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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE GUIDE NSW Welcome to another year of learning and development opportunities for professionals engaged in the Planning Industry.
2 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE 2021 PLANET COURSE GUIDE TAILORING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PIA is committed to a number of strategic DEVELOPMENT initiatives for 2021, including PlanTech and The PLANET program is administered by the Indigenous Planning. As projects associated Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). PLANET with these initiatives develop, we expect these provides popular core learning programs themes will be reflected in PIA’s policy and and keeps you up to date with legislative, advocacy, events and education outputs. regulatory and policy changes in planning. As part of this, we are looking forward to Programs are added through the year and developing and rolling out PLANET courses updates will be available here – and other educational content reflecting www.planning.org.au/events/category/ these strategic initiatives in consultation planet-courses with experts in our industry. BESPOKE TRAINING AVAILABLE TAILORING YOUR LEARNING NEEDS PIA NSW work with a number of Planners play an integral role in shaping organisations to bring our training to you the future of our cities, towns and surrounds. anywhere in NSW. We are able to offer Successful development outcomes require many of our PLANET courses as a bespoke planners to have new competencies to package for your staff. For more information enable the advancement of their skills in contact email@example.com practice. PLANET provides a comprehensive range of IMPORTANT INFORMATION programs which cover six key skill areas that all BOOKINGS/STUDENTS/ great planners need to be competent in (and CANCELLATIONS match with our Registered Planner pathway): PLANET bookings and payment should be Professionalism and integrity made online via the PIA website. Course Spatial thinking numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Creative and multidisciplinary approach Full-time student members (with evidence) Communication and engagement who wish to attend a program will be charged Planning frameworks 50% of the scheduled fee. Please contact PIA to arrange. Note: The listed price for all Technical knowledge programs includes GST. PLANET presenters are subject matter If you cannot attend a registered session you experts who are skilled in facilitating training must withdraw online no later than 7 days prior and providing a positive learning experience to the course. If you cannot attend and you to improve your knowledge. are within 7 days of the course date, you can transfer your registration to another course or PLANET PROMOTES “BEST another person, provided we have at least PRACTICE” IN URBAN PLANNING 48 hours notice of your decision to transfer. One of the best ways to improve your skills is We cannot issue refunds or credits. If you to become informed of best practice models do not attend on the day a full fee will be used by others. Our programs are developed charged. to ensure improved practitioner skills through PIA requests payment of any outstanding tailoring practical workshop sessions. invoices before you register for PLANET The learning model also provides training courses in 2021. opportunities to address a range of personal Check the website www.planning.org.au/nsw skills gaps for career development. for updates to venues and start times.
3 CONTENTS CONTENTS PLANNING SYSTEM Planning for Non-Planners 4 Development and Feasibility 101 5 Planning Proposals 101 6 Planning Proposals 101 – Regional 7 Statement of Environmental Effects – Tips N Tricks 8 Your Guide to Noise Assessment 9 PLANNING LAW Preparing and Reviewing Clause 4.6 Variation Requests 10 Skills You Need to Know to be a Good Expert Witness 11 COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT Making Engagement Work for You and Your Community 12 The Emotionally Fit Planner NEW 13 The Community Engagement Challenge: How to Involve Others in Your Decisions 14 How to Structure and Write a Planning Report 15 STRATEGIC PLANNING Planning for Climate Change Resilience NEW 16 Planning for Bushire Resilence 17 Placemaking – Part 1: Placemaking for Planners 18 Placemaking – Part 2: Introduction to Place Measurement 19 Promoting Local Strategic Planning Statements NEW 20 Public Realm Planning 21 From the Ground Up: Planning Green Infrastructure and Urban Forests for Australian Cities NEW 22 Cities that Feed Us: Planning for Urban Agriculture NEW 23 Planning for Social Outcomes NEW 24 Planning for Flood Risk Management 25 ECONOMICS Infrastructure Planning and Delivery 26 Economics for Planners 27 Property Economics for Planners – An Introduction NEW 28 HERITAGE AND LOCAL CHARACTER Neighbourhood Character and Character Statements 30 Planning Together Ways: An Indigenous Intercultural Approach NEW 32 Sustaining Heritage through Planning and Development 34 DESIGN Active Frontages 101 35 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design NEW 36 GIS for Planners: Theory and Practice to Produce a Basic GIS Map NEW 37 GIS for Planners: Analysis and Cartography NEW 38 Urban Design 39 Parking Requirements and Waivers 40 Census and Demographic Analysis for Planners NEW 41 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 2021 PLANET course list 42 Invest in your career 46
4 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE PLANNING SYSTEM PLANNING FOR NON-PLANNERS He is the Director of the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney – a research trust This course will provide you with a practical funded through philanthropy. and robust introduction to the NSW Planning System. It will be especially beneficial to people from a non-planning background that would like a better understanding of how ONLINE urban planning operates in NSW. Participants Dates will be provided with a range of planning Tuesday, 23 February 2021 and documents in the course notes and a planning Wednesday, 24 February 2021 jargon buster. Tuesday, 1 June 2021 and Wednesday, 2 June 2021 DESIGNED FOR: Staff at public and private organisations who Time work with planners and/or interact with the planning system. It would also be useful for 9:30am–12:30pm AEDT/AEST (both days) members of the public who are interested in finding out how the planning system works. Venue Online – hosted from NSW LEARNING OUTCOMES: Zoom access details will be sent prior to • The purposes and rationale for planning; the session • Planning terms and jargon; • How the planning system works in NSW Price and in Australia; PIA member $290 • How local councils fit into the planning Non-member $420 system; • The role of land use zones in planning; IN-PERSON • How the two main planning tasks Dates (controlling development and making plans) work; and Thursday, 23 September 2021 • The purpose of the main planning Thursday, 18 November 2021 documents used by planners. Time COURSE PRESENTER: 8:30am–4:00pm AEST/AEDT Professor Peter Phibbs Professor Phibbs is a geographer, planner and Venue social economist. Whilst his main research Sydney CBD (TBC) area has been involved with the development of the affordable housing sector and on Price the relationship between planning systems PIA member $330 and housing supply, he has always been Non-member $460 passionate about explaining the working of the planning system to as many stakeholders as possible. Peter is currently a member of the World Health Organisation’s working group METRO 6 PD which has prepared a set of guidelines on the EVENT POINTS connections between housing and health.
