LA in the Media - Issue 42, 5 - 19 December 2016

Caboolture State High School Year Seven Students (from left to right) Karl Thompson, Aimee Brand and Guadalupe Gonzales with Moreton Bay Regional Council Division Three Councillor, Adam Hain. Guadalupe holds her park design for the green space at Rowe Street, Caboolture. Karl holds a council green space plan.

Tuesday 6 December 2016 [Noosa News]

A new meeting hub for Eumundi

A EUMUNDI development proposal to be lodged this week with Sunshine Coast Council will have as its centrepiece a social 'piazza' area where locals and visitors can kickback. Our Village Eumundi is the combined vision of the well-known Formosa family, made up of Louis and Janet and their two daughters Jenny and Louise Formosa. Read more.

Tuesday 6 December 2016 [Invest in Australia]

World’s most liveable city exports expertise in built environments

Melbourne owes its status as the world's most liveable city to its creative, adventurous culture and strong talent pool. Melbourne boasts a cosmopolitan city centre, multicultural suburbs, great public transport and cutting-edge architecture. But it is the city's social assets that deserve the credit for its international reputation as a centre of design excellence, says one of its most respected architect. Read more.

Wednesday 7 December 2016 [Morten Bay Council]

Students pitch perfect on parks

Year Seven Students from Caboolture State High School have set the ‘monkey bars’ high in their latest Geography project, designing new parks and playground facilities for a number of public spaces in the Caboolture area. The students each selected a park and then re-designed it as part of their Junior-Secondary Geography curriculum. The project also required them to conduct a survey of the local community, to help them better understand what was wanted in the park. Read more.

Wednesday 7 December 2016 [The Advocate]

Artist's impression unveiled of Devonport's proposed new hotel and waterfront precinct

Concept plans for Devonport’s proposed new $60 to $80 million waterfront precinct, a hotel development with views of the Mersey River, a riverside park and a marina are due to be released for public comment on Thursday. Read more.

Wednesday 7 December 2016 [Futuristic Architecture]

Union Terrace Gardens Aberdeen New Proposals

Aberdeen City Council have launched a public engagement exercise for their latest plans for Union Terrace Gardens, the latest evolution in a long line of proposals for the city centre park. Prepared by landscape design specialists LDA the £20m plan includes an elevated walkway plugging into Union Street to improve disabled access and transformation of the central lawn into a flexible events space. Read more.

Monday 12 December 2016 [ABC]

MONA waterfront vision to cost $2 billion, likely to change over 30-year timeframe

Plans to transform Hobart's Macquarie Point being touted by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) comes with a $2 billion price tag and could take 30 years. More details have been released of MONA's vision for the former industrial site but the Premier Will Hodgman said it was likely be different from what would eventually be delivered. Read more.

Monday 12 December 2016 [ABC]

Hobart Mayor Sue Hickey warns against 'guilt-ridden' Aboriginal focus in MONA waterfront plan

Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey has said she does not want a proposed Aboriginal memorial for the city to be a "guilt-ridden" place, adding that she "didn't kill Aborigines". The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has announced plans to transform the industrial site at Macquarie Point into a cultural precinct highlighting Tasmania's Aboriginal history. Read more.

Monday 12 December 2016 [The Weekly Review]

Orabel redefines waterfront living in Melbourne

A just-released Seaford beach development is set to redefine waterfront living in Melbourne, offering the ultimate bayside lifestyle with water on two sides. Orabel has Seaford’s five-kilometre stretch of pristine white, sandy beach on one side and the native wetlands of Kananook Creek Reserve on the other, creating an outstanding natural environment offering water, beach and parkland activities. Read more.