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EV5610 - Native Title and Land Use Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

The subject will bridge the gap between university graduate and practicing Urban and Regional Planner through the development of knowledge and skills underpinning the Native Title process and land use planning sytem. The subject introduces students to the common law and statutory theory of Native Title. The subject will specifically focus on Native Title law including the creation and implementation of Indigenous Land Use Agreements and how the governance procedures within the law impact upon development opportunities. A detailed case study examination of the statutory regime for the recognition and protection of native title rights and interests as these relate to land use planning in northern Australia will be undertaken.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand how Native Title rights are recognised and interests are protected;
  • understand the common law and statuatory theory of native title;
  • understand the law, policy and processes relating to the recognition and protection of native title rights and interests;
  • an ability to critically analyse how Native Title law and policy is implemented in land use planning systems to identify development impendments and opportunities.


Cairns, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Sharon Harwood
Lecturers: Dr Sharon Harwood, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours lectures
  • 21 hours practicals
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 2 hours
Assessment: other exams (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (40%).

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.