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Land Development Design KGG519


Land development projects are a key component of the work program for many surveying firms. The surveyors’ role in these projects requires them to have knowledge of subdivision infrastructure to allow them to interact with engineers, draftspeople and planners throughout the design and construction process. In this unit students will be introduced to subdivision design methodologies for roads, drainage, water reticulation and sewerage systems according to relevant Australian Standards, planning legislation and codes of practice. The practical component of the unit will use CAD software to design and prepare a road, water, and drainage infrastructure plan for the proposed construction of a new subdivision on a parcel of vacant land.


Unit name Land Development Design
Unit code KGG519
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Rachael Hurd
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare road design for land development using specialist software.
  • Prepare water and drainage design for land development using specialist software.
  • Develop documentation to support your subdivision proposal with reference to relevant legislative requirements and standards.
  • Explain the subdivision design decision making process to associated professionals, stakeholders and clients.
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Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hour workshop per week, plus independent study

AssessmentPlan (30%)|Plan (30%)|Project Proposal (40%)
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