Land Use Planning (for Elected Members)

Land Use Planning (for Elected Members)


Land Use Planning is a function of Local Government that places one of the greatest demands upon Elected Members and can be one of the most difficult areas to deal with. Ordinary Council meeting agendas are typically dominated by planning items and often deal with complex issues that may generate a great deal of interest and controversy within the local community.

It is important for Elected Members to have a thorough understanding of what the purpose of planning is and how the process of planning is managed in order to meet the expectations of the community.

Topics covered include an introduction to land use planning, various roles and responsibilities, types of legislation, regional planning instruments, local planning instruments and community consultation processes.

Target Audience

Suitable for Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • understand the purpose of land planning;
  • define the role of Elected Members in land use planning;
  • identify relevant legislation and understand its impact;
  • understand the planning and development process; and
  • identify and understand local and regional planning instruments and issues.


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$495 (GST exempt)

Relationship to Competency Standard

DLGLUP501A - Contribute to land use planning


Elected Member Training
Land Use Planning
  • Thursday, 24 November 2016
  • Registration from 08:45AM
  • ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
  • $495.00 (GST exempt)
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