All Events by Date


  • Thursday 18 September
    Acoustic & Air Quality Assessment FOR PLANNERS
    Location: The Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide

    The first session, Acoustic and Air Quality Assessment FOR PLANNERS will introduce planners to the general concepts around the science of noise and air quality. It will explain the current state and national legislation that guides noise and air quality within the state and how these apply to the planning system. The session will give planners detail about what are the usual impacts that should be considered within various aspects of the planning system. Speakers will give pointers on what to look for in a good report and what the difference is between monitoring and modelling when to use which one. There will be opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

  • Thursday 18 September 2014
    2014 Toolbox series - Sydney Green Grid - # 5
    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.

    The Toolbox Series aims to inform and educate the audience by way of an in-depth analysis of practice and procedure which planning professionals need to know for their day to day work. The seminars will include relevant case law and practical examples.

  • Monday 22 September
    South Australian Young Planners - Bowden Village Walking Tour
    Location: Bowden Sales Centre

    The South Australian Young Planners (SAYP) would like to invite you to a FREE walking tour of the new Bowden Urban Village Development.

  • 24-26 September 2014
    Queensland State Conference
    Location: Gold Coast
  • Friday 26 September 2014
  • Friday 3 October 2014
    Cardno Nexus Ball 2014
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The Cardno Nexus Ball is an annual evening of networking and fun proudly organised by the young professional groups of PIA, VPELA and UDIA in Victoria, representing the planning, environment and development industries. Download a flyer.

    This year the Cardno Nexus Ball is proudly supporting Kids Under Cover.

  • Wednesday 8 October 2014
    Countdown to a new city
    Location: Maroochydore

    Maroochydore City Centre PDA Development Scheme 2014

    The Sunshine Coast Council and Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) will be presenting on the Maroochydore PDA Development Scheme, providing insight into a key city building project.

  • Thursday 9 October 2014
    Keeble Lecture - Professor Rob Adams AM
    Location: Brisbane

    A public lecture organised by the Planning Institute of Australia (Queensland)

    Prof. Rob Adams AM​: If cities are the stage of our future - WANTED Urban Choreographers

    Thank you to the Keeble Lecture sponsor

  • Friday 10 October 2014
    PIA Awards Presentation Ceremony
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

    Awards for Planning for Excellence Presentation Ceremony

    Celebrate the achievements of your colleagues and the profession at the 2014 PIA Awards for Planning Excellence on 10 October. PIA awards celebrate the diverse contribution of planners, as judged by their peers. This year the awards will be presented by the Minister for Planning, The Hon. Matthew Guy and Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee. All winners progress to the National Awards, to be announced at the 2015 PIA Congress in Melbourne.

    The awards presentation ceremony and cocktail event is a fantastic opportunity for the planning and development industry to come together to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues and their profession.

  • Tuesday 14 October
    PIA Monthly Roundtable - Resilience Thinking and Practice
    Location: Hobart

    NEW DATE CONFIRMED, 14 OCTOBER

    Resilience thinking and practice: What's in it for planners?

    Join Dr Michael Lockwood, Environmental Social Scientist and Dr Julie Davidson, Senior Research Fellow from the University of Tasmania to explore how resilience thinking can influence planners in setting direction, designing processes, and reforming governance in the context of current institutions, processes and practices.

    The concept of ‘resilience’ emerged out of ecology in the early 1970s and has since been adopted and adapted by other disciplines, including social scientists and planners.

    Resilience describes the amount of change complex adaptive systems can undergo while still retaining structure and function and capacity for self-organisation and adaptation.

    Resilience thinking is generating insights into dynamic complex adaptive systems such as cities and multi-use landscapes and is particularly useful for understanding systems that are faced with, for example, climate change impacts, changes in global trading regimes, or catastrophe.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS (Toowoomba)
    Location: Toowoomba

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS (Townsville)
    Location: Townsville

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS (Mackay)
    Location: Mackay

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS (Cairns)
    Location: Cairns

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS
    Location: Brisbane

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
    Titling and other property matters FOR PLANNERS (Gold Coast)
    Location: Gold Coast

    Being part of the “For Planners” series, this seminar is designed as a practical education lecture targeted specifically at planners and design professionals. The lecture and paper are aimed at providing an essential guide to dealing with plan formats and understanding their intricacies.

