Welcome to another year of learning
and development opportunities for professionals
       engaged in the Planning Industry.
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                                                                                                                                                   CONTENTS

2021 PLANET COURSE GUIDE                                                                                       PLANET 2021 CONTENTS BY CATEGORY
                                                                                                               PLANNING SYSTEM                                                                 Pg No.,
TAILORING YOUR PROFESSIONAL                           Housing & the Big Housing Build.
                                                                                                               The A - Z of Planning                                                                6
DEVELOPMENT                                           PLANET is now offered across all states and

The PIA PLANET program is administered by the
                                                      territories and it has been great to see interstate      APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS
                                                      planners joining in Victorian courses, and vice
Planning Institute Australia (PIA). PIA PLANET                                                                 ResCode Practice                                                                     7
                                                      versa, for topics that are non-jurisdictional, such
provides popular core learning programs and
                                                      as Ethical Decision-Making, Communication Skills,        Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries                                          8
keeps you up to date with legislative, regulatory
                                                      Facilitation, Report Writing, GIS and Mapping and        Environmental Impact Assessment                                                      9
and policy changes in planning. Programs are
                                                      so forth.
added through the year and updates will be                                                                     Preparing & Assessing a Bushfire Management Statement                               10
available at                                          We are committed to maintaining engagement
                                                      with planners right across Victoria and Tasmania         Traffic and Parking Assessments                                                     11
                                                      and have decided to keep delivering PLANET via           Assessing Neighbourhood Character                                                   12
TAILORING YOUR LEARNING NEEDS                         Zoom until the end of June at least. After that, we
                                                                                                               Planning Applications in the Farming Zone and the Green Wedge Zone NEW              13
PIA PLANET provides a comprehensive range of          will likely introduce a mixture of F2F and online to
                                                      meet all preferences.
                                                                                                               Applying the Native Vegetation Guidelines                                           14
programs which cover six key skill areas in which
planners need to be competent, and which match        PIA is committed to a number of strategic                Parking Requirements, Overlays & Waivers                                            14
PIA’s Registered Planner pathway. These are:          initiatives for 2021, including PlanTech and             The Subdivision Process                                                             16
1. Professionalism and integrity.                     Indigenous Planning. As projects associated with
                                                                                                               Statewide Stormwater Provisions in the Planning Scheme                              16
                                                      these initiatives develop, we expect these themes
2. Understanding, interpreting and using spatial                                                               Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment                                                18
                                                      will be reflected in PIA’s policy and advocacy,
                                                      events and education outputs. As part of this, we
3. Using a creative and integrative approach,                                                                  PLANNING LAW
                                                      are looking forward to developing and rolling out
drawing on a range of disciplines.                                                                             Existing Use Rights NEW                                                             19
                                                      PLANET courses and other educational content
4. Communicating and engaging with                    reflecting these strategic initiatives in consultation   Understanding Development Contributions                                             19
stakeholders.                                         with experts in our industry.
5. Understanding and working with planning                                                                     Enforcement Law for Planners NEW                                                   20
frameworks.                                           IMPORTANT INFORMATION BOOKINGS/                          VCAT - A skills-based approach to advocating at the Tribunal NEW                    21
6. Developing and applying technical knowledge.       STUDENTS/ CANCELLATIONS
                                                                                                               Tips and traps for running planning cases in VCAT                                   21
                                                      PLANET bookings and payment should be made
PLANET PROMOTES “BEST PRACTICE” IN                                                                             Understanding the Value of and Presenting Expert Evidence                          22
                                                      online via the PIA website.
URBAN PLANNING                                        Full-time PIA student members get a 50%                  Planning Law for Planners                                                          23
One of the best ways to improve your skills is        discount of the course fee. Please contact the PIA
                                                                                                               STRATEGIC PLANNING
to become informed of best practice models            office to arrange.
used by others. Our programs are developed            For more information about rescheduling and              SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING SERIES                                               24
to ensure improved practitioner skills through        cancellations, head over to our website.                 • Module 1: Lessons from Local Government NEW                                      24
tailoring practical workshop sessions. The learning
                                                      PIA requests payment of any outstanding invoices         • Module 2: Delivering Victoria’s Big Housing Build NEW                            25
model also provides training opportunities to
                                                      before you register for PLANET courses in 2021.
address a range of personal skills gaps for career                                                             • Module 3: Social and Affordable Housing for Elected Representatives NEW          25
                                                      We can also offer generous discounts for bulk
development.                                          bookings.                                                DRAFTING THE PLANNING SCHEME SERIES                                                26
NEW TO PLANET IN 2021                                 Contact Executive Officer Carmel McCormack               • Module 1: How the planning scheme works                                          27
Along with regular favourites, this year we are or phone                • Module 2: Drafting the MPS and PPF                                               27
pleased to introduce a host of new courses and        9654 3777 to discuss your requirements.
                                                                                                               • Module 3: Drafting schedules – zones, overlays and provisions                    28
new presenters to the program, covering topics        Note: The price of courses includes GST.
                                                                                                               • Module 4: Drafting the Design and Development Overlay - Masterclass              28
such as: Planning for Green Wedge Areas; Land
& Property Taxation; Assessing Landscape Plans;       Check the website ( for              Managing Development Near Landfills and Other Buffers                              29
Planning Retirement Living Communities; Winning       updates to venues and start times.                       Rebuilding after bushfires - Understanding the Journey NEW                         30
Business with DFAT; Understanding the Post-
Bushfire Journey; Advocating at the Tribunal;
Enforcement Law; Existing Use Rights; Social
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                                                                                                                                       CONTENTS

                                                                                             COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREAS

STRATEGIC PLANNING SERIES                                                              31   Urban and Regional Planners apply a set of planning skills, draw upon a knowledge base,
                                                                                            and use a variety of tools to facilitate and influence the way that the built environment is
• Module 1: Effective Strategic Planning                                               32
                                                                                            arranged spatially, connected and used. Lifelong dedication to skill development in these
• Module 2: Project Management for Planners                                            32   practice areas helps creates great planning outcomes. PIA focusses its educational content-
                                                                                            delivery to ensure development across these areas.
• Module 3: Evidence based research                                                    33
• Module 4: How to do a planning scheme review                                         33
                                                                                                                             Demonstrate responsibility and resourcefulness,
Managing Potentially Contaminated Land and the new PRS                                 34
                                                                                                                             initiative, judgment, substantial involvement and personal
DESIGN                                                                                                                       accountability consistent with the expectations of the
                                                                                                   AND INTEGRITY             planning profession and the community when engaged in
Design Thinking Drawing                                                                36
                                                                                                                             planning roles and activities.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)                                  37
Retirement Living Communities NEW                                                      38
How to Assess a Landscape Plan NEW                                                     39
                                                                                                  UNDERSTANDING,             Apply planning theory and skills in support of strategic
Applying the Better Apartment Design Standards                                         40        INTERPRETING AND            objectives to achieve social, economic and environmental
Urban Design in Practice                                                               41          USING SPATIAL             outcomes that serve the public agenda.