5 DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY COURSE PRESENTER: 101 Stephen McMahon RPIA (Fellow), General Manager – Development, This course introduces the principals and Cameron Brae Properties practices involved in property development At Cameron Brae Properties, Stephen feasibility. undertakes a range of land development projects in Western Sydney and regional NSW. He is also Director of planning It provides a critical appreciation of the role of consultancy, Inspire Planning and lectures planning controls on development yield, value part-time at the UNSW. His experience capture/betterment contributions, financing includes the London Docklands Development and market economics in development Corporation and NSW Olympic Coordination feasibility. Participants will prepare a simple Authority. hypothetical feasibility assessment for the development of a chosen site within relevant Date planning and financial parameters. Friday, 26 March 2021 Course Requirement: Access to an Internet enabled tablet or laptop PC and a basic Time ability to use MS Excel or similar software is a 1:00pm–4:30pm AEDT prerequisite for this course. Venue DESIGNED FOR: Online – hosted from NSW Emerging statutory and strategic planners Zoom access details will be sent prior to as well as others who seek to gain an the session understanding of property development feasibility. Price PIA member $205 LEARNING OUTCOMES: Non-member $295 • A recognition of the different players involved in the development process and the relationship between each; 3.5 PD • An understanding of the relationship POINTS between urban planning and the property development process; • An appreciation of property as a form of investment and the concepts of financing, taxation and conveyancing; and • Completion of a hypothetical development feasibility assessment.
6 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE PLANNING PROPOSALS 101 COURSE PRESENTERS: Juliet Grant RPIA (Fellow), The statutory planning controls contained in Executive Director, City Plan Strategy local environmental plans inevitably require & Development P/L updating, whether it is in response to a wide Juliet is an experienced planner with scale strategic planning exercise or changes 26 years’ strategic and statutory experience in site specific circumstances. A planning in local and state government and the proposal is the mechanism to achieve this, consulting environment. She has an in- and may relate to a change of zone or depth knowledge of the political, policy and specific development standards, or both! legislative environment and an in depth understanding of government processes and Join us for a short course designed for how to apply them. Planners and allied practitioners involved in the rezoning process. We will look at what a Helen Deegan MPIA (Fellow), Director, planning proposal is (and what it isn’t) in the City Plan Strategy & Development P/L context of the legislative framework. From Helen is a qualified planner with a diploma a practical perspective we will use case in property development as well being studies to look at what a planning proposal a graduate of the Australian Institute of should contain, the steps in the process and Company Directors. Helen has extensive indicative timeframes. experience and expertise in all types of strategic and statutory planning, including This course will identify the key challenges preparation and delivery of SSDA, local and opportunities associated with planning development assessment and planning proposals, as we embark upon the journey proposals. to transform local planning controls to meet the current needs and aspirations of local communities. This will include demonstrating Date strategic merit, evaluating options and Monday, 5 July 2021 understanding the role of consultation within each step of the process. Time DESIGNED FOR: 9:00am–12:30pm AEST Statutory and Strategic Planners, Urban Designers and Development Managers. Venue Online – hosted from NSW LEARNING OUTCOMES: Zoom access details will be sent prior to • What is a planning proposal, and what the session should it contain; • Overview of the legislative framework; Price • Steps in the process and indicative PIA member $205 timeframes; and Non-member $295 • Key challenges and opportunities. 3.5 PD POINTS
7 PLANNING PROPOSALS 101 – COURSE PRESENTER: REGIONAL Amanda Wetzel MPIA, Regional Director, City Plan Strategy & Development P/L The statutory planning controls contained in Amanda is a qualified urban and regional local environmental plans inevitably require planner and engagement professional (IAP2). updating, whether it is in response to a wide She has over 10 years’ experience working scale strategic planning exercise or changes in State and Local Government in Australia in site specific circumstances. A planning and as a private consultant in Europe and proposal is the mechanism to achieve this, the Middle East. Specialising in strategic land and may relate to a change of zone or use development and policy formulation, specific development standards, or both! Amanda has a demonstrated track-record in stakeholder and community engagement. Join us for a short course designed for Planners and allied practitioners involved in Amanda has expertise in concept the rezoning process. We will look at what a planning, urban design and preparing planning proposal is (and what it isn’t) in the and implementing long-term planning context of the legislative framework. From and development initiatives. Her project a practical perspective we will use case experience ranges from National-level policy studies to look at what a planning proposal to Main Street masterplans, for public and should contain, the steps in the process and private clients. She is highly-regarded for her indicative timeframes. effective communication and engagement skills, providing a basis for establishing a This course will identify the key challenges common understanding and vision for change and opportunities associated with planning supported by tangible actions. proposals, as we embark upon the journey to transform local planning controls to meet the current needs and aspirations of local Date communities. This will include demonstrating Thursday, 5 August 2021 strategic merit, evaluating options and understanding the role of consultation within Time each step of the process. 9:00am–12:30pm AEST DESIGNED FOR: Venue Statutory and Strategic Planners, Urban Designers and Development Managers. Newcastle City Hall 290 King St LEARNING OUTCOMES: Newcastle NSW 2300 • What is a planning proposal, and what should it contain; Price • Overview of the legislative framework; PIA member $225 • Steps in the process and indicative Non-member $315 timeframes; and • Key challenges and opportunities. REGIONAL 3.5 PD EVENT POINTS
8 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE STATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Stephen combines commercial acumen EFFECTS – TIPS N TRICKS and advanced problem-solving skills with a solid understanding of government Whether your Statements of Environmental operations and decision-making processes Effects (SEE) effectively delivers your to guide major planning projects through message can be the difference between the planning process and to increase the a smooth or frustrating development capacity of organisations to achieve their process. A good SEE provides Council and goals. the community with enough information to understand your project and its merits, whilst Mark Schofield, Director - Planning, addressing all the statutory requirements – City Plan Strategy & Development P/L no mean feat! Mark is a qualified town planner with 20 years’ experience in State and Local Writing a good SEE takes time, practice Government, with expertise in strategic and insight. This course will provide you with and statutory planning. Mark delivered the knowledge to improve your SEEs. Development Assessment Best Practice Guide for Councils and Your Guide to the DESIGNED FOR: Development Application process for the New and not so new practitioners striving to Premiers’ Priority Faster Housing Approval write better Statements of Environmental program. He has extensive experience Effects and those tasked with assessing in the assessment of local and state them. significant projects and knowledge of urban and regional planning issues. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • The importance of strategic context; Date • Preparing reports proportionate to the Monday, 18 October 2021 issue; and • The view from both sides of the fence, Time including the perspective of Planning 9:00am–12:30pm AEDT Panel members. Venue COURSE PRESENTERS: Online – hosted from NSW Stephen Kerr MPIA, Executive Director, Zoom access details will be sent prior to City Plan Strategy & Development P/L the session Stephen has almost 30 years’ experience at senior levels in private practice and local and Price state government, Stephen offers extensive PIA member $205 experience in strategic and statutory planning, design control and assessment, Non-member $295 organisational review and reform, due diligence and strategic development advice and assessment of major developments. 3.5 PD POINTS
