LA in the Media - Issue 48, 29 March - 12 April 2017

My Park Rules breaks asphalt at Marrickville Public School (Image: Street Furniture)

 

Wednesday 12 April 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

My Park Rules breaks asphalt at Marrickville PS

Children from Marrickville Public School in Sydney took up shovels with Lucy Turnbull AO and federal MP Anthony Albanese, to break through the infamous asphalt that helped to win the school a $100,000 playground makeover.

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Sunday 9 April 2017 [Riverine Herald]

Water gets star billing at gardens

The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton is facing the issue of what to do with borrow pits that are the by-products of the clay capping of the former Kialla landfill site. Read more.


Friday 7 April 2017 [Riverine Herald]

Have a say on town’s future

Barooga locals are being urged to have their say on the future development of their town at a meeting on Tuesday night. Read more.


Friday 7 April 2017 [Bendigo Weekly]

Developers launch Fortuna homes

Fortuna Villa Estate is the latest of Bendigo’s medium-density housing prospects, on the market as of tomorrow after two years in the planning and designed to appeal to homebuyers who want to live near a piece of gold-era history. Read more.


Thursday 6 April 2017 [Garden Drum]

Does an Australian garden style exist?

In the post WW11 years some of our now most revered garden designers rebelled against imported garden design traditions and experimented with creating a nature based Australian style. Read more.

 

Wednesday 5 April 2017 [Bunbury Mail]

TAFE Horticulture students develop skills in Milligan outdoor makeover

South Regional TAFE horticulture students will get some practical experience, while contributing to a community project, designing and creating a new outdoor space for children at Milligan Community Learning and Resource Centre. Read more.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 [The Urban Developer]

Manhattan Terraces Rises Through The Cranes Of West End

The $80 million Stage 1 of West End’s residential project Manhattan Terraces will be delivered by June 17, ahead of the entire project’s August 17 completion date. Read more.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 [the-f]

Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show was bloomin’awesome

Who doesn’t like flowers, plants and gardens?! The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show took to Melbourne once again and attracted 101,000 green thumbs to the Royal Exhibition Building. What a sight! Read more.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 [Outdoor Design Source]

MIFGS Award Winners

The prestigious MIFGS Design Awards have recognised the incredible talent on display at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Read more.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 [Architecture & Design]

Urban design specialist Jessica Hodge joins Arcadia Landscape Architecture

Arcadia Landscape Architecture announces the appointment of Jessica Hodge as an Associate. Read more.

 

Wednesday 5 April 2017 [Landscape Australia]

Bicycle “super highway” planned for Melbourne’s west

A new 14km cycleway will allow bicycle commuters from Melbourne’s western suburbs to travel express to the CBD under a plan released by the Victorian state government this week. Read more.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 [Domain]

Indoor comforts create outdoor rooms for all seasons

Australian backyards may have shrunk over recent years, but what they’ve lost in square metres they’ve more than gained in all-weather usability thanks to the prevalence of covered outdoor entertaining areas. Read more.


Tuesday 4 April 2017 [Property & Build]

Planning conference to discuss three key issues

Resource Management Act reforms, urban development and natural hazards will be the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2017, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). Read more.


Monday 3 April 2017 [Turfmate]

2017 MIFGS Wrap

The 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show was on this week at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. Running over five days, MIFGS is the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most loved horticultural event. Read more.


Monday 3 April 2017 [Landscape Australia]

Ten emerging voices in Australian landscape architecture

Today’s graduates and young practitioners face very different challenges to the generation before them. What contribution will they make over the next fifty years? The following people have been selected because they represent a wide cohort of engaged landscape architects and collaborators facing contemporary issues with eyes wide open. Read more.


Tuesday 4 April 2017 [Community News]

Forum on peninsula plans

Residents, developers and City of South Perth staff met recently at the South Perth Station Precinct Planning Design Forum to discuss plans and proposals for the peninsula. Read more.


