All Events by Date


  • Wednesday 27 May
    REBOOT 4 - Infrastructure Planning and Processes
    Location: Adelaide SA

    Build your career foundations with a deeper understanding of infrastructure planning.

    Come to Reboot 4 to understand the legislative and strategic frameworks for infrastructure development and how the provision of major infrastructure services is planned.

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  • Wednesday 27th May 2015
    Update on the Statement of Planning Intent
    Location: Canberra, ACT

    All members are invited to join Tony Carmichael, A/g Deputy Director General of the Environment and Planning Directorate to share outcomes from the stakeholder workshop held, and PIA ACT Division submission on the Minister for Planning, Mr Mick Gentleman MLA's Statement of Planning Intent.

  • Thursday 28 May 2015
    AQUIS: developing on a flood plain
    Location: Cairns

    The presentation will focus on key ‘water’ aspects of Aquis.

    The site is flood-prone, with much of the land being inundated by modest Barron River flooding (approximately 50% AEP). Under CairnsPlan, development is permitted in the Barron River delta, providing that it does not result in adverse flooding impacts on off-site areas, by:

    • afflux (a rise in water level upstream of an obstruction due to damming effect) outside the property boundaries
    • higher velocities or adverse flow paths outside the property boundaries.
  • 28 May 2015
    NSW Awards for Planning Excellence Launch 2015
    Location: Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Members are advised that the NSW awards will be launched at a cocktail event on Thursday 28th May to which you are invited as our guest; however numbers are limited so book now.

    The launch will outline the process for nominating and will give insight from the judges and past winners.

  • Tuesday 2 June 2015
    Engaging the community at the plan making and DA stages
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with methods for effective community consultation, involvement and participation. Involving the community in the drafting of planning instruments (whether at the State or local government levels) is important in terms of ownership, understanding and acceptance of the resulting documents. The community is also a critical participant in the development assessment process and ensuring that the community is informed and heard is important to the ultimate success of development. The speaker will discuss the positives and negatives of consulting in the DA process, in what situations to consult and at what stage to consult.

  • Tuesday 2 June 2015
    Engaging the community at the plan making and DA stages (Live Stream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with methods for effective community consultation, involvement and participation. Involving the community in the drafting of planning instruments (whether at the State or local government levels) is important in terms of ownership, understanding and acceptance of the resulting documents. The community is also a critical participant in the development assessment process and ensuring that the community is informed and heard is important to the ultimate success of development. The speaker will discuss the positives and negatives of consulting in the DA process, in what situations to consult and at what stage to consult.

  • TBC - Event Postponed
    Emerging Leaders Series Topic 2 - Feeling Conflicted?
    Location: Perth

    EVENT POSTPONED - PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 9382 2100 FOR MORE DETAILS

    TOPIC 2: FEELING CONFLICTED?

    Ever felt pressured to change your report?
    Professional standards and ethical considerations.
    The role of the expert witness

    The primary focus of this series is to develop the skills of planners with up to 5 years experience. This series will also assist individuals looking to further develop their knowledge of planning and assist non-planning practitioners who collaborate with planning professionals.

    Each session is limited to 20 places to allow a more interactive learning environment.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015
    WPN Mobilising Women at the City’s Edge
    Location: South Morang, VIC

    The Women’s Planning Network and City of Whittlesea present a vital forum discussing issues with ‘Greenfield areas’ planning. Leading planning commentators Professors Roz Hansen and Carolyn Whitzman will present on topics including spatial inequalities and the need for a 'gender needs-based' approach to PSP planning, and Carmel Boyce of Equity Justice Access will speak on planning in women’s lives. Margie McKay from City of Whittlsea will speak on the social, transport and housing benefits for women in the Woollert and Mernda areas.

    Venue: Plenty Valley Arts Community and Centre, Blue Gum room, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang. Melway 183 A10

  • Thursday 4 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Effective Strategic Planning - June
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides a straightforward outline of the steps and skills needed for strategic planning, the keys to success and the common failings of strategic plans, and builds on participants' skills and knowledge.

    Venue: Cliftons Melbourne @ Level 1, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne

  • Thursday 4 June 2015
    2015 Congress wrap up event
    Location: Melbourne CBD

    Congress ‘wrap-up event’

    Keep the post-Congress momentum going; debrief and share your Congress experience with your colleagues.