9 YOUR GUIDE TO NOISE Jeff has worked in Government as both a ASSESSMENT regulator and infrastructure developer with experience on all types of State Significant Join us for a short course designed for non- Infrastructure and Development in NSW. He acousticians who as part of their work need has been involved in the development of all to understand NSW noise regulations and of the current noise policy documents used in be able to interpret a specialist Noise Impact NSW and has authored more than 50 journal Assessment Report for a new project or and conference papers and technical articles. modification to an existing operation. Mark Irish, Principal Consultant, SLR The course will focus on how to review a Consulting Noise Impact Assessment, determine which Mark is an experienced acoustic consultant, noise policy documents are applicable to a his areas of expertise include building project, understand the assumptions that acoustics, transport infrastructure, planning have been made and predictions calculated, assessment and industrial noise. assess the reasonableness and feasibility of any mitigation measures proposed, and set As a lead acoustic engineer, Mark is building practical noise objectives. up strong relationships with both clients and design teams on diverse project types A strong mathematical background is not including commercial fitouts, industrial required, as acoustical fundamentals will only facilities, hotels, residential, entertainment be discussed conceptually and some tips venues, outdoor leisure and specialist and ‘rules-of-thumb’ explained so that you commercial spaces. will be able to make more robust judgements regarding noise impacts. Date DESIGNED FOR: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Town Planners, Environmental Managers and Assessment Officers. Time 8:30am–12:00pm AEDT LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Overview of Noise Generation and Venue Propagation; SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd • EP&A Act and the POEO Act in relation 202 Submarine School, Sub Base Platypus, to noise; North Sydney NSW 2060 • Noise Policies applicable in NSW and an overview of the more commonly applied ones; and Price • Likely scenarios involving noise that a PIA Member $225 planner might expect to encounter. Non-Member $315 COURSE PRESENTERS: Jeff Parnell, Senior Advisor - Acoustics, METRO 3PD EVENT POINTS Sydney Metro Jeff is Chair of the NSW Division of the Australian Acoustical Society and is an Adjunct Academic at UNSW and a Visiting Fellow at UTS.
10 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE PLANNING LAW PREPARING AND REVIEWING Panels and the national board of the Planning CLAUSE 4.6 VARIATION REQUESTS Institute of Australia. In 2004 Paul was admitted to the Order of Australia for services The NSW planning system currently has two to the community, environmental resources mechanisms that provide the ability to vary management and planning development standards contained within environmental planning instruments: Penny Murray, Partner, Addisons • Clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument Penny has provided planning, environment Local Environment Plan (SILEP); and and government advice to both public • State Environment Planning Policy No 1 – and private sector clients in the property, Development Standards (SEPP1). development, infrastructure, energy, resources and manufacturing sectors since 1999. She Both clause 4.6 and SEPP 1 provide flexibility in also advises on land acquisition, compensation the application of planning controls by allowing and valuation matters. She is nominated as councils and other consent authorities to a recommended lawyer in Asia Pacific Legal approve a development application that does 500 in real estate, an expert in Planning and not comply with a development standard when Environmental Law in Best Lawyers and a certain tests are met. leading Environmental Lawyer – NSW in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. This workshop will explain how to best utilise a clause 4.6 variation request to successfully The Hon Malcolm Craig QC achieve a variation of the applicable Malcolm Craig retired as a Judge of the Land development standards. and Environment Court of New South Wales on 5 June 2016, having been a member of DESIGNED FOR: that Court since 2 March 2010. He has since Town Planners, Urban Designers, Planning returned to practice at the New South Wales Lawyers, Developers and Strategic Planners. Bar. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in I989. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Assist consultant planners in drafting Date clause 4.6 variation requests so that the Tuesday, 30 March 2021 consent authority can be satisfied that the contravention of the development Time standard is justified; and 9:00am–12:30pm AEDT • Assist council planners in reviewing and assessing the adequacy of clause 4.6 variation requests. Venue Online – hosted from NSW COURSE PRESENTERS: Zoom access details will be sent prior to the session Paul Mitchell OAM, MPIA (Fellow), Director – Major Projects, City Plan Strategy & Development P/L Price Paul is an Australian and international leader PIA member $205 in planning service delivery. He has expertise in Non-member $295 strategic planning, environmental assessment and expert testimony. Paul is the Chair of the NSW Northern Regional Planning Panel and a 3.5 PD POINTS former member of the Sydney District Planning
11 SKILLS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO Paul Mitchell OAM, MPIA (Fellow), Director BE A GOOD EXPERT WITNESS - Major Projects, City Plan Strategy & Development P/L Do you want to be a confident expert Paul is an Australian and international witness? This half-day workshop will examine leader in planning service delivery. He has recent case law as well as draw on real life expertise in strategic planning, environmental practical experiences. assessment and expert testimony. DESIGNED FOR: In 2004 Paul was admitted to the Order Town Planners, Urban Designers and of Australia for services to the community, Strategic Planners. environmental resources management and planning. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • To understand the legislative Date requirements for an expert witness; Tuesday, 7 September 2021 • To be aware of the requirements that exist for expert witnesses in matters Time before the Land and Environment Court of NSW; 8:30am–12:30pm AEST • To draw on the real-life practical experiences of adjudicators and Venue experienced practitioners in the Land Sydney CBD (TBC) and Environment Court of NSW; and • To be aware of recent case law relating Price to expert witnesses. PIA member $225 Non-member $315 COURSE PRESENTERS: Graham Brown MPIA (Fellow), Past Commissioner of Land and Environment METRO 3.5 PD Court EVENT POINTS Graham is retired as a Commissioner and Senior Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of NSW having served three times seven year appointments. During his time at the Court, Graham heard over 2000 appeals on a wide range of planning and related issues. He currently sits as Chair, Alternate Chair or Expert on six local planning panels and is a delegate of Northern Beaches Council on the Sydney North Regional panel.
