National President's Message - 3 August 2015

With early-bird tickets for the Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life (15-18 Oct, Melbourne) closing last Friday, the response from the membership has been incredible with 70% tickets already sold to the annual event. Thank you to our members who have so wonderfully supported the event into its second year, along with the Festival creative directors for creating a program of inspiring events, and to AILA’s Festival partners who make the event possible. 

In particular, AILA’s principal corporate partner Lappset Group who will be making a number of exciting announcements on new design, product and engagement activities with AILA in the lead up to the Festival.The relationship between AILA and Lappset has been stepped up to a new level which will provide members with multiple benefits. Lappset continues to explore the potential for play and outdoor fitness and I would encourage members to get in touch with them early to discuss your project requirements as they are increasingly customising products as well as developing new product ranges. There are many products in development that may not be on the website but their sales team will be able to keep you informed of when they will be available in Australia. Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming year and once again thanks to Lappset for your ongoing support of AILA.

Mark Frisby

AILA National President