All Events by Date


  • 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: Cliftons, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne

    NOTE: This July course is booked out but it will be run again on 17 November.

  • Thursday 30 July
    Fellows Dinner
    Location: Adelaide

    The 2015 Annual Fellows Dinner will be held in the upstairs function room of the Belgian Beer Cafe on Thursday 30 July.

    The invitation is open for all Fellows and Life Fellows and Hon Fellows along with the current SA Division Committee. Come along and have a great night with your colleagues and share a meal and a drink in a relaxed environment.

    Guest speaker for the night will be Michael Arman, Associate, URPS - Michael will be sharing his experiences working abroad in the Philippines including two typhoons.

  • Thursday 30 July 2015
    2015 PIA Fellows Lunch with Minister Wynne
    Location: Melbourne CBD

    Invitation only - PIA Victoria Fellows Lunch

  • Friday 31 July 2015
    PLACEMAKING AND URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP
    Location: Mackay

    Pencils down planners!! Our small group of CQ planners is ideally placed for some personal attention from our experienced supporters Deike Richards. This event will take planners into the fresh air and onto the street for a practical exercise in renewal and place-making.

  • Friday 31 July 2015
    AILA Fresh and Victorian Young Planners Regional Forum: Victoria - A State of Cities?
    Location: City of Melbourne Bowls Club, VIC

    We are excited to invite you to the first joint AILA Fresh and VYP event for 2015. Join us for an exciting interdisciplinary forum with a focus on the regional, rural and metropolitan issues. The evening will create a space to address the challenges of contemporary practice that we as Landscape Architecture and Planning professionals face on a daily basis, in a transformative time for Victoria.

    A panel discussion will kick off the night, followed by questions, debate, nibbles and drinks.

    Venue: City of Melbourne Bowls Club, 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.

  • 4 & 5 August, 15 & 16 September, 20 & 21 October
    PIA Proteus Impact Leadership Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    Australia’s Premier 6-Day People Management And Cultural Change Program.

  • 4 & 5 August, 15 & 16 September, 6 & 7 October
    PIA Proteus Impact Leadership Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    Australia’s Premier 6-Day People Management And Cultural Change Program.

  • Tuesday 4 August 2015
    Resolving conflict, without going to court (Livestream)
    Location: Your Computer

    This is a Live Stream

    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.

  • Wednesday 5 August 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Infill development in heritage areas
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    To achieve good infill development in heritage areas can be challenging. Some residents may want the building to reflect existing, older house designs. But we should be striving for contemporary design solutions. Learn effective approaches to infill sites in heritage areas.

    Venue: AIA, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne

  • Thursday 6 August 2015
    Gold Coast Branch - Young Planners Innovation Showcase
    Location: Gold Coast

    PIA’s Gold Coast branch, in conjunction with Bond University’s Faculty of Society and Design and Griffith University’s Urban and Environmental Planning Discipline, are proud to announce the Young Planners Innovation Showcase 2015.

  • Thursday 6 August 2015
    Industry buffers and transport corridors: working, travelling and living together
    Location: Perth

    HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS INSIGHT EVENT

    TOPIC: Industry buffers and transport corridors: working, travelling and living together

    The seminar will feature planning, legal and industry experts on the issues for interacting industry, transport and more sensitive land uses. This is a developing issue as our industry and population grows, with constraints on development areas.

    WA is built on its industry and prides itself for a relaxed way of life. Can we have our cake and eat it too?

  • Thursday 6 August 2015
    Industry buffers and transport corridors: working, travelling and living together - WEBINAR
    Location: Perth

    WEBINAR OPTION

    HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS INSIGHT EVENT

    TOPIC: Industry buffers and transport corridors: working, travelling and living together

    The seminar will feature planning, legal and industry experts on the issues for interacting industry, transport and more sensitive land uses. This is a developing issue as our industry and population grows, with constraints on development areas.

    WA is built on its industry and prides itself for a relaxed way of life. Can we have our cake and eat it too?

  • Tuesday 11 August 2015
    PLANET 2015 - Planning law essentials - August - BOOKED OUT
    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.

    The August course is booked out but it is running again on 19 November.

  • 11 August
    Toolbox Series | SEPP 65 - What you need to know
    Location: Bartier Perry, Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

    PIA NSW is pleased to be present this evening to discuss SEPP 65.

  • Tuesday 18 August 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?

  • 19 & 20 August, 23 & 24 September, 14 & 15 October
    PIA Proteus Impact Leadership Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    Australia’s Premier 6-Day People Management And Cultural Change Program.

  • 19 & 20 August, 23 & 24 September, 21 & 22 October
    PIA Proteus Impact Leadership Sydney
    Location: Sydney

    Australia’s Premier 6-Day People Management And Cultural Change Program.

  • Thursday 20 August 2015
    PIA State Conference 2015: Regional Planning and Regional Centres - Tasmania's future?
    Location: The Grange, Campbell Town, Tasmania

    How can economic, health, transport, environmental and social issues be integrated at the regional level and how can individual councils, regional organisations and the State Government agencies work together?

  • Friday 21 August 2015
    QYP Building Your Career
    Location: Brisbane

    Building Your Career is a professional development forum presented by Queensland Young Planners aimed at equipping all young planners with the soft and technical skills you require to advance your career.

  • Friday 21 August 2015
    Planners in the Pub
    Location: Brisbane
  • 25 & 26 August, 29 & 30 September, 27 & 28 October
    PIA Proteus The Launchpad Leadership Program Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

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

  • 25 & 26 August, 29 & 30 September, 10 & 11 November
    PIA Proteus The Launchpad Leadership Program Sydney
    Location: Sydney

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

  • Tuesday 25 August 2015
    Planning for Cultural Heritage Management
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Regardless of whether you work in state government, local government or consultancy, planning for heritage is a key consideration in the development of land. But what is a CHMP? And how do pre contact and post contact heritage requirements impact developments. Come and hear a panel of experts discuss these topics and more at the upcoming PIA seminar on Planning for Heritage.

    Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 42, 101 Collins St Melbourne

  • Wednesday 26 August 2015
    Creating Productive Precincts and Places - Future of Employment Land
    Location: City of Charles Sturt

    This informative 2 hour networking event is hosted by Economic Development Australia in conjunction with the Planning Institute of Australia.

    EVENT CO-HOST

  • Wednesday 26 August 2015
    PIA WA Fellows Sundowner
    Location: Perth

    The invitation is open to all PIA WA Fellows, Life Fellows and Honorary Fellows along with the current WA Division Committee Members.

    Come along and enjoy an informal evening of conversation. The new Fellow and Life Fellow pins will be presented on the night.

  • Thursday 27 August 2015
    WPN Little Winter Dinner
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The Women’s Planning Network is hosting the Little Winter Dinner, which will be preceded by pre-dinner ‘sunset drinks’ at 5.30pm at Central South Yarra.

    Venue: Abbondante Restaurant, Windsor

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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