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  • 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.

  • 1 & 2 Sept, 13 & 14 Oct, 17 & 18 Nov
    PIA Proteus The Launchpad Leadership Program Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    A 6-Day program giving Supervisors And Team Leaders A Launchpad To Success

  • 1 & 2 September, 13 & 14 October, 24 & 25 November
    PIA Proteus The Launchpad Leadership Program Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    A 6-Day program giving Supervisors And Team Leaders A Launchpad To Success

  • Tuesday 1 September 2015
    Drafting approvals and conditions that will stand the test of time, lawyers and other tribulations (livestream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    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.

  • Tuesday 1 September 2015
    Urban Design Forum: Abu Dhabi & the coming revolution in urban planning practice
    Location: Perth

    The PIA (WA) Urban Design Forum presents:

    ABU DHABI & THE COMING REVOLUTION IN URBAN PLANNING PRACTICE

    Starting with a snapshot of contemporary design and planning praxis in Abu Dhabi by Julian Bolleter and Stephen Goldie, this forum will broaden the conversation to ask about some of the bigger questions in Planning.

  • Wednesday 2 September 2015
    Briefing on Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations
    Location: Perth

    EVENT IS NOW FULL

    Call the Office on 9382 2100 to go the the wait list.

    PIA MEMBERS: FREE

    NON MEMBERS: $65

    Speaker: Sue Burrows | Executive Director, Perth and Peel Planning | Department of Planning.

    The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations are due for release soon and will have a significant impact on how local planning schemes are prepared and amended. This seminar will provide a preliminary overview of what to expect when the regulations are released.

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  • Friday 4 September 2015
    Planners hit the streets
    Location: Gold Coast

    MEMBERS ONLY

  • Tuesday 8 September 2015
    Tactical Urbanism Masterclass - BUNBURY
    Location: Bunbury

    Jessica Christiansen-Franks- Urban Designer and Landscape Architect from CoDesign Studio and Steven Burgess - Engineer and Urban Strategist from MRCagney will deliver this masterclass on contemporary street design and tactical urbanism.

    MASTERCLASS IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

  • Tuesday 8 September
    FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Tactical Urbanism - Bunbury
    Location: Bunbury

    Steven Burgess from MRCagney and Jessica Christiansen-Franks from CoDESIGN Studio, Melbourne will discuss the lost art of designing streets for people and ways that we can use tactical urbanism to get our great street design ideas into practice.

  • Wednesday 9 September 2015
    2015 VYP BYC Meet & Greet Series: Geelong
    Location: Geelong, Victoria

    VYP Building Your Career - Meet & Greet Series 2015: Geelong
    Proudly brought to you by Tract Consultants

    You’ve got your first job, but not sure how to take the next step? This is the event series for you! The VYP BYC Meet & Greet series will provide planners in the first stage of their career with the opportunity to hear directly from leading planning firms across a range of industry niches!

    We are excited to announce the participation of these leading firms, with more to come - Tract Consultants, City of Greater Geelong, Golden Plains Shire Council, Spiire, St Quentin Consulting, Wyndham City Council and Planned Resources.

    Please note that a Meet & Greet session will also be held in Bendigo on 18 November.

  • Thursday 10 September 2015
    PIA WA 2015 STATE CONFERENCE - Study Tour 1 - City of Cockburn from Market Gardens to Metropolis
    Location: Perth

    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

    TOUR IS LIMITED TO 20 PLACES - BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

    City of Cockburn – From Market Gardens to Metropolis

    This study tour will explore the delivery of high quality high density development and the creation of liveable communities beyond the inner metropolitan ring. The study tour will showcase transit orientated development around the Cockburn Central precinct to illustrate how well planned communities can be established around transit nodes.

    The study tour will then examine the establishment of modern high amenity communities on former industrial land areas along the Cockburn Coast including Port Coogee, demonstrating the transition from former industrial and rural land to desirable places to live and recreate.

  • Thursday 10 September 2015
    PIA WA 2015 STATE CONFERENCE - Study Tour 2 - Public Realm Crawl
    Location: Perth

    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

    TOUR IS LIMITED TO 20 PLACES - BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

    The Public (realm) Crawl

    A walking tour of the Perth public realm projects and programs that have sparked a renaissance of activity in the CBD. Some of the elements have been related to public art; some special public realm projects, and some inner city developments. Some are not tangible “things”… some are place-making events, driven by the community rather than planning. All have contributed to making the CBD a place worth visiting and living in for People. All have combined to create Perth as a “Place” to live, work and play.

  • Thursday 10 September 2015
    Tactical Urbanism Masterclass - PERTH
    Location: Perth

    Jessica Christiansen-Franks - Urban Designer and Landscape Architect from CoDesign Studio and Steven Burgess - Engineer and Urban Strategist from MRCagney will deliver this masterclass on contemporary street design and tactical urbanism.

    MASTERCLASS IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

  • Thursday 10 September 2015
    FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Tactical Urbanism - Perth
    Location: Perth

    Steven Burgess from MRCagney and Jessica Christiansen-Franks from CoDESIGN Studio, Melbourne will discuss the lost art of designing streets for people and ways that we can use tactical urbanism to get our great street design ideas into practice.

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

    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

  • Monday 14th September
    Planning Reform - Session 1
    Location: Adelaide

    PLANNING REFORM BILL - PARLIAMENT

    PIA SA – FREE MEMBER CONSULTATION
    Monday 14 September or Wednesday 16 September

    The Planning Institute Australia (SA) invites members to a FREE consultation on the introduction of the Planning Reform Bill.

    With a four week time frame envisaged to provide feedback, PIA will be holding two sessions at Wallmans Lawyers for you to choose from: Monday 14 September or Wednesday 16 September.

