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EV5603 - Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & 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.
assumed knowledge of legislation or planning theory
GE5603 EV3603


Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Non-standard start/end 22-Nov-2015 to 12-Feb-2016
Face to face teaching 22-Nov-2015 to 28-Nov-2015
Coordinator: 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.