Neil Hobbs. Contour 556. City News
Friday 7 October 2016 [ArchitectureAU]
2016 Australian Urban Design Awards shortlist revealed
The shortlist for the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards has been announced ahead of the awards presentation in Melbourne on Thursday 13 October. Thirty-seven entries from across Australia’s cities, towns and communities have been shortlisted by the 2016 jury for the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design. Read more.
Friday 7 October 2016 [Aged care insite]
Greening up grey cities: study to explore health links
How much green is needed amongst the grey of cities to keep people healthy and out of hospital? This is one of the key overarching questions a $3.2 million research project will explore. The five-year research project, titled ‘Greener Cities Healthier Lives’, is a partnership between the Horticulture Innovation Australia Green Cities fund and the Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Read more.
Monday 10 October 2016 [Inverell Times]
Bundarra wins with millions to upgrade sewerage infrastructure
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall yesterday announced a $3.675 million grant to provide the township of Bundarra with a sewerage system, replacing the old and antiquated septic service. Mr Marshall said the funding, provided under the NSW government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program to Uralla Shire, would give Bundarra a modern, safe and secure sewerage service. Read more.
Monday 10 October 2016 [The Queensland Times]
Multi-million dollar revamp to change Boonah's iconic look
THERE will be some major changes to Boonah's iconic town centre over the next few decades. Council has developed multi-million dollar draft master plans for Boonah, Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain, dubbed the Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative. There are 15 projects planned for Boonah, with some already under way. Read more.
Monday 11 October 2016 [ArchitectureAU]
Architect appointed for new Penguin Parade visitor Centre
The Victorian government has appointed Australia- and Denmark-based practice Terroir the principal architect for a new $58.2-million visitor centre at Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade. The new visitor centre is being built to accommodate for increasing visitor numbers and will replace the existing visitor centre designed by Daryl Jackson and built in 1988. Read more.
Tuesday 12 October 2016 [ArchitectureAU]
2016 APSDA conference
Taking place in Adelaide on September 24–25, the 2016 APSDA conference explored the theme of "home" with international and local speakers. “Home” is a chequered concept for many of us. In Italian there is no word for it – only “casa” for “house,” underlining its inevitable domestic associations. These can be anathema for designers like keynote Anton James, a Sydney landscape architect who generally works close to home but is keen to shrug off security in favour of impulses much stronger and experientially disconcerting. Read more.
Tuesday 12 October 2016 [City News]
Arts / Sculpting shapes along the lake
MUCH-awarded Brisbane artist Archie Moore is planning an installation of 700 edible yam daisies sourced from Greening Australia as his contribution to the upcoming “Contour 556: Interventions in the Landscape” sculpture festival. Read more.