Planning Law, Strategic & Statutory Planning

ARC80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit for students to develop an understanding of key legal and governmental principles, frameworks and application processes underpinning urban design and planning, and build an understanding of approaches for development, implementation and administration of urban propositions through the structures and frameworks of local Strategic and Statutory planning laws.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Understand broad legal principles, theories and application of a range of governance systems and policies.
2. Interpret the key legal and governmental principles, frameworks and application processes underpinning planning, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, lore, law, governance systems and customs.
3. Select from strategic and statutory planning as well as urban design plan-making processes and implementation techniques, appropriate to a range of scales.
4. Critically apply evidenced-based planning theories to problem identification, investigation and resolution.
5. Draft controls, planning regulations and policies, and produce urban design plans which facilitate improvement and management of urban spaces and urban design outcomes.
6. Interpret and use land-tenure systems, relevant acts and case law to undertake typical plan-making and implementation actions with regard to planning law requirements, including planning of native title as a specific land tenure in Australian land and environmental law.
7. Broadly understand statutory processes associated with plan-making, implementation and administration, the principles and practices of legal interpretation, drafting of legislation and regulations and operation of appeal systems including the role of courts, tribunals and the role of expert evidence.