University of Technology Sydney

15614 Advanced Development Assessment

6cp; 5 days (2-day block + 3-day block)
Requisite(s): 15613 Development Assessment OR 49463 Development Control
Anti-requisite(s): 49464 Advanced Development Assessment



This subject seeks to promote fresh thinking to improve development assessment techniques and processes. Ways to engage the community in spatial planning to deliver strategic outcomes for local communities are considered with connections drawn to local government community strategic plans. The key themes covered in this subject include: current planning directions; interpreting and applying planning instruments; engaging communities in spatial planning; relationships between strategic and development assessment planning; improved communication between state and local government authorities; site, neighbourhood and environmental analysis; and dealing with the NSW Land and Environment Court.

The subject is designed for experienced practitioners seeking to broaden and refresh their practical skills, consider new ideas and reflect on current approaches. Managing the assessment process, aligning it with relevant community strategic plan outcomes and problem-solving, develops leadership and managerial skills. The strong practical focus appeals to urban and rural practitioners who benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of fellow students, lecturers and guest speakers.

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