All Events by Date


  • 29 March, 29 May, 6 September, 1 November 2017
    Urbis Emerge Series 2017 | Full Series Pack (4 events)
    Location: Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    Buy the full series (4 events) and save 10%

    Location: Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    Dates: 29 March, 29 May, 6 September, 1 November 2017

    About the Series

    The Emerge Series provides a platform to inform and educate through in-depth analysis of practice and procedure for young and emerging professionals from both the public and private planning sectors. The series is for those looking to grow their career beyond the day to day and take it to the next level.

  • Thursday 30 March 2017
    PIA ACT - Meet the Fellows
    Location: O'Connor, Canberra

    Come and join us to hear about the career journeys and future directions of three ACT’s Fellows. This event will see some of our Division’s Fellows sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with the broader membership.

  • Thursday, 30 March 2017
    PIA WA Young Planners Platform
    Location: Perth

    The PIA WA Young Planners Committee wishes to invite you to an open discourse for young planners and associates to expand their minds and get active within the building and development industry. Share your thoughts and ideas with other students and young professionals over some drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Tuesday, 4 April 2017
    Women in Planning | Communication, Negotiation & Mediation
    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd, 77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

    This after work seminar will focus on Communication, Negotiation & Mediation. You will hear from Abigail Goldberg of Goldberg Blaise and Christina Renner, who is a partner at Dentons.The event will be chaired by our NSW State President, Jenny Rudolph.

    Enjoy a glass of champagne while you listen to these accomplished women.

  • Tuesday, 4 April 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Recognising Architectural Styles
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This program gives highly valuable training and information about the various common architectural styles of the 19th and 20th century in Victoria.

  • Thursday, 6 April 2017
    PLANET 2017 - How Urban Planning Can Support Emerging Issues in City Shaping NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course will give participants an overview of the range of emerging issues facing cities today, and how this is directly and indirectly affecting practitioners in their day-to-day work. The course will provide practical ways for how to apply this new knowledge, and keep abreast of ongoing changes in research and policy.

  • Thursday 6 April 2017
    ACT April Social Drinks
    Location: Braddon, Canberra

    Come along to Hopscotch in Braddon from 5.30pm and look out for the PIA mini-banner. No registration required, drinks & nibbles at your own expense.

    Social drinks will be held on the first Thursday of every month!

  • Monday 10 April 2017
    North Queensland 2017 Reignited
    Location: Townsville

    Join us for the first event of the year as we hear from the State Government about the progress of the North Queensland Regional Plan and from local councils such as Townsville City Council who will present on how they are implementing the transitional planning scheme arrangements under the new Planning Act.

  • Tuesday, 11 April
    PIA Tas Lunchtime Forum: Unravelling the built environment determinants of health and wellbeing
    Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    Join us for the second roundtable luncheon of 2017: Unravelling the built environment determinants of health and wellbeing.

  • Thursday, 13th April 2017
    Emerging Planner Series - Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning
    Location: Perth

    ONLY 25 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

    Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Planning is the first event in the Emerging Planner Series.

    This event will provide a refresher on what is an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and how it is relevant to planners. It will also explore how planning applies EIA's and State Planning Policies during the design and approvals stages of rezoning through to subdivision. A number of interesting case studies will also be discussed.

    This event is targeted towards recent graduates and early career planning professionals who want to build on their fundamental understanding of key planning issues.

  • Tuesday 18 April 2017
    Essential stakeholder engagement for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    Planners are often at the forefront of stakeholder engagement, so it is important to understand how to get the most out of this process for all involved. If you don’t get your engagement right, it could spell disaster for your project. There is often a delicate balance between not enough engagement and ‘engagement fatigue’.

  • Tuesday 18 April 2017
    Essential stakeholder engagement for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER


    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    Planners are often at the forefront of stakeholder engagement, so it is important to understand how to get the most out of this process for all involved. If you don’t get your engagement right, it could spell disaster for your project. There is often a delicate balance between not enough engagement and ‘engagement fatigue’.

  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Developing Policy and Controls (Module 2 of 4 in the Strategic Policy Development Series)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This module presents clear guidance for the development of effective planning policy and controls. It identifies the dos and don’ts of implementing strategic planning documents into the planning scheme.

