All Events by Date


  • 20 & 21 September, 25 & 26 October, 15 & 16 November
    PIA Proteus The Launchpad Leadership Program Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

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

  • Wednesday 28 September
    SAYP - Planning Outside the Box
    Location: AECOM, Level 28, 91 King William Street, Adelaide

    Our diverse guest panel will be inclusive of 4 respected industry personnel discussing their career journey and tips on breaking into the planning (or alternative) market, what challenges they may have faced post-university studies, where they made their start, how they've built their career, examples of exciting projects that they have worked on (or are currently working on), and any advice they may have for eager Young Planners.

  • Thursday 29 September 2016
    2016 Women in Planning Symposium
    Location: Southbank, Brisbane

    This symposium builds upon a Women in Planning conference held in 1993 which addressed the need to change the masculine bias of the planning discipline. Outputs will reflect on how far (or not) the planning discipline has come since 1993, and outline a trajectory for change. This event will be of interest to all PIA members of all genders and all ages.

  • Friday 30 September 2016
    Environmental Impact assessment in WA
    Location: Perth

    The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) carries out assessments of major projects - including iron ore mines, major roads, marinas, LNG plants, and airports – where environmental impacts are significant. These assessments, and any subsequent approval by the Minister for the Environment, often have significant implications for other decision making processes and for affected stakeholders. This one-day training course will give participants a working understanding of the assessment process, and the skills and knowledge to be better involved in future assessments.

  • Tuesday 4 October 2016
  • Tuesday 4 October 2016
    HOW TO navigate the EPBC referral and approval processes - Livestream
    Location: Your computer


    This is a Live Stream

  • Tuesday, 4 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Building design and architecture BOOKED OUT
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course provides some understanding of building design and architecture. Key areas of discussion focus on design features; visual interest; visual bulk; articulation; layout; materials; environmental sustainability; amenity; attention to detail; and style mentality.

    *This course is fully booked, please email vicevents@planning.org.au to be placed on the wait list.

  • Thursday 6th October 2016
    ACT October Social Drinks
    Location: Braddon, Canberra

    No registration required, drinks & nibbles at your own expense.

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

  • Thursday, 6th October
    2016 PIA VIC Annual Members' Meeting
    Location: Sunshine, VIC

    Join us for the 2016 Annual Members' Meeting held this year at Brimbank City Council's new Community & Civic Centre! (Members only)

  • Friday, 7 October 2016
    2016 SMEC Nexus Ball
    Location: Docklands, VIC

    The SMEC Nexus Ball is the premier charity and networking event for young professionals in Victoria's planning, development and environment industries. This event is an initiative of PIA, VPELA, and UDIA.

    Join us this year as we run away to join the circus!

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Tools for Transformation
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Recognising the impending challenges of transformation facing cities, particularly Australian cities, this unit articulates a suite of new and refined approaches, tools and techniques for effectively providing planning leadership in the management of rapid urban change.

    Unit 3 of 3 in the Delivering Urban Transformation series

  • Tuesday 11th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series#2 Sydney
    Location: Sydney

    Proteus conducts two leadership breakfast events per year in each state of Australia. The events are designed for networking, as well as providing an opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics. The breakfasts are also followed by one of our inspirational half-day workshops. These events are always well attended and often booked out.

  • Wednesday 12 October 2016
    Planners in the Pub 3 2016
    Location: Canberra

    Join the ACT YPs for the third Planners in the Pub event for 2016 to hear Kip Tanner give a talk about Regional Planning.

    This is a FREE event with drinks & nibbles at your own cost.

    Venue: Castle Room, King O'Malley's, 131 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601​

  • Tuesday, 13 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - 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.

    *This course is fully booked, please email vicevents@planning.org.au to be placed on the wait list.

  • Thursday 13th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series#2 Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    Proteus conducts two leadership breakfast events per year in each state of Australia. The events are designed for networking, as well as providing an opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics. The breakfasts are also followed by one of our inspirational half-day workshops. These events are always well attended and often booked out.

  • Thursday, 13 October 2016
    2016 PIA Kemsley Oration / Australian Urban Design Awards
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    The Kemsley Oration, named after one of the founders of town planning in Victoria, is a significant annual event for PIA . The Oration presents a landmark address that contributes to the pursuit of excellence in urban and regional planning or new perspectives of the development and management of cities and regions.

