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SURV455 Statutory Planning B

Research and practice for the preparation and presentation of resource consent applications (notification requirements, assessments of environmental effects and public participation) under the Resource Management Act 1991; the functions, roles and decisions of the Environment Course and the Environmental Protection Authority.

The objective of the paper is to extend the learning of the Statutory Planning papers and to enable students to synthesise the knowledge gained in these papers so that they are adequately educated to prepare resource consent applications under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. It is expected that students will place reliance on their own resources for researching the necessary information and utilise the knowledge they have gained previously. Through a series of seminars they will be introduced to a series of individuals who have experience with different aspects of the consent process to expose them to the varying perspectives on the resource consent process from the professional private practitioner to the Environment Court.

Paper title Statutory Planning B
Paper code SURV455
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
SURV 205 and 270 points
Restriction
SURV 555, SURV 335
Schedule C
Science
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
  • Practical understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 and district plans as resource management tools
  • Exposure to a wide range of resource consent applications and assessments of environmental effects (AEEs)
  • Generic attitudes and skills required to prepare, write and present resource consent applications
  • Understanding of the issues and principles related to the notification of resource consent applications
  • The thinking and attitudinal skills that enable the preparation of adequate and appropriate AEEs
  • Appreciation of the legal and moral requirements of public and iwi consultation
  • Awareness of the mechanisms available to resolve disputes
  • Understanding the variety of perspectives, aspects and attitudes of the various participants in the resource consent process
  • Research competence, critical analysis skills, excellence in written and oral presentation skills
Eligibility
The core background knowledge required includes an understanding of the law and legal and legislative processes, the specifics of the purposes and processes of the Resource Management Act and research, writing and presenting skills.

This paper provides vital experience and practice of resource consent planning as required of a professional land development surveyor.
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Mick Strack
Paper Structure
Introductory and structure lectures, invited guest lectures, class discussion groups, small student-cooperative learning groups, student-lead presentations and individual student research time, encouraging students to personally engage with experienced professionals.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a research-based course rather than a taught course. Class time will be a minor component of the learning opportunities. The majority of the course time will be discussion time, group-based and individual research, extensive reading (including critique, preparing notes and presentations) and writing a research essay.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper; however, the textbook Warnock, C. & Baker-Galloway, M. 2015. Focus on Resource Management Law. LexisNexis. Wellington thoroughly covers the course content and is recommended

The Quality Planning website is a core resource.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-22

Research and practice for the preparation and presentation of resource consent applications (notification requirements, assessments of environmental effects and public participation) under the Resource Management Act 1991; the functions, roles and decisions of the Environment Course and the Environmental Protection Authority.

The objective of the paper is to extend the learning of the Statutory Planning papers and to enable students to synthesise the knowledge gained in these papers so that they are adequately educated to prepare resource consent applications under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. It is expected that students will place reliance on their own resources for researching the necessary information and utilise the knowledge they have gained previously. Through a series of seminars they will be introduced to a series of individuals who have experience with different aspects of the consent process to expose them to the varying perspectives on the resource consent process from the professional private practitioner to the Environment Court.

Paper title Statutory Planning B
Paper code SURV455
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.41
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,127.76

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Prerequisite
SURV 205 and 270 points
Restriction
SURV 555, SURV 335
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
The core background knowledge required includes an understanding of the law and legal and legislative processes, the specifics of the purposes and processes of the Resource Management Act and research, writing and presenting skills.

This paper provides vital experience and practice of resource consent planning as required of a professional land development surveyor.
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Mick Strack
Paper Structure
Introductory and structure lectures, invited guest lectures, class discussion groups, small student-cooperative learning groups, student-lead presentations and individual student research time, encouraging students to personally engage with experienced professionals.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a research-based course rather than a taught course. Class time will be a minor component of the learning opportunities. The majority of the course time will be discussion time, group-based and individual research, extensive reading (including critique, preparing notes and presentations) and writing a research essay.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper; however, the textbook Warnock, C. & Baker-Galloway, M. 2015. Focus on Resource Management Law. LexisNexis. Wellington thoroughly covers the course content and is recommended

The Quality Planning website is a core resource.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
  • Practical understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 and district plans as resource management tools
  • Exposure to a wide range of resource consent applications and assessments of environmental effects (AEEs)
  • Generic attitudes and skills required to prepare, write and present resource consent applications
  • Understanding of the issues and principles related to the notification of resource consent applications
  • The thinking and attitudinal skills that enable the preparation of adequate and appropriate AEEs
  • Appreciation of the legal and moral requirements of public and iwi consultation
  • Awareness of the mechanisms available to resolve disputes
  • Understanding the variety of perspectives, aspects and attitudes of the various participants in the resource consent process
  • Research competence, critical analysis skills, excellence in written and oral presentation skills

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22