GIS for planners: Theory and practice to produce a basic GIS map                       42
GIS for Planners: Analysis and cartography                                             42       USING A CREATIVE AND         Develop innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based
Economics for Planners                                                                 43      INTEGRATIVE APPROACH,         and integrative outcomes to facilitate and influence social
                                                                                                DRAWING ON A RANGE           and economic development, community wellbeing and
Census and Demographic analysis for planners                                           44
                                                                                                 OF DISCIPLINES AND          environmental responsibility.
The taxing question of land and property NEW                                           45             METHODS
Fighting the crisis: Winning business with DFAT, the World Bank and other donors NEW   46

Bushfire Knowledge for Environmental Planners                                          48        COMMUNICATING               Communicate effectively with stakeholders to inform,
                                                                                                AND ENGAGING WITH            consult and engage them in planning processes.
Planning for Flood Risk Management NEW                                                 48
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage                                                           50
Planning Together Ways: An Indigenous intercultural approach                           51
                                                                                                  UNDERSTANDING              Understand and work within legislative and other relevant
Heritage Planning                                                                      52          AND WORKING               frameworks appropriate to their context and professional
Infill Development in Heritage Areas                                                   53         WITH PLANNING              application.
Fearless Facilitation                                                                  54
Presentation Skills for Planners                                                       54
Emotional Fitness                                                                      55        DEVELOPING AND              Integrate and apply knowledge from a range of planning-
                                                                                                APPLYING TECHNICAL           related skills and disciplines to develop well-informed
How Planners Deal with Conflict                                                        56                                    approaches to planning roles, opportunities and issues.
Deliberation by Design NEW                                                             57

Communication and Engagement: The ‘How To’ Course                                      58
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE PLANNING SYSTEM                                                                                                                        APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS

    PLANNING SYSTEM                                                                              APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS

THE A - Z OF PLANNING                             Note: Participants are advised that this
                                                                                               RESCODE PRACTICE                               COURSE PRESENTER:
                                                  is a generic guide to planning processes.
                                                                                                                                              John Glossop MPIA (Fellow) | Director of
This course covers the difference between         Other PLANET courses are available on the
                                                                                               The ‘ResCode’ residential development          Glossop Town Planning Pty Ltd.
the statutory and strategic context of            detailed processes.
                                                                                               standards are a key aspect of the Victorian    John is a former sessional Planning Panels
the Victorian planning system, the layers
                                                  COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                    planning system and central to the             Member and was a member of the
of policy and the day-to-day process
                                                  Developing and applying technical            assessment of residential development          ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears
requirements of the planning office including
                                                  knowledge.                                   applications of up to four storeys. This 1.5   at VCAT as an expert witness. John has
statutory processes, decision making,
                                                                                               day intensive course provides planners         facilitated stakeholder engagement in the
enforcement and VCAT procedures.                  COURSE PRESENTER:
                                                                                               with an understanding of Clauses 54 and        development and implementation of the
Practical workshops will cover scenarios for      Peter O'Leary | Polplan Pty Ltd.
                                                                                               55. The collaborative workshop provides        Better Apartments Design Standards for
the application of zones and overlays and         Peter was a long-serving member of the
                                                                                               participants with an opportunity to assess     DELWP.
permit requirements, with a focus on most         VCAT Planning and Environment List. He has
                                                                                               an actual development proposal against
frequently asked questions.                       a strong background in local government
                                                                                               each ResCode objective and standard and
                                                  planning and management.                                                                     Day 1
DESIGNED FOR:                                                                                  learn when and how discretion should be
New people entering the planning system                                                        used to vary the ResCode standards.             Wednesday, 14 April 2021
in Victoria, allied professions, such as           Dates                                                                                       9.30am - 5.00pm
                                                                                               The course uses plan reading and spatial
officers of referral authorities, new planners,    Thursday, 11 March 2021,                                                                    Day 2
                                                                                               measurement skills, as well as other tools
planning assistants and administrative             Thursday, 1 April 2021,                                                                     Thursday, 15 April 2021
                                                                                               such as ShadowDraw and an analysis of
officers in local government and Councillors       Tuesday, 15 June 2021, or                                                                   9.30am - 1.30pm
                                                                                               VCAT case law and Practice Notes which will
would benefit most from this overview of           Tuesday, 3 August 2021                      assist planners in assessing development
practical skills to cope with the day-to-day                                                                                                   Delivery
requirements of using Victoria's planning          Time                                                                                        Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                                   9:30am - 5:00pm                             DESIGNED FOR:
                                                   Delivery                                    Planners who analyse planning applications      Price
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                                                             based on ResCode (clauses 54 and 55).           PIA Members: $470
                                                   Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
• Recognise the principles of the planning                                                     It is recommended that participants have        Non-members: $650          10.5
                                                   Price                                                                                                                       C
                                                   PIA Members: $290                           a level of competence in plan reading and                                  POIN PD
• Understand the role of the council, decision                                                 spatial awareness.                                                              TS
                                                   Non-members: $420
making and delegations                                                          7 CP
                                                                               POIN D          LEARNING OUTCOMES:
• Recognise the components of planning                                              TS         • Understand the residential development
schemes and their application
• Interpret relevant planning legislation and
                                                                                               • Apply residential development guidelines            “Great course - John is an
the role of referral authorities
                                                      “I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It        to planning assessments                            excellent speaker and the course
• Understand the differences between the
                                                      was very informative and I took          • Identify the parameters to decision-             was well adapted to be delivered
application of zones and overlays
                                                      a lot away from the day. I will be       making                                                          online”
• Identify the permit process including              highly recommending this course.”
advertising, conditions, referrals and the                                                     COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
relevance of planning scheme amendments                                                        Understanding and working with planning
• Understand enforcement and the VCAT                                                          frameworks.
• Comprehend the use of schedules and
• Distinguish between the strategic and
statutory elements of the planning scheme.
