Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
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CoordinatorProf Lee Godden
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This subject investigates the conceptual framework for planning law and regulation and its historical development, including an examination of why and when governments choose to regulate, rather than rely on the operation of the open market, in controlling patterns of land use and development. In so doing, the subject will touch upon some economic and political theories that attempt to explain why and how planning law governs the control of land in cities and suburbs, for whose benefit, and at whose cost.
The subject provides an overview and evaluation of the various components of the Victorian planning regime, focusing on the operation of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) and the Victoria Planning Provisions. Emphasis will be placed on the role of key actors under the regime (such as the Victorian Minister for Planning and the various municipal councils) and on the key processes established under the regime (including the planning permit process and the process pursuant to which Victorian planning schemes are amended). The subject examines the scope for the review of decisions made under the regime (both in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Victoria) and the powers available to relevant planning authorities under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to enforce the regime.
Finally, the subject will touch upon some particular problems that plague the Victorian planning system such as the fair and equitable distribution of undesirable land uses, the limitation of urban sprawl within metropolitan Melbourne, the appropriate level of public participation in decision making processes, and the need to deliver sound planning outcomes in a timely and efficient manner. Comparative case studies of planning law will be investigated in this analysis.
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
In-class presentation and written essay 1,000-1,500 words (25%) (24 June)
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