12 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT MAKING ENGAGEMENT WORK • A taste of some innovative ways FOR YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY to increase engagement and representation. Good planners support their community • Tips for selecting engagement through change. They discuss, plan and deliver technologies and making your change with stakeholders. Using engagement engagements more constructive. to collect data, test assumptions, build relationships and identify assets to leverage COURSE PRESENTER: at various stages of planning, so that they Amelia Loye, Managing Director, engage2 can deliver better outcomes for and with their Amelia is a social scientist specialising in communities. community and stakeholder engagement. Over the last 17 years, she has worked with During this interactive half-day workshop, we governments across Australia and New will discuss what you can do to make your Zealand, and British Columbia in Canada. engagements more constructive. Amelia will Helping governments to consult community, invite you to think about your engagement work with stakeholders and consider social objectives and how they might change at issues and impacts in the design and delivery different stages of the planning process. of resource management policy, urban and Then you will discuss a range of engagement regional planning. methods and technologies and when to use them to deliver different planning outputs and She now runs two organisations - a engagement objectives. consultancy called engage2, and a not-for- profit organisation called The Centre for The workshop will cover what is new in Civic Innovation. She is also a vice-chair of community engagement and how Covid has the Australia and New Zealand Smart Cities changed the way people want to engage. You Council’s Civic Innovation Taskforce. will examine the role of digital engagement and technologies for online, in-place and in-person engagement and how they can Date support your engagements behind the scenes, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 with a focus on making these tools work for you, your organisation and community. Time DESIGNED FOR: 9:30am–1:00pm AEDT Urban and Regional Planners; Transport Planners; Developers; Architects; Local Venue Government Officers; Elected Members; Online – hosted from NSW Urban Designers and anyone involved in Zoom access details will be sent prior to urban/town planning and development the session projects. Price It is assumed participants will have some prior knowledge on community and stakeholder PIA member $205 engagement before attending this workshop. Non-member $295 LEARNING OUTCOMES: 3.5 PD • A deeper understanding of engagement POINTS objectives, methods, and technologies for different stages of the planning process.
13 THE EMOTIONALLY FIT PLANNER COURSE PRESENTER: Joe Pane, Director, JP Coaching and Planning can be a high-pressure career. Training Pty Ltd From dealing with stressed clients, difficult Joe has been working full time in the field decisions, personal challenges and daily as a professional trainer of emotional uncertainties. We sometimes wonder intelligence since 2006. He is also degree whether we are doing enough and at times qualified in psychology and sociology. He whether we are enough to handle what is the creator of The Emotional Fitness comes. Formula, his most popular program to date. This program helps people deepen their self- At the core of all our experiences and awareness and significantly help improve interactions are emotions. When we know both personal and professional relationships. how to emotionally manage and lead ourselves and others effectively, we not only His range of clients include Jones Lange lead but we inspire others to step up and LaSalle, Flight Centre, ANZ, Department of grow. Defence, Ray White, Hocking Stuart, The Coaching Institute, OAMPS Insurance, Coles This presentation will equip you with hands Group, Benetas, and NBN. on, grounded and practical skills to add or improve your emotional fitness. These skills will enable you to become a strong Date leader, capable of inspiring others and more Tuesday, 8 June 2021 capable of dealing with difficult decisions and setbacks. Time DESIGNED FOR: 9:30am–5:00pm AEST Anyone who wants to improve how they manage uncertainties in both their career Venue and personal relationships. Online – hosted from Victoria Zoom access details will be sent prior to LEARNING OUTCOMES: the session • Understand our core behavioural drivers so we can lead fulfilling lives; Price • Be significantly better equipped to PIA member $290 handle inevitable challenges; Non-member $420 • Learn how to handle the uncertainties and ambiguities life gives us; and • Understand why some people trigger 7 PD you and how to change your experience. POINTS
14 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Participation (IAP2) course that is delivered CHALLENGE: HOW TO INVOLVE globally. IAP2 is the professional association for people working across the world in the OTHERS IN YOUR DECISIONS growing field of community engagement. The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) “Public Participation for Tanya Burdett RPIA, Director, Essential Decision Makers” course will give participants Planning Ltd (UK) and Burdett Associates understanding of the IAP2 models and (Australia) approaches. Throughout her 25+ year career, Tanya has been involved in over 170 projects, from large Considerations of social impact and need scale infrastructure programs and projects for social licence have recently gained more such as High Speed Rail proposals in the attention from organisations. The course UK, state-government level engagement will explore the costs and benefits of public programs such as the Victorian Infrastructure participation, how and why to involve the Strategy Victoria and Level Crossing Removal public in decisions, and emphasise what Projects, to smaller development applications proponents are offering and promising the and strategic planning assignments public through their involvement. throughout the UK and Asia-Pacific region. DESIGNED FOR: Anyone involved in any aspect of engaging Dates the community or stakeholders, and anyone Wednesday, 13 October 2021 and involved with decision-making. It is ideal Thursday, 14 October 2021 for all levels of government, consultancies, (2 Half-Day Workshops) private companies and non-government organisations. Elected members also benefit Time from the training. 