19 December 2017
AILA QLD Response: Sunshine Coast Council Street Tree Master Plan
The AILA commends Sunshine Coast Council on the development of their comprehensive and well considered Draft Street Tree Master Plan. The level of detail and information available provides a broad background coupled with specific examples which underpin the recommendations and policy directions of the document. Consideration of the impacts of climate change on the selection of tree species and necessity for mitigating tree planting highlights the long term and strategic nature of this plan. The plan also addresses current and topical impacts on the development of street trees and Council is to be congratulated for coming up with some workable solutions to improve the delivery and quality of street trees to the Sunshine Coast.
Click here to read the full response!
28 February 2017 (added 27 June 2017)
Building Construction and Maintenance Category Industry Reference Group (BCM IRG) - Report from first meeting of the group
The BCM Group provides feedback to the state and local government on procurement matters.
Member organisations include: state govt. directors from HPW, and industry organisations: Aust Institute of Architects, Construction Skills Queensland, Consult Aust., Engineers Australia, Facility Management Assoc., HIA, Master Builders Qld, Master Electricians Aust., Master Plumbers Assoc Qld., National Fire Industry Assoc., Qld Major Contractors Assoc., Sustainable Built Environment Nat. Research Centre, Air Conditioning & Mech Contractors Assoc.
The BCM IRG first ascertained the key priorities for the industry and professional member groups. Matters that arose for the IRG to address included: communication between government and industry; the need for a systematic process in contract procurement; how is value for money assessed in contract determination; the need to identify blockages in the processess and key changes required; consistency of contracts from govt. Also in the first meeting, the available data held by govt. and its effectiveness was discussed and through a case study.
AILA members are welcome to send any notes or issues re government - industry procurement / tendering /contract matters which could be raised with the IRG.
Following the first two meetings the Group reached agreement that there are areas regarding procurement which would benefit from a detailed review. Hence, the BCM is now organising facilitated Focus Groups on particular topics of interest to the Group, including: "Defining Value for Money" and "Building Consultancy Contracts". This opportunity to explore a range of issues in more depth will lead to findings which will be documented and compiled into a report on recommended action.
Catherine Brouwer (in attendance)
SEQ Regional Plan
AILA Response submission submitted
Thank you to our Regional Landscapes Group for the preparation of the AILA response to the SEQ Regional Plan. AILA's response was based the response on the themes in the regional plan: Live; Grow and Prosper; Connect and Sustain. The document was peer reviewed by Catherin Bull FAILA before going out to the AILA membership for comment.
Read the AILA response here.
SEQ Regional Plan
AILA Response submission update
Preparations for AILA’s response to the SEQ Regional Plan are well underway. A roundtable discussion was held on 14 November with members Suzie Rawlinson, Wendy Davies, Alayna Renata, Steve Dunn, Nathalie Ward, Tony Prineas, Alan Chenoweth and Chris Madigan volunteering to work on the submission. The group has agreed to the approach for compiling AILA’s response based on the themes in the regional plan: Live; Grow and Prosper; Connect and Sustain. The Committee will reconvene in December for further discussion with a draft response ready for the end of January. This will then be circulated to members for comment before the feedback deadline in March.
South East Queensland Regional Plan (2009-2031) Review
Further Response by AILA Queensland prepared by the Qld Regional Landscapes Committee
Position Paper – SEQ Scenic Amenity Guideline (2009)
Please read our Position Paper here.
Please read AILA's response here.
AILA Qld submitted a response to the Draft Windfarm State Code in November 2015.
The Windfarm State Code has now been adopted and became effective on 22 July 2016. Please see here.
The AILA Qld Regional Landscapes Group was successful in their submission leading to some significant improvements to the Code and its associated guidelines.
Witton Barracks Site and the announcement that it is secured as a future community facility. Click Here to view letter sent to Councillor Julian Simmonds, Councillor for Walter Taylor Ward
Queens's Wharf Brisbane
AILA QLD welcomed the opportunity to comment on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA, please click here view the cover letter and AILA QLD comments.