive of principles regarding the integration of land use and infrastructure planning. The submission welcomes consideration of many land-use planning options, however cautions against duplicating potential actions that flow from Plan Melbourne Refresh.
  • VIC

PIA Federal Election Platform 2016

  • 1 June 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This Federal Election Platform calls for the Commonwealth playing a role in supporting good planning. It specifically calls for a Minister for Cities, National Settlement Strategy and a Planning Ministerial Council.
  • National

Submission on Draft North Coast Regional Plan

  • 1 June 2016
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW supports the development of the NCRP and its strategic policy direction for housing and economic growth across the North Coast Region. This submission suggests that the Plan has the opportunity to be more robust and better achieve its potential.
  • NSW

PIA Tasmania Submission to Interim Planning Directive No. 1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code

  • 31 May 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

This submission identifies that the primary purpose of planning controls for bushfireprone areas is to ensure that the appropriateness of the use or development is assessed by the planning authority before a new use or development commences.
  • TAS

PIA Victoria Submission to Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C270 - Central City Built Form Review

  • 30 May 2016
Place and Design

PIA Victoria reaffirms that Melbourne’s Central City Built Form is long overdue and an important requirement to respond to evolving housing choices and an increased inclination for CBD living.
  • VIC

PIA Queensland Submission to Working Together for Better Housing and Sustainable Communities Discussion Paper

  • 23 May 2016
Housing

This submission reiterates the principles of PIA's national housing policy that housing is a human right, policy should be driven by social need and that the planning industry should influence and drive policy in a way that is responsive and sustainable.
  • QLD

PIA Tasmania Submission to Draft State Planning Provisions – Tasmanian Planning Scheme

  • 18 May 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Tasmania highlights in this submission that land use planning plays a key role in contributing to the achievement of the Tasmanian Government’s priorities for economic growth, community development, environmental sustainability, and innovation. The submission recommends that reform enable the planning system to respond effectively and efficiently to these priorities.
  • TAS

PIA NSW Submission on the REF for Newcastle Light Rail

  • 16 May 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA NSW wishes to see an urban renewal project that best delivers for Newcastle CBD. This submission suggests that prior to determine the REF, best practice urban design approaches should be integrated.
  • NSW

PIA Joint Statement on Economic Infrastructure Investment

  • 1 May 2016
Economy and Employment

This joint statement was signed by PIA alongside organisations including the National Farmers Federation, Property Council of Australi and the Australian Local Government Association. It calls for all political parties to take a strategic view on infrastructure investment.
  • National

PIA Position Statement on Planning for Healthy Communities

  • 1 May 2016
Social Planning and Engagement

This position statement outlines the growing body of evidence shows a link between healthy communities and the built environment, meaning planners can contribute to community health.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission on Revised Community Consultative Committee Guidelines

  • 14 April 2016
Social Planning and Engagement

PIA NSW supports the principle that Community Consultative Committees play an important role in the assessment and regulation of State-significant projects. This submission raises concerns with proposed changes in how committee members are to be appointed.
  • NSW

PIA Presentation to Role of transport connectivity in stimulating development and economic activity

  • 8 April 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA President Brendan Nelson presented to this public hearing.
  • National

PIA NT Submission to the Draft Balanced Environment Strategy

  • 31 March 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

In this submission, PIA NT supprts the application of ESD to development assessment in urban areas and sees the potential for its contribution to employment and economic development. PIA NT also highlights the importance strategic planning, quality streetscapes and public space and meaningful engagtement with Indigenous communities.
  • NT

PIA NSW Submission on the Draft Central Coast Regional Plan

  • 26 March 2016
Rural and Regional

PIA NSW supports the development of the CCRP and its strategic policy direction for housing and economic growth across the Central Coast Region. The plan would be strengthened with a better vision, infrastructure plan and governance arrangements.
  • NSW

PIA Submission to Tasmania's Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2016 - 2021

  • 24 March 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

In this submission, PIA Tasmania expresses a key concern that the Draft Action Plan gives very little focus to the planning system as one of the tools available to it.
  • TAS

