LA in the Media - Issue 77

Matron Ruby Grant Park by Sprout Landscape Architecture with CAB Consulting [Image: Simon Wood]

10 July 2018 [Landscape Australia]

AILA launches Reconciliation Action Plan

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). To be implemented over a twelve month period between July 2018 to June 2019. Read more.

10 July 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Winners announced: 2018 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

A public park that celebrates an existing grassland, an accessible green roof on a former industrial site and an imaginative garden for wild play were among fifteen projects across twelve categories to receive awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 5 July in Sydney. Read more.

5 July 2018 [Landscape Australia]

City of Melbourne proposes rigorous new design rules

The City of Melbourne has proposed a suite of changes to planning rules for central Melbourne and Southbank, which will aim to ensure a higher standard of urban design, architecture and landscape architecture in all new developments. Read more.

5 July 2018 [ArchitectureAU]

Lyons-led design team completes concept design for Melbourne Uni student precinct

A Lyons Architecture-led design team has completed the concept design for the University of Melbourne’s $229 million New Student Precinct at its Parkville campus. Read more.

4 July 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Refreshed Australian Urban Design Awards closing soon

The Australian Urban Design Awards program is calling for final submissions, with entries closing on 20 July for the prestigious awards. The Australian Urban Design Awards are broad in scope and attract entries for initiatives, built projects and publications. Read more.

3 July 2018 [My Sunshine Coast]

Palmwoods new town square awarded at the Qld Landscape Architecture Awards

Palmwoods’ new town square, Piccabean Green, was among 28 projects across 12 categories to receive top honours at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ 2018 Queensland Awards. The project won two awards – in the Civic Landscape and Community Contribution categories - at the ceremony held in Brisbane. Read more.

2 July 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Matron Ruby Grant Park

From the designers: The Matron Ruby Grant Park project transforms the site formerly occupied by the South Sydney Hospital into a community park and the green heart of the growing Green Square cultural and community precinct in Zetland, New South Wales. Read more.

29 June 2018 [Spirit Radio]

Transformed Koombana foreshore wins excellence award

South West Development Commission infrastructure assistant director Ashley Clements, Cardno landscape architecture section leader Matthew Unwin and Koombana project manager Phillip Rowley get into the swing of things at Koombana Bay. Read more.

28 June 2018 [Macarthur Advertiser]

Street trees, bench seats to beautify neighbourhood shopping centres

The beautification plans for Dubbo’s neighbourhood shopping centres is close to being finalised. In October, Dubbo Regional councillor Vicki Etheridge started a push for neighbourhood shopping centres, like those at Boundary Road, Tamworth Street and Victoria Street, to be revitalised. Read more.

28 June 2018 [Domain]

Award winners: These are Queensland’s best landscapes

Queensland’s most beautiful examples of landscape architecture have been revealed. From incredible nature-inspired children’s playgrounds to the sweeping curve of Brisbane City’s riverside centre revitalisation, it’s clear Queensland’s landscape architecture is evolving and pushing the boundaries of design. Read more.

28 June 2018 [The Bulletin]

Rockhampton Riverfront rocks top Queensland award

ROCKHAMPTON'S new Riverside project has taken out the top Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space at the 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards. Read more.

27 June 2018 [Port Macquarie News]

Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Fresh Landscape Design to host streetscape workshops

The community will have the chance to have their say on the look and feel of the Shire’s towns and villages at a series of workshops to be held throughout the Shire. Read more.

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