  • Wednesday 15th October 2014
  • 15 -17 October 2014
    State Conference 2014
    Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Thursday 16 October
    WSUD FOR PLANNERS
    Location: The Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide

    This seminar aims to provide planners with an understanding of WSUD terms, methodology and trends. Sam Phillips has a broad involvement in WSUD in SA, from research and policy to on-ground works, giving him a broad understanding of the local context. There will be ample opportunity for discussion following the conclusion of the presentation. The speaker will assume that the attendees will have a basic understanding of the topic.

    While this session is particularly relevant to planners, it will also be relevant to all involved in preparing and assessing development applications, including development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • 23 & 24 October 2014
    Economics of Development | Sydney
    Location: Sydney CBD

    The strategic intent of the course is to enable participants to develop an appreciation of the relationship between planning and the economics of development and to develop new skills and ideas.

    This course will involve theory, practice and the application of economic tools and approaches used to support economic development.

  • 23 -24 October 2014
    Economics of Development | Sydney
    Location: Sydney CBD

    The strategic intent of the course is to enable participants to develop an appreciation of the relationship between planning and the economics of development and to develop new skills and ideas.

    This course will involve theory, practice and the application of economic tools and approaches used to support economic development.

  • Friday 24 October 2014
    PIA QLD Annual Barefoot Bowls
    Location: Toowong, Brisbane

    In conjunction with QUT Planning Students Association

    Theme: Time Twist: Come as your favourite decade

    Thank you to our sponsor

  • Thursday 30th October 2014
    Professional Ethics in Planning | Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    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.

    The practice of professional planning is complex. Professional planners often face ethical issues with conflicting rationalities. They must be able to assess these issues, based on a set of principles, norms and expectations, in order to make well-informed and responsible decisions. This unit provides the grounding for planners to develop such skills.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS (Toowoomba)
    Location: Toowoomba

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS (Townsville)
    Location: Townsville

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS (Mackay)
    Location: Mackay

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS (Cairns)
    Location: Cairns

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS
    Location: Brisbane

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014
    Urban Design FOR PLANNERS (Gold Coast)
    Location: Gold Coast

    This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications; development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Wednesday 5 November 2014
    PIA NSW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner
    Location: Sydney CBD

    The New South Wales 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 New South Wales built environment, and stimulate public awareness of good planning.

  • Friday 7 November 2014
    2014 PIA QLD Awards Celebration Dinner
    Location: Herston

    The PIA Awards for Planning Excellence program in Queensland recognises individuals, companies, community groups and public sector agencies for their innovation, leadership and excellence in the Queensland planning profession. The awards are intended to showcase the high quality of planning occurring in Queensland, stimulate public awareness of excellent projects and emphasise the important role of good planning in the community.

  • 11 & 12 November 2014
    Urban Design | Sydney
    Location: Sydney CBD

    Urban Design is for all who participate in the creation, design and management of the urban environment. Placefocus typically enables people in the built environment industry to create authentic and quality places by providing them with tools, information and training. They support residents, business owners and users of public places.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014
    2014 Toolbox series - #6
    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.

    The Toolbox Series aims to inform and educate the audience by way of an in-depth analysis of practice and procedure which planning professionals need to know for their day to day work. The seminars will include relevant case law and practical examples.

  • Friday 14th November 2014
    PIA WA 2014 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 20 November
    Waste Water FOR PLANNERS
    Location: The Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide

    The ‘for planners’ series will be a series of 3 events to be held on the third Thursday of each month from 3.30-5.00pm. This series equips planners with an understanding of relevant disciplines to assist them address the volume of information they receive from a range of associated professionals. While Directly relevant to planners, the series will resonate with those involved in preparing development applications, development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

  • Friday 21st November 2014
    Community Engagement Techniques and Tools Workshop
    Location: Perth

    If you are keen to learn more about community and stakeholder engagement and add some tools to your toolbox then this workshop is for you.

    The half day workshop will give you the opportunity to hear from experienced engagement practitioners as they share:

    • the what, why and when of community engagement

    • tools and techniques for engaging

    • underpinning triggers for outrage and some strategies for preventing and managing it

    • mentoring and support to real time projects

  • 27 & 28 Novmeber 2014
    Effective Communication, Mediation & Negotiation |Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne CBD

    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.

  • 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.

  • 6 - 8 November 2013
  • 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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