Submissions to Government

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.

Our work aims to assist federal government agencies by promoting policy solutions to create better design, planning and management outcomes for the natural and built environment.

This work includes responses and submissions to discussion papers, draft legislation and parliamentary inquiries.

Submissions include:




Federal Election

AILA has developed a coordinated election campaign to maximise the effort in advocating to candidates.

  • 2019 Election Platform: Greener, Liveable and Healthier Cities – a summary of the key policy positions AILA is advocating for in the lead up to the 2019 Election.
  • Template letter for members to send to local candidates – we need the support of members to help influence local candidates. A template letter summaries the key messages in the election platform and provides opportunities for local issues to be raised.
  • 2019 Marginal Seat Analysis – Margin seats can make or break a parties chances at securing office. There are a large number of marginal seats leading into this election. AILA National Advocacy Committee Chair, Daniel Bennett, has developed a summary of where the key marginal seats are to support the contact with local candidates.

Share your advocacy work. AILA wants to hear from members who are advocating in the lead up to the election. Contact [email protected]  to share your story.


AILA hosted the November 2018 Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities and called for the federal government to develop a National Green Infrastructure Strategy.







National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework

State- or territory-based submissions are undertaken by each of the chapters. See:

ACT Advocacy

NSW Advocacy 

NT Advocacy

QLD Advocacy

SA Advocacy 

TAS Advocacy 

VIC Advocacy 

WA Advocacy