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017
    WPN Comedy Night
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The Women's Planning Network has a limited number of tickets available for a night of wit, charm, laughs and lip delivered by the queens of comedy at the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Upfront event.

  • Thursday, 20 April 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Assessing a Bushfire Management Statement
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This program will introduce the Bushfire Management Overlay and focus on the assessment of a Bushfire Management Statement utilising various case studies relating to dwellings and subdivisions.

  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
    A review of new planning schemes
    Location: Brisbane

    In recent years, local government planning schemes have had somewhat of a renaissance with legislative changes from IPA to SPA, and many ageing planning schemes replaced during the Queensland Planning Provisions / Making and amending local planning instruments era.

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017
    Legal Series | Expert Witness Court Work
    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd, 77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

    You will hear from our industry experts on Expert Witness Court Work.

    The Legal Series will provide a platform to engage, inform and educate through short after work seminars focusing on topics identified by our members. The series is for those looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on planners.

  • 27 April, 20 June, 31 August, 29 November 2017
    Legal Series 2017 | Full Series Pack (4 events)
    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd,77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia or JBA, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    Buy the full series (4 events) and save 10%

    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd,77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia or JBA, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    Dates: 27 April, 20 June, 31 August, 29 November 2017

    About the Series

    The Legal Series will provide a platform to engage, inform and educate through short after work seminars focusing on topics identified by our members. The series is for those looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on planners.

  • Tuesday 2 May 2017
    Essential development controls for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    The process of development control is an essential skill for planners.

    Development control is not just about assessing a development application; it involves a clear understanding of what is proposed, how it will operate, how those operations will impact on its surroundings and how to monitor those impacts.

  • Tuesday 2 May 2017
    Essential development controls for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    The process of development control is an essential skill for planners.

    Development control is not just about assessing a development application; it involves a clear understanding of what is proposed, how it will operate, how those operations will impact on its surroundings and how to monitor those impacts.

  • Wed 3rd May - Fri 5th May 2017
    Planning Congress 2017
    Location: Sydney

    ‘Growing Up, Growing Out ‘ 2017 Planning Congress invites you to participate and join the planning industry as we all come together once again to share information, research, and innovative practices.

  • Wed 3rd May - Fri 5th May 2017
    DesignBUILD 2017
    Location: Sydney

    DesignBUILD 2017, the ultimate industry event for landscape & outdoor, structural & materials, interior fixtures & finishes and building technology. Join us as we return to Sydney in their new home at the brand new ICC Sydney, 3-5 May 2017

  • Wednesday, 3 May 2017
    2017 National Awards for Planning Excellence
    Location: Sydney

    The annual PIA Awards for Planning Excellence demonstrate leading practice, leadership and achievement in planning. The Awards recognise excellence and showcase leading practice across a range of planning disciplines and sectors.The state and territory awards have provided the winners for the National Awards for Planning Excellence and it is time to celebrate all finalists and acknowledge the best of planning and planners that Australia has to offer.

  • Thursday, 4 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Managing Potentially Contaminated Land
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This program is designed to introduce and refresh participant knowledge of current contaminated land issues in planning. It explains how statutory and strategic planners can identify potentially contaminated land and the type of assessment required. It also clarifies the role and scope of site assessments and environmental audits.

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Toward Sustainable Cities: Strengthening activity centres (Module 1)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Drawing on case studies and exemplars from large and mid-sized cities around Australia and the western world, this unit will explore the planning, strategies and implementation mechanisms of initiatives that have supported, revitalised or stimulated strong city centres, along with innovative models for coordinated management and brokering of ongoing change.

  • Thursday, 11 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Referral Authorities and the Planning System
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course has been designed to provide referral authority staff with a clear understanding of referral authorities and the planning system.

  • Tuesday, 16 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Accessibility in the Built Environment NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides valuable information on disability, society and the built environment. Universal Design is explored, primarily in the context of the public realm. In-depth discussion is facilitated and practical exercises are undertaken in groups and reviewed.