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PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE                        COURSE PRESENTERS:                            ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT                             COURSE PRESENTER:
ANIMAL INDUSTRIES                               Members of the Panel of Animal Industries     ASSESSMENT (EIA) NEW                             Gabby McMillan MPIA is an environmental
                                                Experts – Agriculture Victoria.                                                                and planning consultant with over 18
                                                Mick O’Keefe leads the Panel of Animal        This course provides an overview of the          years of experience. Prior to establishing
Planning applications for animal industries     Industries Experts within Agriculture         Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)            Terralogic, Gabby worked as a planning
can be highly technical and difficult to        Victoria. Mick is an Environmental Engineer   process and explains how the assessment          and environmental lawyer and provided
assess. For councils who do not often           that has provided planning and conceptual     interacts with other statutory decisions.        advice to clients in relation to assessment
receive applications for these industries,      design services to extensive and intensive    The course includes an introduction to           process and acted as an advocate at VCAT
assessing them can cause a significant          animal industries since 2005 including        EIA principles, State and Commonwealth           and Planning Panels Victoria. Gabby has
strain on resources, and complicate the         dairy, beef, poultry and lamb enterprises.    legislation, referral requirements, scoping,     also worked as a statutory and strategic
process for investors. This course will         He has also co-authored environmental         assessment and advisory committees,              planner for 14 years. She worked at the
address the following questions:                and planning guidelines for the dairy         bilateral agreements and the links between       CFA providing statutory and strategic
                                                and pork industries; and developed and        EIA and planning decisions. Case studies         level bushfire planning advice. She has
• What advice can planners provide, or
                                                delivered environmental training packages     and practical examples will be used to           administered assessment and approvals
industry best practice can they refer to
                                                regarding the design and management of        illustrate the EIA principles and application    processes for State significant projects,
when there is a permit application or pre-
                                                manure systems for livestock industries.      of the legislative framework.                    including road, rail, power, renewable energy
application enquiry for a pig farm, poultry
                                                Steve Hicks has spent the last 18                                                              and mining projects. Gabby is currently
farm, cattle feedlot, goat dairy or cow                                                       DESIGNED FOR:
                                                years in local government with roles                                                           a member of the PIA Victoria Division
dairy?                                                                                        Statutory and strategic planners,
                                                including Manager Statutory Services                                                           Committee.
• How can local government respond to                                                         environmental consultants, engineers.
animal land use complaints from the Urban       and Governance at Strathbogie Shire           Planners who work on medium-larger
Growth Zone to the Farming Zone?                Council and Planning Coordinator at           scale projects in locations where there is
                                                Mansfield Shire Council. His background                                                         Date
Agriculture Victoria has developed this                                                       more likelihood of environmental effects, or
                                                is in engineering design, and he later                                                          Tuesday, 4 May 2021
course to help local government planners                                                      people who have no knowledge of EIA and
                                                completed studies in planning and             want to build their knowledge, such as: town      Time
understand animal industries and the
                                                environment. His previous roles included      planners, urban designers, planning lawyers,      9:30am - 5:00pm
planning regulations that support them.
                                                assessing planning permits and managing       strategic planners etc.                           Delivery
DESIGNED FOR:                                   compliance across a range of rural land                                                         Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
Rural town planners, planning consultants       uses, working collaboratively with state      LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                Price
(specialising in livestock production).         agencies and authorities.                     • Gain an understanding of EIA principles         PIA Members: $290
                                                                                              and Legislative frameworks (State and             Non-members: $420
                                                                                              Commonwealth)                                                                  7 CP
                                                                                                                                                                            POIN D
• Awareness of the 2018 gazetted animal
                                                                                              • When a referral is likely to be required
industry land use definitions, new industry      Tuesday, 20 April 2021
                                                                                              under the Environment Effects Act 1978 (EE                                         TS
guidelines, planning practices notes and         Time
                                                                                              Act) and/or Environment Protection and
the Code of Practice for Intensive Animal        10:00am – 4:00pm
                                                                                              Biodiversity Conservation 1999 (EPBC Act)
Industries.                                      Delivery
                                                 Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC              • Steps in the EIA process (referral, scoping,
• Improved understanding of production
                                                 Price                                        exhibition, advisory committee, assessment
systems and the economic value of animal                                                                                                          “Gabby was a great presenter and
                                                 PIA Members: $205                            and statutory decisions)
industries                                                                                                                                         educator. It was the best training
                                                 Non-members: $295                            • Basic overview of strategic environmental
• Improved ability to assess applications and                                5 CP                                                                     session I have attended.”
                                                                                              assessment (SEA) (e.g. such as the
develop conditions for animal industries                                    POIN D            Melbourne Strategic Assessment or MSA)
• Direct contacts within Agriculture Victoria                                   TS
                                                                                              • How EIA informs other decision-makers
to assist with animal industry developments,
                                                                                              about the likely environmental effects of a
expansions and land use conflicts.
                                                                                              project and links to the planning system
                                                                                              COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
Developing and applying technical
                                                                                              Understanding and working with planning
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                                                                                                                         APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS

PREPARING & ASSESSING                          • Gain the ability to consider the quality of    TRAFFIC AND PARKING                             COURSE PRESENTERS:
A BUSHFIRE MANAGEMENT                          a Bushfire Planning Report and identify any
                                                                                                ASSESSMENTS                                     John Glossop, MPIA (Fellow), Director of
                                               deficiencies in an application.                                                                  Glossop Town Planning Pty Ltd.
                                               COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                        This interactive course 'decodes' the           John is a former sessional Planning
The planning system has an important           Developing and applying technical                jargon of traffic and parking, explains         Panels Member and was a member of the
role in the creation of more bushfire          knowledge.                                       the concepts and provides you with real         ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears
resilient communities with 2017 seeing                                                          skills. On completion of the course you         at VCAT as an expert witness. John has
some significant changes introduced by                                                          will feel confident in discussing concepts      facilitated stakeholder engagement in the
                                               COURSE PRESENTER:
VC132 and VC140. Learn how Clause 13.02                                                         with consultants, traffic engineers and the     development and implementation of the
                                               Deanne Smith MPIA is the Director of Euca
influences your strategic and statutory                                                         community.                                      Better Apartments Design Standards for
                                               Planning and specialises in the consideration
planning.                                                                                       The course covers the essentials needed         the DELWP.
                                               of bushfire risk within the planning, building
Settlement planning and rezoning of land                                                        to analyse applications that involve traffic    Chris Coath – Director at GTA Consultants
                                               and urban design realms. With over 15
must consider and achieve a low level          years’ experience with the Country Fire          or parking considerations including the         Chris is a specialist transport planner
of bushfire risk. In established areas         Authority (CFA) in both fire safety regulation   calculation of parking demand, how to read      and traffic engineer with over 16 years of
of higher risk, an application prepared        and fire operations, Deanne has gone on          parking ratios, measuring the compliance of     experience encompassing an extensive
under the Bushfire Management Overlay          to work in local government and private          car parking dimensions and parking credits.     range of car parking strategies, land
must include a Bushfire Planning Report.       consultancy. She has extensive experience        The course also includes the role of traffic    use planning and design, integrated
This demonstrates the way in which the         in the development of policy at local, state     engineers and the application of parking        transport plans, traffic and transport
application meets the relevant objectives,     and national levels.                             surveys and analysis.                           planning, masterplan development,
standards and decision guidelines of the                                                        DESIGNED FOR:                                   traffic engineering impact assessments,
                                               Gabby McMillan MPIA is an environmental
Bushfire Management Overlay.                                                                    Essential for planners currently working        transport research and expert
                                               and planning lawyer with over 18 years of
This course will provide you with the                                                           in statutory planning and assessing car         presentations at Tribunal and Planning
                                               experience. Prior to establishing Terralogic,
knowledge of when and how bushfire risk                                                         parking and traffic. It is also relevant to     Panel hearings.
