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Planning Connects is a free webinar series hosted by the Department. You can attend from your computer and access recordings shortly after the live session.


Each session is different and all have a focus on the planning system and strategic design. Sessions include experts from the Department and other planning professionals and cover topics specific to metropolitan as well as regional planning.


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Who is it for?

Planning Connects is for planning professionals including; town planners, building designers, architects, certifiers, planning consultants and solicitors. Of course, anyone is welcome to attend, if you are an interested member of the public, please register.


How do I participate?

To participate all you need is a computer with an internet connection and to download the following application:

Alternatively, you can attend the webinar from your phone or tablet. Download the Adobe Connect app to your device from Google Play or the Apple store. 

For users with visual disabilities to participate in webinars easily please refer to Adobe Connect 9 Accessibility White Paper.


What happens after I register?

  • Upon registration you will be sent the location of the virtual room.
  • To access the webinar go to the online room from 5 mins before the start of the session.
  • The webinar will start at 12PM and finish at 1PM (AEST).


Can I claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points?

Participants can claim continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending Planning Connects webinars as they are designed to provide expert information on the planning system. However, it is up to the participants to satisfy themselves that they meet the requirements for CPD and to claim any points from their professional bodies.


At the end of every webinar, we will include information on how you can claim CPD points from your relevant professional body. These bodies include the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA), the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Planning Connects webinar recordings