All Events by Date


  • Wednesday 22 February, 2017
    Planning Toolkit: Planning Reform Update - Part One
    Location: Wallmans Lawyers, King William Road, Adelaide

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

    The rate of legislative change in South Australia affecting the planning industry has been monumental. This session is an opportunity to hear from the experts about the recent legislative reform which affects your sector.

    This two-part program will cover the relevant areas of reform. The first session will be held on 22 February.

    Read more about topics and speaker details.

  • Wednesday 22 February
    Planning Toolkit: Planning Reform Update - Part One - LIVE STREAM
    Location: Your Computer

    The rate of legislative change in South Australia affecting the planning industry has been monumental. This session is an opportunity to hear from the experts about the recent legislative reform which affects your sector.

    This two-part program will cover the relevant areas of reform. The first session will be held on 22 February.

    Read more about topics this session will cover.

  • Thursday, 23 February
    2017 VYP Summer Soiree
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

    The Victorian Young Planners welcome you to 2017. Now that everyone is settled in at work and getting in gear for uni why not join us for an evening at our favourite haunt, Belleville in the CBD!

  • Friday, 24 February 2017
    Hunter & Northern Branch Event | Let's Discuss - Amalgamated Councils & Hunter regional Plan
    Location: MidCoast Council, 4 Breese Pde, Forster

    You will hear from a council who has gone through amalgamations and also learn about the Hunter regional Plan.

  • Monday 27 February 2017
    Urban Design Forum: The Ecology of the Dense Metropolis Part 2
    Location: Perth

    International Experiences in Density and Delivering Eco Cities

    This talk will explore the practises of delivering density along side improved ecological and environmental outcomes in South America and Europe. Both regions have enjoyed reputation of achieving outstanding outcomes in density, public transport and environmental practises. Hear in depth about how these cities have achieved this from natives of these regions.

  • Tuesday 28 February 2016
    Welcome to new Manager City Planning – what’s ahead for GC strategic planning
    Location: Bundall

    PIA Gold Coast branch is pleased to congratulate Amanda Tzannes on her appointment as Manager of City Planning at City of Gold Coast.

  • Thursday, March 2 2017
    International Women's Day Breakfast - SOLD OUT
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The International Women's Day Breakfast is one of the highlight's of the Planning Institute's calendar. This year, Dr Heather Holst, Deputy CEO of Launch Housing, is the keynote speaker.

    *Please note: this event has now sold out. Contact vicevents@planning.org.au or 03 9654 3777 to be placed on the waiting list

  • Thursday 2 March 2017
    ACT Social Event - Barefoot Bowls
    Location: Turner, Canberra

    Registrations now !!!

    What better way to celebrate the start of the year than barefoot bowls with a bunch of planners?

  • Friday, 3 March
    PIA Tas Lunchtime Forum: Chief Panel Member, Planning Panels Victoria - Kathy Mitchell
    Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    Join us for the first roundtable luncheon of 2017 with Chief Panel Member, Planning Panels Victoria - Kathy Mitchell.

  • Monday, 6 March 2017
    Allens Planning Reform Series | NSW Planning Reform Back on Track
    Location: Deutsche Bank Place, Level 28, 126 Phillip Street (Cnr Hunter and Philip Streets), Sydney.

    The next PIA's Planning Reform Series event, hosted by Allens, will involve a briefing on the much anticipated, long awaited reforms to the NSW planning legislation.

    The consultation draft bill – Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 – was released by the NSW Government on 9 January 2017, with the Planning Minister describing the reforms as an "evolution [not] a revolution".

  • Monday, 6 March 2017
    NSW Planning Reform Back on Track - Live Stream
    Location: Online

    The next PIA's Planning Reform Series event, hosted by Allens, will involve a briefing on the much anticipated, long awaited reforms to the NSW planning legislation.

    The consultation draft bill – Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 – was released by the NSW Government on 9 January 2017, with the Planning Minister describing the reforms as an "evolution [not] a revolution".

  • Monday, 6 March 2017
    Hunter Regional Event | NSW Planning Reform Back on Track
    Location: Masonic Hall 79 Lakeview Street, Speers Point.

    The next PIA's Planning Reform Series event, will involve a briefing on the much anticipated, long awaited reforms to the NSW planning legislation.

