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Unit of Study LAWS2014 - Local Government and Planning Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the constitution and structure of local government, and the way in which environmental planning instruments are made

apply environmental planning instruments to an existing or proposed development and explain the process for obtaining local government approval for an activity

critically evaluate the existing system of planning and emerging challenges

analyse and apply in any given factual situation the law with respect to the processes of local government decision-making.

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