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Development Controls (7971.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design


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    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (172633) - View
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    This unit examines how development controls are determined and implemented. It traces development control through plan making and the development of statutory planning instruments, relating this to planned outcomes in urban design or regional planning. It analyses the development assessment process, against governance principles such as predictability, equity, transparency efficiency and effectiveness. In particular it analyses the development assessment controls and processes of the ACT, Victoria and New South Wales.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the nature, history, and evolution of development controls and statutory plans;

    2. Understand the theory and practice of the development approval process considering the methods, institutional contexts, stakeholders, and ethics;

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of development controls in urban and regional settings from the perspectives of both the property industry and the community;

    4. Demonstrate critical skills for assessing the soundness of policies, regulations, guidelines, and codes; and

    5. Reflect on how values and assumptions influence ethical practice in the built environment.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    A 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial per week.



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