SLE207 - Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQE202
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in A300, D305, D310, D311, D312, D330, D385, D391, S308, S379, S398, S408, S465, S466, S467, S479

SLE103 or SLE121 or SEV101

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

SEV318, SQE315 and SLE319

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online lecture per week, 4 x 2 hour seminars per trimester, 1 x 4 hour practical experience (field trip) per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour scheduled online lecture per week, 5 x 2 hour scheduled online seminars per trimester (typically weeks 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10).


This unit provides an introduction to land use planning and environmental impact assessment. In particular, the unit examines strategic and statutory planning for sustainable cities, nature conservation, industry and heritage, examining current roles and responsibilities of government agencies, interest groups and communities at international, national and local levels.  The unit also examines environmental impact assessment techniques and the role of impact assessment in the planning system.

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