9:30am–1:00pm AEDT (both days) LEARNING OUTCOMES: Venue • The role the public can have in decision- Online – hosted from NSW making and planning for that role; Zoom access details will be sent prior to • The risks and benefits to the policy/ the session project of engaging the public; • Determining the stages where there is value for the public to participate in Price decisions, and situations where they PIA member $290 might not participate at all; and Non-member $420 • Key concepts and skills to be effective when involving others. 7 PD COURSE PRESENTERS: POINTS Margaret Harvie, Director, Plancom Margaret’s passion is engaging communities to ensure that they have a say over decisions that affect them. Accredited since 2008 she is one of a handful of trainers delivering the International Association for Public
15 HOW TO STRUCTURE AND WRITE terms that only planners understand; A PLANNING REPORT and • How to incorporate the tenets of plain Many of us leave the written outputs for a English writing – clarity, consistency and large project till the end, or we’re required making your words count – into your to produce a written report in little time. day-to-day work.. Strategically planning ahead is inherent in what we do – despite this, we tend not to COURSE PRESENTER: apply these skills to our report writing. Tara Madden, Director, Topdeck Pty Ltd Tara is an expert writer and editor with nearly Most planning reports are publicly released, 20 years’ experience communicating public and we should develop and write them so policy issues in Australia and the UK. that people understand what they’re reading and have a sense of transparency and Tara first edited a planning report in 2005 – a involvement. Taking the time upfront to think public-facing document that included terms about your report – its purpose, audience and like ‘building envelope’, ‘heritage curtilage’ and objectives – is a wise investment that will save ‘pedestrian outcomes’. Once she recovered, time as the report is developed. This will open she established Topdeck Communications, and up more time to focus on the written word now works with State agencies, local councils itself, allowing you to avoid overused planning and consultancies to translate technical terms, jargon or motherhood statements. documents, planning reports or strategic plans into engaging, clear content. This workshop helps you to understand what needs to be agreed before the writing begins, She dreams of one day reading a planning and how you can develop clear and consistent report that doesn’t include the words content that makes sense to those outside the ‘amenity’, vibrancy’ or ‘it is important to note planning profession. that…’.. DESIGNED FOR: Anyone writing documents designed to Date be read by, and understood by, a public Tuesday, 9 November 2021 audience. Time LEARNING OUTCOMES: 9:30am–1:00pm AEDT While you won’t leave this course with a new, innate ability to write perfectly, you will have Venue the pointers that will help you to form better report-writing habits. This includes: Online – hosted from NSW Zoom access details will be sent prior to • What you need to think about before the session you start - audience, messages and purpose; • How to make a report easier to read - Price choosing an appropriate style, voice and PIA member $205 tone; Non-member $295 • How to develop a clear narrative and structure for your report; • How to avoid the pitfalls of writing a 3.5 PD planning report, including the overused POINTS
16 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE STRATEGIC PLANNING PLANNING FOR CLIMATE Catherine is both an accredited town CHANGE RESILIENCE planner and accredited bushfire consultant, specialising in resilience and strategy building. This workshop will provide an overview of climate change resilience and adaptation concepts, further exploring the role of ONLINE planning in considering and addressing Dates risks from climate change impacts and a Wednesday, 17 March 2021 and particular focus on natural hazards. Thursday, 18 March 2021 (2 Half-Day workshops) DESIGNED FOR: Planners and industry professionals who need to understand more about how climate Time change should be considered as part of the 9:00am–12:30pm AEDT (both days) planning and development framework in NSW and the impact and effect this has on Venue natural hazards planning. Online – hosted from NSW Zoom access details will be sent prior to LEARNING OUTCOMES: the session • Explore the basic climate change concepts and current trends; Price • Identify the terminology used when PIA member $290 referring to climate hazards and Non-member $420 impacts, resilience and adaptation; • Be aware of the NSW policy and decision-making framework for strategic IN-PERSON planning and development involving Date climate change and natural hazards; Wednesday, 29 September 2021 • Acknowledge the range of practical tools that can be used as part of planning and development assessment so as Time to avoid or reduce risks from natural 8:30am–5:00pm AEST hazards; and • How to play an effective and active role Venue in planning and development processes Sydney CBD (TBC) involving climate change and natural hazards. Practical examples will be used to Price demonstrate concepts and the main PIA member $330 reference point will be the New South Wales Non-member $460 planning system. COURSE PRESENTER: METRO 6 PD Catherine Ryland MPIA, Director, CR Bushfire EVENT POINTS Catherine is an urban planner and bushfire resilience expert with almost 20 years of diversified industry experience.