  • Thursday 18 May 2017
    Greater Springfield Bus Tour
    Location: Greater Springfield

    Following PIA's successful walking tour of the Fortitude Valley in 2016, PIA invites you to attend a bus tour of the award-winning Master Planned Community (MPC) of Greater Springfield.

    “Greater Springfield is Australia’s fastest emerging new city which is expected to accommodate 138,000 persons and employ 52,000 workers within a CBD containing in excess of 2.6 million square metres of commercial, retail, educational, health and technology facilities as well as the award-winning Robelle Domain Parkland”.

  • Thursday 18th May
    This little PIA goes to Market!
    Location: Market Kitchen, Level 1, 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide

    Adelaide’s Market District is one of the most cherished places in South Australia and held dearly in many people’s hearts. It is a place of business & commerce, people connection, and probably the greatest concentration of cultural diversity in SA.

    Join David Bailey RPIA (Fellow) and Matthew Rodda of the City of Adelaide as they outline what has happened, what is happening now and the approach to engagement and governance in order to help shape the future of this iconic area.

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  • Friday, 19 May 2017
    Southern Branch | ePlanning
    Location: TBA

    Join us for a Southern Branch event that will explore ePlanning.

  • Monday 22 May 2017
    Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Workshop
    Location: Perth

    ONLY 20 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

    AURIN provides researchers, policy and decision-makers with web based infrastructure to facilitate access to a wealth of data from across Australia.

    AURIN provides live links to some 1,650 quality datasets and over 100 analytical tools by which data can be accessed, analysed and interrogated. In this workshop participants can explore the extensive data repositories and extract information about Australian cities.

  • Tuesday, 23 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Drafting Zones, Overlays and Schedules (Module 3 of 4 in the Strategic Policy Development Series)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This module is a practical module to build skills in the drafting of zones and schedules to zones, overlays and particular provisions.

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2017
    Urbis Emerge Series | Aerotropolis – Sydney in 2050
    Location: Sydney CBD or Greater Sydney - Venue TBC

    Sydney is building a new airport and a new city!

    What can a city of the future be? What can it look like?

  • Wednesday 24th May, 2017
    Planning Toolkit: Planning Reform Update - Part Two
    Location: Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5/400 King William Street, Adelaide

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - LIVE STREAM SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

    Part Two of two-part program on Law Reform Updates, will cover:

    • The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016;
    • Introduction to performance based assessment frameworks
    • Introduction to the SA Planning Portal and a future of e-planning.

      View session speakers here
  • Wednesday 24th May
    Planning Toolkit:Planning Reform Update - Part Two - LIVE STREAM
    Location: Your Computer - LIVE STREAM

    Part Two of two-part program on Planning Reform Updates, will cover:

    • The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016;
    • Introduction to performance based assessment frameworks
    • Introduction to the SA Planning Portal and a future of e-planning.

    Read more about session speakers and topics

  • Thursday, 25 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Writing for VCAT - A skills-based approach to advocating at the Tribunal (May)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    In this workshop, the presenter will outline the principles of good drafting and the 'golden rules' of writing for VCAT.

  • Friday, 26 May 2016
    Northern Branch | New England Planning Issues
    Location: New England Region

    Northern Branch Seminar and Meeting. The Seminar will look at New England Planing Issues.

  • Tuesday, 30 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Property Development Process for Planners
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course responds to requests about the other side of the planning counter and the property development process.

  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017
    PLANET 2017 - The Land Development Game NEW
    Location: VIC

    This course provides an overview to the role planners play in facilitating quality land development with a specific emphasis on Melbourne’s greenfields.

  • Friday, 2 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Urban Design - Realising a Compact City
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course covers re-purposing under-utilised space; better utilising existing community facilities; living in the public realm; increasing density and diversity; modified modes of transport; physical form of a compact city; and managing change.

  • Tuesday 6 June 2017
    Essential traffic planning for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    Traffic planning is a complex area, with a multitude of models, methodologies, guidelines, thresholds and rules.

  • Tuesday 6 June 2017
    Essential traffic planning for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    Traffic planning is a complex area, with a multitude of models, methodologies, guidelines, thresholds and rules.

