LA in the Media - Issue 31, 6 - 17 June 2016


Yeppoon’s Keppel Kraken took out the top place for Tourism Award of Excellence at the AILA QLD 2016 Awards. CQ News. 


Monday 6 June 2016 [Financial Review]

Liveability is key environmental consideration for Parramatta

The increased "greening" of our cities is not just a lofty environmental ambition, but a plan with substantial lifestyle and economic positives. This fundamental message was commonly agreed on by the key attendees at the 202020 Vision /AFR Roundtable policy discussion last week in Sydney. Read more.

Monday 6 June 2016 [Financial Review]

Green movement needs a human face

Smart urban policy, sound planning principles and more protective environmental regulations are all critical elements in improving the "greening" and liveability of our cities. But getting the citizenry of Australia onside is even more critical according to several speakers at the recent 202020 Vision/AFR Roundtable. Read more.

Monday 6 June 2016 [A Green Living]

Australia’s best outdoor playground is located in Melbourne

Forget the amusement park—the next time you go to Australia with the little ones, bring them instead to Nature Play at Royal Park, a public park that Australian Institute of Landscape Architects just crowned Australia’s best outdoor playground. Read more.

Monday 6 June 2016 [inhabitat]

Australia’s best outdoor playground is located in Melbourne

Forget the amusement park—the next time you go to Australia with the little ones, bring them instead to Nature Play at Royal Park, a public park that Australian Institute of Landscape Architects just crowned Australia’s best outdoor playground. Read more. Read more.

Monday 6 June 2016 [Financial Review]

'Wild and nasty' nature to test new city-states

We are living in the age of the all-powerful city-state once again, according to Professor Roger Jones of the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies. He suggests it's a time similar to renaissance-era Venice and Florence, where the city-state sits atop the pile because of its sheer economic power and store of intellectual property. Read more.

Monday 6 June 2016 [Green Magazine]

The Directory of Good Design

202020 Vision has announced the launch of The Directory of Good Design to recognise excellence and innovation in urban green space and design around the country. The Directory showcases best-practice green space design solutions in turning ordinary urban spaces into vibrant and interesting areas, through the integration of design principles and green space. Read more.

Tuesday 7 June 2016 [CQ News]

The 'world class' Keppel Kraken crowned the best in Qld

YEPPOON'S very own Keppel Kraken has been crowned the best in Queensland. Livingstone Shire Council received the title after taking out top place in the Tourism Award of Excellence category at the 2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards in Brisbane. Read more.

Tuesday 7 June 2016 [Cairns Post]

Cairns Foreshore Development wins state landscape architecture award

A SITE overlooking the picturesque Trinity Inlet and popular among Cairns families has won a state landscape architecture award. The Cairns Foreshore Development was designed by RPS Australia Asia Pacific for Ports North, reflecting the area’s cultural and industrial history, and using recycled materials and structures. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [Daily Telegraph]

Blacktown Council to build Korean-themed garden and design Australian-style plaza in South Korea

BLACKTOWN Council will be building a Korean-themed plaza and garden in Schofields and in return has designed an Australian-themed plaza in its South Korean sister city of Suseong-Gu. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Climate-resilient design wins big at AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

Some of Queensland’s best landscape architecture projects were celebrated at the recent Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards program. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [Whitsunday Coast Guardian]

The 'world class' Keppel Kraken crowned the best in Qld

YEPPOON'S very own Keppel Kraken has been crowned the best in Queensland. Livingstone Shire Council received the title after taking out top place in the Tourism Award of Excellence category at the 2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards in Brisbane. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [7 News]

FO7: NSW government creating new parks in Western Sydney

The NSW government is selling a 21-hectare vacant plot of land at Huntingwood East to create parks and open spaces across the city. Lee Jeloscek reports. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [The Logan Reporter]

Mooloolaba plan a master in architecture award

THE best and most exciting of Queensland's landscape architecture projects have been recognised and the Sunshine Coast has ranked among them. Read more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016 [Goulburn Post]

Masterplan aims to make Victoria Park a ‘destination’

A NEW masterplan for Victoria Park is being developed with suggestions to better connect its facilities with more signs and new pathways. Such ideas were discussed at a session facilitated for Goulburn Mulwaree Council and a consortium of urban designers by HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd. Read more.

Thursday 9 June 2016 [PR Wire]

MODE And QUT Celebrate Standout Landscape Architecture Students

MODE and the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will be hosting an Industry Partnership Exhibition to celebrate the success of six 2nd year landscape architecture students who have shown exceptional talent in their design work for the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre project. Read more.

Thursday 9 June 2016 [MMG]

New village signs

Ornate entrance signs were last week installed at Pretty Pine and Wanganella, in a continuation of local village beautification works. An initiative of the former Conargo Shire Council, the works were completed by Edward River Council (an amalgamation of Deniliquin Council and Conargo Shire). Read more.

Friday 10 June 2016 [ACT Government]

Sculptures to line the shores of Lake Burley Griffin

Minister for the Arts Chris Bourke today launched Contour 556, an outdoor public art and performance festival which will be held at Lake Burley Griffin later this year. “For three weeks in spring Contour 556, so named because it is the water level of Lake Burley Griffin, will transform our already picturesque lake in to not one, but many pieces of art,” Dr Bourke said. Read more.

Friday 10 June 2016 [Mandurah Mail]

Optimism in Mandurah’s future takes centre stage at placemaking conference

Optimism was the theme for the day when local, national and international speakers gathered at Shape Mandurah's Placemaking conference to discuss the cultural, social and economic future of Mandurah. Read more.

Friday 10 June 2016 [The Age]

Charnwood Homestead's olive and orange trees

A recent display of ACT Heritage Registered Trees at the ACT Heritage Library in Woden included a poster featuring osage orange trees and three olive trees (Olea europaea) on the site of the former Charnwood Homestead in Fraser. When registered in August last year, the largest olive tree was 13 metres in height with a 15-metre width and a trunk circumference of 4.35 metres. Read more.

Saturday 11 June 2016 [Sunshine Coast Daily]

Double win for Mooloolaba plan

THE best and most exciting of Queensland’s landscape architecture projects have been recognised and the Sunshine Coast has ranked among them. Read more.

Tuesday 14 June 2016 [Green Magazine]

Intergrain Timber Vision Awards: 2016 entries closing soon

Entries are closing soon for the annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards, giving architects, landscape architects, interior designers and design professionals only a few more weeks to submit their latest timber projects. Read more.

Wednesday 15 June 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Where are the States’ vision for their cities?

While the journey is important, a government that doesn’t know where it is going is likely to waste both money and time. Cities and infrastructure planned in relative isolation can even go so far as to prevent other worthwhile investments from proceeding. Read more.

Wednesday 15 June 2016 [Green Magazine]

Queensland’s best landscape architect projects crowned at awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2016 have been announced, celebrating the very best of the state’s green spaces and recognising the leadership of the landscape architects consistently raising the standards for shaping and stewardship of the spaces we inhabit. Read more.

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