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Ethics in Planning & Development

11 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ethics in Planning & Development

Option 1 = 1 CPD point Option 2 = 2 CPD points
Duration:  1 Hour (Express) Duration: 2 Hours
Investment: $100 incl GST Investment: $200 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Please note: CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session based on the duration, see above.

Target Audience

Accredited professionals under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, 2016 (PDI Act)
  • Planning Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Building Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Surveyor



Professional ethics is a focus of the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for accredited professionals under the PDI Act. In particular:
  • Planning Levels 1, 3, 4 and Surveyor must achieve at least 2 CPD units (2 hours) in ethics in planning
  • Planning Level 2 must achieve at least 1 CPD unit (1 hour) in ethics in planning
  • Building Levels 1, 2, 3 must achieve at least 2 CPD units (2 hours) in ethics in development
  • Planning Level 2 must achieve at least 1 CPD unit (1 hour) in ethics in development

This course is designed to meet those requirements, by offering either 1 or 2 hours of training in relation to key ethical considerations for accredited professionals.


Key Learnings

  • Understanding relevant statutory concepts and requirements under the PDI Act including disclosure of financial interests, avoiding conflict of interest, duty of confidentiality, copyright and relevant statutory offences
  • Code of conduct - understanding key professional obligations and duties for assessment panel members and accredited professionals
  • Implications for breach of ethical duties, including code of conduct complaints, Ministerial investigations, and the role of the Ombudsman and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption 
  • How to lodge and/or manage code of conduct complaints
  • Relevant case law histories involving ethical matters



Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Environment, planning and development - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters. Peter has an extensive history in presenting at Local Government conferences and he also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 


Additional Information

Please select your preferred session below (1-hour express or full 2-hour session) with your preferred delivery method (Face 2 Face or Webinar).

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost (inc GST) Self Enrol Enrol on Behalf of Others
Ethics in Planning & Development 11 June 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar $200.00


11 June
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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