Australian Significant Landscapes
Inaugural List - announced October 2006
The Australian Institute of Landscape
Architects has introduced the national list of Australian Significant
The listing identifes 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
The AILA recognises that designed
landscapes should be allowed to evolve and may go through processes
Once identified, the AILA will put
in place advocacy and promotional activities to ensure these designed
landscapes are recognised by the relevant authorities and maintained
To be considered to be listed as
a 'Significant Landscape', the landscape should satisfy
the majority of the following criteria:
- 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
- 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 acknowledgment and acclaim since its
- The landscape continues to contribute significantly
to the public realm as the focus of ongoing educational research
and study and critical acknowledgement.
Consideration to be given to other factors
- The landscape's ongoing conceptual and experiential
- 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,
such as certain botanic gardens or Sydney's Centennial Park.
The first listing of Australian Significant
Landscapes was announced in October 2006. More sites are being identified as significant and are being added to the listing.
An example of Significant Landscapes
Sites @ Risk (to be announced later)
more information, contact either your state
group or the