Town Planning Practices - The Essentials

Town Planning Practices - The Essentials


The Essentials 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 all Local Government Officers and Elected Members wanting to gain an introductory understanding of Town Planning practices.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this course, 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


$578.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-face at WALGA
$558.00 (Incl GST) - Virtual Classroom via Zoom

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions
  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.
Town Planning Practices - The Essentials
  • Friday, 3 September 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $558.00 (Incl GST)
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