All Events by Date


  • Tuesday 28 April 2015
    Industry Insight
    Location: Surfers Paradise

    with special guest Dyan Currie MPIA CPP HonRTPI FDIA

    Incoming Director Planning & Environment, City of Gold Coast

  • Tuesday 28 April 2015
    Public Place : Public Space
    Location: Perth

    The PIA (WA) Urban Design Forum presents:

    PUBLIC PLACE, PUBLIC SPACE

    Long before the rise of contemporary planning issues, the original 1928 Town Planning and Development Act regarded "Public Art" as a proper matter for planning bylaws.

    However, the planning profession has only recently taken on this charge. In the last few years, we have seen the emergence of Percent for Art policies for development, and we have seen public and private innovators using art as an instrument to enliven public places.

    In this Forum, we will hear about both of these new directions, from the DCA’s review of the Percent for Art Policy, to FORM’s "PUBLIC" program, currently in full swing.

  • Wednesday 29 April 2015
    Meet the Minister - The Hon Jackie Trad MP
    Location: Brisbane

    Exclusive Members Only Event

  • Wednesday 29 April
    REBOOT 3 - Collaborative planning: Getting better results through people skills
    Location: Adelaide SA

    Negotiation, empathy and relationship-building skills are essential weapons in a planner's armoury. It's just as important to know the people as well as you know the policies, the procedures and the project.

    Reboot 3 will hone your 'soft' skills in working with people in sometimes complex, heated or politicised situations. Some of the most experienced players in the profession will outline their tips on managing those hairy situations with your personal nous, and how to build your professional-personal skills.

    Speakers include:

    Stephen Hains - Acting CEO, Adelaide City Council
    Cr Sophia MacRae - Councillor, City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
    Nicole Harris - Senior Associate, Planning and Environment, Wallmans Lawyers
    Doug Wallace - Presiding Member of Walkerville CDAP
    Damian Dawson - Senior Consultant, Planning Chambers

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  • Thursday 30 April 2015
    Coastal Infrastructure - New Horizons
    Location: Perth

    The planning of developments within the coastal zone has generally recognised that any structure will interrupt natural coastal processes and developments require some level of ongoing maintenance. A number of historical developments have been successful in that the original estimates of maintenance have been realised, while others are clearly deficient and require significant ongoing maintenance to achieve the original objectives.

    Sea-level rise and changing climate are adding to the complexity confronting decision makers charged with managing existing infrastructure and planning new developments in the coastal zone. Increasing inundation frequency and erosion are likely to have flow-on effects to insurance premiums, land value and ultimately the rates base for local governments.

    This event will also include a briefing by Landgate on the latest products and tools available to the planning profession.

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

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR 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 5 May 2015
    Understanding art, architecture and urban design – and how it relates to planning (Live Stream)
    Location: Your computer

    This is a Live Stream

    CORE SKILLS IN PLANNING SEMINAR 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 5 May 2015
    The Breakfast Briefing Series
    Location: Adelaide SA

    Join special guest speaker Stuart Moseley, General Manager, Information and Strategy Directorate,
    Development Division for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, for breakfast.

    Stuart Moseley is well known to the South Australian planning fraternity as a PIA Fellow, Convenor of PIA's Planning Awards and, until recently, a Principal at prominent planning and development consultancy Connor Holmes. He's now taken a key leadership position in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

    *Seats are limited, so don't miss out on your place for breakfast!

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  • 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.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015
    Emerging Leaders Series Topic 2 - Feeling Conflicted?
    Location: Perth

    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. The City of Whittlesea recognises that as major employer in the municipality, service provider and advocate for the community, Council has a responsibility & is well placed to advance gender equity and fair society for women and men.

    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: CAE, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

  • 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: CAE, Flinders Lane, 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. Take advantage of the early-bird discount and 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Visit AEMI today

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