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  • WOMEN IN PLANNING

NSW

Buy the full series (8 sessions) and only pay for 6

Are you someone that struggles to concentrate when you’re hungry? We’ve got you covered with our ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions which will run throughout the year.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Buy the full series - 8 sessions - and only pay for 6!

The Legal Series will bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the NSW Planning System and provide a platform to educate, inform and provide solutions through short seminars focusing on topics identified by our members.

  • WEBINAR

SA

Recorded 28 February 2023

Are you concerned about cyber security? This is becoming an issue of increasing concern for all of us.

Georgia Heath of Yup Yup Labs and Sharon Phillips of Digital Humdrum will discuss what cyber security means for you and explore what steps you can take you can protect your data. Cos Cirocco from Planned Cover will also discuss impacts from an insurance perspective.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • CPD TOP UP

SA

Introducing the CPD TOP UP series especially created to assist Accredited Professionals!

In this four part series, our expert presenters will take you on a journey through the South Australian Planning system and assist you to gain those vital mandatory points towards your PlanSA Accreditation.

The online series is also great for all planners who wish to accrue 8.5 CPD points in a time and place of their choosing.

10% Discount available if you purchase the whole series! Please email our office to register.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 16 November 2022

You will hear from our industry experts on the current issues in Planning.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 4 November 2022

The NSW Government recently released its updated Future Transport Strategy – Our vision for transport in NSW. The Strategy is based on three outcomes: connecting our customers’ whole lives, successful places for communities, and enabling economic activity.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 26 October 2022

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Enforcement of Conditions/Conditions of Consent.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 27 September 2022

This session will examine the pitfalls of Part 5 Assessment, including what needs a Part 5 Assessment and matters to be considered under Part 5.

  • YOUNG PLANNERS

NSW

Recorded 7 September 2022

The NSW PIA Young Planners will be hosting an online lunch Q&A session with John Lydon, Economics Commissioner and Jenny Rudolph, Region Plan Executive Director at the Greater Cities Commission.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 30 August 2022

In 2021 the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 was considered for the first time in a number of Land and Environment Court decisions.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 27 July 2022

This seminar will focus on unravelling the complexities of calculating gross floor area and floor space ratio.

  • WEBINAR

ACT

Recorded 19 August 2022

Join the ACT Government Architect, Catherine Townsend and several members of the National Capital Design Review Panel in an interactive session to discuss the operation of the NCDRP as well as explore recurring issues around design quality.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded 19 July 2022

The presentation will provide planners with an insight as to how the ABCB functions and regulatory framework of the NCC, which provides the model technical construction standards for buildings.

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded 6 July 2022

As part of PIA’s celebration of NAIDOC Week, we are pleased to be hosting the first Planning with Country Community of Practice Yarn.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 28 June 2022

From aims and objectives to principles of good design to Court published planning principles, good planning is about more than just numbers.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 5 May 2022

This webinar explores some of the key concepts from the Guideline that DPE will be reviewing, which if applied well will help practitioners and proponents deliver Social Impact Assessments that meet DPE expectations, and more importantly, deliver better social outcomes for the community and projects.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 29 April 2022

This session will bring together experts that can explain the methods (BAM), reporting (BDAR) and offset schemes - as well as communicate how biodiversity assessment is integrated in the planning system.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 8 April 2022

Join us for a conversation with chair of the Independent Planning Commission, Mary O’Kane, and deputy chairs, Peter Duncan and Dianne Leeson.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 1 April 2022

The Biodiversity Offsets Scheme was established under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. It is the framework for offsetting unavoidable impacts on biodiversity from development with biodiversity gains through landholder stewardship agreements.

  • PD EVENT

QLD

Curious about this year's Planning and Environment Court developments but not a fan of lengthy judgments?

Join us for a session to unpack this year's most prominent and pertinent cases and the advancements in the Planning and Environment Court with Kate Buckley (Barrister at Byth Chambers) and Gerard Timbs (Solicitor at Gadens). The session will be chaired by His Honour Judge Michael Rackemann.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

Recorded 4 February 2022

On 15 December 2021 the Department of Planning and Environment released and implemented the . The guideline supports better assessment, coordination and engagement in the LEP making process to help facilitate a 33% reduction in timeframes for planning proposals by 2023.

