Making Good Planning and Environment Decisions


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).

Planning and environment decisions are often controversial and complex.  This master class is designed to equip decision makers to carry out environmental and planning assessments and decisions in a way that:

  • results in certainty of outcomes based on sound decision making process
  • meets the complex legislative requirements that apply to environmental and planning decisions, including managing the interactions with other decisions
  • is legally defensible

It has been designed for:

  • officers responsible for environmental and planning approvals at all levels of government
  • policy officers involved in environmental and planning frameworks
  • decision makers for environmental and planning approvals

The program will help those involved in the assessment and decision making process for environmental and planning decisions to make decisions that are legally sound and defensible, and that deliver environmental and planning outcomes in accordance with the legislative framework.

Who should attend our Preparing a Good Planning and Environment Application workshop?

  • Assessing officers and decisions makers who want to ensure that their decisions are legally sound, defensible and deliver good environmental and planning outcomes
  • Policy officers seeking to understand the complex web of environmental and planning approval requirements and decision making processes.
What we'll cover
  • Understanding the applicant's approval strategy
  • Decision making timeframes, criteria and discretions
  • Identifying key risks for applications and approvals
  • How to brief the decision maker
  • How decisions are challenged and common mistakes
  • How to write good conditions
  • Responding to requests for statements of reasons
  • A step-by-step guide to the decision-making process
  • How to manage interactions between decision-makers and applicants
  • Managing the interaction with other approvals.
What you'll learn

Assessing officers and decision makers will have strategies to make decisions that are legally sound, defensible and result in coordinated and effective planning and environmental outcomes.

Event Details
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8.45am for 9.00am - 4.45pm
Cost: Inc GST
$1,395 per person
$1,256 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,186 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.