  • Thursday, 13th October 2016
    WA Young Planner Innovation Showcase
    Location: Perth

    Young Planners Innovation Showcase

    PIA WA is pleased to present the 2016 Young Planners Innovation Showcase.

    This is the first time this unique event has been held in WA, so make sure you join us to hear from the best and brightest upcoming young planners about their innovative ideas for development in WA.

  • 14 October 2016
    NSW State Conference Social Event | Barefoot Bowls
    Location: Bar Beach Bowling Club - 29 Kilgour Avenue Merewether NSW 2291

    You are invited to join us for an after conference drink and a bowl at the Beach Bar Bowling Club. This is an optional social function for those who want to stick around after the conference and enjoy a casual activity and a drink.

  • Tuesday, 18 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Drafting zones, overlays and schedules - Melbourne - OCTOBER - BOOKED OUT
    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.

    Module 3 of 4 in the Strategic Policy Development Series

    *This course is fully booked, please email vicevents@planning.org.au to be placed on the wait list.

  • Tuesday 18th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series#2 Perth
    Location: Perth

    Proteus conducts two leadership breakfast events per year in each state of Australia. The events are designed for networking, as well as providing an opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics. The breakfasts are also followed by one of our inspirational half-day workshops. These events are always well attended and often booked out.

  • Wednesday, 19 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Drafting the LPPF - Melbourne - OCTOBER
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This module is a practical 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.

    Module 4 of 4 in the Strategic Policy Development Series

  • 19th & 20th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leading Human Resources Perth 2016
    Location: Perth

    Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people.

  • Thursday 20th October 2016
    ACT 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence Presentation
    Location: Canberra, ACT

    Join us to congratulate the 2016 ACT recipients of the PIA Awards for Planning Excellence at our annual Awards Presentation Ceremony.

    With keynote speaker Sarah Hill MPIA, 2016 Planner of the Year & CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission.

    Proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz

  • Tuesday, 25 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - The A - Z of Planning - FULLY BOOKED!
    Location: Melbourne. VIC


    The 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.

    *This course is fully booked, please email vicevents@planning.org.au to be placed on the wait list.

  • Tuesday 25th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series#2 Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    Proteus conducts two leadership breakfast events per year in each state of Australia. The events are designed for networking, as well as providing an opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics. The breakfasts are also followed by one of our inspirational half-day workshops. These events are always well attended and often booked out.

  • Wednesday 26 October
    Professional in Focus: Adaptation by design - Planning and Designing Communities for future climates
    Location: Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5/400 King William Street, Adelaide

    Climate change – the threat of our future, and what can we do about it?

    This session emceed by Jensen Planning + Design director, Michael McKeown, we hear from three leaders in South Australia who are at the forefront of climate change and the challenges that face our communities and cities.

    Join in the conversation with speakers:

    Kelly Mader - City of Charles Sturt
    Natural Resource Management, Open Space, Recreation & Property

    Sharon Wyatt - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    Principal Project Officer, Development Division

    Peter Nattrass - Adelaide City Council
    Sustainability Advisor, Carbon Neutral Adelaide

  • Thursday, 27 October 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Assessing neighbourhood character - OCTOBER
    Location: Melbourne, VIC


    This course clarifies the concept of "neighbourhood character" and provides a simple framework by which planners can begin to understand this issue.

  • Thursday 27th October 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series#2 Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    Proteus conducts two leadership breakfast events per year in each state of Australia. The events are designed for networking, as well as providing an opportunity to hear some of the Proteus team present on contemporary leadership topics. The breakfasts are also followed by one of our inspirational half-day workshops. These events are always well attended and often booked out.

  • 27 & 28 October 2016
  • Monday 31 October 2016
    Politics and Planning
    Location: Bundall

    When conducting ourselves as professional planners we have an obligation to base our decisions and actions on sound planning grounds. There is an expectation we act in the best public interest at all times and achieve the best planning outcomes for our communities.