  • Thursday 8 June 2017
    PLANNING REFORM 2017 – PLANNING ACT, REGULATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS - Livestream
    Location: Your Computer

    From 3 July 2017, Queensland will operate under new planning legislation, a new regulation and new supporting instruments.

    PIA is pleased to partner with the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning to deliver a half day seminar to inform planners and allied professionals about what has changed, how it has changed and how best to engage with the new planning regime.

    The new planning regime seeks to deliver a contemporary system that promotes positive planning and development outcomes, and enhance the role of Queenslanders in the process, while also empowering local governments in their role in the overall framework.

  • Thursday 8 June 2017
    PLANNING REFORM 2017 – PLANNING ACT, REGULATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
    Location: Brisbane

    From 3 July 2017, Queensland will operate under new planning legislation, a new regulation and new supporting instruments.

    PIA is pleased to partner with the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning to deliver a half day seminar to inform planners and allied professionals about what has changed, how it has changed and how best to engage with the new planning regime.

    The new planning regime seeks to deliver a contemporary system that promotes positive planning and development outcomes, and enhance the role of Queenslanders in the process, while also empowering local governments in their role in the overall framework.

  • Wednesday, 14 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Assessing Neighbourhood Character (June)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course focuses on defining what neighbourhood character means, using photographs to show different neighbourhood character typologies, using photographic examples to discuss whether these developments ‘respect’ neighbourhood character, and exploring critical VCAT decisions on the topic.

  • Thursday, 15 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Traffic and Parking Assessments
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course covers the essentials needed to analyse applications that involve traffic or parking considerations including the calculation of parking demand, how to read parking ratios, measuring the compliance of car parking dimensions and parking credits. The course also includes the role of traffic engineers and the application of parking surveys and analysis.

  • Thursday 15th June
    Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Workshop
    Location: Tenyson Centre - 520 South Road,Kurralta Park


    Only 20 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

    AURIN provides urban researchers, policy and decision-makers with an infrastructure to facilitate web-based access to a wealth of information on urban environments across Australia. AURIN provides live links to some 1,650 datasets and over 100 analytical tools by which urban information can be accessed, interrogated, modelled and simulated.

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  • Friday, June 16 2017
    PIA's Local Government Planners' Dinner
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Embrace the cold and join us for PIA's 2017 Local Government Planners Dinner Winter Wonderland Extravaganza!

  • Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    Legal Series | Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs)
    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd, 77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

    You will hear from our industry experts on Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs).

    About the Series

    The Legal Series will provide a platform to engage, inform and educate through short after work seminars focusing on topics identified by our members. The series is for those looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on planners.

  • Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Drafting the LPPF (Module 4 of 4 of the Strategic Policy Development Series)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This module is a practical module to build skills in the drafting of the MSS and Local Policy. The module will include the role of the MSS and Local Policies and emphasise that these clauses only come into effect if a permit is triggered through another control in the scheme.

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - The A-Z of Planning (June) - SOLD OUT
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course covers the difference between the statutory and strategic context of the Victorian planning system, the layers of policy and the day-to-day process requirements of the planning office including statutory processes, decision making, enforcement and VCAT procedures.

    *Please note: This course has now sold out. Please email vicevents@planning.org.au to be placed on a waiting list

  • Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning Law Essentials (June)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides a broad overview of the essential components of planning 'law': how to interpret a scheme; the difference between use and development; existing use rights; the roles of various authorities; and amending a planning scheme.

  • Wednesday 28th June
    Planning Toolkit: Case Law Update
    Location: Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5/400 King William Street, Adelaide

    Court decisions have an important influence on the way in which planners interpret the planning legislation, State planning instruments and planning schemes. Court decisions can also have a bearing on particular aspects of practice, such as permissible changes for development approvals, public notification of development applications and interpreting regulations.

    Join Alison Brookman, Special Counsel, Wallmans Lawyers and David Billington, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers as they cover recent court decisions.

  • Wednesday 28 June
    Planning Toolkit: Case Law Update - LIVE STREAM
    Location: Your Computer

    Court decisions have an important influence on the way in which planners interpret the planning legislation, State planning instruments and planning schemes. Court decisions can also have a bearing on particular aspects of practice, such as permissible changes for development approvals, public notification of development applications and interpreting regulations.

