University of Technology Sydney

17700 Planning and Environmental Law

6cp; block: workshops x 3wks (wk1: 11hrs over 3 days, wk2: 3hr over 1 day, wk3: 11hrs over 3 days)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject introduces students to environmental planning legislation and controls as they apply in NSW. It includes the structure and operation of the NSW planning system, the legal processes of making plans and planning controls, the application of planning controls to development, and the nature and application of environmental controls to development.

Legislative controls and processes applicable to native title, pollution control, contaminated land management, heritage and biodiversity, the operation of the Land and Environment Court NSW, appeals to and from this court, legal method and ethical professional practice as it relates to planning and environmental law are also identified and engaged with in this subject.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus


Students should be aware that the statutory and regulatory regimes which govern planning and professional practice in NSW are under continuous review. UTS endeavours to maintain currency of lecture material but changes are frequent.

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