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President's Message 8 June 2020
A quick reminder that the ACT Chapter Awards are on next week! It will be an event full of firsts -  one is the awards are being held online for the first time. You can register to watch the event live on Youtube Premiere through your AILA account (or click the advert in this newsletter). The main event kicks off at 4:30pm on Thursday 18th June. Read more. 

President's Message 25 May 2020
Some positives coming out of this odd time is that the broader public are beginning to realise how important the landscaped open spaces of cities are to the wellbeing of its residents.
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President's Message 11 May 2020
“I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.”  ― Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight.
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President's Message 27 April 2020
I hope you are all keeping well during the COVID-19 social distancing. In our region the ACT has reported no new cases for some days which is an encouraging sign.
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President's Message 14 April 2020
We hope everyone is keep safe and well. Some interesting times at the moment. Last week we undertook the monthly chapter meeting with just the exec. team by video conference. Issues discussed...
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President's Message 30 March 2020
In the last six months, Australia has had catastrophic fires and now is staring at a pandemic. 
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President's Message 18 February 2020

2020, has a great ring to it. I know from a past working life that this year was oft nominated as the target and deadline for actions and results by politicians, planning and design professionals and the ‘spin gurus’!

President's Message 2 August

Hello fellow members and happy new financial year!

Here’s a quick message to say hello and give you an update on recent events in our chapter. It has been a whirlwind start to July and I feel a theme of “change” is underway with a lot on the cards in the coming months. Our recent AGM saw the election of a new executive to the chapter:

President's Message 19 July

As we try to keep warm through the middle of winter, let’s start off with a warmly thank you. 
Thank you to Gay in organising and the effort you put into the, Remaking Lost Connections design competition, thank you, it was a great success.   

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Notice AILA ACT Chapter Meeting || Thurs 25 July

The 2019 AILA ACT Annual Chapter Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 25 July at the AILA National Office, Unit 2, Level 1 131 City Walk Canberra ACT. To nominate for the AILA ACT Executive please complete form and return it to [email protected] by 5pm Monday 15 July 2019. Nominations for the Executive will be circulated prior to the meeting.

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President’s Message 18 June 

"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."  Oliver Wendell Holmes

This quote has such great resonance! Every Landscape Architecture project, be it residential, urban square or a park management plan, presents a different challenge that demands from the designer or design team a fresh idea. 

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"Remaking Lost Connections"  - an ideas competition

The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), in partnership with the National Capital Authority (NCA), Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) and the City Renewal Authority (CRA), invite design and planning professionals to explore issues pertaining to climate change through retrieving or re-inventing‘lost connections’ in Canberra’s cultural, natural and built environments. 
There will be an award of $10,000 for First Prize and $2,500 for up to two Commendations.

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Revised Canberra Brickworks and Environs Planning and Development Strategy Submission

Response from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (ACT Chapter).

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