University of Technology Sydney

16233 Urban Planning Process

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture, 1hr tutorial)
Requisite(s): 16632 Built Environment Law and Professional Practice AND 16234 Property Valuation
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



This subject focuses on the nature and necessity for urban planning. It analyses the role of planning policy in the regulation of the land-development process and examines the resulting built outcomes. Students discuss the contemporary structure of the NSW planning system, enabling an understanding of the plan-making and development approval process and the relationship between the Federal, State, local government authorities, the community and agents of development. A key aim is to allow students to recognise the application of sound planning and design practice to the fields of residential and commercial development through project-based learning.

Note: Students should be aware that the statutory and regulatory regimes which govern planning in NSW are under continuous review. Changes are frequent. UTS endeavours to maintain currency of lecture material but occasionally some items may be obsolete.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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