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EV5603 - Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Development assessments - (50%) - Individual.
assumed knowledge of legislation or planning theory


Townsville, Study Period 11, Intensive
Census Date 08-Dec-2022
Non-standard start/end 20-Nov-2022 to 10-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching 21-Nov-2022 to 25-Nov-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor David King.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 49 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.