  • XMAS

QLD

Let's celebrate a huge year with a much needed catch up and Christmas celebration.

  • SOCIAL

TAS

Christmas in Tasmania!

Please join us to celebrate the end of the year and the upcoming festive season at one (or all three!) of our PIA Tasmania Christmas parties.

  • PLANNING HOUR

ACT

Feel free to attend the PIA ACT Committee's exclusive Q&A session featuring two Territory Plan Experts, Alix Kaucz, Senior Director of Territory Plan, and Brad Maxwell, Senior Director of DA Services and Support. Your attendance is encouraged.

  • BRIEFING

VIC

We'll be discussing the benefits of going all-electric for your clients, such as thousands of dollars in energy bill savings every year, reduced carbon 91̳, and healthier homes from swapping old gas hobs to modern, efficient electric induction cooktops. Minister D'Ambrosio will also outline the Victorian Government’s flagship electrification incentives programs, the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) and Solar Homes programs – which lower the cost of modern electric appliances, including heat pumps, reverse cycle air conditioners, solar panels, and batteries for Victorian households and businesses.

WA

Get ready for a night of Urban Design stimulation at the Urban Design Forum [WA] - AWARD WINNERS 2023 PECHA KUCHA and end-of-year wind-up.

  • REGIONAL EVENT

NSW

Come join us in Wagga for the last Riverina Murray Branch Forum for the year! This forum will provide an opportunity for planners across the region to connect, share their stories and experiences and grow their networks.

  • XMAS

QLD

Let's celebrate a huge year with a much needed catch up and Christmas celebration.

  • YOUNG PLANNERS EVENT

NSW

The PIA NSW Young Planners Team are hosting a virtual coffee catch up Wednesday 6th December. This series is aimed at providing opportunities for young planners across NSW to reach a wider network of planners. These catch ups will provide NSW young planners with a monthly chance to discuss topical matters in the planning-sphere in an informal setting, as well as creating new connections with peers across the planning industry.

  • 2023 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Clause 37.

  • BRIEFING

National

Prioritising our communities is essential in digital planning. Participatory online mapping (also known as public participation GIS or PPGIS) is an increasingly popular method to ensure community voices are heard in planning processes, but one that is still new to many planners in Australia.

WPN WA
  • NETWORKING

WA

WPN WA is delighted to invite you and your colleagues to celebrate and look back on the year.

Join us for an evening of celebration, drinks, canapes and catching up with friends.

  • WIP NETWORK

NSW

Join us for drinks and nibbles to celebrate the end of the year for the Women in Planning Network, connecting and celebrating women in NSW!

  • SOCIAL

TAS

Christmas in Tasmania!

Please join us to celebrate the end of the year and the upcoming festive season at one (or all three!) of our PIA Tasmania Christmas parties.

  • LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 13 December 2022

This session will examine Property law issues relevant to development applications.

  • SOCIAL

2023 PIA Victoria Christmas Party

  • In-person
  • 13 Dec 23

VIC

Another Christmas is coming fast...join us for the PIA Christmas Party at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar!

  • NETWORKING

QYP Urban Unwind

  • In-person
  • 14 Dec 23

QLD

Held on the second Thursday of each month Urban Unwind is a super casual opportunity for emerging planners, architects, and landscape architects to come together, network, and build relationships.

FREE EVENT
  • SOCIAL EVENT

ACT

Join the PIA ACT Divisional Committee as we farewell 2023 with a casual catch-up at The Jetty

  • PLANTECH SERIES

National

Recorded 9 November 2021

This webinar is designed for professionals in all locations.

Digital technology continues to disrupt industry and society the world over, and planning is no exception.

  • PLANTECH SERIES

National

Recorded 15 November 2021

This webinar is designed for professionals in all locations.

Digital technology continues to disrupt industry and society the world over, and planning is no exception.

  • TRAINING

National

Course material online - complete in your own time

This unit deals with the roles of legislation and governance in the preparation and implementation of planning policy, planning instruments and development assessment. It provides a perspective on contemporary planning practice in legislation, regulation, plan-making and the administrative and decision-making context within these activities occur.

