Learning Goal: I’m working on a civil engineering question and need guidance to

Learning Goal: I’m working on a civil engineering question and need guidance to help me learn.Assessment Outline At a glance Individual task
Written task plus Padlet post
Maximum 12 pages (does not include title page or references. No appendices
permitted) Due Tuesday 21 September 2021, 6.00pm
Worth 50%
ObjectivesThe objectives of this assessment are to develop your knowledge of planning systems and approaches and your understanding of how land use controls can be used to implement social, environmental, or economic policy objectives. Using the NSW local planning system as a key example, the assignment also seeks to develop your skills in plan interpretation and in professional report writing.TaskYour task is to compare the local planning approach used in NSW with another jurisdiction in Australia or elsewhere in the world. In a short professional report, you should describe and compare the two approaches in relation to the following elements:1. Introduction to your two case study local areas and their wider jurisdiction (eg. your chosen NSW local government area and local area in your chosen comparison jurisdiction)Identify your case study local areas, and their wider jurisdiction or context (eg. regional, state, or national). Give basic contextual information about the local areas (eg. geographic context, population etc). 2. Comparison of the levels and/or roles of government in relation to the environment and land use planning (eg. State/Local OR National/State etc.)3. Comparison of the overarching legislation / legal authority for planning system (eg.NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979)Give a brief description of the legislation / equivalent, including objectives and scope. For instance, do the objectives include environmentally sustainable development; social or economic considerations; or Indigenous knowledge, culture, and traditions?4. Comparison of local planning instruments (eg. NSW Local Environmental Plans, development control plans and equivalent)For instance, you might compare the objectives, provisions, and regulatory controls contained in these plans, including whether or not formal land use categorisations (eg. zoning) is used; and mechanisms for development control (eg. height, floorspace ratios, setbacks, or other development rules and standards). You might also identify how different plans relate to one another – for instance, in NSW the hierarchical relationship of State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) to LEPs and Development Control Plans (DCPs).5. Comparison of how development is controlled – eg. the need to lodge a development application in NSW, and for the application to be considered under the LEP / DCP and any relevant SEPPs. 16. Comparison of consultation approaches – eg. in NSW, the exhibition of Local Environmental Plans and Development Applications7. Thematic evaluation of the two different planning systems -For this section, please select one theme to evaluate the two different planning systems on. You may pick any theme that is of interest to you (such as complexity or comprehensiveness of the planning systems) but we have prepared some theme ideas and corresponding prompt questions to get you started:Accessibility: Would a member of the public understand the local planning system and how to engage in local planning decisions?Local context: Do local plans address a comprehensive range of policy objectives relevant to the local area?Objectives and actions: Do local plans have appropriate development controls / provisions to implement the objectives of the planning system?Vertical integration: Is there a “line of sight” between local plans and other state or national plans or policies?Issue coverage (issue of your choice): How well does the planning system make provisions for the inclusion/ management of this issue?Your answers should be supported by the findings of your comparative review in sections 1-6 of this report. Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each system in relation of your theme might be one way to address this section. Ensure that yourelate your findings to the impacts/outcomes if issues related to your theme are not addressed (i.e. what is the impact if there is limited ‘line of sight’ between local plans and other plans state or national plans or policies?)8. RecommendationsFinally, you should conclude your review with some recommendations for local planning in NSW. For instance, you might recommend that the NSW standard instrument, or the particular local plan that you reviewed, address a particular policy issue, or include reference to other local policies or guidance.Selecting comparison areasYou will need to choose a NSW Local Environmental Plan and corresponding local government area as your NSW focus. You can then choose a comparison area from another Australian state or elsewhere in the world. Below are instructions for selecting a NSW Local Environmental Plan, as well as guidance for choosing a Victorian Planning Scheme if you would like to choose a comparison area from Victoria.1. Select a NSW Local Environmental Plan You can choose any urban local government in New South Wales. Access your selected plan through the NSW government legislation website: www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.If you are unsure which plan to select you are welcome to choose a plan from one of the following local government areas: 2LiverpoolMosmanShoalhaven (NSW South Coast)Note: because of council amalgamations in 2017, LEPs will not always correspond with current Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries. 2. Select a comparison local area from another Australian jurisdiction or elsewhere in the world.Victorian Planning Schemes can be selected from the Planning Schemes Online sites.Information about local planning in England can be found here; you will need to search by local authority to find local development plans.Information about local planning in New Zealand is available here.Your report should include Title page (not included in page count)
A table of contents (not included in page count)
An executive summary (synopsis of the contents, findings, and any recommendations of
your report) (separate page) An introduction (introducing the purpose of the report and its structure)
Appropriate section headings for the main body of the report
A conclusion (summarising your findings and any recommendations)
Page numbers and subheadings.
Referencing in accordance with the University’s policy. The referencing style is either APA(6th ) or Harvard. This is a requirement. Any submission that does not comply with the University’s policy regarding educational integrity will not be marked and the assessment will be referred to the Faculty’s Educational Integrity Officer. Please ensure that referencing is done correctly.Marking CriteriaRefer to the appendix. SubmissionAssignments are to be submitted via Turnitin through the unit’s Canvas site by 6:00pm on the due date. Late submission and special consideration matters as contain in the Unit of Study Outline apply. The assessment will be marked “blind”. DO NOT PUT YOU NAME OR SID ON ANY OF THE PAGESValueThis assessment task is worth 50% of the overall unit assessment. The assessment is marked online through Turnitin using a rubric.Sharing your findings on PadletUsing our world map Padlet, upload a short (maximum 5 minutes) video or audio recording outlining your findings to the class. Ensure that your name and comparison area are included in 3the title of the post. Use you non-NSW case study as the plot point for your post. Don’t try to record your report verbatim for this – instead focus on summarising some of the key differences between the two jurisdictions under some of the headings in the report. The content of the video/audio recording will be marked as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Requirements: 3000

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