LA in the Media - Issue 88

Peter Semple of Peter Semple Landscape Architects. Picture: Gold Coast Bulletin

19 January [Gold Coast Bulletin] 

Gifted Cairns garden designer leaves the world a better place

KIM Morris had a way with plants. He also had a way with words. His easy-to-read columns have graced the pages of the Cairns Post for nearly 17 years, featuring stories and interviews, tips and hints for garden lovers, historical anecdotes on botanical adventurers and answers to backyard queries on everything from propagation to pollination. Read more.

16 January [ArchitectureAU]

Funding pledges support $446m Kakadu town masterplan

The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC)’s $446 million plan to transform the mining town of Jabiru in Kakadu National Park into a tourism destination has received a funding boost, with the federal government and opposition both pledging support for the plan. Read more.

15 January [Gold Coast Bulletin]

Mitcham Reserve playground a hit with kids

Mitcham Council and Peter Semple Lanscape Architects worked with local schoolchildren, aged 7-12, from Scotch College and St Joseph’s at Kingswood to understand the structures and features they wanted to form the basis of the playground concept designs. Read more.

13 January [Sydney Morning Herald]

This Sydney council wants to block cars so kids can play in the street

Rowdy rounds of kick-the-can, hotly contested street cricket matches with garbage bins for stumps, and quick games of hopscotch on grids scrawled in pastel chalk on asphalt. Read more.

13 January [RIOTACT]

It’s all coming up roses for Manuka Gardens

Colouring Canberra with beautiful gardens. It’s a dream job for Simon Davies.Simon is the Managing Director of Manuka Gardens and some of his fondest childhood memories are of he and his grandmother mucking about in her garden and of working alongside his parents in their beautiful gardens in Wagga Wagga. Read more.

10 January [Landscape Australia]

‘Town square’ to transform Brisbane’s Fish Lane

A once derelict space between the western end of Fish Lane and Melbourne Street in Brisbane will be transformed into a vibrant ‘town square’ under plans submitted to Brisbane City Council. Read more.

9 January [Architecture and Design]
New online hub for landscape architects, planners and designers

An online platform has been launched to promote and share the concept of ‘Future Street’ to landscape architects, planners, designers, government, product suppliers and tech companies. Read more.

7 January 2019 [ArchitectureAU]

Vic government nixes ‘inappropriate’ resort planned for Great Ocean Road

The Victorian planning minister, Richard Wynne, has refused an application for a planning permit for a resort facility near Apollo Bay for the “excessive” scale of the development. Read more.

6 January 2019 [WA Today]

Population of a small town: the transformation of Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour: the place to go in Sydney when you want to buy a pair of Ugg boots, a souvenir didgeridoo and an I ♥ Australia T-shirt. Read more.

31 December 2018 [Sydney Morning Herald]

From Skyrail to sewer, Victoria embraces a new state of play

The Underline, it's been dubbed. A 17-kilometre stretch of bike paths and green space created in the shadow of the nine-metre-high Skyrail that extends along the Pakenham line from Caulfield to Dandenong. Read more.

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