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Local Government and Planning Law - LAW861

This unit examines the practical operation of environmental regulation at the local level and contemporary issues in planning law. It examines local councils as significant bodies, usually overlooked as mechanisms of government regulation, and in particular the environmental responsibilities of local government. It provides an understanding of the workings of land -use regulation, in particular under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), and the underlying environmental, social, cultural and economic objectives of the key statutes. A critical analysis is undertaken of the effectiveness of the current regulatory regime including reform proposals and options.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Mr Paul Govind

Admission to MEnvPlan or MIntEnvLaw or MEnvLaw or MEnvMgt or MPlan or MWldMgt or GradCertEnvPlan or LLM or GradDipIntRel or MPPP or GradDipPP or 42cp in LAW or LAWS units at 400 or 500 level or (admission to JD and 24cp in LAW or LAWS units at 800 level) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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