Tuesday 4 April 2017 [Community News]

Oval starts to take shape

Stage one landscaping work began last week to upgrade Tuckfield Oval, including the planting of new water-wise native plants, improvements to pedestrian access and the installation of barbecues, picnic and seating areas, lighting, parking and a new nature-based play space. Read more.


Monday 3 April 2017 [WA Today]

How the police believe the community can turn Haig Park around

Dark and eerie it might be, but police say community events can play an integral role in bringing light to Haig Park. Read More.


Friday 31 March 2017 [Brisbane Times]

Community donations - and almost $1 million from the ACT Government - grow four new gardens to open at the National Arboretum Canberra on Sunday

Sausage sizzles at Bunnings to donations from philanthropists - and almost $1 million from the ACT government - have funded four new gardens opening this weekend at the National Arboretum Canberra. Read more.


Sunday 2 April 2017 [Auckland.Scoop]

RMA reforms, urban development and natural hazards

Resource Management Act reforms, urban development and natural hazards will be the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2017, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

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Friday 31 March 2017 [Architecture AU]

Inaugural Queensland Deputy Premier’s Award announced

Logan City Council’s Beenleigh Town Square Project – a collaboration between Logan City Council, AECOM, MRCagney and Wilson Architects – was named the winner of the inaugural Deputy Premier’s Award for Urban Design 2017 by the Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad on Friday 24 March at the State Library of Queensland. Read more.

 

Thursday 30 March 2017 [The Urban Developer]

Is This Australia’s Most Ambitious Project? The $8 Billion Vision To Transform Woolloomooloo

The concept aptly named “Willy Wonkas” Woolloomooloo is the ambition of local Sydney architect David Vago to create an affordable and edible healthy city. In the midst of Sydney’s current housing affordability crisis, Vago believes an effective solution comes in the shape of a new urban precinct, converting the Woolloomooloo area into a sustainable “utopian” and “edible” city precinct. Read more.

 

Thursday 30 March 2017 [The Sydney Morning Herald]

All ages, all abilities playground begins construction on Perth foreshore

Construction has begun on the Swan River foreshore for a playground for all ages and abilities. The All Abilities Play Space has been designed for Beaton Park in Nedlands and will take up 10,000 square-metres of space. Read more.

 

Thursday 30 March 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

AILA Launches The 3rd City Festival

The 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture has launched in its host city, Sydney, with a bold vision to empower landscape architects. “It’s about engaging landscape professionals at the beginning of the conversation,” Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Built Environment and Convener of the 2017 Festival Creative Directorate, told StreetChat. Read more.

 

Thursday 30 March 2017 [Outdoor Design Source]

St Catherine’s New Green Facade

Ronstan remains at the forefront of the green wall and green facade industry by designing a range of products to meet the challenges clients face. The team at Ronstan understand that vertical climbing plants need a sound base structure to encourage the growth needed for attractive green facades and green walls. Read more.

 

Wednesday 29 March 2017 [The Real Estate Conversation]

Melbourne International Flower & Garden show opens today

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show opened at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens today, and will remain open until Sunday 2 April. Read more.

 

Wednesday 29 March 2017 [Architecture & Design]

City of the future the theme of 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture

The 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City was launched recently by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in Sydney in the presence of 200 industry, government and media representatives. Set to be the largest gathering of landscape architects in Australia, the fourth edition of the festival will be presented in Sydney from 12 to 15 October 2017. Read more.

 

Wednesday 29 March 2017 [Domain]

‘The city isn’t just for bankers and lawyers’: Urbanist David Vago’s vision for creating a more liveable and affordable Sydney

A radical vision by a Sydney urbanist to create a more liveable and affordable city would see one part of Sydney’s east transformed from a working class, rundown suburb to a green, inner-city oasis. Read more.

 

Tuesday 28 March 2017 [News Local]

An architect has drawn up plans for an edible city he calls Willy Wonka’s Woolloomooloo

A city so good you could eat it — that’s part of one architect’s $8 billion vision to transform Woolloomooloo from a “slum” into a modern day Shangri-La. David Vago’s “edible city” concept includes market gardens on most rooftops — 24,000 square metres of them. Read more.
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