The Australian Significant Landscapes identifies significant designed sites and urban spaces that have either retained the integrity of the original design and/or been managed with the clear intention to evolve the design towards defined and articulated stewardship objectives.
AILA recognises that designed landscapes should be allowed to evolve and may go through processes of change.
To be considered to be listed as a significant landscape, the majority of the following criteria apply:
- it is at least five years old
- it has been planned and/or designed by a landscape architect, or a landscape architect played a critical role in the development of the landscape
- it has retained the integrity of the original design and/or been managed with the clear intention to evolve the design towards defined and articulated stewardship objectives
- it is viewed as being based on an innovative and/or creative design solution
- it remains an outstanding example of landscape architecture
- it has attained or surpassed its original goals through creative and positive management practices
- the landscape's value as an ongoing integral part of the local community and the extent to which it has received local acknowledgement and acclaim since its establishment
- the landscape continues to contribute significantly to the public realm as the focus of ongoing educational research and study and critical acknowledgement
- the landscape's ongoing conceptual and experiential power
- the influence on or use by the general public
- public accessibility
- general popularity and relevance to the public
- ecological and heritage issues
Special consideration is given to historic landscapes that while not designed by a landscape architect remain as significant Australian designed landscapes.
Projects to be considered as Significant Landscape Architecture are encouraged to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Project name, location and landscape architect
- Maximum 500 words about the project which addresses the above criteria
- 3 images of the project as JPG files