                                               Gabby worked as a lawyer, specialising
needs to be considered in any planning         in planning and environmental law and            VicRoads staff, engineers, architects and
proposal. It will provide an overview of       provided advice to clients in relation to        building designers.                              Date
Clauses 13.02, 44.06 and 53.02 and an          the assessment process and acted as an                                                            Wednesday, 26 May 2021
                                                                                                LEARNING OUTCOMES:
introduction to fire behaviour. It will also   advocate at VCAT and Planning Panels                                                              Time
                                                                                                • Understand the parking provisions at
focus on strategic and statutory case          Victoria. Before becoming a lawyer, Gabby                                                         9:30am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                clause 52.06 of the planning scheme, and
studies to enhance your understanding.         worked as a planner for 14 years. She            when a permit is needed to waive or reduce       Delivery
DESIGNED FOR:                                  worked at the CFA providing statutory and        car parking                                      Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
Local government planners, referral            strategic level bushfire planning advice.        • Identify how a SIDRA model and other           Price
authorities and planning consultants who       She has administered assessment and              predictive models work and their role in         PIA Members: $370
identify the need to better understand the     approvals processes for State significant        development assessment                           Non-members: $520
                                                                                                                                                                           7 CP
                                                                                                                                                                          POIN D
role of the planning scheme in managing        projects, including road, rail, power,
                                                                                                • Use turning templates to understand
bushfire risk.                                 renewable energy and mining projects.
                                                                                                whether access for cars and trucks 'works'                                     TS
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                                                              or not
• Better understand how the planning            Date                                            • Car stackers: what do you need to know
scheme contributes to community resilience      Wednesday, 19 May 2021                          about them; how do they work; how much
to bushfire                                     Time                                            space do they need
• Understand the information required to        9:30am - 5:00pm                                 • Understand Clause 55 parking provisions
assess bushfire risk for a planning proposal    Delivery                                        of and the traffic and road design provisions
and what planning proposals need to             Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC                 of Clause 56
consider bushfire risk                          Price                                           • Interpret the relevance of the Australian
• Identify the key elements to prepare a        PIA Members: $290                               Standards.
Bushfire Management Statement, including        Non-members: $420                               COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
the site assessment used to determine
                                                                             7 CP               Developing and applying technical
                                                                            POIN D
defendable space
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                                                                                                                         APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS

ASSESSING                                        • Learn about how to 'respect'               NEW                                             • Improve ability to read and discern
NEIGHBOURHOOD                                    neighbourhood character and how to                                                             agricultural assessments and farm
                                                 'respond' to a specific context.
                                                                                              PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN                          management plans
CHARACTER                                                                                     THE FARMING ZONE AND THE                        • Improve confidence to assess
                                                 COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
Neighbourhood character is arguably the          Understanding, interpreting and using
                                                                                              GREEN WEDGE ZONE                                  applications and better decision making.
most contentious aspect of residential           spatial thinking.
                                                                                              The rural areas of Victoria accommodate
development planning. This course clarifies      COURSE PRESENTERS:                           a range of farming, residential and             COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
the concept of "neighbourhood character"         John Glossop, MPIA (Fellow), Director of     commercial uses as well as containing may       Developing and Applying Technical
and provides a simple framework by which         Glossop Town Planning Pty Ltd.               of the state’s significant natural resources    Knowledge
planners can begin to understand this issue.                                                  such as native vegetation, minerals and         COURSE PRESENTERS:
                                                 John is a former sessional Planning
The course focuses on defining what              Panels Member and was a member of the        many water catchments. They are also            Shannon Davies MPIA is a sessional
neighbourhood character means,                   ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears       areas that provide important resources for      Planning Panel Member and Director of
using photographs to show different              at VCAT as an expert witness. John has       recreation, tourism and timber production.      SD Planning. Prior to starting her own
neighbourhood character typologies,              facilitated stakeholder engagement in the    Applications within these areas can be          consultancy in 2015 she has had extensive
using photographic examples to discuss           development and implementation of the        highly complex with competing requirements      experience working in peri-urban, rural
whether these developments ‘respect’             Better Apartments Design Standards for       and considerations needing to be balanced       and regional Councils as a statutory and
neighbourhood character, and exploring           the Department of Environment, Land,         in decision making.                             strategic planner and people manager. She
critical VCAT decisions on the topic.            Water and Planning.                                                                          has practical experience working in strategic
Participants also take a short walk, where       Craig Czarny MPIA (Fellow), Director at      This course provides a deep dive into           policy development, assessing development
the principles of neighbourhood character        Hansen Partnership                           assessment processes and considerations         applications in the rural areas of Victoria
are further illustrated and discussed. The                                                    in the Farming Zone and the Green               as well as gaining complex development
                                                 Craig is a leading urban design and
session concludes with a class discussion,                                                    Wedge Zone. Utilising a workshops model,        approvals.
                                                 landscape architect practitioner with
aided by images of new developments and                                                       participants will assess development
                                                 over 28 years’ experience across design
streetscapes. The class discussion is joined                                                  applications, assess agricultural
                                                 practice and research with an outstanding                                                     Date
by a local architect. It is an interactive and                                                assessments and farm management plans,
                                                 array of local and international project                                                      Thursday, 1 July 2021
thought-provoking session.                                                                    and learn how, and when discretion should
                                                 experience. Craig is an active contributor                                                    Time
DESIGNED FOR:                                    to research, having served as a sessional    be used in decision making. The course will
                                                                                                                                               9:30am - 5:00pm
Planners responsible for assessing               lecturer at the University of Melbourne      provide the opportunity for participants
applications and needing to clarify/                                                          to discuss and increase their knowledge,         Delivery
                                                 and a regular juror for both local and
understand the concept of "neighbourhood                                                      develop confidence for decision making and       Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                                 international urban design and landscape
character", architects and building                                                           through practical exercises and facilitation.    Price
                                                 architecture project awards.
designers, developers, solicitors and anyone                                                  Participants will gain an understanding          PIA Members: $290
engaged in the design or assessment of                                                        of the broader framework of the existing         Non-members: $420          7  CP
residential development. Planners gain
                                                                                              legislation, practice notes and VCAT                                         POIN D
value from attending the PLANET ResCode
                                                  Tuesday, 1 June 2021                        decisions within the Farming and Green                                           TS
course in conjunction with this session.          Time                                        Wedge Zones which will help guide their
                                                  9:30am - 5:00pm                             decision making.
• Appreciate what neighbourhood character
                                                  Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
means in a planning context                                                                   DESIGNED FOR:
• Develop an understanding of the basic                                                       Town planners (local government and
                                                  PIA Members: $370
neighbourhood character typologies                                                            consultants)
                                                  Non-members: $520
• Discuss the role of neighbourhood                                           7 CP
                                                                             POIN D
                                                                                              LEARNING OUTCOMES:
character studies and local policies in the
assessment process
                                                                                  TS           • Understand the suite of rural zones
                                                                                               • Understand the information required to
                                                                                                 assess applications within the Farming
                                                                                                 and Green Wedge Zone
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APPLYING THE NATIVE                                                                              • Creating new Parking Overlays                 COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
VEGETATION GUIDELINES                                                                            • Applying controls through the permit
                                                                                                                                                 Understanding and working with planning
                                                 Thursday, 12 August 2021                                                                        frameworks.
