Role and key duties
Planners advise state and local governments on planning issues for projects such as new suburbs, transportation links, industrial estates, retail complexes and housing developments.
Duties may include: developing long-range objectives to cope with growth and change, in consultation with affected communities; performing surveys and site inspections; the compilation and analysis of information on physical, economic, social, legal, political, cultural and environmental factors which affect land use; discussing plans with private companies, government organisations and local communities; drawing up plans for development or redevelopment and evaluatingproposals in terms of benefits and costs, recommending how schemes can be carried out; and the preparation of urban and rural subdivision plans, taking into account various land uses, including residential, public open space, schools and shops.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Planning with a major in Urban, Rural, Regional or Environmental Planning.
Degree in Planning with a major in Urban, Rural, Regional or Environmental Planning.