  • Wednesday 2 November 2016
    HOW TO implement best practice water management - Livestream
    Location: Your computer


    This is a Live Stream

  • Wednesday 2 November 2016
  • Thu 3 Nov & Fri 4 Nov 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership by Design Sydney 2016
    Location: Sydney

    Leadership By Design has been tailored to individuals and teams that are looking to change the culture, the attitude and the behaviors within their workplace. You will leave with a renewed mindset and a revitalized positive outlook about people and culture.

  • Friday 4 November, 2016
    2016 PIA Victoria Awards for Planning Excellence
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Join us to congratulate the 2016 Victorian recipients of the PIA Awards for Planning Excellence at our annual Awards Presentation Ceremony.

  • Monday 7 November 2016
    Keeble Lecture – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
    Location: Brisbane

    Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (BScHons., Sydney; PhD., UCLA) is a leading coral biologist whose study focuses on the impact of global warming and climate change on coral reefs. He is the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute (GCI), member of the Australian Academy of Science, and Professor of Marine Science, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

  • Tuesday, 8 November 2016
    PLANET 2016 - 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.

  • Tuesday, 8 November
    6th Biennial Abercrombie Lecture
    Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    The Biennial Abercrombie Lecture is held in honour of one of the most distinguished town planners for the 20th century, Professor Sir Patrick Abercrombie.

    This year the Lecture is presented by Professor Roz Hansen.

  • 9 November 2016
    Urbis Emerge Series | I wish someone had told me – Lessons not taught at university
    Location: Urbis, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydeny 2000

    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.

  • Thursday, 10 November 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Communicating with communities
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This full day course reveals techniques and insights that can transform the quality and effectiveness of your written and verbal communication. Case studies, and frequent reference to actual engagement experiences, will be workshopped to provide practical learning experience.

  • Thu 10 Nov & Fri 11 Nov 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership by Design Adelaide 2016
    Location: Adelaide

    Leadership By Design has been tailored to individuals and teams that are looking to change the culture, the attitude and the behaviors within their workplace. You will leave with a renewed mindset and a revitalized positive outlook about people and culture.

  • Thursday 10 November 2016
    Our Region, Our Future – North Queensland Planning Symposium
    Location: Townsville

    The North Queensland Branch of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is holding its first North Queensland regional planning symposium ‘Our Region, Our Future’, in Townsville.

  • Friday 11 November 2016
    PIA NSW 2016 Awards for Excellence Dinner
    Location: SMC, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000

    The New South Wales 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 New South Wales built environment, and stimulate public awareness of good planning.

  • Friday 11 November 2016
    2016 QLD Awards Celebration Dinner
    Location: Brisbane

    The PIA Awards for Planning Excellence program in Queensland recognises individuals, companies, community groups and public sector agencies for their innovation, leadership and excellence in the Queensland planning profession. The awards are intended to showcase the high quality of planning occurring in Queensland, stimulate public awareness of excellent projects and emphasise the important role of good planning in the community.

  • Friday 11 November 2016
    PIA WA 2016 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.

  • Mon 14 Nov & Tue 15 Nov 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership by Design Brisbane 2016
    Location: Brisbane

    Leadership By Design has been tailored to individuals and teams that are looking to change the culture, the attitude and the behaviors within their workplace. You will leave with a renewed mindset and a revitalized positive outlook about people and culture.

  • Monday 14 November 2016
    New Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan: Shaping SEQ for the next 50 years
    Location: Brisbane

    The SEQ Regional Plan 2009-2031 is under review by the Queensland Government and a new regional plan to guide future development in SEQ will be finalised by mid-2017. The Draft SEQ Regional Plan will shortly be released for comment and will seek to ensure that planning for the region is contemporary best practice. The Draft SEQ Regional Plan is intended to establish a 50 year strategic vision for the SEQ region.

  • Wednesday 16 November
    PIA Proteus Everyone A Salesperson Workshop Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne

    For teams and businesses to be successful in today’s economic climate, every person within the organisation must understand the need to sell themselves, their company and their products. A powerful one-day workshop.

  • Thursday, 17 November 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Urban design in practice
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

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

  • 17th & 18th November 2016
    PIA Proteus Leadership by Design Melbourne 2016
    Location: Melbourne

    Leadership By Design has been tailored to individuals and teams that are looking to change the culture, the attitude and the behaviors within their workplace. You will leave with a renewed mindset and a revitalized positive outlook about people and culture.

