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EV5603 - Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Open to all postgraduate students. Undergraduates should have completed 12 points at level 3

This subject covers the evolution of current legislation in Queensland or Singapore, and other relevant regulatory frameworks. It provides a basis for understanding the development process, including planning schemes, environmental impact assessment, sub-divisional development, appeals and the jurisdiction of the Planning and Environment Court or Ministerial Appeals

Learning Outcomes

  • develop specific knowledge of the relevant planning and environmental legislation in Queensland Australia and Singapore;
  • demonstrate practically-based comprehension of the functions of the Planning and Environment Court or Ministerial Appeals and other appeal systems;
  • identify relevant planning jurisdictions from within Australia or Singapore and overseas;
  • demonstrate understanding and application of the Planning Act 1998 (Singapore) or the Planning Act 2016 (Queensland);
  • examine and appraise professional practice and ethics.
assumed knowledge of legislation or planning theory


Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching 25-Nov-2019 to 29-Nov-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor David King.
Contact hours:
  • 49 hours lectures
    Assessment: development assessments (50%); essay and court/appeal report (50%).

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
    Census Date 11-Apr-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
    Lecturer: Dr Wesley Kendall.
    Contact hours:
    • 49 hours - Combined teaching hours
      Assessment: development assessments (50%); essay and court/appeal report (50%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.