Landscape architects Nathalie Ward and Andrew Kramer from Lat27 are involved in the Newstead Series on Evelyn Street.

19 May 2016 [City News]

What’s on and where in the arts this weekend

“ANTHROPOSCENE” is a global short film competition concerning the landscapes of the 21st, which invites the submission of 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the ‘Anthropocene’. AUD $10,000 in prize money Entrants can shoot their films on mobile phones or any other device. Read more.

19 May 2016 [My Weekly Preview]

New CBD will be world-class

Lead landscape architect and Maleny resident Mark Fuller says the key to design is encouraging residents to adopt the development and make it their own.The first stage of the CBD will feature an alfresco dining precinct with restaurants and bars lining new city streets and a central waterway. Read more.

23 May 2016 [The Age]

Canberra gallery M16 Artspace is running a new course on how to build an art collection

Speakers include two senior curators from the National Gallery of Australia, independent gallery directors and several prominent local collectors, including landscape architects Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs, and Hotel Hotel founder Jonathan Efkarpidis. Read more.

24 May 2016 [The Property Observer]

‘30-minute city’? Not in my backyard! Smart Cities Plan must let people have their say

The federal government’s Smart Cities Plan is framed around the “30-minute city”. In this city, journeys will take no more than half an hour, regardless of your location. The recently released plan has significant implications for population, transport provision and land-use intensity in neighbourhoods – the places where people live and how they get around. The realisation of its goals will require ongoing densification of Australian suburbs. Read more.

26 May 2016 [Garden Drum]

Festival of Landscape Architecture

Not in My Backyard. The 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is to be held in Canberra from 27 to 30 October 2016. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture will host the Festival which incorporates the International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia-Pacific Congress Meeting, the International Conference, and the National Landscape Architecture Awards. There will be tours and fringe events as well, such as a short film competition. Read more.

26 May 2016 [The Weekly Review]

Urban Spaces: Vista at Kingston Park Apartments

Bayside buyers have a final opportunity to purchase larger apartments with absolute park frontage adjoining Sir William Fry Reserve. With outstanding never-to-be-built-out views over parklands and minutes from Melbourne’s best beaches and golf courses, these 140-square-metre apartments are part of Vista, the recently released second stage of the Kingston Park Apartments masterplanned community at Highett. Featuring: Graeme Bentley Landscape Architects. Read more.

29 May 2016 [The Advertiser]

Lat27 landscape design for JGL Properties’ Newstead Series to be green heart of project

IT IS an incredible feeling when Nathalie Ward gets to finally walk through one of her landscape design creations. The Lat27 director is looking forward to the completion in mid-2017 of more than 2000sq m of outdoor space for JGL Properties’ Newstead Series project. Ms Ward said it was a varied role, with Lat27 involved from concept design, right through to construction and plant selection with nurseries. She described seeing a completed design as “the best feeling in the world”. Read more.

30 May 2016 [The Canberra Times]

Royal Park's Nature Play named nation's best playground by landscape architects

A Melbourne children's playground designed to encourage risk-taking - through rocky outcropped terraces and lofty climbing ropes - has been crowned the nation's best. It is known as Nature Play and sits in Royal Park, next to the Royal Children's Hospital. It was designed to help kids - inner city ones especially, who were spending so little time in nature - find an element of unpredictable play. Featuring - Skye Haldane. Read more.

30 May 2016 [The Advertiser]

Melbourne’s Parkville home of Australia’s best playground

MELBOURNE is home to Australia’s best playground. A nationwide search by an expert jury from the Australian Institute for Landscape Architects found Nature Play next to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville to be the country’s best. Australian Institute for Landscape Architects head Shahana McKenzie said the park sets the standard for engagement between children and the city. Read more.

30 May 2016 [Australasian Leisure Management]

Nature Play at Melbourne’s Royal Park named Australia’s top playground

The nation-wide search for Australia’s best playground is over, with the Australian Institute for Landscape Architects (AILA) crowning the City of Melbourne’s Nature Play at Royal Park the country’s best public play space. By recognising and celebrating the landscape architects responsible for creating a better Australia, AILA aims to inspire future innovative public space initiatives. Read more.

2 June 2016 [The Real estate Conversation]

Australia's best playground – ever

The search for Australia’s best playground is over. The general public and a panel of experts have chosen the City of Melbourne’s Nature Play at Royal Park as Australia’s best public play zone. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects organised the competition as a way of celebrating public play spaces – and the innovative landscape architects who create them. Read more.

2 June 2016 [In Design Live]


The formerly abandoned Kensington Street site is now an award-winning Sydney destination. The recently transformed lifestyle precinct, Kensington Street in Chippendale, took home the ‘Urban Design and Public Spaces’ award, and the ‘Architectural Design’ award at the 2016 Good Design Awards. The award-winning design team comprises Sydney-based architecture practice Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Paul Davies & Associates for architecture and Turf Design Studio & Jeppe Aagaard Andersen for public domain & landscape architecture. Featuring Turf Design. Read more.