  • TRANSPORT NETWORK

NSW

The Federal Government is forming a High Speed Rail Authority and several States around the country have conducted numerous High Speed or Fast Rail studies. Come along to the 91̳ panel discussion on the prospects and considerations for High Speed Rail in Australia

  • TRANSPORT NETWORK

NSW

Recorded Wednesday 2 August 2023

Walking and cycling to and from schools comes with social, environmental, health and transport benefits. Walking and cycling to school increases the connection with the local community. It comes with health benefits to the children and the parents. It reduces car use and associated carbon 91̳

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK THE FULL SERIES BY THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2024 AND GET 10 FOR THE PRICE OF 8

The Legal Lunchtime Series will bring together speakers with recognised expertise in various aspects of the Queensland planning system and provide a platform to educate, inform and provide solutions through short seminars focusing on topics identified by our members.

These sessions will provide the necessary information and practical help for those currently working in the planning profession and looking to improve their understanding of legal issues that impact on Planners.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK THE FULL SERIES BY THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2024 AND GET 10 FOR THE PRICE OF 8

An exciting new PD lunchtime series is here for 2024 - The HOW TO seminar series brings together a wide range of topics covering many of the planning adjacent disciplines that planners need to know about.

The topics will be of interest to planners and also to those involved in the development industry, including development managers, property consultants, lawyers, architects and surveyors.

The seminars will be presented by recognised experts with a wealth of experience in their topic areas.

The seminars will inform and educate the audience through an in-depth analysis of the topics, delivered with a practical focus using case studies and real life examples, and referring to case law, where relevant.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session will involve an explanation of some of the fundamental concepts and practicalities of ecological assessment will be provided together with how they should be put together in ecological reports.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Queensland's Human Rights Act 2019 protects 23 human rights in law. The Act requires each arm of government to act compatibly with these human rights, including State government departments, local councils and non-government organisations, such as local businesses.

ONLINE
  • PLANET

WA

The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is the peak environmental agency in WA and is responsible for carrying out our environment impact assessments (EIA) of significant proposals, many of which are planning proposals or have significant planning implications.

Planners and developers have certain obligations under both the WA Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. (EPBC Act) concerning planning proposals and scheme amendments, and so an understanding of both Acts is vital.

This one-day course is a detailed coverage of the two EIA processes, focusing on the WA process.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

The traffic implications of development are one of the major issues that have to be considered by State and local governments at the strategic level and applicants and decision makers at the development assessment level.

Dealing with traffic impacts often requires co-operation at all levels of government and can have significant financial consequences.

7 CPD POINTS
  • ENGAGEMENT

WA

PIA is commissioning Nyungar Birdiyia to bring a unique experience in cultural exchange and partnership building, giving planning and design professionals deep insight into the value of engagement with the world’s oldest civilisation and culture.

Local Aboriginal business Nyungar Birdiyia has crafted a full day of interactive sessions exploring the positive impact communities experience when the government and the private sector commit to meaningful engagement practices.

The result is a renewed relationship with Aboriginal people, genuine reconciliation and ultimately high-quality planning.

  • AWARDS

NSW

We invite you to join us for an exclusive cocktail event to celebrate International Women’s Day and present the Dr Helen Proudfoot Women in Planning Award.

#IWD24
  • WPN WA

WA

WPN WA International Women’s Day Breakfast 2024

The Women in Planning Network WA (WPN WA) invites you for breakfast as we celebrate International Women’s Day and present the Women in Planning Network Achiever Award and Leadership Award.

COMMUNITY
  • PLANET

WA

An effective community engagement strategy brings a respectful and professional communications approach to a development proposal, ensuring a spirit of early cooperation and goodwill between project teams and the community. With the public actively involved, it is possible to identify risks in a timely way and in many cases win public support for development.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

So you have a development approval, but changes need to be made. What is the best process to use and what considerations are to taken into account?

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

Julia will explore how planning and social planning interact and how this interaction can be improved. Julia will discuss a range of technical tools and techniques, as well as the professional ‘smarts’ needed to get the best out of both disciplines.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 20 April 2023.

