Development Assessment

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development Assessment

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Development assessment is the process of evaluating the extent to which a proposal for development complies with the objectives and provisions of a statutory planning instrument such as a Local Plan or Planning Scheme. This subject introduces students to the development assessment process from two perspectives: that of the developer/proponent and that of the consent authority. Through practical exercises, usually within the Queensland planning system, the subject addresses development assessment matters relevant to planning and development activity in various jurisdictions. This subject will be beneficial to students intending to work in planning, design, property, and other professions related to the built and natural environments.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand key planning ideas and statutory processes involved in development assessment
    2. Gain an understanding of Queensland development control and approvals system
    3. Gain an understanding of planning and development related legislation, what they mean for development, and the appeal process
    4. Form a vocabulary of key statutory planning terminology, navigate local government planning schemes, planning and development tools, and State government interactive statutory databases
    5. Gain an understanding of how to prepare and assess development applications from both a consultant and local government perspective

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