This course will cover the application of        Time                                              process
                                                                                                                                                 COURSE PRESENTERS:
the Guidelines for removal, destruction or       9:30am - 5:00pm                                 • Calculating requirements and appropriate      Knowles Tivendale MPIA is the Managing
lopping of native vegetation in Victoria. The    Venue                                             waivers                                       Director of Movement & Place Consulting
course will detail how native vegetation         PIA Victoria Training Room                                                                      (M&PC), and has over 25 years experience
is defined and valued; explain the three-                                                        • Impacts of technology on future needs
                                                 Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne                                                      in urban planning and transport planning. He
step approach of avoid, minimise and             unless otherwise advised                        • Relevant VCAT cases.                          has completed the transport components
offset and how this should be applied;           Price                                                                                           for over 25 Activity Centre Structure
                                                                                                 The course will equip your team to
explain how the assessment pathway for           PIA Members: $290                                                                               Plans and has written numerous parking
                                                                                                 confidently use their professional judgement
an application is determined; describe the       Non-members: $420                                                                               strategies including the current Melbourne
                                                                                                 with regard to parking provisions. It will
application requirements and how to meet                                      7 CP
                                                                             POIN D              streamline your planning permit processes       CBD and Docklands Parking Strategy,
these; describe the decision guidelines and
                                                                                  TS             and increase local economic activity in the     Moorabool Parking Study and a review
how they are applied; explain how offset                                                                                                         of Cash in Lieu provisions of the Casey
                                                                                                 areas you want to see thrive.
requirements are determined and how an                                                                                                           Planning Scheme.
offset site can be established.                                                                  DESIGNED FOR:
                                                                                                                                                 Knowles has presented at VCAT and
                                                                                                 The course is designed for all those involved
DESIGNED FOR:                                                                                                                                    Planning Panels Victoria and is focussed
                                                                                                 in discussions about how much parking is
Council staff, consultants involved with        PARKING REQUIREMENTS,                                                                            on achieving more efficient, productive,
                                                                                                 enough and how it should be designed.
preparing or assessing planning permits and     OVERLAYS & WAIVERS                               This includes: Strategic planners, Statutory
                                                                                                                                                 sustainable and resilient outcomes with
other applications to remove, destroy or lop                                                                                                     regard to transport and land use.
                                                                                                 planners; Councillors; Environmental
native vegetation.                              The VPP parking provisions are one of the
                                                                                                 Lawyers; Urban designers;
                                                most contentious aspects of the planning
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                                                               Urban economists                                 Date
                                                system. Parking is often a key feature of
Understand the requirements of the                                                                                                                Wednesday, 1 September 2021
                                                objections and the application of parking        LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Guidelines ans know hot to apply and
                                                controls takes up significant officer time and   • Understand the origins of parking              Time
comply with them.
                                                Council resources.                               requirements (including the market failure       9:30am - 5:00pm
COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                       Parking management practices have a              case)                                            Venue
Understanding and working with planning         direct impact on local economic activity.        • Broaden understanding of travel                PIA Victoria Training Room
frameworks.                                     Providing parking can often be the most          behaviours and parking management                Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
COURSE PRESENTERS:                              expensive part of starting a new business        techniques                                       unless otherwise advised
Penny Croucamp has worked for                   and these costs are passed through to local      • Understand how to create a new parking         Price
Department of Environment, Land, Water          customers. New buildings should last 30-50       overlay including data requirements and          PIA Members: $290
and Planning since 2010. She has been a         years at a minimum. Parking requirements         appropriate cash in lieu payments                Non-members: $420
                                                                                                                                                                             7 CP
                                                                                                                                                                            POIN D
member of the native vegetation regulation      and permit conditions need to be relevant        • Learn how to apply parking controls
team since 2013 and was involved in             over that period of time. Ensuring your local    through the planning permit process                                             TS
developing the updated (December 2017)          planning team apply best practices when          including calculation of appropriate
native vegetation provisions.                   using the parking provisions is critical to      requirements and waivers
Mark Chisholm has worked with DELWP’s           achieving your local planning objectives.
                                                                                                 • Understand the likely impacts of                   “Very interesting presentation
Native Vegetation Regulation team since         This course explores all aspects of the          technology on future parking requirements               and learnt a great deal”
2013 and is part of the team supporting         parking provisions including:                    and how this should inform decisions being
the implementation of the native vegetation     • Origins of the existing Clause 52.06           made today
removal regulations.
                                                • Fundamentals of travel behaviour and           • Become aware of relevant red-dot VCAT
                                                  parking management                             cases
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THE SUBDIVISION PROCESS                                                                            LEARNING OUTCOMES                               Mandy Bolton - Senior Policy Advisor,
                                                    Date                                           • Understand the Victorian context for          DELWP
This course is an introduction to the               Thursday, 9 September 2021                     Statewide stormwater planning controls          Mandy Bolton is a Senior Policy Advisor
management and assessment of a                      Time                                           • Gain a general understanding of IWCM          within the Department of Environment,
subdivision application. It covers the              9:30am - 5:00pm                                and stormwater assets, what they look like,     Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) working
planner's role in the process, and the                                                             how they work, and spatial requirements         on urban water programs to support the
knowledge needed to understand a title                                                             • Be able to interpret planning application     Government's objectives for resilient and
                                                    PIA Victoria Training Room
plan, a plan of subdivision and the various                                                        documentation, including engineering            liveable cities and towns under Water
                                                    Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
legislative frameworks. These include the                                                          reports, to the level required to be able to    for Victoria. DELWP aims to improve
                                                    unless otherwise advised
Victoria Planning Provisions, zones and                                                            assess if planning requirements are met.        stormwater management and strengthen
overlays, particular and general provisions,                                                       This relates to the full suite of stormwater    the links between water management and
                                                    PIA Members: $370
covenants and public open space                                                                    controls including cl.19.03-3S, cl. 53.18 and   urban planning; alongside population growth
                                                    Non-members: $520
contributions. The course includes practical                                     7 CP              others                                          and urban development, to protect the
hands-on exercises.                                                             POIN D                                                             long-term health of urban waterways and
                                                                                     TS            • Understand critical concepts such as
DESIGNED FOR:                                                                                      ‘raingardens’, ‘bioretention systems’ and       bays.
