LA in the Media - Issue 47, 21 March - 3 April 2017

AILA National President, Linda Corkery shares her perspective on AILA’s last 50 years of service to the industry and what’s ahead for the next 50. (Photo courtesy of Street Furniture Australia)


Tuesday 28 March 2017 [Architecture AU]

‘Light, ephemeral’ beach-inspired design wins Frankston station competition

The Victorian government has announced the winner of a competition to design the redevelopment of Frankston Railway Station in Melbourne’s south-east. Genton Architecture’s proposal was unanimously chosen by a jury from 39 entries. Read more.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 [The West]

Bold vision for city has ship terminal top of list

AECOM landscape architecture associate director Julian Croudace told the Bunbury Herald the cruise ship terminal – to be based at the Outer Harbour – was one of four major opportunities under the plan and along with open public space in the area, would be “a place for the people of Bunbury”. Read more

Tuesday 28 March 2017 [Bunbury Mail]

Bunbury businessman unveils bold revitalisation plan

Prominent Bunbury businessman Colin Piacentini has unveiled an extensive plan for development in the city that he has prepared at a personal expense as ‘a gift for the people of Bunbury’. Read more

Wednesday 29 March 2017 [Place Design Group]

Design shines at Sunshine Coast University Hospital

After almost seven years of planning, design and construction, the newly completed Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is set to impress, with some of the most innovative, sustainable, and functional spaces seen in Australia. Read more.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 [Architecture AU]

Six Australian parks ranked among world’s best

Six Australian parks have been recognized by the Green Flag Award scheme, which rewards parks around the world for good governance and robust environmental management. Read more.

Monday 27 March 2017 [Bunbury Mail]

Bunbury CBD revitalisation plan takes a step forward

Bunbury CBD revitalisation plan takes a step forward. AECOM associate director Julian Croudace met with the City of Bunbury and interested community stakeholders on Friday to discuss logistics. “This plan aims to connect projects with a focus on bringing people into the Bunbury CBD,” Mr Croudace said. Read more

Monday 27 March 2017 [Southern Gazette Community]

Planners, residents discuss South Perth Station precinct

RESIDENTS, developers and City of South Perth staff met recently at the South Perth Station Precinct Planning Design Forum to discuss plans and proposals for the peninsula. Read more.

Monday 27 March 2017 [Her Canberra]

Designing our city for good mental health

Suzanne Moulis is a registered landscape architect as well as chief executive officer of Canberra-based Moulis Legal. She says there are strong links between health, mental wellbeing and easy access – physical, visual and social – to natural environments. Read more.

Friday 24 March 2017 [The Courier Mail]

Royal Park, Fitzroy Gardens honoured with Green Flag award

TWO of Melbourne’s favourite parks, Royal Park and Fitzroy Gardens, have been recognised among the world’s best, receiving the international Green Flag award. Read more.

Thursday 23 March 2017 [Echo News]

Jungle playground for Brabham

YOUNGSTERS can look forward to letting their imaginations go wild at a new jungle-themed park planned for Whiteman Edge in Brabham. Read more.

Wednesday 22 March 2017 [ABC Sydney Radio]

Sydney Squeeze: Are the days of the big backyard over?

Once the cornerstone of Australian living, backyards are now disappearing from our urban landscape. Wendy Harmer speaks to landscape architect Mike Horne about green spaces and the changing face of the Aussie backyard. Download Audio.

Wednesday 22 March 2017 [Architecture and Design]

Public park designed by Lyons and Aspect Studios to replace suburban carpark in Prahan, Melbourne

A carpark in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran is being converted into a public park by the City of Stonnington council. Read more.

Wednesday 22 March 2017 [Outdoor Design Source]

Linda Corkery, AILA National President

AILA National President, Linda Corkery shares her perspective on AILA’s last 50 years of service to the industry and what’s ahead for the next 50. Read more.

Wednesday 22 March 2017 [Design Build]

International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City

The AILA have announced the program for the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture from the 12 - 15 October Sydney, Australia. Read more.

Tuesday 21 March 2017 [Architecture AU]

Lyons and Aspect Studios to transform Melbourne carpark into public park

The City of Stonnington council has revealed designs for a new park in place of what is currently a carpark in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran, designed by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios. Read more.

Saturday 18 March 2017 [The Canberra Times]

Ode to the 'street kids' of Northbourne Avenue's urban forest: our dying river peppermint gums

It's not easy growing up in the centre of the city. Traffic congestion, constant noise, the glare of streetlights and cramped living quarters can make for a hard life – especially if you're a tree. Read more.

Friday 17 March 2017 [Landscape Australia]

Ten esteemed fellows of Australian landscape architecture

Australian landscape architecture is recognized around the world for its distinctiveness and vitality, a position owed to the outstanding work of countless practitioners and educators over the past fifty years. Read more.

Friday 17 March 2017 [Brisbane Times]

Thomas Woltz, landscape architect, on how horticulture might just save the world

Award-winning American landscape architect Thomas Woltz last month told a Melbourne audience about some of his most high-budget, heroic farm and park projects. But in the quiet of his hotel room, he also spoke about his garden. Read more.

Saturday 18 March 2017 [The Age]

Project to increase listing of women architects in Wikipedia

When biographies are written, in that rocky ground between hero worship and dry scholarship, who is seen as notable - and who decides? Wikipedia, with its crowd-sourced encyclopedic entries, makes arbiters of us all. Yet when a group of Australian editors tried to write an influential architect into history, anonymous doubters lurked. Read more.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 [The Fifth Estate]

Why we should look at city planning from a child’s perspective

Placing a child-like lens over our view while planning for cities may seem frivolous for some. We have grown up continuously told to look forward into our future as we forget our past. Yet as our cities grow and change to accommodate more residential and mixed-use developments, it is important to consider the streets and public spaces for our youngest dwellers. Read more.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

6 Women in Landscape

Six women passionate about landscape joined the International Women’s Day breakfast table with Street Furniture Australia, to discuss equality and this year’s theme, #BeBoldForChange. Read more.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 [CityNews]

From dustbowl to dream space

The principal of Torrens Primary Sue Mueller recalls the old courtyard as a lifeless dustbowl that was underused and under loved. The area has been revamped for the first time in 40 years as part of an initiative from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), 202020 Vision, University of Canberra (UC), Torrens Primary School and a raft of local business and parents.

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