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FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW
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UNIT TITLE Heritage Planning
UNIT CODE PLN3609
CREDIT POINTS 15
FULL YEAR UNIT No
MODE OF DELIVERY On-campus
Online

DESCRIPTION

This unit provides an introduction to European and Indigenous heritage issues and†their relationship with Australian planning systems.† It examines the history of heritage identification, heritage management, development of designated heritage buildings and places, and the regulatory planning framework for heritage in Australia and Western Australia.

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

 

  1. identify why heritage is important to the community;
  2. explain the fundamental principles and processes for the identification, development and management of heritage buildings and places;
  3. interpret and communicate the foundations of heritage planning knowledge and skills; and
  4. apply fundamental heritage knowledge to the planning and development process.
 
UNIT CONTENT

1. Origins and overview of the heritage movement in Australia and Western Australia.

2. The Burra Charter; the principles of heritage conservation.

3. Legislation, policies and the role of heritage agencies.

4. Heritage identification, assessment criteria and conservation plans.

5. Local government inventories, heritage lists, heritage areas and town planning schemes.

6. Heritage in the planning, development and appeals processes.

7. Approaches to development in heritage buildings, places and areas.

8. Contemporary heritage management, incentives, grants and heritage advisors.

9. Contemporary heritage issues in Western Australia.

 
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESSES

This unit will be conducted in the on-campus and off-campus mode.

 

On-campus students have a weekly lecture and tutorial (or site visit). Lectures are used to introduce the central concepts of the unit and to guide students through development of the heritage planning concepts  and their applications. Tutorials allow students to workshop through questions that enable them to identify and apply the concepts presented in the lecture. The on-campus mode will be supported by materials located on the ECU Blackboard website and electronic communication between instructor and students.  

A major project will consolidate learning by requiring students to prepare an assessment for a real location utilising heritage planning concepts developed in the unit. 

 

Off-campus students will access the program via the MyECU/Blackboard website. Regular online access is required.

 
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES
  • ability to communicate
  • critical appraisal skills
  • ability to generate ideas
  • cross-cultural and international outlook 
 
ASSESSMENT
Grading Schema 1
 
Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.
 

Item

On-Campus Assessment

Value

 

Report

Heritage assessment report

20%

Assignment

Heritage development application

20%

Project

Local government heritage report

60%

 

Item

Online Assessment

Value

 

Report

Heritage assessment report

20%

Assignment

Heritage development application

20%

Project

Local government heritage report

60%

 
TEXTS
Walker, M., & Marquis-Kyle, P. (2004). The illustrated Burra Charter: Good practices for heritage places. Australia: ICOMOS.
 
SIGNIFICANT REFERENCES
Apperly, R., Irving, R., & Reynolds, P. A. (1989). A pictorial guide to identifying Australian architecture. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson.
Bennett, H. (2006). Using the criteria: A methodology. Brisbane: Queensland Heritage Council.
Butcher, W. (1996). Dictionary of building preservation. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Government of Western Australia. (1990). Heritage of Western Australia act (1990). Perth, WA: WA State Publisher.
Kerr, J. S. (2000). The conservation plan. Sydney: The National Trust of Australia (NSW).
NSW Heritage Office (2005). Design in context. Sydney: NSW Heritage Office/Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter).
Pearson, M., & Sullivan, S. (1995). Looking after heritage places: The basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administrators. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.
Pitt Morison, P., & White, J. (1979). Western towns and buildings. Nedlands, WA: University of Western Australia Press.
Western Australian Planning Commission (2007). State planning policy 3.5: Historic heritage conservation. Perth, WA: The Commission.
 
WEB SITES
Heritage Council of Western Australia http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au
Heritage Council of Western Australia: Register http://register.heritage.wa.gov.au
 
 
 
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity
 
 


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