Interest in AI has exploded in recent months with the release of platforms such as ChatGPT providing mainstream access to powerful content-generation capabilities. In this talk Tom will share insights from his recent work on AI in Planning done in collaboration with the American Planning Association. In this not to be missed session Tom will show how AI tools have much to offer planners, improve the planning profession's existing practices and ways of thinking, ultimately offering better ways to create sustainable, equitable, and resilient communities.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The Land Act regulates land tenure throughout Queensland, as well reserves, roads and other land matters. Planners are often called upon as witnesses in the Land Court of Queensland. So what does this mean with respect of town planning and what do planners need to know?

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 2 May 2023.

The Planning with Country Allies Community of Practice Yarns are a series where we discuss topics such as allyship, working with First Nations people, championing Indigenous voices, and walking alongside Indigenous communities.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

Heritage impact assessment is a method by which the impact of development on the cultural heritage significance of a place may be assessed. It is akin to other kinds of environmental impact assessment and forms a mandatory part of the development assessment process under the Planning Act.

NEW PD
  • PLANET

WA

Perth and Peel @3.5 million includes ambitious targets to house communities in areas on and near busy urban corridors, in activity centres and station precincts. To do this, our major streets must be more than just vehicle arterials, they will become important places for community, too. If well-designed they can be places we walk, cycle, and catch transit; places to stop and pick up a morning coffee; places to meet a friend; and places to live.

In Perth, there has been a progression towards an integrated approach with the move towards a Movement and Place framework to assist in creating more liveable urban corridors, and the State is embarking on mid-tier corridor identification. We have an opportunity to reconsider our congested road corridors to better support these activities, recognising their place value as well as their movement function.

This session will help you prepare for those considerations in your local area.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The regulation of dwelling houses and secondary dwellings have been amended in recent times in response to the housing crisis.

HERITAGE
  • PLANET

WA

This half-day session will be run as a mix of traditional seminar-style and workshopping of case studies to give attendees an insight into the key considerations for understanding heritage in the planning context.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 18 May 2023.

Automating parts of the planning approvals process is no longer a far-fetched dream but a subject of serious consideration for planning authorities. “Rules as Code” underpins many of these innovations, an approach used to create and publish planning policies and development codes in a digital-friendly format which can then be used to build digital services. This technology has far-reaching implications for the way planners will go about their day-to-day work and we have invited Nadia Webster, an expert in digital government, to bring us up to speed on the topic. In this session Nadia will share insights from her experience leading rules as code projects in the New Zealand Government and more recently, her work with planners in Wellington City Council to develop the pilot “Resource Consent Check”. Not to be missed, this briefing will equip attendees with knowledge and practical advice to start thinking about how to apply Rules as Code approaches in your own organisation.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

From preparing and assessing applications to drafting planning documents, planners are required to understand various engineering concepts, without necessarily having any formal training in this area.

  • 2023 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 14 June 2023

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Temporary land uses under the Standard Instrument Clause. 2.8.

CPD POINTS
  • REGIONAL

PIA WA Regional Conference

  • In-person
  • 14 Jun 24

WA

PIA WA Regional Conference 2024 | City of Busselton

Save the Date

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 14 June 2023.

In the face of unprecedented uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 and climate change, urban planners are facing increasingly complex challenges. Improvements to computing technologies mean that digital scenario planning tools are becoming increasingly valuable for navigating this uncertainty and developing strategies for the future.

  • PLANET

WA

PIA WA is delighted to introduce this new course, created especially for those working in a planning environment who seek a deeper understanding of the Western Australian Planning System.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Owner's consent is required for an application to be properly made. But there are various different types of owners consent that may be required.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of air quality (odour) terms, methodology and trends

Ben Hyde from MWA Environmental will cover the essentials of odour assessment for planners who are preparing or assessing a town planning development application.

  • 2023 LEGAL SERIES

NSW

Recorded 12 July 2023

In this session you will hear from our industry experts on Building Heights.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 20 July 2023.