    Join Alison Brookman, Special Counsel, Wallmans Lawyers and David Billington, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers, as they cover recent court decisions.

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  • Thursday, 29 June 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Waste Management and Recycling in Multi-Unit Developments NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides planners with tools and case studies to enhance their capability and motivation to address waste management and recycling in the growing multi-unit, apartment and mixed use developments.

  • Tuesday, 4 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Implementing Accessibility in the Built Environment NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Bringing together theory, discussion and practice, this one-day course provides valuable information on the legislative environment impacting the implementation of accessibility within the built environment. Why accessibility matters, is explored not only in the context of compliance, but also in terms of social equity and economics.

  • Thursday, 6 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Applying Sustainability Provisions in Planning Schemes NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course is designed to help planners apply current environmental planning provisions while also addressing ways future urban planning policies, controls and rating tools can be applied to achieve environmental objectives.

  • Tuesday 11 July 2017
    Essential referrals for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    The identification of relevant referrals has become easier over the years, with better mapping, fewer referral triggers, the clarification of the triggers and a reduction in the number of referral agencies. It is important, however, not to become complacent about referrals particularly given the complexities that remain.

  • Tuesday 11 July 2017
    Essential referrals for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    The identification of relevant referrals has become easier over the years, with better mapping, fewer referral triggers, the clarification of the triggers and a reduction in the number of referral agencies. It is important, however, not to become complacent about referrals particularly given the complexities that remain.

  • Tuesday, 11 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Enforcement Law for Planners
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course prepares the planner to understand and apply the enforcement process. It covers different enforcement techniques for different situations and the role of the statutory planner in assisting the enforcement officer to perform this function.

  • Tuesday. 18 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - A Review of Native Vegetation Clearance Controls NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Can't see the vegetation from the paperwork? This course examines vegetation regulations that planners encounter.

  • Tuesday, 25 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning and Urban Design for Town Centres
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course examines the thinking behind the detailed design of these centres, and explores real life examples of delivery of town centres over the last decade in greenfields and infill precincts. This course will include a site visit by bus.

  • Thursday, 27 July 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Economics for Planners
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course explains the importance of having an appreciation of urban economics and the ways in which economics underpin good urban and regional planning and development.

  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
    Who is reading your Report? – Crafting Essential Assessment Reports
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    Drafting a clear and concise assessment reports that deliver the message to the target audience is an essential skill for planners.

  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
    Who is reading your Report? – Crafting Essential Assessment Reports - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    Drafting a clear and concise assessment reports that deliver the message to the target audience is an essential skill for planners.

  • Tuesday, 1 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Demystifying Planning Panels NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The course introduces Planning Panels and explains how it works. Presenters will go through the legislation under which Planning Panels operate in this introductory to intermediate course.

  • Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
    PIA WA Advancing Smarter Cities: The Planning Imperative
    Location: Perth

    While technology companies are developing smart cities tools and technologies at an accelerated pace, planning organisations and cities are still challenged to find effective ways of embracing technology and data analytics to address the public interest and respond to the community's aspirations. Can technology companies work more closely with cities and planning firms to engage in the rapid pace of technological advancement? Can the voice of the city, and community, be an integral part of technology industries? Are we keeping up with the digital transformation of the planning process?

  • Thursday 3rd August
    Advancing Smarter Cities: The Planning Imperative
    Location: Stamford Plaza Adelaide - Crystal Room, North Terrace.

    While technology companies are developing smart cities tools and technologies at an accelerated pace, planning organisations and cities are still challenged to find effective ways of embracing technology and data analytics to address the public interest and respond to the community’s aspirations. Can technology companies work more closely with cities and planning firms to engage in the rapid pace of technological advancement? Can the voice of the city, and community, be an integral part of technology industries? Are we keeping up with the digital transformation of the planning process?

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  • Tuesday, 8 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Urban Resilience
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course will introduce participants to concepts such the 10 Essentials, the city resilience framework and resilience qualities as well as explore the alignment with place-making and community development objectives, and learn about initiatives and projects currently underway.

