LA in the Media - Issue 100


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5 August 2019 [UNSW]
Indigenous student’s journey to landscape architecture success
Kaylie Salvatori is speaking at this year’s Engaging Women event. Read more. 

12 August 2019 [The Fifth Estate]

What you need to know about “lawn porn” and why it’s so popular

The humble lawn might be an Australian backyard staple but they are water guzzlers. They also fall short on the biodiversity front and are heavily reliant on pesticides and other chemicals to stay luscious and green. So is it time to rethink our relationship with lawns or do the benefits outweigh the negatives? Read more.

13 August 2019 [Outdoor Design]


AILA has released a Green Infrastructure Position Statement that calls organisations and governments to make significant progress towards improving the sustainability of urban and regional settlements through Green Infrastructure. Check out the full statement. Read more.

14 August 2019 [Outdoor Design]


Every year, the AILDM National Landscape Design Awards recognise and showcase the very best landscape designers and projects from around Australia. Find out the award finalists for 2019. Read more.

15 August 2019 [Foreground]

The Green Necklace: a new perspective on Sydney Harbour’s parklands

Many of Sydney Harbour’s built structures are heritage listed but the landscapes that give the Harbour Bridge and Opera House their power are not recognised for their cultural significance. A timely study of the harbour’s “green necklace” of cultural landscapes looks to change that. Read more.

16 August 2019 [Local Government Focus]

Best play space in the state

Rockhampton’s Kershaw Gardens was recently announced as a winner of the 2019 Parks and Leisure Australia Regional Awards. Read more.

20 August 2019 [The National Tribune]

City of Fremantle brings in heavy hitters for golf course redesign

The City of Fremantle has engaged some of Australia’s most respected golf course designers to reconfigure the Fremantle Public Golf Course. Read more.

21 August 2019 [ArchitectureAU]

Council endorses plan to transform ‘neglected’ Moonee Ponds Creek corridor

City of Melbourne councillors have voted to approve a plan to transform the Moonee Ponds Creek corridor by introducing a diverse mix of open public spaces and revitalizing the creek so that it becomes “a rich corridor of biodiversity.” Read more.


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