17 PLANNING FOR BUSHFIRE • A knowledge of Planning for Bushfire RESILIENCE Protection and its legislative framework; and This workshop is designed to provide planning • An understanding of the practical professionals with an understanding of the application of PBP. destructive nature of bushfires, the impact to property and how the legislative planning COURSE PRESENTER: framework in New South Wales helps to Catherine Ryland MPIA, Director, CR Bushfire mitigate against future disasters. Catherine is an urban planner and bushfire resilience expert with almost 20 years’ of We will explore strategic bush fire planning diversified industry experience in the UK for resilient communities as a concept. We and Australia. As the primary author of will consider the process of carrying out a Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 and bushfire risk assessment on a landscape its associated legislation, Catherine has scale using practical examples and look at extensive experience in planning policy, ways to design development layouts with strategy and development assessment, bushfire mitigation in mind. particularly with regard to matters of bushfire risk. Based in Sydney, Catherine is a member Planning for Bushfire Protection (PBP) of the PIA NSW Division Committee and provides the legislative basis for the a leader in the preparation of policy and application of bushfire protection measures strategy relating to natural hazards. through the planning process in NSW. We will also delve into the detail of PBP and its relationship with the National Construction Dates Code/Australian Standard 3959: Wednesday, 28 April 2021 and Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone Thursday, 29 April 2021 areas. Practical case studies will be provided (2 Half-Day Workshops) to work through the application of PBP for subdivision, special fire protection purpose Time (SFPP) and infill development applications. 9:00am–12:30pm AEST (both days) DESIGNED FOR: Venue Planning and building professionals looking for an understanding of the application Online – hosted from NSW of Planning for Bushfire Protection in Zoom access details will be sent prior to the planning proposal and/or planning the session application process. Price LEARNING OUTCOMES: PIA Member $290 • An understanding of risk management Non-member $420 and emergency management; • A knowledge of the impacts of bushfire on communities; 7 PD • An understanding of bushfire POINTS behaviour including fuel structure and classification; • An understanding of strategic bushfire planning;
18 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE HERITAGE PART 1: Date PLACEMAKING FOR PLANNERS Tuesday, 4 May 2021 Everyone is talking place but what does that Time mean for planners? This interactive online 9:00am–12:30pm AEST workshop will introduce the theory and fundamentals of placemaking as the process Venue of creating self-activating and successful town centres and neighbourhoods that Online – hosted from NSW are better for people. Case studies will be Zoom access details will be sent prior to used to illustrate best practice placemaking the session processes. Price DESIGNED FOR: PIA Member $205 Urban Planners, Councillors, Local Non-member $295 Government Professionals, Architects, Industry Members, Business Consultants and Research Students. 3.5 PD POINTS LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Learn about the theory and practice of placemaking; • Learn through case studies that have used a placemaking approach in three areas of planning: LEP Updates, DCP Amendments and Town Centre Revitalisation; and • Collaborate in workshop sessions on how to make better places. COURSE PRESENTER: Kylie Legge MPIA, Founding Director, Place Score Kylie is a leading voice in the evolving profession of placemaking. She is a founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney Australia as well as Place Score - the world’s first place experience measurement tool. Her interests lie in the relationship between people and their urban environments and how we can work better collaboratively to create the kinds of places people want to spend time in.
19 HERITAGE PLACEMAKING - PART 2: Date INTRODUCTION TO PLACE Friday, 7 May 2021 MEASUREMENT Time How can you use place data to better inform 9:00am–12:30pm AEST planning? This workshop introduces the concept and practice of place measurement Venue with a focus on Main Street viability and Online – hosted from NSW neighbourhood liveability. You will learn Zoom access details will be sent prior to about the value of place measurement for the session evidence-based planning and defining the return on investment for your projects, as Price well as learning common terminology and an PIA Member $205 introduction to a range of tools. Non-member $295 DESIGNED FOR: Urban Planners, Councillors, Local 3.5 PD Government Professionals, Architects, POINTS Industry Members, Business Consultants and Research Students. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Learn about the theory and practice of place measurement; • Deep dive into different tools and how they can be used; and • Collaborate in workshop sessions utilising different tools to make better public places. COURSE PRESENTER: Kylie Legge MPIA, Founding Director, Place Score Kylie is a leading voice in the evolving profession of placemaking. She is a founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney Australia as well as Place Score - the world’s first place experience measurement tool. Her interests lie in the relationship between people and their urban environments and how we can work better collaboratively to create the kinds of places people want to spend time in.
20 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE HERITAGE PROMOTING LOCAL STRATEGIC • Understand the role of the LSPS in PLANNING STATEMENTS dealing with privately-initiated Planning Proposals; This half-day workshop aims to promote • Understand how the LSPS fits within ongoing discussion of Local Strategic councils’ Integrated Planning and Planning Statements (LSPS), following their Reporting Framework. In particular, adoption throughout New South Wales. the Community Strategic Plan, touch- During the session the conceptual framework points with other supportive strategic for LSPS will be revisited – its place in the plans and implementation through national, state, regional, district and local the Delivery Program and Operational strategic planning regimes. Attention will Plans; and be paid to the legal requirements – their • Be aware of the provisions of a range purpose, role in the strategic planning system of LSPS case studies, including those of and processes for preparation and ongoing participants. review. COURSE PRESENTER: Now that the first versions are in place and Danny Wiggins MPIA (Life Fellow), follow-up actions are proceeding, it is a Town Planner, Facilitator and Educator good time to recap on requirements and Danny has been a planning consultant for potential, and share experiences. The session thirty years, specialising in statutory planning will explore their potential to inform regional systems, local planning controls and ‘healthy and state-level plans and policies and, in planning’. Danny is also an experienced particular, inform local planning controls educator and facilitator. He has an honours (LEPs and DCPs). The discussion will be degree in Town Planning and a PhD in informed by case studies and the experience residential location theory and was recently of participants. elevated to MPIA (Life Fellow). DESIGNED FOR: Planning and building professionals looking Date for an understanding of the application Monday, 7 June 2021 and relevance of Local Strategic Planning Statements within the planning system. Time 9:00am–12:30pm AEST LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Understand how the LSPS fits within the Venue two-way flow of national, state, regional, Online – hosted from NSW district and local strategic land-use Zoom access details will be sent prior to planning regimes; the session • Be inspired and prepared (as council planners) to move on Mark 2 of their LSPS; Price • Understand how the LSPS can prompt PIA member $205 council-initiated innovation in local Non-member $295 planning controls (LEP and DCP) through Planning Proposals and DCP amendments, and as an input to 3.5 PD Regional/District Plans and SEPPs; POINTS
