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Local Government and Planning Law - LAWS540

This unit examines contemporary issues in land use planning law. The focus is on land in an urban context with particular emphasis on the regulation of land use under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Law 1979 (NSW). The unit provides an understanding of the workings of land use regulation in New South Wales and the underlying social, cultural and economic objectives of the key legislation. A critical analysis is undertaken of the effectiveness of the current regulatory regime including reform proposals and options. Discussion and analysis of the relevant case law with practical examples of planning issues are included.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

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

Staff Contact(s): Law Staff

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including POL207) or ((ENVG212 or GEOP212) and 6cp at 300 level and admission to BPlan) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW440, LAW490
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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