As the number of digital planning tools continues to grow, it can feel overwhelming to navigate and identify the most effective tools for our work. To help us we have invited Winston Yap to deliver a briefing about his recent comprehensive review of free and open source planning tools. In his review, Winston documented 70 open source tools that support different stages of the urban planning process, as well as an additional 54 peripheral tools for related domains. In this talk, Winston will give us a crash course on the functionality of freely available tools and how they can add value to the planning process. We will also learn about ongoing efforts to build an open source global urban network tool at the National University of Singapore.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Climate change and protection of biodiversity are long-held concepts within our planning system.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of landscaping terms, methodology and trends. Penny Spiers from Wolter Consulting Group will cover the essentials of landscaping plans.

HERITAGE
  • PLANET

WA

This half-day session will be a traditional seminar-style course workshopping case studies to give attendees an insight into the key consideration of managing heritage within the planning framework.

ONLINE
  • PLANET

National

This half-day course is designed for professionals in all locations

This course will explain the steps and best practices to supporting successful land and housing development outcomes in regional Australia and covers the issues facing developers (government and private sector) and local councils to plan, fund and deliver land and housing in regional Australia.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

There are constant Court decisions being made which may change how legislation or planning scheme provisions are being interpreted, applied and considered.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 24 August 2023.

The explosive growth in the technological prowess of social bots has taken the world by storm. As ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing force us to reimagine the writing process and notions of creativity and originality writ large, an equally powerful storm is brewing in the domain of urban studies.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

The session will provide insights into the recent drivers and need for enhancements in the consideration of natural hazards and climate change in land use planning. It will provide up-to-date information on current and upcoming work, and provide information to assist planners in making risk-based decisions.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

There are many different routes for development to be approved under the Queensland planning system.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This session aims to provide planners with an understanding of air quality (acoustic) terms, methodology and trends

Michael Lanchester from Stantec will cover the essentials of acoustics and air quality for planners who are preparing or assessing a town planning development application.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 21 September 2023.

Don’t look now, but UrbanTech change is on the horizon, and the change is going to offer the planning profession new opportunity like we are seeing with the PlanTech agenda.

In this PlanTech webinar we unpack some critical issues relating to digital connectivity, technology deployment and public realm stewardship.

  • PLANNING HOUR

NSW

The Housing and Productivity Contribution will apply to development applications and applications for complying development certificates made on or after 1 October 2023. The draft Ministerial planning order that brings the Housing and Productivity Contribution into effect has now been publicly released.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

The management of water quality and quantity is becoming an increasingly important issue in development assessment.

Best practice water management is more than an engineering exercise; it involves designing, integrating, implementing and managing water solutions to meet safety, health, environmental and aesthetic requirements.

  • PLANET

WA

The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is the peak environmental agency in WA and is responsible for carrying out our environment impact assessments (EIA) of significant proposals, many of which are planning proposals or have significant planning implications.

Planners and developers have certain obligations under both the WA Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. (EPBC Act) concerning planning proposals and scheme amendments, and so an understanding of both Acts is vital.

This one-day course is a detailed coverage of the two EIA processes, focusing on the WA process.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The first step to establish the parameter s of a development application is to confirm the correct land use definition.

  • BRIEFING

National

Recorded on 26 October 2023.

We all know we need to care about protecting privacy. We also all want to ensure we respect ethical and legal obligations when it comes to the use of emerging technologies like AI... But where do we start? Where does the data go? What even are our obligations as public servants and business owners?

These have been common questions raised in PIA PlanTech briefings, and so, we have invited Tim de Sousa, an expert in information governance and emerging technologies, to present this briefing and Q&A session. This session is recommended for anyone looking to implement emerging technologies into their practice.

  • HOW TO SERIES

QLD

This presentation by Mark Case aims to provide planners with an understanding of the terminology, methodology and trends in economic analysis.

EXCELLENCE
  • AWARDS

WA

The essential awards showcasing the very best work across planning in Western Australia.

  • 2024 LEGAL SERIES

QLD

The term 'planning purpose' can be used in a multitude of situations, including when preparing conditions or when seeking an extension application. This seminar will discuss and interrogate this term and what it means for development applications

  • WEBINAR

National

Recorded on 28 November 2023.