Planners, subdivision officers and planning                                                        ‘treat to best practice’
assistants who need to understand
                                                                                                   COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
the basic subdivision process in local
government.                                                                                        Developing and applying technical
                                                   STATEWIDE STORMWATER                                                                             Date
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                 PROVISIONS IN THE PLANNING                                                                       Thursday, 30 September 2021
                                                                                                   COURSE PRESENTERS:
• Apply the principles to assess a subdivision                                                                                                      Time
certification and subdivision planning
                                                   SCHEME                                          Sara Lloyd - Director, Environmental
                                                                                                   Science - E2Designlab                            9:30am - 5:00pm
application                                        The Victorian Government expanded                                                                Venue
• Interpret development and subdivision                                                            Sara is a highly experienced practitioner
                                                   State-wide stormwater planning controls         in integrated water management, having           PIA Victoria Training Room
plans and Certificates of Title, including         in October 2018 to help protect our                                                              Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
covenants and section 173 agreements                                                               led the development of keystone projects
                                                   waterways, prevent flooding and divert          in the Victorian industry over the last 20       unless otherwise advised
• Interpret relevant legislation                   more rainfall to our gardens and trees                                                           Price
                                                                                                   years. Sara draws on reliable science
• Critically assess the subdivision in regard to   rather than letting it disappear down the                                                        PIA Members: $290
                                                                                                   and her industry experience to tackle the
lot and common property boundaries and             drain. This is known as ‘integrated water                                                        Non-members: $420
                                                                                                   complex and often competing technical,                                         7 CP
                                                                                                                                                                                 POIN D
against planning scheme requirements               catchment management planning’, and for         economic, environmental and social issues
COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                          some it is known as Amendment VC154.            when delivering projects.                                                          TS
Understanding and working with planning            Almost every new planning application will      Kate Matthews MPIA - Tract Consultants
frameworks.                                        now need to treat stormwater on site.
                                                                                                   Kate is an Associate planner at Tract
COURSE PRESENTER:                                  This course is designed to help planners        Consultants, having previously worked in
John Glossop, MPIA (Fellow) | Director of          understand the integrated links between         statutory and strategic planning roles in            “Great session. Really looking
Glossop Town Planning Pty Ltd.                     water and cities, understand the role and       local and state government. She has spent          forward to the new tools discussed
John is a former sessional Planning                scope of the new State controls, and to         much of her career at the “pointy end” of                   in the session.”
Panels Member and was a member of the              help planners understand how to receive         stormwater policy implementation through
ResCode Advisory Committee. He appears             and assess applications in a way that best      the planning system, as well as having
at VCAT as an expert witness. John has             achieves our new stormwater objectives.         developed a strong working knowledge of
facilitated stakeholder engagement in the          DESIGNED FOR                                    stormwater management policy, modelling
development and implementation of the              This course is suitable for senior and junior   and asset design through her previous
Better Apartments Design Standards for             staff as each has a different role to play      roles at Melbourne Water and Cardno.
the DELWP.                                         in implementing Victoria’s progressive
Michael Loy | Director and land surveyor,          new stormwater controls. The course
Lawlor and Loy Pty Ltd.                            particularly welcomes practitioners
                                                   that want to become better urban and
                                                   environmental planners by deepening their
                                                   stormwater knowledge.
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                            APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS                                                                                       PLANNING LAW

                                                                                                    PLANNING LAW
LANDSCAPE & VISUAL                               impact assessments
IMPACT ASSESSMENT                                • Evaluate the impact of VCAT decisions on
                                                 landscape and visual impact assessment
                                                                                                  NEW                                              UNDERSTANDING
This course will provide an overview of the      • Contrast case studies on the application of                                                     DEVELOPMENT
contemporary approach to landscape               landscape and visual impact assessments
                                                                                                  EXISTING USE RIGHTS                              CONTRIBUTIONS
and visual impact assessment and an              in industry
understanding of why this is important.          • Apply the landscape and visual impact                                                           A sound understanding of how development
                                                                                                  Existing use rights are an integral component
In order to achieve this, the course will        assessment guidelines in a real-world                                                             and infrastructure contributions can be
                                                                                                  of planning law. Once someone has
review the philosophy, history and context       setting                                                                                           levied is a core component of planning law
                                                                                                  them, they are protected by the Planning
of landscape and aesthetic appraisal.            • Critique the current Australian guidance for                                                    and an integral part of the planning system
                                                                                                  and Environment Act 1987 and planning
Additionally, we will explore the differences    landscape and visual impact assessment                                                            in Victoria. This course examines how public
                                                                                                  schemes. This course examines the nature
between Australian (state) and international     • Evaluate when and how to apply                                                                  infrastructure, works, services and facilities
                                                                                                  of these rights - how they are established,
guidance. Different types of landscape           landscape and visual considerations in the                                                        can be required under the Planning and
                                                                                                  what rights are protected, how they are
and visual reports will be compared to           planning context                                                                                  Environment Act 1987 to be provided
                                                                                                  regulated, and how they are lost.
enable practitioners to scope and review                                                                                                           or funded as part of a development.
                                                 COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                        DESIGNED FOR:
the assessments. Through case studies,                                                                                                             The session will cover the origins of
                                                 Understanding and working with planning          Every statutory and strategic planner
a workshop and field trip we will apply                                                                                                            the development and infrastructure
                                                 frameworks.                                      requires knowledge of the principles
the assessment guidelines in a real-world                                                                                                          contributions systems in Victoria and how
setting. An important element of this course     COURSE PRESENTER:                                governing these rights.                          they operate today. The session will also
is to develop a critical stance in relation to   Laura Farrell is a Landscape Architect
                                                                                                  LEARNING OUTCOMES:                               address how infrastructure can be required
landscape and visual impact assessment           with GHD Pty Ltd with international
                                                                                                  • Understand what is an existing use right       by planning permit conditions, section 173
and its future development and application       experience in Landscape and Visual
                                                                                                  • Identify the establishment of existing use     agreements, and provision of works or land
in planning. A key aim of this course is to      Impact Assessment (LVIA) with a focus
                                                                                                  rights                                           in-kind.
provide participants with an understanding       on large infrastructure projects such as
                                                 transmission lines, windfarms, motorways,        • Understand the nature of these rights          DESIGNED FOR:
of the importance of landscape and visual
                                                 mining and commercial developments.              • Know what mechanisms councils use to           Every statutory and strategic planner
considerations in the planning context and
                                                 Laura has a Masters’ degree in Spatial           regulate an existing use right                   requires a sound understanding of the
how planning practitioners can better utilise
these assessments in their practice.             Information Management and Honours               • Recognise how an existing use right is lost.   development contributions system and how
                                                 degree in Landscape Architecture. Her            COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                        public infrastructure, works, services and
DESIGNED FOR:                                    Masters research analysed spatial data                                                            facilities can be required to be provided or
                                                                                                  Understanding and working with planning
Local government and consultant planners         for the creation of a Zone of Theoretical                                                         funded as part of a development.
responsible for scoping, preparing and           Visibility in LVIA.
assessing applications and needing to                                                             COURSE PRESENTERS:                               LEARNING OUTCOMES:
clarify/understand landscape and visual                                                           This course is designed and presented by         • Understand how public infrastructure,
                                                  Date                                            Holding Redlich                                  works, services and facilities can be required
impact assessment; urban designers,
developers, solicitors and anyone engaged         Thursday 21 October 2021                                                                         under the Planning and Environment Act
in design and impact assessment.                  Time                                                                                             1987 to be provided or funded as part of a
                                                  9:30am - 5:00pm                                                                                  development
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                                                                 Date
                                                  Venue                                                                                            • Understand the nature of the
• Describe the nature of landscape and                                                             Friday, 19 March 2021
                                                  PIA Victoria Training Room                                                                       development contributions and
visual impact assessment: philosophy,                                                              Time                                            infrastructure contributions systems in
history and planning context                      Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
                                                                                                   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM                               Victoria
• Summarise the differences between               unless otherwise advised
Australian and international guidance for         Price                                                                                            COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
                                                                                                   Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
landscape and visual impact assessment            PIA Members: $290                                                                                Understanding and working with planning
                                                  Non-members: $420                                                                                frameworks.