  • Friday 18 November
    SA Awards for Planning Excellence - BIG NIGHT OUT
    Location: Crowne Plaza, Adelaide

    Bookings for the 'BIG NIGHT OUT' are now open!

    2016 is rushing by, and with a record number of Award entries this year we look forward to a sensational Awards celebration!

    So book your seat or table for the planning profession's night of nights.

    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.

  • Monday 21 November 2016
    PIA Proteus Everyone A Salesperson Workshop Brisbane
    Location: Brisbane

    For teams and businesses to be successful in today’s economic climate, every person within the organisation must understand the need to sell themselves, their company and their products. A powerful one-day workshop.

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016
    PLANET 2016 - Statutory planning – Assessing applications subject to structure plans in growth areas
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    This course will explore the means for enhancing the implementation phase of a PSP through the subsequent planning permit process.

  • Wednesday 23 November 2016
    PIA Proteus Everyone A Salesperson Workshop Adelaide
    Location: Adelaide

    For teams and businesses to be successful in today’s economic climate, every person within the organisation must understand the need to sell themselves, their company and their products. A powerful one-day workshop.

  • Friday 25 November
    PIA Proteus Everyone A Salesperson Workshop Sydney
    Location: Sydney

    For teams and businesses to be successful in today’s economic climate, every person within the organisation must understand the need to sell themselves, their company and their products. A powerful one-day workshop.

  • 25 November 2016
    Northern Branch Seminar | November
    Location: Byron Shire Council

    Come along and here from a great panel of speakers on in our Northern Region.

  • 28th & 29th November 2016
    PIA Proteus Leading Human Resources Adelaide 2016
    Location: Adelaide

    Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people.

  • 1st & 2nd December 2016
    PIA Proteus Leading Human Resources Brisbane 2016
    Location: Brisbane

    Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people.

  • 5th & 6th December 2016
    PIA Proteus Leading Human Resources Melbourne 2016
    Location: Melbourne

    Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people.

  • 8th & 9th December 2016
    PIA Proteus Leading Human Resources Sydney 2016
    Location: Sydney

    Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people.

  • Wednesday, 14 December 2016
    2016 PIA Victoria Christmas Party
    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Join us to celebrate Christmas with PIA Victoria!

  • Any day
    2016 In Depth - Legislation & Governance
    Location: Correspondence

    This course is now available.

    For further information contact Lifelong Learning at (02) 9045 3014 or via cpp@planning.org.au

  • Any Date
    Urban Design Forum Summaries 2012-14: then, now, next
    Location: Perth

    A short book of snapshots on topical planning and design issues from the Urban Design Chapter’s Forums 2012-2014. The book touches on the history of design in WA, the rise of Liveable Neighbourhoods, the emergence of placemaking as a design endeavour, and speculations of future directions.

  • March 2014
    2014 Planning Congress Papers
    Location: Sydney

    Congress 2014 was an exciting and innovative experience where planners, decision makers and urban stakeholders connect with each other to explore new ideas, tools, techniques and technologies that have the capability to improve how we plan and deliver the planning outcomes we are seeking to achieve.

  • 2001-2013
    Planning Congress Presentations 2013 & earlier
    Location: Australia wide

    PIA Planning Congress is held annual through out Australia

    View the presentations from 2011 to 2013.

  • Online
    Planning a clean energy future
    Location: Australia wide

    The Planning a clean energy future website, has been developed by PIA as part of a federally funded Clean Energy Future Advocacy through Planners project.

    www.planningacleanenergyfuture.org.au

  • Online
    Planning Matters online video presentation
    Location: Australia wide

    On 25th March the video was presented. Planning Matters - 2013 PIA National Congress - Canberra.

    Watch the video on YouTube.

  • Online
    Post Disaster Planning in Flood Affected Communities
    Location: Australia wide

    The Post Disaster Planning Program is about better preparing remote area planners for natural disaster events. The initiative aims to create a system that gives planners in the regions better access to valuable knowledge for disaster mitigation, preparedness and response.

    Visit AEMI today

  • Contact PIA today
  • membership@planning.org.au
  • 02 6262 5933
  • 02 6292 9970
  • PO Box 5427 Kingston ACT 2604