    Venue: PoléPolé, Level 1, 267 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (between Swanston & Elizabeth Sts)

  • Friday 5th June 2015
    Perth and Peel at 3.5 million: Breakfast Forum
    Location: PERTH, WA

    The Western Australian Planning Commission has released the draft subregional framework, which details the spatial future for Greater Perth.

    Join us for a breakfast forum where the Chair of the Western Australian Planning Commission, Eric Lumsden, will provide an overview of the government’s direction, followed by our expert panel discussion which will analyse what this means for the way we plan for the Perth and Peel.


  • Thursday 11 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Essential Economics in Urban Planning
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Introduces participants to economic fundamentals that influence urban and regional development and examines the components of market assessments and net community benefit. Real-life examples are analysed and workshopped.

    Venue: AIA, Exhibition St, Melbourne

  • Friday 12 June 2015
    PIA Local Government Planners' Dinner 2015
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Channel your inner flower child and join local government planners at their biggest night of the year!

    Bring back the FLOWER POWER era and dress up, dine and dance - there's no work tomorrow!

    Start building your table centrepiece and book the bus.

    Register now!

    Venue: Leonda by the Yarra

  • Friday 12 June 2015
    PIA Charity Trivia Night
    Location: Brisbane

    Hosted by Queensland Young Planner Group

    Come along and support a fantastic cause while having a great time.

  • Friday 12 June 2015
    Planners hit the streets
    Location: Gold Coast

    MEMBERS ONLY

  • Wednesday 17 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Delivering Urban Transformation: strengthening the city heart
    Location: Level 3, 550 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

    This course examines established and emerging methods including ‘place management’, proactive brokering, integrated governance and coordination structures, along with cross-sectoral and trans-disciplinary approaches. It identifies factors influencing private investment decisions and the purposes of public policy guidance, with recognition of their mutual inter-dependency.

    Venue: Deakin University, Bourke St, Melbourne

  • Thursday 18 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Assessing neighbourhood character - June
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Clarifies the concept of neighbourhood character and provides a simple framework by which planners can understand the basic neighbourhood character typologies. Essential for application assessments.

    Venue: The Metropole Hotel and Conference Centre, Fitzroy

  • Monday 22 June 2015
    Effective Communication, Mediation & Negotiation, Melbourne
    Location: Level 11/452 Flinders Street, Melbourne

    What planners do most is talk and interact; it is through communicative practice that they influence action. Communicative planning requires a new concept of information and how it influences action - namely, a concept of communicative rationality, supplementing instrumental rationality.

  • Tuesday 23 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS Level 1 - Basic GIS mapping - June
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Geographic Information Systems:

    The GIS courses are practical computer-based courses for planners designed to make mapping easy by using free software and data. Whilst the courses are practical and use free software and data, they have been designed so that learnings can be applied to any mapping software. Demonstrations during the courses are conducted with ESRI arcGIS, Google Maps and an open source software called MapWindow. Summary "cheat sheets" for this software and for MapInfo are provided.

    Venue: University of Melbourne

  • Wednesday 24 June
    REBOOT 5 - Proceedings in the ERD Court
    Location: Adelaide SA

    This seminar will provide participants with the confidence and all of the practical information needed to manage a matter in the Environment, Resources and Development Court. The session will cover the relevant court processes from beginning to end and will focus on the particular role of development assessment officers.

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  • Wednesday 24 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS Level 2 - Data analysis & cartography - June
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This hands-on course advances participants GIS knowledge of practical applications including 'sheds analysis', 'visualisation', cartography and statistical analysis. This course teaches how to develop professional maps and graphical representations of complex concepts that are accessible to stakeholders.

    Notes:
    The pre-requisite for this course is completion of the Level 1 - Basic GIS mapping course or having knowledge in mapping areas including data formats, mapping software and coordinate system. Other related GIS course: Census for Beginners: from getting the data to using it in planning.

    Venue: University of Melbourne

  • Thursday 25 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS - Census for beginners: from getting the data to using it in planning - June
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course introduces participants to data from the latest Census 2011 and covers what is the census data, where can it be found, and how the data can be used with computer tools such as Excel.