    The consultation draft bill – Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 – was released by the NSW Government on 9 January 2017, with the Planning Minister describing the reforms as an "evolution [not] a revolution".

  • Monday, 6 March 2017
    Northern Regional Event | NSW Planning Reform Back on Track
    Location: Southern Cross University, Lismore

    The next PIA's Planning Reform Series event, will involve a briefing on the much anticipated, long awaited reforms to the NSW planning legislation.

    The consultation draft bill – Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 – was released by the NSW Government on 9 January 2017, with the Planning Minister describing the reforms as an "evolution [not] a revolution".

  • Monday, 6 March 2017
    Southern Regional Event | NSW Planning Reform Back on Track
    Location: Cardno, Level 1, 47 Burelli Street, Wollongong

    The next PIA's Planning Reform Series event, will involve a briefing on the much anticipated, long awaited reforms to the NSW planning legislation.

    The consultation draft bill – Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 – was released by the NSW Government on 9 January 2017, with the Planning Minister describing the reforms as an "evolution [not] a revolution".

  • Tuesday 7 March 2017
    Essential engineering for planners
    Location: Brisbane

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • Tuesday 7 March 2017
    Essential engineering for planners - Livestream
    Location: YOUR COMPUTER

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • Tuesday, 7 & Friday 31 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - ResCode Practice - 7 & 31 March (2 days) SOLD OUT
    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.

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

  • Wednesday 8th March 2017
    Shaping Spaces for Gen Z - International Forum
    Location: Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra

    Bringing together the leading minds in childrens health and well-being to create a realistic pathway forward that will enable better environments for the future generations of this country.

    This event is proudly supported by the Planning Institute of Australia.

  • Wednesday 8 March 2017
    International Women’s Day 2017
    Location: Perth

    International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future.

    Around the world IWD marks a celebration of the achievements of women. IWD provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the significant contributions of women, and the legacy left by earlier generations. The day is also an occasion to inspire commitment to the future challenges that women face in making further progress.

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  • Thursday, 9 March 2017
    YP Event | Meet the Leaders
    Location: Sydney CBD

    If you want to be a future leader in the profession this event is a must!

    You will gain insight from Planning Leaders and have the opportunity to ask questions and network with your peers.

  • Thursday, 9 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Understanding ESD - Ecological Sustainable Development
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides an introduction to Ecologically Sustainable Development at a policy, precinct, infrastructure and building scale.

  • Thursday 9th March
    SAYP Bowls Night
    Location: Adelaide Bowls Club, Dequetteville Terrace, Adelaide

    Fancy a great night out? Want to meet fellow planning professionals?

    Then come along and have a bowl and beverage/s at our SAYP Bowls night.

    Should be a fun night for all!

    $15.00pp - cash on night direct to Adelaide Bowls Club

    Read more and register your interest here.

  • Friday 10 March 2017
    Designing places for tourists
    Location: Cairns

    Tourists and the income they bring to our communities are vital for our regional economy. Tourism in our region is more than just the Reef and Rainforest; visitors are keen to have unique and fun experiences throughout their entire stay, wherever they are.

  • Tuesday, 14 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Preparing a Bushfire Management Statement
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This program will introduce the Bushfire Management Overlay and will focus on the undertaking of a Bushfire Hazard Landscape Assessment, a Bushfire Hazard Site Assessment and the preparation of a Bushfire Management Statement.

  • Wednesday, 15 March
    Transforming Victoria’s Planning System for the 21st Century
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    A thought provoking seminar and workshop aimed at identifying the key principles and drivers of change that should guide the transformation of Victoria’s planning system into the 21st century.

  • Thursday, 16 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Effective Strategic Planning (Module 1 of 4 in the Strategic Policy Development Series)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This module provides a straightforward outline of the steps and skills needed for effective strategic planning. It identifies the keys to success and the common failings of strategic plans.

  • 16 March, 18 April, 23 May, 20 June
    PLANET 2017 - Strategic Policy Development Series (4 Modules)
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The Strategic Policy Development series will take participants from the ‘big picture’ of why we do strategic planning, and the principles behind preparing a strategic plan down to the detail of drafting specific planning scheme policy contained in Clauses 20, 30, 40 and 50.

    The series has a focus on developing and drafting relevant and usable policy, and appropriate stakeholder engagement through the policy development process.