A different kind of yarn to close the year as we reflect on the results of the referendum and what next for allyship. A chance to meet some new members of the Planning with Country Knowledge Circle and hear from them as well as build some relationships and strategy to take into the new year.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 9 February 2021

This seminar highlights, through current case studies, the value of planning (and planners) in bringing iconic projects to life.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 3 August 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has changed many aspects of life we had taken for granted, including how we get around. For some, public transport is no longer an option, but does that mean always taking the car? We could ride or walk, but what about the hills and the heat?

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 6 July 2021

Planning is motivated by a desire to create better communities. Planning for social equity means being cognisant that planning practices can have a disparate impact on certain communities and there is a need to actively work with affected residents to create better communities for everyone.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 8 June 2021

In the aftermath of the pandemic, our cities and towns will require unprecedented economic support from all levels of government to rebuild. The pandemic will also have long lasting changes to the way our cities function and indeed to us as their residents.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 11 May 2021

2020 has seen the need for Australians to develop skills in resilience and adaption in a multitude of ways.
Planning professionals are able to impact the built environment which in turn may help or hinder the bounce back that people have in their recovery from natural disasters or medical crises.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 13 April 2021

This seminar provides a collaboration of ideas and real examples of how to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition in planning.

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 March 2021

This seminar explored the interaction between planning and politics and how one can and should shape the other to benefit communities. Each speaker has diverse expertise - they are planners & their experiences cover pivotal roles in the planning process.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 12 July 2021

This seminar covers:
Things to consider before accepting an expert retainer;
The role of an expert witness;
The obligations on an expert witness;
Joint and individual reports;
Tips and traps for giving evidence.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 14 June 2021

Ths seminar covers:
The minor change test;
Other changes;
When does an other change need a new approval;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 17 May 2021

This seminar covers:
The test for lawful conditions;
Tips for drafting lawful conditions;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 19 April 2021

This seminar covers:
What is an other relevant matter;
When is an other relevant matter relevant;
Recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2021

This seminar covers:
Currency periods under the Planning Act;
Transitional currency periods under the Planning Act;
Applications to extend currency periods under the Planning Act;
Relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2021

This seminar explores the interactions between the Planning Act and the Environmental Protection Act with particular reference to procedural requirements.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 August 2021

This seminar provides a deep dive into:
The new definition of use, and particularly ancillary uses;
The definition of a material change of use and when a change in scale and intensity becomes a material change of use.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 18 August 2021

The session was interactive but largely guided by the following:
Finding your lane, being true to yourself, career progression
Getting leadership opportunities – how do you get the exposure, or step up?
Balancing choices, life stages, and career progression – Horizontal and/or vertical shifts
Flexibility in leadership choices and opportunities – how do you get/make the opportunities?

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 7 September 2021

This seminar examines how environmental values are addressed through planning policies and development applications and discusses how we might innovate in environmental management.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 13 September 2021

This seminar explores:
The call in process, procedures and rights, and subsequent dealings with an application that has been called in and decided; and
The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process and acting under a MID.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 15 September 2021

The session was interactive but will be largely guided by the following:
Focus on real world negotiation skills (not necessarily town planning profession specific)
Skills training regarding effective negotiation – How to successfully negotiate
Negotiating a pay rise/ navigating a performance review
Negotiating flexible work arrangements and contracts
How to navigate negotiations and how to best prepare Bold Leadership

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 12 October 2021

Planning in regional areas can, at times, be challenging in different ways to planning that is undertaken in more urban areas. Regional areas often have hidden gems that can form catalysts for development, but there may also be conflicts between uses in the rural/urban interface areas. This seminar seeks to highlight the possibilities that planning within the regions is able to unlock to provide economic prosperity and development opportunities.

  • WIPN

QLD

Recorded - 20 October 2021

The session was interactive but guided by the following:

- Communicating with impact / assertiveness
- How to articulating your value – self promotion and selling your skills
- Networking and how to differentiate yourself in the mark

  • PREMIUM SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 9 November 2021


We all produce waste in our daily lives and as our population increase so does our waste generation. This seminar brings toward views from the private sector and the State Government, both of whom are seeking to make waste a more sustainable product by being recycled and reused to manage the waste we create.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 1 November 2021

The seminar covers:
- what are existing use rights;
- existing use right protections under the Planning Act;
- the abandonment of existing use rights;
- relevant recent case law.