  • Tuesday, 15 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning for Major Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The course outlines the critical role of significant waste and resource recovery infrastructure in supporting sustainable growth in metropolitan Melbourne and the Victoria’s regions.

  • Thursday, 17 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Understanding Renewables - the dos and don’ts in the integration of renewable energy
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course explores the dos and don’ts in the integration of renewable energy into communities, developments and businesses.

  • Tuesday, 22 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Writing for VCAT - A skills-based approach to advocating at the Tribunal (August)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    In this course, the presenter will outline the principles of good drafting and the 'golden rules' of writing for VCAT.

    It will not only cover the written submission but other important documents which precede and follow a Tribunal hearing including the officer's report to Council, correspondence with applicants, permit conditions and letters to the Tribunal.

  • Tuesday, 29 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Presenting to Planning Panels NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course builds on the introduction to Planning Panels course. In this more advanced course, participants will develop skills required to lead matters where legal counsel and expert witnesses are required, and the stakes are a little higher.

  • Thursday, 31 August 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning for Animal Industries NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This short course, developed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources aims to help local government planners understand animal industries and the planning regulations that support them.

  • Thursday, 31 August 2017
    Legal Series | Property Law Issues Relevant to Development
    Location: JBA, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    You will hear from our industry experts on Property Law Issues Relevant to Development.

    About the Series

    The Legal Series will provide a platform to engage, inform and educate through short after work seminars focusing on topics identified by our members. The series is for those looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on planners.

  • Tuesday 5 September 2017
    Essential Infrastructure charging for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    Understanding the mechanics of infrastructure charging is an essential skill for planners.

  • Tuesday 5 September 2017
    Essential Infrastructure charging for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    Understanding the mechanics of infrastructure charging is an essential skill for planners.

  • Tuesday, 5 September 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Toward Sustainable Cities: Achieving ‘Sensitive Density’ - Module 2
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This unit explains the dynamics of urban structure and density, then explores models and innovative examples for reconciling delivery of urban intensification and diversified neighbourhood uses with enhanced quality and outcomes that can build public support for ‘sensitive density’.

  • Wednesday, 6 September 2017
    Urbis Emerge Series | ‘Beyond planning’ skills
    Location:  Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    Have you ever felt out of depth as a young planner?

    We are often required to manage projects, understand and review technical advice outside our areas of expertise, and regularly engage with a range of industry professionals and the wider community. On this night we will create a platform where questions are welcomed, as we discuss the tips and tricks for the skills we need that are beyond our planning education realm.

  • Thursday 7 & Thursday 28 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - ResCode Practice - 7 & 28 September (2 days)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The course introduces plan reading and spatial measurement skills, as well as other tools such as ShadowDraw and an analysis of VCAT case law and Practice Notes which will assist planners in assessing development applications.

  • Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning Law Essentials (September)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides a broad overview of the essential components of planning 'law': how to interpret a scheme; the difference between use and development; existing use rights; the roles of various authorities; and amending a planning scheme.

  • Tuesday, 19 September 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Preparing a Precinct Structure Plan for a Greenfields Precinct
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course will provide an overview of preparing and applying a PSP to a greenfields precinct.

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017
    PLANET 2017 - The Subdivision Process
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course is an introduction to the management and assessment of a subdivision application. It covers the planner's role in the process, and the knowledge to understand a title plan, a plan of subdivision and the various legislative frameworks.

  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Green Infrastructure and Urban Planning NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course is designed to be a conversation-starter for practitioners new to the idea of green infrastructure, before extending into practical policy, plan and design guidance to supporting resilient city shaping based around green infrastructure and ecosystem services.

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
    Essential plan making for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    The preparation of planning instruments is an essential skill for planners.

    While there are drafting rules that apply across the board, each type of planning instrument and, indeed, with planning schemes, each component of the planning scheme, requires a different focus.

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
    Essential plan making for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    The preparation of planning instruments is an essential skill for planners.

    While there are drafting rules that apply across the board, each type of planning instrument and, indeed, with planning schemes, each component of the planning scheme, requires a different focus.

  • Tuesday, 3 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Building Design and Architecture
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides some understanding of building design and architecture. The site context forms the first major step in establishing key issues associated with any design.