PIA NSW Submission on the Draft Hunter Regional Plan

  • 24 March 2016
Rural and Regional

In this submission, PIA NSW supports the creation of an updated Regional Plan. PIA NSW believe that the Regional Plan would be strengthened with a better vision, infrastructure plan and governance arrangements.
  • NSW

PIA NT Submission to the Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan

  • 18 March 2016
Strategic Planning

In this submission, PIA NT supports the premise of the area plan as a means of maximising efficiency of infrastructure and preventing sprawl. It also recommends reducing confluct with existing policy, improving connectivity, centralising mixed use along transport corridors and activiating public space.
  • NT

PIA Victoria Submission on Level Crossing Removal Project

  • 18 March 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria strongly supports the proposal to remove multiple rail crossings throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.
  • VIC

PIA Victoria Submission on Infrastructure Victoria's Laying the Foundations Paper

  • 11 March 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

PIA Victoria is generally supportive of the proposed objectives outlined in the paper. The submission welcomes that Infrastructure Victoria’s brief extends beyond transport and reticulated services to health, education and community facilities.
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission on NSW Coastal Management Reform Package

  • 26 February 2016
Climate Environment and Resilience

PIA NSW has provided detailed feedback to the reform package. This includes the need for differentiated planning and land use controls,greater involvement of coastal Councils and the need to restore formal predicitions and policies for sea level rise and climate change.
  • NSW

PIA Victoria Submission on Managing Residential Development

  • 15 February 2016
Strategic Planning

"This submission commends the Taskforce for the extensive work that has gone into preparation of
the State of Play reports. The submission raises perspectives on housing diversity, zone schedules, data collection and the management of growth."
  • VIC

PIA NSW Submission to Missing Middle Consultation

  • 15 February 2016
Housing

PIA NSW is pleased that the government has recognised these significant gaps in the range of housing types that are currently being delivered and is seeking to find ways to promote housing choice and improve the approval process for medium density housing.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Submission to Planning Bill 2015 Supporting Instrument

  • 5 February 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

PIA Queensland notes in this submission that changes must be communicated and comprehensible to the broader community and that further engagement on impacts would be desirable.
  • QLD

PIA's Submission to the Housing of Representatives Standing Committee's Inquiry into the Role of Transport Connectivity on Stimulating Development and Economic Activity

  • 1 February 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission outlines PIA's position that placing transport connectivity as central in the planning process will improve the liveability of the urban environment, PIA believes that in suitable cases it is appropriate to create a mechanism to value capture some of the capital gains associated with planning decisions.
  • National

PIA NSW Submission to Draft Transport Corridor Outdoor Advertising and Signage Guidelines

  • 31 January 2016
Infrastructure and Transport

This submission raises concerns regarding the impact of signage on residential areas. PIA NSW also supports the inclusion in the guideline on more contemporary issues, including digital media.
  • NSW

PIA NSW Submission to the Inquiry into Regional Planning Processes in NSW

  • 20 January 2016
Rural and Regional

In this submission PIA NSW highlights the need for a clear focus on Regional Strategies and Regional Plans. The submission argues this should include the implementation of a National Settlement Strategy.
  • NSW

PIA Queensland Planning Bill 2015 and Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015

  • 18 January 2016
Planning and Assessment Systems

This submission argues that the changes should be evidence-based and contribute to benefits that outweigh the cost of implementation. Specific amendments include suggestions that the Planning Minister not be granted absolute decision-making power, the acknowledgement of local government as stakeholders and details on transitioning existing schemes.
  • QLD

PIA NSW Submission to Draft Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy

  • 6 January 2016
Strategic Planning

PIA NSW argues that the Strategy does not adequately deal with the amount of traffic that will be generated by new residential development. Other significant issues identified include governance, value capture, essential services and affordable housing.
  • NSW

What is good planning?

Planning and Assessment Systems

Planning for the future is critical to Australia’s productivity and livability. Our cities and regions are a vital part of Australia’s economy, and are essential to our success as a nation.
  • National

Planning Systems Principles

  • 26 July 2013
Planning and Assessment Systems

Government – Federal, State and Territory - has come to better understand and use urban and regional planning practice to improve development outcomes, coordinate infrastructure, manage resources, protect the environment, improve quality of life, and enhance productivity.
However, PIA believes there is significant room for improvement, particularly in following through on implementation.
  • National