Study Tours

Study Tour 1 – City of Swan – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The City of Swan is delivering a study tour of examples of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” development outcomes under various policy approaches for delegates attending the Planning Institute of Australia Congress 2018.

The tour will guide the delegates through key development locations starting with a visit to the redeveloped heritage listed Guildford Hotel in the historic town of Guildford, the redevelopment of historic Midland, taking in the creation of an award winning residential estate on an old golf course impacted by air traffic noise at Rosehill Waters; lunch in the oldest wine region in WA – The Swan Valley, insight into the development of Ellenbrook , the internationally acclaimed “Best Master Planned Estate”, with a visit to the estate’s award winning District Open Space.

The tour guides / representatives will provide industry-specific knowledge of the areas the various projects. The aim of the tour is to showcase the City of Swan and surrounds and give delegates a sense of place, planning challenges and outcomes.. be they GOOD, BAD or UGLY … You be the Judge..

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Study Tour 2 – Stadiums and Sporting Precincts

This study tour showcases Western Australia’s best and newest sports and entertainment venues which have been developed to world class standards. This study tour will also explore a number of urban regeneration projects that have been recently developed or under construction, and the manner in which these developments have been integrated into the various sporting precincts to deliver planning outcomes which are truly at the frontiers of planning.


Study Tour 3 – From Canals to TODs – Land Use Innovations

The full day tour highlights include:

  • a boat tour of the canal and waterfront developments in Mandurah, a tour and presentation on the Mandurah Ocean Marina and the Mandurah Foreshore redevelopment
  • a tour and presentation on the creation of a transit orientated development precinct at Cockburn Central
  • a tour and presentation on the innovations on the award winning White Gum Valley precinct. WGV is an ‘innovation through demonstration’ project and is being used as the basis for several concurrent research programs designed to explore novel approaches to urban densification, affordable housing and sustainable development. WGV will also be home to Australia’s first Baugruppen project, which itself is being run as an applied research project to test this model of affordable housing delivery under Australian conditions.

Study Tour 4 – Perth Urban Art Walk

Arts and Culture are important components to city life for their ability to engage, challenge, excite and surprise people, and help us reflect on our unique cultural identity. This half day guided walking tour of Perth’s urban art and laneways will feature street art and physical artworks by internationally renowned artists and Perth’s very own locally grown talent.


Study Tour 5 – City to Surf – New Communities

Focus on Community Activation, Innovation, Sustainability and Public Transport

This tour is an opportunity for delegates to visit first hand a transit orientated and innovative broad acre development which is up and running in the North West Metropolitan region. This tour will visit various innovative new communities and projects in the north-west region. Gathering at the purpose-built Mindarie – Quinns community centre co-located with the surf club, delegates will gain valuable perspectives from those that are facilitating its successful delivery. After lunch delegates will visit the Jindalee (Eden Beach) and Alkimos projects (Alkimos Beach) before heading back by train from the new Butler Station to Joondalup/ City.