Study Tours

Study tours are exclusively available to congress attendees. Book your study tour when you register for #PIACongress18.


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

0845 – 1600

Cost: $110
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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

0845 – 1630

Cost: $110
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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.

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

0830 – 1630

Cost: $110
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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.

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Study Tour 4 – Perth Urban Art Walk

1245 – 1600

Cost: $60
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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.

Art City Walk Trail

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Study Tour 5 – City to Surf – New Communities

0815 – 1630

Cost: $110
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Focus on Innovation, Active Transport, Community Activation and Positive Healthy Outcomes

This tour is for those that want to be actively engaged and take in some sea air. Heading North by train, discover Joondalup Strategic Regional Centre which services the North West coastal development of Perth. Learn about the opportunities and challenges for planning of one of the fastest urbanising areas in Australia. After a short walk through the retail hub, hop onto an Urbi bike travelling through the centre to the innovative Edith Cowan Campus and the award winning Ngoolark building. Hosts, City of Joondalup will give an overview of the strategic planning of the City and its delivery before providing a bus commentary around the Centre. The tour then heads along the Northern beaches visiting the new residential communities of Eden Beach, Alkimos Beach and Shorehaven. Gain valuable perspectives from those that are facilitating the successful delivery of these master planned developments including insights on coastal foreshore management, bio corridors, place activation, early delivery of community infrastructure and sustainable energy and other innovations. Enjoy lunch at Shorehaven foreshore with opportunity to get sand between your toes before visiting the East Butler community garden, a Heart Foundation Healthy Active by Design case study. The tour culminates at the newly developed Butler activity centre and station precinct with a short walk by the City of Wanneroo before heading back to Perth.

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