    Joining us at this session will be Stuart Moseley, General Manager, Information and Strategy Directorate, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, who will, along with the assistance of Wallmans Lawyers, unpack and examine the Bill with a view to capturing the PIA member position.

  • 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

  • Wednesday 16 September
    Planning Reform - Session 2
    Location: Adelaide

    PLANNING REFORM BILL - PARLIAMENT

    PIA SA – FREE MEMBER CONSULTATION
    Monday 14 September or Wednesday 16 September

    The Planning Institute Australia (SA) invites members to a FREE consultation on the introduction of the Planning Reform Bill.

    With a four week time frame envisaged to provide feedback, PIA will be holding two sessions at Wallmans Lawyers for you to choose from: Monday 14 September or Wednesday 16 September.

    Joining us at this session will be Matthew Loader, Legislative Reform Program Leader, who will, along with the assistance of Wallmans Lawyers, unpack and examine the Bill with a view to capturing the PIA member position.

  • 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

  • Friday 18 September
    On The Couch - featuring Timothy Papandreou
    Location: Adelaide

    Join us for lunch and hear from our special guest speaker Timothy Papandreou, Director Strategic Planning & Policy, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

    Timothy Papandreou currently leads the development and implementation of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s economically competitive, sustainable mobility goals through integrated, multi-modal (bicycle, walking, transit, car-sharing, parking and taxi) transport plans, street design projects and complete street project integration policies and programs. Timothy is responsible for crafting and implementing an ambitious program to rapidly triple the number of people on bikes by 2018.

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  • Tuesday 22 September 2015
    Spotlight on student accommodation
    Location: Brisbane

    As the nation’s 4th largest export industry, Education is big business for Australia. Providing specialised accommodation is vital in attracting and retaining students to the region. But are our current planning schemes and polices aligned to achieve the best outcomes?

  • 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.

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
    2015 Urban Design Forum & AAUD Award Presentation
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

    PIA presents the 2015 Urban Design Forum on September 24, examining excellence and innovation in urban design. The forum brings ‘urban’ experts from a range of professions and communities together to examine how important design is to our cities and towns.

    Professionals from planning, architecture, media, environment, and other communities such as violence outreach, will spend the day focusing on the challenges facing Australian cities and towns and the critical role that urban design must play to make them successful.

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
    2015 Australia Award for Urban Design (AAUD) Presentation
    Location: Melbourne Victoria

    PIA presents the 2015 AAUD Awards Presentation on September 24. The event marks the 19th Australia Award for Urban Design.

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
    PIA and LGPA Sundowner - LGPA European Liveable Cities Tour Findings – How European Cities show us the way
    Location: Perth
    • PIA/LGPA Members: Free
    • Non Members: $20

    The LGPA led a group of 32 planners drawn from local and state government and the private sector around Scandinavia, Germany and France in May and June of this year. You are invited to come and hear some of the insights and findings on how many European cities are leading the way in creating liveable communities followed by a conversation about how some of these ideas could be translated in Perth.

    Speakers include: Ian MacCrae FPIA (LGPA Tour Leader) and Marion Thompson MPIA others announced soon.

    CO-HOST

  • 6 - 8 November 2013
  • 24 - 26 September 2014
  • 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.

  • Wednesday 7 October 2015
    Writing reports – with clarity, comprehension and brevity (livestream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    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.

  • Monday 12 October 2015
    The Keeble Lecture
    Location: Brisbane

    Technology & cities; a new spatial logic

    Urban environments are undergoing significant technological and social changes; the planning profession needs to better understand this transformation to maximise opportunities, minimise impacts and ultimately stay relevant in a rapidly changing landscape.

  • Wednesday 14 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Presenting Your Socks Off Workshop Perth
    Location: Perth

    This program will give you the confidence to deliver an effective message as well as equip you with the skills and templates to become a master presenter and communicator.

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

    An event designed for networking as well as the opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics.

  • 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

    An event designed for networking as well as the opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday 21 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Presenting Your Socks Off Workshop Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    This program will give you the confidence to deliver an effective message as well as equip you with the skills and templates to become a master presenter and communicator.

  • 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

    An event designed for networking as well as the opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday 28 October 2015
    PIA Proteus Presenting Your Socks Off Workshop Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    This program will give you the confidence to deliver an effective message as well as equip you with the skills and templates to become a master presenter and communicator.

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

    An event designed for networking as well as the opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday 4 November 2015
    PIA Proteus Presenting Your Socks Off Workshop Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    This program will give you the confidence to deliver an effective message as well as equip you with the skills and templates to become a master presenter and communicator.

  • Wednesday 4 November 2015
    Understanding the fundamentals of property development – to better plan development (Livestream)
    Location: Your computer

    This is a Live Stream

    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

    An event designed for networking as well as the opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics.

  • 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.

  • Friday 6 November 2015
    2015 QLD Awards Celebration Dinner
    Location: Brisbane

    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.

  • Wednesday 11 November 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Urban Design in Practice
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The course covers what urban designers do, provides an urban design vocabulary, presents urban design as an inclusive and collaborative process and provides a practical hands-on exercise.

    Venue: University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

  • 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.

  • Tuesday 15 December 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS Level 1 - Basic GIS mapping - December
    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, Parkville Campus

  • Wednesday 16 December 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS Level 2 - Data analysis & cartography - December
    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, Parkville Campus

  • Thursday 17 December 2015
    PLANET 2015 - GIS - Census for beginners: from getting the data to using it in planning - December
    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, Parkville Campus

  • 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 2013 & earlier
    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.

    Visit AEMI today

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