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|This course requires base-level knowledge of planning legislation and vegetation mapping in Queensland. If you’re not a practicing planner or professional, we would recommend doing our Development Assessment course before starting this one.||2 hours. Completely online, start or stop any time you want and pick up where you left off.||Access to the internet.|
In 2020, the Planning Regulation 2017 was updated to include a section to address a key threat to koala populations in South East Queensland – loss of habitat. The new planning framework commenced on 7th February 2020 and introduced koala priority areas, which are large, connected areas that include koala habitat areas as well as areas that are suitable for habitat restoration.
The new planning framework implements strict new clearing restrictions, prohibiting the clearing of koala habitat trees within certain areas. These strict restrictions come with intricate exemptions, grey areas, and interpretations that are still not clearly understood by the industry.
This ‘Part 1’ course aims to give provide a base level knowledge for development planning, assessment and management practitioners and consultants. It will give you the knowledge and tools to identify risk, likely planning approval triggers and regulatory expectations for property development over any given site with respect to the Koala Planning Provisions.
This course requires base-level knowledge of planning legislation and vegetation mapping in Queensland. If you’re not a practicing planner or professional, we would recommend doing our Development Assessment course before starting this one.
Who wrote this course?
This course is co-presented by New Ground and written by their Director – Nelson Wills. Nelson has been consulting in environmental approvals, planning, environmental impact assessments, ecological and environmental management since 2001 and has worked across the onshore oil and gas, resources, extractive industry infrastructure, land development, and public sectors.
To start this course, scroll down and click ‘Course introduction’ to start your first lesson.
Any materials will be provided to you throughout the course.