News from the NSW Executive - 6 November 2018

The countdown to the end of the year appears to be on with a feeling of urgency surrounding projects coming to their peak to meet those deadlines, meetings and consultations wrapping up, last workshops and conferences, and best of all - social events lining up.

AILA is pleased to bring you the Newcastle Cool Street Workshop event scheduled for next Friday 16thNovember at the Merewether Surfhouse Conference Centre (11:30 – 4pm). There is still availability however you will need to register quickly as this will be fully subscribed. If you haven’t been before - this is a fantastic venue, and we have an excellent line-up of speakers including Alessandro Ossola (Research Coordinator Centre for Smart Cities), Fiona Morrison (Commissioner Open Space and Parklands), Ben Gooden (CEO CityGreen), Dr Libby Gallagher (Director Gallagher Studion, and AILA-Award winner for her Doctoral research in the field), Linda Corkery (Past AILA National Board and UNSW Associate Professor), Tim Carroll (Andreasens Green Tree Specialist) and David Martin (Manager Public Domain Design SOPA). Following the event there are Christmas drinks for our Newcastle and Hunter AILA Alumni – who I know will welcome our non-regional visitors! This is a free event for AILA members, and thanks to our corporate sponsors Andreasens Green.

Our Christmas Party venue has been booked at The Terrace at Aerial, Ultimo for Wednesday 5th December (6:30 – 9:30). Ensure you book so that you don’t miss out. $39 for AILA members, $69 for non-members, and thanks to our corporate sponsor Co-Ordinated Landscapes.

Lastly – the AILA NSW will be seeking to assemble a concise piece of advocacy around the ownership and management of Open Space in Western Sydney which we can broadcast in the public press in order to turn on the pressure in the lead up to the elections in the coming year. As always – if you have a willingness to be part of the conversation – you are very welcome. Please contact Margot at AILA at

Regards, Emily.

Emily Forrest

NSW Vice President