  • Friday, 17 March 2017
    Tech Series | Development & Feasibility Assessment
    Location: Bartier Perry Solicitors, 77 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Join us for a half-day workshop that introduces the processes involved in property development and feasibility assessment. Topics will include the nature and purposes of property development, development economics, the regulatory context, and the feasibility of projects and how they engage with the planning system.

  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - The A-Z of Planning (March) 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

  • Wednesday, 22 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Introduction to VCAT - The Hearing
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course 'breaks the ice' for planners about entering a VCAT hearing and making a presentation. The course covers the role of VCAT's Planning and Environment List in hearing planning submissions.

  • Thursday, 23 March 2017
    Women in Planning | Communication, Negotiation & Mediation
    Location: Dentons Australia Pty Ltd 77 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

    Join us for a Women in Planning event to celebrate International Women's day.

    The event will be focused around Communication, Negotiation & Mediation. You will hear from some great speakers over a glass of champagne with the event chaired by our NSW State President Jenny Rudolph.

  • Thursday, 23 March 2017
    Achieving Great Greenfield Housing Developments; What are we doing well and what is holding us back?
    Location: River room, Twin Towns Services Club, 2 Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSW 2485 

    This will be a joint Northern Branch and Gold Coast event. It will be a panel based seminar with drinks and refreshments included.

  • Thursday 23 March 2017
    CQ PLANNING SYMPOSIUM
    Location: Mackay

    Save the date!

  • Thursday 23 March 2017
    Development Feasibility for Planners - In Focus
    Location: Perth

    Development Feasibility for Planners is back by popular demand!

    While project feasibility is not commonly questioned as part of development assessment planning, the feasibility of a development guides the extent of flexibility a proposal may have to comply or otherwise with planning provisions.

    This half day workshop will provide an overview of how to determine project feasibility, as well as identify matters which can impact on development feasibility throughout the planning and development phases. ​

    This half day workshop is designed to provide attendees with a more detailed understanding of:

    • Why developers don’t always build to full R Code Density
    • Why up-coding a site may not improve its development potential
    • Why different types of parking (at grade, undercroft, underground) are important
    • What is residual value and why is it important?
    • The impact of a minimum % of commercial floor space
    • The role market demand plays in viability
    • Common assumptions or requirements by planners that work to undermine viability

    Numbers are limited so book now to avoid disappointment

  • Friday, 24 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Heritage Planning
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course explores the fundamental components of the heritage planning system in Victoria as it relates to historic heritage places. The course includes the history of heritage legislation in Victoria and the current heritage structure.

  • Monday, 27 March 2017
    AURIN | Streamlining Decision-Making with Spatial Data
    Location: Saxons, Level 10, 10 Barrack St Sydney

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

    Participants can undertake comparative analyses to study health data, analyse revealing socio-economic information, investigate walkability of neighbourhoods and more. This workshop will be of interest to students, researchers, members of government and industry.

  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
    Fundamentals Urbis Series | Decoding the Smart City
    Location: Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street  Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    How will a focus on planning for the Smart City shape our future?

    Don’t miss this opportunity to decode the Smart City concept with industry experts. Learn about the disruptive technologies igniting change within our industry. Join us for an evening of leading edge insights on how our communities and careers will be influenced by Smart City initiatives.

  • Friday, 30 March 2017
    Southern Branch | Night Time Economy of Wollongong
    Location: Southern Region - TBC

    Join us for a Southern Branch event that will explore the Night Time Economy of Wollongong.

  • Thursday, 30 March 2017
    PLANET 2017 - Constructing an Engagement Program NEW
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course explains how to construct a communication and engagement program for a strategic planning project

  • 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, 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

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • May 2017
    Expression of Interest - Greater Springfield Bus Tour
    Location: Greater Springfield

    Let us know if you would be interested in joining the Greater Springfield Bus Tour

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


    Join David Bailey RPIA (Fellow) and Matthew Rodda of Adelaide City Council 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.

    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.

    Read more

  • 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
    Fundamentals Urbis Series | Aerotropolis – Sydney in 2050
    Location: Urbis, Level 23, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    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.

  • 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: TBC, 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

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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)
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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’.

  • 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

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    Part of the 2017 Planning Essential Seminar Series

  • 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.

  • 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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