National Advocacy

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.

Our role is to anticipate and develop a leading position on issues of concern in Landscape Architecture. Our national advocacy and research work aims to assist, inform and influence government agencies and allied professions to ensure landscape architects play a principal role in the design, planning and management of the natural and built environment.

Our national advocacy work is guided by three policies we believe critical to healthy communities and built and natural environments. Our goal is to ensure these areas gain and retain a position of primary focus for policy makers, agencies, allied professions and the greater community:

Healthy Communities – We advocate for the key role that parks and open space play in community, physical and mental health, and wellbeing.

Green Infrastructure – We advocate for connected public spaces – a green space network – to provide life support for our cities and towns.

Liveable Cities – We advocate for the key role public space has in connection, identity, wellbeing and liveability – especially in our increasingly dense and globalised cities.

State- or territory-based advocacy work is undertaken by each of the chapters. See:

ACT Advocacy

NSW Advocacy

NT Advocacy

QLD Advocacy 

SA Advocacy

TAS Advocacy 

VIC Advocacy

WA Advocacy