Introduction to Planning (eLearning)


Introduction to Planning is an online course which introduces the concepts of Town Planning as a core function of Local Government, how planning has evolved over time and why the Local Government planning framework is important for the development of your local community.

The course also elaborates on WALGA’s recommended training pathway, which aims to assist in gaining an understanding of the key planning concepts and legislation, and how to make good planning decisions.

Target Audience

Suitable for all Local Government Officers and Elected Members.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to understand why:

  • planning has evolved over time;
  • planning is important for Local Government; and
  • planning is important for the local community.


Self-paced (approx. 30 minutes online).


Always available

Course Fees



eLearning Course Elected Member and Officer Training