  • LEGAL SERIES

QLD

Recorded - 16 November 2021

This seminar provides an introduction to the appeal process in the P&E Ct – from filing an appeal to getting judgment and everything in between.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2022

This seminar highlighted how we can do our strategic planning and planning instruments better. This session, with two speakers from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning, shared their learnings and experiences in strategic planning and discuss how strategic planning needs to manifest a clear intent and direction for development. They also provided some guidance about how to better align land use and infrastructure planning.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 February 2022

This seminar explored the difference between the change mechanisms under the Planning Act..

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 March 2022

The seminar covers:
- What role a submitter has in both the application process and the appeal period
- What weight is given to a submission
- What rights and obligations does a submitter have
- How does an applicant interact with a submitter

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2022

Alyssa Cameron, Executive Director, Office of the Coordinator-General, spoke on the importance of the legislative framework for social impact assessment under the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017 and the statutory SIA Guideline for resource projects and application to non-resource projects.

Vanessa Bennett, Managing Director, C Change Sustainable Solutions discussed her recent experience in the P&E Court regarding social impact assessments and Social Impact Management Plans, and what she regards as the need for further compliance requirements to ensure that the basis upon which approvals are granted are implemented.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 29 March 2022

This seminar covers:
- Reviving a lapsed application
- The Court’s role as a responsible entity.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD


Recorded - 19 April 2022

COVID-19 has had a undeniable impact on how we live and work. The nature of work has been forever changed with COVID-19 accelerating the uptake of technology and flexible work arrangements. Life during the pandemic reconnected many of us to a world that had been right under our noses - our local neighbourhoods. Remote working and other abrupt lifestyle shifts meant local parks and shops became busy and our highways empty, and in some cases local coffee and takeaway was found to be good and neighbours friendly.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 3 May 2022

The seminar will covers how each of these pieces of legislation will operate and interact with each other.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 24 May 2022

This seminar brought together two speakers from both the public and private sector who have extensive experience with community engagement and consultation methods. The seminar focused on what innovative ways engagement can be undertaken and also looked at what might be lacking and what improvements can be made, could there be more forward thinking to better utilise the technologies that we have at hand.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 June 2022

Climate change requires our entire society to be thinking ahead and making plans on how we can adapt. So what can planners add to this vital area of work? Our two speakers are Dorean Erhart, Director of Linden Climate Advisory and Greg Fisk, Global Lead in Climate Risk and Resilience at BMT.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 26 July 2022

We all need somewhere to live but that doesn’t always mean that housing is affordable or in the best location. One of the challenges for planners is to provide a good mix of housing in a variety of locations to try and cater for a mix of needs. Two such companies who are rising to this challenge are Stockland through their Aura development and Brisbane Housing Company who are doing great work within Brisbane City to provide affordable housing projects across the city.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 7 June 2022

The seminar covers:
- What are the rules for assessable development requiring code assessment
- What the are rules for assessable development requiring impact assessment
- relevant recent case law and some tips and tricks for applicants and assessment managers.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 19 July 2022

The seminar covers:
- the Coty Principle
- making piecemeal applications
- what are ‘relevant matters’

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 2 August 2022

This seminar provides a deep dive into the Queensland koala legislation, including prohibited development, exemptions, how this interacts with the Planning Act.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - Tuesday 16 August 2022

Housing supply in South East Queensland has been a significant topic for many years, but COVID is proving to be a catalyst for a hot market. This seminar brings together two experienced speakers who discussed this topic and presented the trends and options for managing, monitoring and addressing housing supply for years to come.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 16 September 2022

This seminar explores:
- how to interpret development approvals, in the event of some ambiguity or doubt
- what can practically be done to resolve these issues

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 4 October 2022

This seminar will explore:
- how to interpret development approvals, in the event of some ambiguity or doubt
- what can practically be done to resolve these issues

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 31 October 2022

This seminar will provide an introduction to the infrastructure charging legislation in Queensland and provide information on:
- trunk vs non trunk infrastructure
- which entities are able to charge for infrastructure
- what can be charged for
- can infrastructure charges be appealed
- what is the power of the Court