    Venue: University of Melbourne

  • Thursday 25 June
    On The Couch with Brian Haratsis and Brendan Nelson
    Location: Playford Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide

    Join PIA for an On the Couch with a difference, as two great thinkers in planning and urban growth cast their minds forward to a future Australia.

    Brian Haratsis is a best-selling author, futurist, thought leader and is regarded by corporate Australia as the leading economic and strategic advisor operating in the property sector locally and internationally.

    Brendan Nelson is the Planning Institute’s National President and Management Consulting Principal at MWH Global. At the recent PIA Congress Brendan announced that PIA would this year open a debate titled ‘Australia @50 million’, a national discussion on how planning will manage the countless possibilities in Australia’s growth trajectory.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two heavyweights in urban futures as they discuss the future role for planning in a growing, changing Australia.

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  • Friday 26 June 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Plan reading skills
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Covers the fundamentals required to read and understand architectural plans and drawings. It will assist officers in comprehending the terminology and details of drawing and includes practical workshops.

    Venue: CAE, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • Wednesday 1 July 2015
    Training Day: Making Better Planning Decisions - Broome
    Location: Broome, WA

    PIA, WALGA and the Shire of Broome will host this workshop aimed at local government elected members, planners and all interested stakeholders.

    Through the use of practical examples participants will learn about the importance of having a strategic planning led statutory planning system.

    It is also intended to help provide participants with the skills needed to make better land use planning decisions.

  • 1 - 3 July 2015
    Regional Conference Broome - Staircase to the Moon: Northern Australia from Dreams to Reality
    Location: Broome, WA

    Join us in Broome as we explore ways of implementing visionary plans for the development of Northern Australia. The Conference will focus on the themes of People, Place and Prosperity. The Conference will also include study tours of heritage, town revitalisation and tourism development projects.

    The Conference coincides with the Staircase to the Moon - a natural phenomenon which occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. An evening function at the Mangrove Hotel will be held which will allow people to get a great view of this event.

  • Friday July 3
    SAYP Quiz Night
    Location: St Ignatius Parish Hall, Norwood, SA

    Find out how smart you really are...

    Join in the fun - grab your mates to make a table of 8 and test your supreme knowledge!

    The SAYP are hosting a Quiz night complete with a professional Quiz Master to make the night sensational!

    Loads of laughs, with plenty of door and game prizes along the way.

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  • Tuesday 7 July 2015
    Understanding demographics – the building blocks for planning and development
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with a basic, yet important, component of all plan making and development assessment – understanding the market, who comprises the market, their gender, their age, their ethnicity, their employment status, their home ownership status and their mobility. This seminar is about finding this information, updating this information, using this information, understanding this information and analysing this information in the context of planning and development.

  • Tuesday 7 July 2015
    Understanding demographics – the building blocks for planning and development (Livestream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with a basic, yet important, component of all plan making and development assessment – understanding the market, who comprises the market, their gender, their age, their ethnicity, their employment status, their home ownership status and their mobility. This seminar is about finding this information, updating this information, using this information, understanding this information and analysing this information in the context of planning and development.

  • Wednesday 22 July 2015
    Built Environment Meets Parliament WA
    Location: PERTH, WA

    Growing WA | Ensuring prosperity and diversity through good planning and design

    Join our panel of political and industry leaders in a Q&A format exploring critical economic, social, environmental and governance issues that will shape WA’s prosperity.

    How will we capitalise on Western Australia’s uniqueness, meet infrastructure demands and design liveable, affordable communities?


  • Tuesday 28 July 2015
    Planning Schemes - Lessons Learnt
    Location: Brisbane

    Join three of Queensland local government’s most senior executives as they share their experience and knowledge of developing planning schemes.

  • Tuesday 28 July 2015
    Planning Schemes - Lessons Learnt (Live Stream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    Join three of Queensland local government’s most senior executives as they share their experience and knowledge of developing planning schemes.

  • Wednesday 29 July 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Landscape design and assessment
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Provision of effective landscaping is a major consideration in urban development. Planners will gain an understanding of the role of landscape architecture in design, and the aesthetic and ESD benefits of effective design and plant selection.

