By Sarah Horsfield | 3 Oct 2016

Planning is becoming increasingly more complex, particularly in Australia’s growing cities.   

The Property Council Academy recently teamed up with Urbis to present a new one-day course, Planning for Non-planners.

Our Planning experts in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney designed the course and shared their insights to help non-planners understand the system in their state and the implications for urban development.

Every state has a different strategic plan and set of regulations, so this course will help attendees in their state make sense of a very complicated, constantly moving process.

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As one of the country’s most experienced planners, Managing Partner John Wynne says planning is becoming more complex in cities across the world as population growth and urbanisation take hold.

“It seems to people that planning controls and regulations are always shifting and changing – and this is true. Planning must continue to evolve to keep up with rapid pace of change in our cities,” he says.

“Australian cities are experiencing population growth at levels we’ve never seen before, and that is leading to higher density and intensity of development. We’re feeling now what Asia and Europe have felt for many decades.”

“Every state has a different strategic plan and set of regulations, so this course will help attendees in their state make sense of a very complicated, constantly moving process,” he adds.

“People will come away with a greater appreciation and understanding of the planning frameworks that they need to navigate in their jobs.

“It won’t make them town planners, but it will make them capable of understanding the impacts that planning has, and the role it plays in building our cities.”

All sessions were well attended, with Urbis Brisbane holding three sessions after the first two quickly sold out.

Director of Planning Sarah Horsfield was on hand to deliver the Sydney session, and believes that the course will help bring industry professionals up to speed on the complexities of planning policy.

“The course will be of great value for those who work in the property industry but do not have an in-depth understanding of the NSW planning system,” she says. 

The course has been designed to be interactive, with a number of practical workshops and case studies. 

“It was a fantastic day and the feedback we have received has been really positive, with everyone coming away with a greater appreciation of the NSW planning framework that they need to navigate through.”

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