All Events by Date


  • TBA
    2014 Toolbox series - #6 - Postponed!
    Location: Sydney, NSW

    PIA NSW is pleased to be partnering with Bartier Perry to bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the NSW Planning system, to deliver a series of six evening seminars throughout 2014.

  • Thursday 27 November 2014
    QLD PIA Members invited to AGM, meet the Board and Solomon Islands delegation
    Location: Brisbane

    We extend an invitation to Life Fellows, Fellows, Honorary Fellows, CPPs and Full Members of PIA to come join the PIA Board to meet our international delegation. These planners will be keen to share their experiences and reflections on their visit which will include meeting with state and various local governments, the judiciary and visits to new subdivisions, vibrant precincts and disaster affected areas and projects such as Grantham.

  • Friday 28 November 2014
    PIA Tasmania - Northern Planners Christmas drinks
    Location: Launceston, Hobart

    Northern Planners Christmas Drinks

    28 November from 5:30pm at 133 St John Street, Launceston

    Drinks and snacks at bar prices (cash only)

  • Friday 28th November 2014
  • Friday 5 December 2014
  • Friday 5 December, 2014
    Central Queensland Branch Christmas Party - Back to the Future
    Location: Mackay

    The CQ PIA branch would like you to celebrate our year in planning and welcome new initiatives for 2015 at a Christmas function themed “Back to the Future”.

  • Wednesday 10 December 2014
    End of Year Drinks including Awards Showcase
    Location: Brisbane

    It's time to celebrate another great year in delivering planning excellence throughout Queensland! Please join us as we showcase a selection of our 2014 QLD Awards for Planning Excellence winners.

  • Thursday 11 December 2014
    Trivia with a local twist
    Location: Broadbeach

    Gold Coast Branch Christmas Event

  • Monday 15 December 2014
    PIA Christmas Celebration 2014
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Celebrate Christmas with PIA.

    Join us to celebrate 2014 and to talk about the year ahead and the election just gone!

    Twilight bowls and a casual BBQ at the City of Melbourne Bowls Club - the perfect way to survive the silly season. Please join the PIA Vic Committee, the Vic Young Planners group, members of the Womens' Planning Network and our members, friends and supporters who have contributed to another great year for PIA in Victoria.

    We hope to see you there.

  • Various Dates 2015
    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING - FULL LECTURE SERIES 2015
    Location: Brisbane

    The CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING lecture series focuses on core skills for planners in private practice and in State and local government. The topics will also be of interest to those involved in the development industry, including development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

    The lecture series will be presented by recognised experts with a wealth of experience in their topic areas.

    BOOK THE FULL SERIES BY 18 DECEMBER AND GET 10 FOR THE PRICE OF 8

  • 2014
    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.

  • Wednesday 4 February 2015
    Being an expert witness – demystifying the role
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE SERIES 2015

    The seminar will deal with the various aspects of being an expert witness – including the ethical context, and the steps from accepting instructions to giving expert testimony. The speakers will draw from their own experience, giving tips about oral and written communication, the professional approach, and identifying the traps for less experienced witnesses. The speakers will discuss the following matters - accepting instructions, attending joint experts' meetings and preparing joint reports, preparing experts' reports, giving evidence and being cross-examined.

  • 4 & 5 March 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.

  • Wednesday 4 March 2015
    Plan making – strategic frameworks and codes
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE SERIES 2015

    The seminar will cover the drafting of strategic frameworks and codes, perhaps the most difficult components of a planning scheme. The speaker will draw on her own recent experiences in the drafting of these documents and provide the audience with an insight into the issues that can arise and the techniques for addressing these issues. The speaker will draw on actual examples to illustrate the points made.

  • Thursday 12th March 2015
    Professional Ethics in Planning | Brisbane
    Location: Holding Redlich, Level 1 300 Queen Street Brisbane Qld 4000

    Join Annie Kentwell in a relaxed interactive one day course to discuss a range of contemporary topics regarding ethical issues confronting planners.

    Hosted by Holding Redlich, this unit’s aim is to provide participants with a more in depth understanding about ethical behaviour in planning, in both government and private sectors.

  • Wednesday 8 April 2015
    Understanding the fundamentals of transport planning – to plan cities, towns and projects
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE SERIES 2015

    The seminar will look at transport planning from two perspectives – the issues surrounding transport planning when preparing a planning scheme and the issues surrounding transport planning during development assessment. An insight into both perspectives is fundamental to understanding the planning, funding and provision of transport infrastructure.

  • Tuesday 5 May 2015
    Understanding art, architecture and urban design – and how it relates to planning
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE SERIES 2015

    The seminar will look at the place of art, architecture and urban design in town planning. The speaker will discuss these topics in the context of plan making and development assessment, drawing on examples from his own experience. The speaker will discuss lessons from the past and emerging trends, from within the local context and from interstate and overseas.

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

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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 7 July 2015
    Understanding demographics – the building blocks for planning and development
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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 4 August 2015
    Resolving conflict, without going to court
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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 1 September 2015
    Drafting approvals and conditions that will stand the test of time, lawyers and other tribulations
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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.

  • 24 - 26 September 2014
  • 6 - 8 November 2013
  • Wednesday 7 October 2015
    Writing reports – with clarity, comprehension and brevity
    Location: Brisbane

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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.

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

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING LECTURE 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.

  • 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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