Courses & Units

Statutory Land Use Planning KGA512


This unit will give you an insight into the legal basis of planning in Tasmania. We cater to people wanting to practice as planners and also those wishing to become more informed citizens by better understanding the key legal principles and practices of planning. We discuss concepts of natural justice and sustainability (social, economic, environmental) through case studies. Considerable attention is paid to the creation, interpretation, critical analysis and comprehension of planning schemes and development applications, since these are central to much of the day-to-day business of planning. This unit is a core component of the educational requirements of the Planning Institute of Australia


Unit name Statutory Land Use Planning
Unit code KGA512
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science

Emma Pharo

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KGG405 (M.Excl)


Teaching Pattern

All students: online lectures each week of up to 90 minutes a week

On-campus students: weekly class-based discussions and group work for approximately 2-hrs/week over 13 weeks

Distance education students: weekly online discussions and group work for approximately 2-hrs/week over 13 weeks.


(a) two take-home tests (30%), (b) planning exercise (40%), (c) development application assessment (20%), (d) participation in class or online discussions, and in charette (10%)

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