21 HERITAGE PUBLIC REALM PLANNING COURSE PRESENTER: Crosbie Lorimer, (Allied Professional (NSW)), Join us for a half-day workshop that Managing Director, CLOUSTON Associates introduces the essentials of current best Crosbie has more than thirty-seven years in practice in public realm planning. This practice, the first seven of which were with workshop explores the values, policy and CLOUSTON in the UK and the last 30 with strategy that underpin best practice and the the company in Australia. Crosbie brings placed based metrics that drive practical and extensive experience in public realm planning enduring outcomes on the ground. and design to this role across the public and private sectors. DESIGNED FOR: Town Planners, Urban Designers and He has led multidisciplinary teams on Strategic Planners. projects for some of Australia’s key public domain landscapes including Hyde Park LEARNING OUTCOMES: and Centennial Parklands, NSW and more • How strategic planning helps shape recently to the award-winning Waverton responsive statutory planning; Coal Loader. A regular representative for • Outline of best practice metrics for both AILA on State Government committees, juries quality and quantity of open space; and panels, Crosbie brings his experience in • The role and application of The Sydney integrated planning of the public realm to Green Grid in connecting people and projects, conferences and advisory bodies place; across the country. • Changing trends in recreation and particularly sport; Date • The economic value of the public realm; Thursday, 1 July 2021 • The principles underpinning Value Capture and VPAs; and • The role of the community in successful Time long term outcomes. 9:00am–12:30pm AEST Venue Online – hosted from NSW Zoom access details will be sent prior to the session Price PIA member $205 Non-member $295 3.5 PD POINTS
22 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE HERITAGE FROM THE GROUND John Rayner, Director of Urban Horticulture, UP: PLANNING GREEN University of Melbourne INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN John’s teaching and research interests are focused around the design and use of FORESTS FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIES plants in the urban landscape (recent work includes the woody meadows joint research This workshop will provide an overview of project with the University of Sheffield, UK), urban greening for Australian cities, including green roofs and facades and therapeutic introductory talks that explore the benefits landscapes. He co-leads the University’s green of green infrastructure and urban trees, roofs research and development program. in-depth case studies to guide planning and design strategies for local greening, and Claire Farrell, Senior Lecturer - Green interactive workshops to share ideas with Infrastructure, University of Melbourne fellow participants and presenters. Claire's main research interest involves The benefits of urban greening are well using plants to make cities more liveable. established, yet planners are often not Her current research is on using green roofs equipped with in-depth knowledge of the for stormwater mitigation and improving latest greening solutions. Workshops will biodiversity in Australian cities. equip planners with both inspiration and practical advice for urban greening projects. Other research interests include improving water and nutrient retention of green roof DESIGNED FOR: substrates, the potential use of vegetables in rain gardens and using Australian shrubs in Planning professionals looking for an designed plantings. understanding of urban greening for Australian cities. Dates LEARNING OUTCOMES: Thursday, 15 April 2021 and • Learn about innovative new urban Friday, 16 April 2021 greening solutions; (2 Half-Day Workshops) • Explore design strategies to implement neighbourhood greening; and Time • Collaborate in workshop sessions to 9:00am–12:30pm AEST (both days) unpack key challenges to urban greening. COURSE PRESENTERS: Venue Sara Barron, Lecturer in Urban Horticulture, Online – hosted from NSW University of Melbourne Zoom access details will be sent prior to Sara comes from the University of British the session Columbia (UBC) where she helped develop their new Bachelor of Urban Forestry Price program. Her PhD focused on how suburban PIA member $290 landscapes can be re-imagined to balance Non-member $420 healthy suburban forests with higher density housing. Sara has expertise in large-scale sustainable community planning and climate 7 PD change research projects and holds a POINTS Landscape Architecture degree from UBC.
23 HERITAGE CITIES THAT FEED US: PLANNING COURSE PRESENTER: FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE Mel Fyfe, CEO and Co-Founder, Blakthumb Mel is a strategic planner with food systems Ask someone to think about urban agriculture, and urban renewal expertise. Prior to co- and they’ll likely think of soil fields or founding Blakthumb in 2017, Mel held senior greenhouses rather than high-tech indoor, roles in the public and private sectors including controlled-environment growing. This course will leading the transport and infrastructure explore modern methods of urban agriculture, portfolio at Barangaroo. its role in planning places and precincts, and the opportunities for planners to integrate fresh food production into our cities and places. ONLINE Dates As our urban places have developed and Friday, 14 May 2021 become more populated, we’ve seen commercial-scale fresh food production uses moved further and further to the edge, or Time removed from urban places entirely. We’re 9:00am–12:30pm AEST also seeing the impacts of climate change and health crises on complex supply chains and Venue food security. Online – hosted from NSW Zoom access details will be sent prior to This workshop will explore concepts in urban the session agriculture including an introduction to controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) Price and technologies, and how urban agriculture PIA member $205 can be positively integrated into places and Non-member $295 precincts. CEA is a growing industry worldwide, and planners are uniquely placed to set the frameworks to enable food productions in place IN-PERSON and shape cities that feed us. Date Friday, 15 October 2021 DESIGNED FOR: Strategic Planners, Planning Consultants, Time Policy Makers and people interested in urban 8:30am–12.30pm AEDT agriculture. Venue LEARNING OUTCOMES: Sydney CBD – TBC • Gain an understanding of modern urban agriculture, methods and technologies; Price • Understand the role of urban agriculture in food security, urban resilience and local PIA member $225 food networks; Non-member $315 • Planning context and considerations to enable integration of urban agriculture into places and mechanisms; and METRO 3.5 PD • Public value benefits of urban agriculture EVENT POINTS including improved community health outcomes and economic development.
