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RUP1001 - Statutory Planning

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Elizabeth O'Brien


Berwick Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is an introduction of principles of Statutory Planning and the realisation that no single area of planning can exist in isolation. Closely aligned with the content of RUP1000, Statutory planning is concerned with managing and regulating processes of change in and urban and rural context. Students will be exposed to the application of different planning schemes at state and local government level (metropolitan strategies, local schemes and overlays - heritage, residential, business, public etc.). The key focus is on sustainable cities and regions': assuming that statutory guidelines, while providing a set of invaluable guidelines, are always subject to interpretation.


  1. Students will acquire an understanding of different planning schemes, their evolution and history.
  2. Students will develop skills in policy formulation, evaluation, interpretation and implementation
  3. Students will learn to apply purpose to, and method of, planning (traditions, current philosophies and principles, emerging issues) within statutory frameworks
  4. Students will be introduced to
aspects of housing and community planning
principles of statutory planning legislation (case studies related to planning laws and schemes, urban design and conservation (urban design theory, urban forms)
development planning, including developed and under-developed communities, theories and models of developments.
urban and regional management
environmental planning (urban disruption and environmental improvement)


Essay (2000 words): 40%; Project brief(500 words): 10%; Group Project (2000 words): 50%.

Contact hours

one x 1 hr lecture/week


RUP1000 Strategic Planning