    Venue: CAE, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • Thursday 30 July 2015
    PLANET 2015 - A to Z of Planning - July
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    General information on the Victorian planning system: the application of zones and overlays, council roles, statutory and strategic planning, policy layers, and the day-to-day processes of the planning office.

    Venue: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • Tuesday 4 August 2015
    Resolving conflict, without going to court
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with the various mechanisms for conflict resolution, without resorting to the court process. The seminar will look at alternatives such as mediation, negotiation, arbitration and expert determination. The potential for conflict is present in all aspects of planning, from consultation about planning instruments to consultation about development applications. The ability to resolve or reduce conflict is a necessary skill.

  • Tuesday 11 August 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Planning law essentials - August
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Provides a broad overview of the essentials of planning law under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 - how to interpret a planning scheme, the difference between use and development, existing use rights and amending a planning scheme.

    Venue: Maddocks Lawyers, William St, Melbourne

  • Tuesday 1 September 2015
    Drafting approvals and conditions that will stand the test of time, lawyers and other tribulations
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with the legal and practical rules about drafting approvals and conditions that are lawful, final, certain and able to be implemented. The consequences of poorly drafted approvals and conditions are many – including delays to development, the cost of making permissible changes, and the inability to enforce compliance with development approvals.

  • Friday 11 September 2015
    PIA WA 2015 STATE CONFERENCE
    Location: Perth

    SAVE THE DATE - REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON

  • Tuesday 15 September 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Achieving Green Heritage
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Investigates current directions in planning and building codes to improve energy efficiency for heritage places, and covers issues of heritage significance and sustainability.

    Venue: CAE, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • Thursday 17 September 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Existing use rights
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Existing use rights are an integral component of planning law. This course examines the nature of these rights, and how they are established, protected, regulated or lost.

    Venue: Maddocks Lawyers, William St, Melbourne

  • Wednesday 23 September 2015
    Emerging Leaders Series Topic 3 - Case Study Analysis
    Location: Perth

    The primary focus of this series is to develop the skills of planners with up to 5 years experience. This series will also assist individuals looking to further develop their knowledge of planning and assist non-planning practitioners who collaborate with planning professionals.

    Each session is limited to 20 places to allow a more interactive learning environment.

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  • Tuesday 6 October 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Developing Policy and Controls - October
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    So the strategic plan is complete. Now find out how to take the Municipal Strategic Statement forward into policy and controls in the Planning Scheme. Learn the significance of the State Planning Policy Framework in decision-making.

    Venue: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • Wednesday 7 October 2015
    Writing reports – with clarity, comprehension and brevity
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with the techniques for producing a well written, persuasive report. The speaker will cover general skills of report writing, and also those skills that are unique to writing both development application reports, and reports for Council. The writer will provide examples of good and poor report writing and provide the audience with a checklist of the "dos" and "don'ts" of report writing.

  • Thursday 15 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Perth
    Location: Perth

    The Planning Institute Australia is pleased to link with Proteus Leadership to bring the full suite of Leadership development programs and events to all PIA members.

  • Thursday 15 October 2015
    PIA Proteus The Changing Face of Change Workshop Perth
    Location: Perth

    Change has changed! This program will help you to embrace transformational change, and be compelled to move forward to an exciting future, leaving behind old thinking and behaviours, while staying relevant to future success.

  • Tuesday 20 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Sydney
    Location: Sydney

    The Planning Institute Australia is pleased to link with Proteus Leadership to bring the full suite of Leadership development programs and events to all PIA members.

  • Tuesday 20 October 2015
    PIA Proteus The Changing Face of Change Workshop Sydney
    Location: Sydney

    Change has changed! This program will help you to embrace transformational change, and be compelled to move forward to an exciting future, leaving behind old thinking and behaviours, while staying relevant to future success.

  • Thursday 22 October 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Assessing neighbourhood character - October
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Clarifies the concept of neighbourhood character and provides a simple framework by which planners can understand the basic neighbourhood character typologies. Essential for application assessments.

    Venue: The Metropole Hotel and Conference Centre, Fitzroy

  • Thursday 22 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    The Planning Institute Australia is pleased to link with Proteus Leadership to bring the full suite of Leadership development programs and events to all PIA members.

  • Thursday 22 October 2015
    PIA Proteus The Changing Face of Change Workshop Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    Change has changed! This program will help you to embrace transformational change, and be compelled to move forward to an exciting future, leaving behind old thinking and behaviours, while staying relevant to future success.