  • Tuesday, 10 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Existing Use Rights
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Existing use rights are an integral component of planning law. Once someone has them, they are protected by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and planning schemes. This session examines the nature of these rights - how they are established, what rights are protected, how they are regulated, and how they are lost.

  • Thursday, 19 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Managing Development Near Landfills and Other Buffers NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course covers the essentials needed to understand the buffer distances for landfills, the role of landfill gas risk assessments, an understanding of the different planning scheme and EPA buffer distances that apply to industry and the consideration of reverse amenity buffers.

  • Tuesday, 24 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - The A-Z of Planning (October)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course covers the difference between the statutory and strategic context of the Victorian planning system, the layers of policy and the day-to-day process requirements of the planning office including statutory processes, decision making, enforcement and VCAT procedures.

  • Wednesday, 25 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Assessing Neighbourhood Character (October)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The course focuses on defining what neighbourhood character means, using photographs to show different neighbourhood character typologies, using photographic examples to discuss whether these developments ‘respect’ neighbourhood character, and exploring critical VCAT decisions on the topic.

  • Thursday, 26 October 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Dry Stone Walls and Planning NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides some background to the history and heritage of dry stone walls, where they are found, when they were built, by whom and why. It then looks at recent research and assessments that focus on their management in the context of rapidly expanding suburban development.

  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017
    Urbis Emerge Series | Telecommunications
    Location: Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street 

    The PIA Emerge series presented by Urbis is a series of workshops and seminars for the emerging planning professional.

    PIA NSW is pleased to be partnering with Urbis to bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the NSW Planning system, to deliver a series of four evening seminars in 2016.

  • Friday, 3 November 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Urban Design in Practice
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course demystifies the language of urban design to improve planners' confidence in dealing both with urban design issues and designers.

  • Wednesday 8 November 2017
    Essential Court practice and procedure for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

    As a planner, you may one day find yourself involved in a Court case. Your role may be as an expert witness, or giving evidence about a report you have written or a delegated decision you have made, or swearing an affidavit.

  • Wednesday 8 November 2017
    Essential Court practice and procedure for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential
    Seminar Series

    As a planner, you may one day find yourself involved in a Court case. Your role may be as an expert witness, or giving evidence about a report you have written or a delegated decision you have made, or swearing an affidavit.

  • Thursday, 9 November 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Planning for Urban Renewal Precincts NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course will provide an overview to the VPA process of preparing plans and facilitating change in urban renewal precincts.

  • Friday 10 November 2017
    PIA WA 2017 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, 16 November 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Practical Written & Visual Communication for Planners NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course reveals techniques and insights that can transform the quality and effectiveness of your written and verbal communication, and enable you to begin mastering the art of effective chairing and facilitation.

  • Friday 17th November
    2017 SA Awards for Planning Excellence Gala Dinner
    Location: Crowne Plaza, Adelaide


    Join in the festivities with peers and PIA colleagues for the profession's biggest social event and celebrate the best planning South Australia has to offer.

    Join us at the Crowne Plaza for the Awards dinner followed by the sponsored 'social hang-out' drinks on the reserved balcony at the Griffins Hotel.

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Infill Development in Heritage Areas
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Infill development in heritage areas can be contentious, with polarised views between the local community, designer, developer and planning authority. This program aims to give a brief background about diverging views on architectural design in heritage areas.

  • Thursday, 23 November 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Statutory Planning - Assessing Applications subject to Structure Plans in Growth Areas
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Key to implementing Precinct Structure Plans in growth area precincts is the planning and assessment of residential, town centre, commercial and industrial applications. This course will explore the means for enhancing the implementation phase of a PSP through the subsequent planning permit process.

  • Wednesday, 29 November 2017
    Legal Series | Conditions of Consent
    Location: JBA, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    You will hear from our industry experts on Conditions of Consent.

    About the Series

    The Legal Series will provide a platform to engage, inform and educate through short after work seminars focusing on topics identified by our members. The series is for those looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on planners.

  • 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

  • Contact PIA today
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  • PO Box 5427 Kingston ACT 2604