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EV5603 - Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Available to all TURP students and other postgraduate students as approved by the appropriate Associate Dean.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • provide a clear understanding of the relevant planning and environmental legislation in Queensland;
  • give some practically-based understanding of the functions of the Planning and Environment Court and other appeal systems;
  • provide an appreciation of relevant planning jurisdictions from within Australia and overseas;
  • provide understanding of the Integrated Planning Act 1997.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments.
GE5603 EV3603


Townsville, Study Period 10, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Non-standard start/end 18-Nov-2012 to 04-Jan-2013
Face to face teaching 18-Nov-2012 to 24-Nov-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor David King.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: examination (50%); essay and court 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.