• Compare different types of landscape and                                       7 CP              PIA Members: $205
visual impact assessment reports.                                               POIN D             Non-members: $295
                                                                                                                                  3.5 C
• Scope and review landscape and visual                                              TS                                                P
                                                                                                                                  POIN D
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COURSE PRESENTER:                              • The process of compliance and                 NEW
This course is designed and presented          enforcement (includes workshop sessions)
                                                                                                                                                COURSE PRESENTERS:
by Will Bartley MPIA, Senior Associate         • Enforcement under the Planning and            VCAT - A SKILLS-BASED                            This course is designed and presented by
at Clayton Utz. Will is a Law Institute of     Environment Act 1987                            APPROACH TO ADVOCATING AT                        Holding Redlich
Victoria Environmental, Planning and Local                                                     THE TRIBUNAL
                                               •Different methods of enforcement -
Government Law Accredited Specialist who
                                               understanding the planning legislative                                                            Date
is experienced at representing and advising
                                               framework                                       The written submission is an important            Wednesday, 14 July 2021
government agencies and authorities and
                                               • Collecting evidence (record of interviews),   component of a party's case in VCAT               Time
a range of private clients on this area of
                                               entry onto property (who can do it), seeking    proceedings. It is the permanent record of
planning law. He has appeared in relevant                                                                                                        9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                               admissions (obtaining relevant material) and    the party's contentions and argument. The
proceedings in VCAT and has advised                                                                                                              Delivery
                                               providing a standard of proof                   written submission ought to be concise,
clients and prepared numerous agreements                                                                                                         Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                                                                               accurate and, importantly, persuasive.
concerned with the implementation of           • Court or tribunal?                                                                              Price
DCPs.                                                                                          In this workshop, the presenter will outline      PIA Members: $205
                                               DESIGNED FOR:
                                                                                               the principles of good drafting and the           Non-members: $295           3.5 C
                                               Planners, enforcement officers or planning
                                                                                               'golden rules' of writing for VCAT.                                              POIN D
                                               assistants involved in planning enforcement                                                                                          TS
 Thursday, 15 April 2021                       and who need to understand the process.         It will not only cover the written submission
 Time                                                                                          but other important documents which
                                               LEARNING OUTCOMES:                              precede and follow a Tribunal hearing
 9:30am - 1:30pm                               • The importance of drafting clear permit       including the officer's report to Council,       TIPS AND TRAPS FOR RUNNING
 Delivery                                      conditions                                      correspondence with applicants, permit           PLANNING CASES IN VCAT
 Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC               • Recognising the different methods of          conditions and letters to the Tribunal. If
 Price                                         enforcement                                     poorly drafted, these documents can              The course will provide an overview of the
 PIA Members: $205                             • Identifying the nature of the alleged         negatively impact on a party's case.             VCAT process and address the practice day
 Non-members: $295                             offence
                              3.5 C                                                            DESIGNED FOR:                                    hearing, grounds, amended plans procedure,
                                   P           • Rights of entry onto property
                              POIN D                                                           Planners, lawyers and consultants who            compulsory conferences, and common kinds
                                   TS          • How evidence is collected and establishing    would like to develop and improve their          of planning proceedings, in addition to merits
                                               the strength of the evidence                    advocacy skills at the Tribunal.                 reviews such as planning enforcement.
                                               • The role of enforcement at VCAT.                                                               Practical tips will be given in relation to the
                                                                                               LEARNING OUTCOMES:
                                                                                                                                                use of expert witnesses including how to
NEW                                            COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                       Participants will gain a good understanding
                                               Understanding and working with planning                                                          properly brief an expert witness, expert
                                                                                               as to how to:
ENFORCEMENT LAW FOR                            frameworks.                                                                                      witness duties, and examination and cross
                                                                                               • Structure a written submission to improve
PLANNERS                                       COURSE PRESENTERS:                                its persuasiveness and comprehension
                                                                                                                                                examination of witnesses.
                                               This course is designed and presented by          and comply with the advocate's duties to       An overview of the written submission phase
The planning permit is an enforceable          Holding Redlich                                   the Tribunal                                   of presenting at VCAT will be discussed.
document and a detailed legal process can                                                      • Avoid writing pitfalls that may prejudice      The sessions are intended to be practical
follow if the permit and conditions have                                                         the party's case                               and skills based and will utilise small group
not been complied with or the works occur       Date                                                                                            sessions as well as traditional lecture-style
                                                Friday, 3 June 2021                            • Increase efficiency in preparing the written
without approval. This course prepares                                                                                                          presentations.
the planner to understand and apply the         Time                                                                                            DESIGNED FOR:
                                                                                               • Use a written submission and other
enforcement process. It covers different        9:30 AM - 1:30 PM                                                                               Local Government Planners at all levels
                                                                                                 written materials to supplement the oral
enforcement techniques for different            Delivery                                         presentation                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES:
situations and the role of the statutory        Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                                                                               • Draft permit conditions that are valid,        • Improved knowledge of VCAT procedures
planner in assisting the enforcement officer    Price
                                                                                                 understandable and enforceable.                • Development of skills in addressing
to perform this function.                       PIA Members: $205
                                                Non-members: $295                              COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                        evidence, including cross examination
Topics include:                                                              3.5 C
                                                                                  P            Understanding and working with planning          • Development of skills in the preparation of
• Planning enforcement at VCAT                                               POIN D            frameworks.                                      written submissions
• Dealing with enforcement hearings                                                                                                             • Increased confidence in presenting before
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COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:                      • How to prepare an expert evidence           NEW
Understanding and working with planning        statement and present evidence
                                                                                                                                              COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
frameworks.                                    • How to lead and present evidence in chief   PLANNING LAW FOR
                                                                                                                                              Understanding and working with planning
COURSE PRESENTERS:                             and how to respond to cross examination       PLANNERS                                         frameworks.
This course is designed and presented by       including undertaking role plays.
                                                                                             This course explores the basic legal             COURSE PRESENTERS:
Holding Redlich                                COMPETENCY PRACTICE AREA:
                                                                                             framework of planning in Victoria.               This course is designed and presented by
                                               Understanding and working with planning
                                                                                             The Course will identify and analyse the         Holding Redlich
 Date                                          frameworks.
