Development assessment is one of local government’s most high profile and resource consuming activities. This five-day professional development course deals with the basic building blocks of development control and environmental assessment. It explores assessment and urban design and the role of planning law and policy to develop essential knowledge and skills.
This course is designed to complement experience at work and on-the-job training for support staff and those relatively new to the field of development assessment. Professionals, such as engineers, building surveyors and environmental officers who work with urban planners and are seeking a deeper understanding of the planning system will benefit greatly from this course.
I've learned about the NSW planning systems and operations, what the role of experts in planning decisions is, and about the large difference between metro and rural developments and local governments.
Key info: dates, costs and locations
15-16 April 2019 (Block 1) and 13-15 May 2019 (Block 2) or
16-17 September 2019 (Block 1) and 23-25 October 2019 (Block 2)
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$2,650 (GST free)
Courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers to run.
Who should attend?
- Building surveyors
- Development engineers
- Landscape architects
- Administration staff
- Customer service personnel
- Planners commencing work in development assessment
- The environmental planning framework
- Steps in the development assessment process
- Practicalities of environmental assessment
- Casework applying planning principles to urban and rural settings
- Urban design and merits-assessment
- The role of the Land and Environment Court
About the presenters
Dr Danny Wiggins is a consultant planner, facilitator and educator who has worked for all three levels of government and a range of private clients.
Alison McCabe is a consultant planner with over 25 years of experience in statutory and strategic planning for state and local government and private practice.
Luke Murtas has experience working in policy and major projects with the Department of Planning and is currently Team Leader Major Development Assessment for Surtherland Shire Council.
Guest presenters include Neil Selmon, Jonathan Knapp, Joshua Palmer and Fiona MacColl.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses. Find out more.
Booking and payment options
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Customised and in-house delivery options
This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
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This short course is presented by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate courses and professional development opportunities.
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What previous participants have said about the course
"I appreciate the hard work that goes into development assessment processes and how the planners contribute to society."
"I've learned about legal appeals and procedures, practical assessment on site and what to look for."
"I've learned about the development assessment process, how it works, and the multiple instruments that can be used. I also learned about the history of development assessment and architecture."