School Of Science

Environmental Planning, Policy & RegulationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301274.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
It is expected that students will have completed some Level 1 units that have some environmental content

Equivalent Units
300840 Environmental Planning and Climate Change 300841 Environmental Regulations and Policy

About this Unit
This unit is an introduction to environmental planning and environmental regulations in local and state governments. It covers the role of planning and enforcement of regulations in protecting the natural environment, enhancing public health and/or encouraging sustainable development practices. Students become familiar with the key legislation for environmental protection and then explore how planning and regulations can assist with achieving optimal environmental outcomes. Current planning and regulations are examined using urban development and planning in Sydney as the primary case study. The unit includes key environmental planning policies and important legislation used by state, local and Commonwealth governments to protect the natural and built environment and to protect public health.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Outdoor attire for field-work activities

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