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Planning law (6 points)


Leader: Pat Kilbride

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The subject is concerned with land use controls administered by municipal councils and other planning authorities. It will firstly give the candidate a broad outline of statutory planning in Victoria and with an emphasis on urban regions, then concentrate on a number of specific issues including: what considerations are relevant to the exercise of planning discretion; the power to include conditions in planning permits and limitations on such power; legal responses to problems of urban sprawl; Ministerial planning powers; citizens participation in the planning process; the role of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal; Other topics depending on time and interest of class.

Assessment: Research assignment (4500 words): 60% + Take-home examination (no more than 3000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: LAW4144

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