                                                                                             legal knowledge required for planning in
 Tuesday, 17 August 2021                       COURSE PRESENTER:                                                                               Date
                                                                                             Victoria, including knowledge about:
 Time                                          David Vorchheimer MPIA (Fellow) –
                                                                                             • the Victorian Planning Provisions and the       Thursday, 21 October 2021
                                               Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM                                                                             planning scheme amendment process;              Time
                                               David is a town planner and lawyer
 Delivery                                                                                    • applying for a permit;                          9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                               specialising in Planning, Environment,
 Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC                                                                                                               Delivery
                                               Heritage, Building, Subdivision and Local     • considering a permit application;
 Price                                                                                                                                         Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                               Government law matters. David regularly       • reviewing or appealing a decision or
 PIA Members: $205                                                                                                                             Price
                                               appears at the VCAT, Planning Panels            seeking a declaration; and
 Non-members: $295                                                                                                                             PIA Members: $205
                               3.5 C           and Advisory Committees on behalf of          • Ministerial call in powers.
                               POIN D          developers, objectors and State and
                                                                                             DESIGNED FOR:
                                                                                                                                               Non-members: $295
                                                                                                                                                                           3.5 C
                                    TS                                                                                                                                          P
                                               local government clients. David advises
                                                                                             Town planners, urban designers, planning                                      POIN D
                                               on and coordinates land acquisition and                                                                                          TS
                                                                                             lawyers, strategic planners and other
                                               compensation, major projects, subdivision,
                                                                                             professionals starting out in planning
                                               environmental and heritage approvals.
                                                                                             LEARNING OUTCOMES:
UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE                                                                      • An appreciation for the interrelationships
OF AND PRESENTING EXPERT                                                                       within the Victorian planning system
                                                Wednesday, 20 October 2021
EVIDENCE                                        Time                                         • Improved understanding of:
                                                9:30am - 5:00pm                                 • difference between use and
This course will explain the role and duties                                                      development;
of an expert witness and the purpose of         Venue
                                                PIA Victoria Training Room                      • existing use rights;
expert evidence. It provides guidance on
giving and receiving instructions, matters      Level 3 / 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne      • applying for a permit;
to consider and include when preparing          unless otherwise advised                        • processing a planning permit
an expert evidence statement, cross             Price                                             application;
examination and tips for dealing with           PIA members $290                                • matters to be considered when making
difficult questions under examination.          Non-members $420                                  a decision on an application
DESIGNED FOR:                                                               7 CP
                                                                           POIN D
                                                                                                • prohibitions against granting of planning
Town planners, urban designers, planning                                        TS                permits;
lawyers, strategic planners and allied                                                          • the operation of permit conditions;
professionals.                                                                               • Knowledge of the difference between
LEARNING OUTCOMES:                                                                             reviews / appeals and applications for
• Understanding the role, purpose and              “The course was great, with some            declarations at VCAT
duties of an expert and expert evidence             really useful information. David         • Development of greater awareness for
• Understanding the procedural                       was very knowledgeable and                the legal context of the planning system in
requirements associated with presenting                      approachable.”                    Victoria
expert evidence to the Victorian Civil
and Administrative Appeals Tribunal and
Planning Panels Victoria
• How to give and receive instructions in
relation to expert evidence
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PLANET 2021 COURSE GUIDE                                                                                                                                             STRATEGIC PLANNING

                                                                                        NEW                                                NEW
                                                                                        MODULE 2:
NEW                                  NEW                                                                                                   MODULE 3:
                                                                                        DELIVERING VICTORIA’S BIG HOUSING                  SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE                MODULE 1:                                          BUILD                                              FOR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
                                     LESSONS FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HOUSING SERIES                                                                          Victoria’s Big Housing Build is the single         The role of councillors in community
                                     Over the past two years several Victorian          biggest investment in social and affordable        engagement and building awareness and
The three half-day modules in this   Councils have led the way in exploring             housing in Australia’s history. It is a landmark   trust about social and affordable housing
series are designed for social and   housing opportunities and building new             Victorian Government initiative to build           is the focus of this course. We will use
urban planners working in local      partnerships to advocate and facilitate for        12,000 new social and affordable homes             case studies to explore questions and
government and industry.             local social and affordable housing.               across the state over the next four years. It      issues posed by community members,
                                     This course explores the pivotal role local        will create tens of thousands of new jobs to       stakeholders and elected representatives.
• Module one showcases the           governments can play in partnership with           support Victoria’s economic recovery. The          Participants will learn about responding to
experience and lessons from local    the State, community housing providers and         $5.3 billion investment in this program will       queries and resolving issues and receive
government in facilitating social    industry to enable social and affordable           generate significant economic activity for         practical advice on conducting engagement.
and affordable housing.              housing to meet community needs. This              the state.
                                                                                                                                           Victoria’s Big Housing Build is explained, and
                                     module will showcase the methods used              This course presents the policy context and        the roles of Commonwealth, State and
• Module two, delivered by Homes     and results achieved by local councils             delivery framework of the Big Housing Build        Local Government. Information on the crisis
Victoria, explains the purpose and   actively facilitating social and affordable        in both the metro and regional Victorian           in homelessness is provided. The growing
delivery of housing projects in      housing.                                           context. The course will examine:                  need for transitional and permanent
Victoria’s Big Housing Build.        The course will cover topics including             • The purpose behind Victoria’s Big Housing        housing to meet the needs of low-income
                                     preparation of strategic plans, land                 Build                                            households will be explored. An overview
                                     identification studies, identification of social                                                      of social and affordable housing in Victoria
• Module three supports local                                                           • The streamlined planning provisions
                                     housing projects, feasibility studies, working                                                        will lead into discussion on what local
councillors by providing policy                                                           introduced by the Victorian Government
                                     with State Government and establishing                                                                councils are doing to address this need,
context and practical information                                                       • How Homes Victoria will engage with local
                                     partnerships with community housing                                                                   with examples of successful community
about community engagement                                                                Councils and the community on social and
                                     providers to enable housing projects.                                                                 engagement.
and the delivery of social and                                                            affordable housing projects and
affordable housing to meet
                                                                                        • The vital role of community housing               Date
community needs.                      Date
                                                                                          providers.                                        Thursday, 24 June 2021
                                      Tuesday, 23 March 2021
                                      Time                                                                                                  Time
                                                                                         Date                                               9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                      9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                                                                         Thursday, 27 May 2021                              Delivery
                                                                                         Time                                               Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                      Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC
                                      Price                                              9:30 AM - 1:30 PM                                  Price
                                      PIA Members: $205                                  Delivery                                           PIA Members: $205
                                                                                         Online - Zoom | Hosted from VIC                    Non-members: $295           3
                                      Non-members: $295           3     .5 CP                                                                                               .5 CP
                                                                       POIN D
                                                                                         Price                                                                             POIN D
                                                                            TS           PIA Members: $205                                                                      TS
                                                                                         Non-members: $295           3    .5 CP
                                                                                                                         POIN D
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