  • Thursday 29 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    The Planning Institute Australia is pleased to link with Proteus Leadership to bring the full suite of Leadership development programs and events to all PIA members.

  • Thursday 29 October 2015
    PIA Proteus The Changing Face of Change Workshop Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    Change has changed! This program will help you to embrace transformational change, and be compelled to move forward to an exciting future, leaving behind old thinking and behaviours, while staying relevant to future success.

  • Wednesday 4 November 2015
    Understanding the fundamentals of property development – to better plan development
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with the fundamentals of development and in so doing will provide insight into matters relevant when drafting planning instruments and advising about the development application process. The speaker will discuss issues around site selection, matters relevant to site analysis, determining the financial feasibility of a project ("does it stack up") and the other multitude of matters that see a project either succeed or fail.

  • Thursday 5 November
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    The Planning Institute Australia is pleased to link with Proteus Leadership to bring the full suite of Leadership development programs and events to all PIA members.

  • Thursday 5 November 2015
    PIA Proteus The Changing Face of Change Workshop Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    Change has changed! This program will help you to embrace transformational change, and be compelled to move forward to an exciting future, leaving behind old thinking and behaviours, while staying relevant to future success.

  • Friday 6 November 2015
    PIA WA 2015 Awards Presentation Ceremony
    Location: Perth

    The West Australian Awards for Planning Excellence recognise and acknowledge quality, innovation and excellence in Planning. The Awards promote the important role of the Planning profession in the creation of Western Australia's built environment, and stimulate public awareness of good planning.

  • Thursday 19 November 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Planning law essentials - November
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Provides a broad overview of the essentials of planning law under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 - how to interpret a planning scheme, the difference between use and development, existing use rights and amending a planning scheme.

    Venue: Maddocks Lawyers, William St, Melbourne

  • Wednesday 25 November 2015
    Emerging Leaders Series Topic 4 - Community Consultation and Engagement - Third Party Rights
    Location: Perth

    The primary focus of this series is to develop the skills of planners with up to 5 years experience. This series will also assist individuals looking to further develop their knowledge of planning and assist non-planning practitioners who collaborate with planning professionals.

    Each session is limited to 20 places to allow a more interactive learning environment.

  • 2015
    Tasmanian Planner Non Member Subscription
    Location: Statewide

    Subscribe to Tasmanian Planner, the only printed publication in Tasmania aimed specifically at planners. This publication features articles and the latest news on planning issues and events and includes a regular column from the Minister for Planning. Tasmanian Planner is a forum for planners and others related to the profession to express their views, share ideas with others and to keep up to date on a variety of topics.

  • Any Date
    Urban Design Fora Summaries 2012-14: then, now, next
    Location: Perth

    A short book of snapshots on topical planning and design issues from the Urban Design Chapter’s Forums 2012-2014. The book touches on the history of design in WA, the rise of Liveable Neighbourhoods, the emergence of placemaking as a design endeavour, and speculations of future directions.

  • March 2014
    2014 Planning Congress Papers
    Location: Sydney

    Congress 2014 was an exciting and innovative experience where planners, decision makers and urban stakeholders connect with each other to explore new ideas, tools, techniques and technologies that have the capability to improve how we plan and deliver the planning outcomes we are seeking to achieve.

  • 2001-2013
    Planning Congress Presentations
    Location: Australia wide

    PIA Planning Congress is held annual through out Australia

    View the presentations from 2011 to 2013.

  • Online
    Planning a clean energy future
    Location: Australia wide

    The Planning a clean energy future website, has been developed by PIA as part of a federally funded Clean Energy Future Advocacy through Planners project.

    www.planningacleanenergyfuture.org.au

  • Online
    Planning Matters online video presentation
    Location: Australia wide

    On 25th March the video was presented. Planning Matters - 2013 PIA National Congress - Canberra.

    Watch the video on YouTube.

  • Online
    Post Disaster Planning in Flood Affected Communities
    Location: Australia wide

    The Post Disaster Planning Program is about better preparing remote area planners for natural disaster events. The initiative aims to create a system that gives planners in the regions better access to valuable knowledge for disaster mitigation, preparedness and response.

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