LA in the Media - Issue 6 25 May - 5 June 2015

Green Design: Landscape designer Andrew Prowse says Cairns Council’s Precinct will be a unique tropical experience. Picture: Stewart McLean

Monday 25 May 2015 [Prime 7]

Share your ideas for Wauchope’s CBD

Port Macquarie Hastings Council wants to hear locals’ ideas for Wauchope’s CBD. A pop-up ‘ideas shop’ will be set up in High Street from next Thursday. Landscape architect John Mongard has been tasked to gather suggestions for an urban design and concept plan. Read more.

Friday 29 May 2015 [Wauchope Gazette]

Wauchope CBD beautification

GET ready to have your say on what should be done to beautify High Street and the rest of the Wauchope CBD.As detailed in last week's Gazette, the company John Mongard Landscape Architects has been commissioned to gather residents' ideas for an urban design concept plan. Read more.

Friday 29 May 2015 [Financial Review]

Adding to the Stock of Green Space

Many urban dwellers would take it completely for granted, but 'green space' is an area that is exercising the minds of many thinkers. The 202020 Vision is the first time a national audit of urban green space has been conducted, and from that work, a plan has been put together to increase the supply of that commodity. Read more.

Friday 29 May 2015 [Financial Review]

Garden Working Out Fine for Jacobs Creek

As landscape architects, we are always striving to retain or increase trees and vegetation within any given project, looking to incorporate the natural aspects of green infrastructure, rather than assuming we can replicate, recreate or emulate through built form something that nature is always going to do better. Read More.

Monday 1 June 2015 [Ipswich Advertiser]

Have a hand in designing one of the coast’s newest parks

WANT to design a park? Well here is your chance. The Sunshine Coast Council is inviting community comment on a draft landscape concept plan that will help guide future development of the newly acquired Glass House District Park. Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said this is a rare opportunity to help design a new park. Read more.

Wednesday 3 June 2015 [Hunter Valley News]

Upcoming lecture set to impress

LANDSCAPE artist Michael Bligh will impart some of his knowledge to interested locals at this month’s Scone ADFAS meeting.The next lecture is scheduled to take place at the Scone Arts & Crafts Hall in Kingdon Street, Scone, on Tuesday, June 9. Doors open from 6pm and the talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. Cost is $25, students $15. Read more.

Wednesday 3 June 2015 [Daily Mercury]

East shores wins state section of landscape awards

EAST Shores has been recognised across the state, taking out the Urban Design Award of Excellence at the Queensland 2015 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday night in Brisbane. Read more.

Thursday 4 June 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

2015 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

The 2015 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards were announced by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects at Victoria Park, Herston on Friday 29 May. The Awards’ judging chair Mark Fuller characterized all the winners as bold, strategic and imaginative. Read more.

Thursday 4 June 2015 [Herald Sun]

Green village taking root in old city bus station

Community gardens, a Troppo-style cafe and fresh lick of paint are in the process of transforming the decrepit old Franklin Street bus station and its swathes of surrounding bitumen into a green city oasis. Council chief executive Craig Wilkins said the idea was to lure a disengaged community back to environmentalism by “working out how to beguile people rather than bludgeon them” with green messages. Read more.

Friday 5 June 2015 [Cairns Post]

De-vine design behind Cairn’s new entertainment precinct

THE plant life at Cairns’ new entertainment precinct could be as much a performer as the artists on the stages. Cairns-based landscape architect Andrew Prowse said the concept of The Precinct was to provide a tropical experience, while enhancing and building on the history of the park. Read more.