Preparing a Good Planning and Environment Application


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

Whether a development or environmental approval application results in a good approvals outcome, or is defensible if subject to challenge, will depend on the quality and content of the application being considered.

This master class will look at ways to prepare and manage the application process, to provide more predictable approvals outcomes, better conditions and legally defensible approvals.

It has been designed for:

  • Applicants for development and environmental approvals
  • Project managers
  • Consultants who are responsible for preparing and managing environmental and planning approvals.

It will help proponents develop the criteria to bullet-proof their applications and strategies for legally sound decisions. We will examine applications that are made at all levels of government – Commonwealth, State and local government – so you can understand how to develop sound approvals strategies, tips for preparing good applications, when and how decisions can be challenged, and what you can do to protect them.

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

  • Applicants and developers who want to ensure their projects are not derailed by unexpected decisions, or delayed by unnecessary legal challenges
  • Consultants who prepare and manage planning and environmental applications
  • In house counsel who provide legal advice on decision-making processes.
What we'll cover
  • How to develop and implement and effective approvals strategy
  • How to reverse-engineer an application
  • How to identify risks for your application and approval
  • How to prepare and manage a development application to respond to risk
  • The importance of the social licence for your application
  • Legal challenges to development applications - how to start them, how to avoid them
  • A step-by-step guide to the decision-making process
  • Considerations for  legally sound conditions, including tips on negotiating and achieving good conditions
  • How to manage interactions between decision-makers and applicants.
What you'll learn

Applicants will have strategies to help decision-makers to make decisions that are predictable, feasible and legally sound.

Event Details
19 May 2021
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.