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 28 September 2022

There can be a tension between architecture and planning, in part because of a site-based rather than community-based orientation. However, both orientations are essential and they share one inescapable value – good design lifts our spirits and makes us proud of our local and wider environments. So what have the last couple of years taught us about design values? Have new design trends emerged? Are they of the moment or are there long-term implications? Are our planning schemes sufficiently flexible to accommodate them? How strong a role should planning schemes assume in all this?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 18 October 2022

This seminar brings two speakers together, from two different parts of the development world. The speakers will provide their perspective on the need to balance differing views and provide their take on how competing interests are and should be managed. They will also look to at why we need to think forward on alternative and innovative outcomes to ensure the continued growth and success of SEQ cities.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 November 2022

Our decisions around how we move about our cities, towns and regions is a very important one in terms of economics, infrastructure, climate change and carbon footprint.

This seminar brings toward views from both New Zealand and Australia to discuss innovations about the way that transport can have an impact on our health, our carbon footprint and make our cities and regions operate more efficiently.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 February 2023

This seminar will kick off the Olympics legacy series by unpacking what is meant by legacy and what is hoped to be achieved by the work done by the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee and Brisbane City Council.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 March 2023

This seminar will discuss how planners and other associated professions will be able to capitalise on the Brisbane 2032 Games with respect to inclusivity across multiple sectors within Queensland..

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 3 May 2023

Much of the focus in recent times has been on housing, whether it be in the areas of supply, affordability or design. The opportunity that the Olympics and Paralympics presents for long lasting legacy in the area of housing cannot be understated.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 17 May 2023

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be climate positive. This seminar will explore what this means and how planners can get involved in ensuring that climate positivity is achievable.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 21 June 2023

This seminar will discuss how transport can make or break a good event and transport infrastructure projects have the capability to transform a suburb, city or region. A well thought out transport plan is key to a successful event and can have last impacts into the future.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 February 2023

This seminar will focus on what constitutes common material in the context of the decision rules under the Planning Act 2016.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 7 March 2023

The COVID 19 pandemic has seen substantial impacts around the world, including impacts in the development applications and approvals. The Queensland Government has taken several steps to help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 18 April 2023

Since the concept of native title was introduced to Australia law in the early 1990s, there have been several key pieces of legislation and case law that has recognised and protected native title and its co-existence with the national land management system and tenure system.

This seminar will de-mystify the Native Title Act, what the significance of Native Title is and how it interacts with the town planning system.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 30 May 2023

The State Planning Policy came into effect in 2017.

The SPP intends to ensure that the State’s interests in planning are protected and delivered as part of local government planning across Queensland.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 6 June 2023

The test of reasonable or relevant conditions has been imbedded in Queensland planning law for decades. This test has been addressed in multiple appeals to the Planning and Environment Court.

It is regularly referred to as reasonable and relevant’. Is this correct? Can a condition be reasonable but not relevant (or vice versa)?

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 11 July 2023

This seminar seeks to demystify the rules around exemption certificates

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 15 August 2023

The Planning and Environment Court (P&E Court) is governed by the Planning and Environment Court Act and hears appeals and matters related to development assessment decisions.

This seminar will seek to cut through the sheer volume of appeals and matters and draw some conclusions around trends that are often going to appeal and how these are being dealt with by the Court.

  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 5 September 2023

Local laws are governed by the Local Government Act 2009.

The introduction of short term accommodation through intermediary websites has seen an explosion of home owners renting out their residences to holiday makers and those seeking short stay accommodation.

This seminar will explain what local laws are and discuss the short term accommodation use as a case study.

QLD

Recorded - 1 August 2023

Housing diversity and supply are two major challenges facing all levels of governments across the country. With local governments tasked with much of the heavy lifting in this area, especially from a planning perspective, this seminar will provide insights into the great work being done within our Queensland local governments to address the housing crisis.

QLD

Recorded - 4 September2023

The QLD State Government has released the Draft Shaping SEQ Regional Plan - 2023 Update for public consultation. This seminar will provide analysis and commentary from leading planning industry professionals about the draft plan.

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  • ON DEMAND

QLD

Recorded - 9 August 2023

Renewable energy projects are an exciting, yet challenging type of project that is happening across Queensland. What can a proponent, local government or State government agency do to assist in the delivery of these vital projects?