24 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE PLANNING FOR SOCIAL • How social infrastructure plans are OUTCOMES prepared and their inputs. Social planning is an important and COURSE PRESENTER: sometimes misunderstood element of the Sarah Reilly MPIA (Fellow), Director, planning system. Social planners work across Cred Consulting disciplines including open space, housing, Sarah is the Director of Cred Consulting – urban design, safety and infrastructure to a creative and collaborative consultancy shape social outcomes. In this course you she started in 2010 focussed on creating will discover best practice approaches to sustainable communities, places and cities social planning and understand how you can for people, with people. influence planning processes to deliver social impact for communities. She is a highly experienced social planner, researcher and community engagement The course will focus on three key tools of specialist with over 20 years experience. She social planning - demographic analysis, social is a Fellow of PIA, a Divisional Committee impact assessment and social infrastructure Member of NSW PIA and board member of plans - to prepare participants to work as a the housing charity Head Start Homes. social planner or alongside social planners. Practical examples will be provided and participants will be given the opportunity to Date test their social planning skills on real world Wednesday, 20 October 2021 scenarios. Participants should leave the course with a Time deeper understanding of social planning, how 9:30am–1:00pm AEDT planning processes shape social outcomes and how to use the tools of social planning in Venue their work. Online – hosted from NSW Zoom access details will be sent prior to DESIGNED FOR: the session Early career social planners, local government staff working in social planning, Price assessment officers, strategic planners and PIA member $205 consultant planners. Non-member $295 LEARNING OUTCOMES: • The role and impact of social planning in 3.5 PD the planning system; POINTS • How social planners use their tools to shape social outcomes; • How to identify, source and interpret demographic data for social planning purposes; • The components of a social impact assessment and their role in assessment processes; and
25 HERITAGE PLANNING FOR FLOOD RISK Carrie Dearnley MANAGEMENT Carrie is a Senior Flood Engineer at BMT with 11 years' experience providing floodplain This training programme is focused on best management advice to local and state practice planning for flood risk management government. She has been involved in the focusing on land use planning responses to strategic planning response to flooding for managing flood risk. Best practice requires multiple councils in Queensland including a true risk-based approach, recognising Moreton Bay Regional Council, Toowoomba that different land uses, people, density and Regional Council and Brisbane City Council. built forms have different vulnerability or Carrie has recently delivered floodplain risk susceptibility to flood risk. The course offers management studies for the Brisbane River a practical training programme to assist and Swan River (Perth). planners to understand the science behind flood modelling and factors that contribute to flood risk, and provides practical advice Dates for informing strategic planning, land use Thursday 4 November 2021 and development policy and including flood information in planning schemes. We will draw on a range of Queensland-based case Time studies to inform discussion. 9:00am–5:00pm AEST DESIGNED FOR: Venue This training programme is designed Online – hosted from Qld for all planners (strategic, statutory and Zoom access details will be sent prior to environmental) involved in strategic planning, the session developing and/or implementing land use and development policy in planning instruments Price - working either for applicants or for local or PIA member $290 state government agencies. The programme Non-member $420 is relevant for planners at all stages of their career who wish to become more familiar with best-practice tools to manage flood risk. 7 PD COURSE PRESENTERS: POINTS Shannon Haines MPIA Shannon is a Director with Ethos Urban with more than 20 years experience working in local government, State government and as a consultant. She was awarded the 2015 PIA Queensland Planner of the Year and received a commendation for the 2016 Australian Planner of the year for her contribution to risk based planning and coastal hazard adaptation. Shannon has presented to international audiences in Europe, United Kingdom, Asia and the Pacific and in Queensland, NSW and Victoria on risk based planning for natural hazards.
26 PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE ECONOMICS INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING available to them to maximise AND DELIVERY infrastructure delivery and management. In December 2020 the Productivity COURSE PRESENTER: Commission released its findings of a review of Greg New RPIA (Fellow) the NSW infrastructure contributions system. Greg is a qualified urban planner with special Earlier last year the Department of Planning expertise in infrastructure funding and Industry and Environment exhibited several delivery plans and systems. He is known as a discussion papers on proposed changes to the development contributions specialist, having infrastructure contributions system. been responsible for the preparation and review of over 100 infrastructure contributions Covid-19 has created a fresh urgency to and delivery plans and schemes across NSW stimulate economic activity through housing since the 1990s. construction and infrastructure investment. The State government has initiated various Greg served on PIA’s NSW Division Committee funding schemes for shovel ready infrastructure from 2016 to 2020, and was a Vice President projects. The Minister has also made directions in 2019. During his time on the Division, he to councils to free up their contributions funds to deliver infrastructure sooner. assisted in the preparation of policy positions and submissions on infrastructure funding and • What are the current opportunities for delivery. funding local infrastructure? Additional guest speakers will be announced • What are the barriers to delivering soon... infrastructure sooner and how can they be addressed? Dates • Infrastructure contributions are only Monday, 22 March 2021 and part of the equation for infrastructure Thursday, 25 March 2021 delivery. How can councils design a (2 Half-Day Workshops) mix of mechanisms to facilitate timely delivery and sustainable ongoing Time management of infrastructure? Day 1: 9:30am–12:30pm AEDT DESIGNED FOR: Day 2: 1:30pm–4:30pm AEDT All professionals that participate in the preparation and implementation of section Venue 7.11 and 7.12 plans and VPAs including Online – hosted from NSW strategic and statutory planners, consultant Zoom access details will be sent prior to planners, finance professionals, engineers and the session project managers. Price LEARNING OUTCOMES: PIA Member $290 • An understanding of what the reforms Non-member $420 are and when they will be implemented; • You will learn about how the changes affect councils, land owners and 6 PD developers; and POINTS • An overview of how councils can manage the variety of funding mechanisms
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