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Charles Darwin University education and community precinct designed by ARM Architecture with interiors by Geyer and landscape architecture by TCL.

Top End education precinct unveiled

3 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Charles Darwin University has unveiled designs of an education and community precinct that is centred around a 200-year-old heritage-listed Boab tree.

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Sai Gon Informal by Ton Vu, winner of the 2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, presented in 2012.

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work relaunched

25 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

After a near decade-long hiatus, the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work is back and entries are open.

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The 2020 Victorian Tree of the Year winner – Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh

2020 Victorian Tree of the Year announced

21 May 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A collection of trees in regional Victoria has been awarded the 2020 Victorian Tree of the Year title.

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The May 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia

May issue of LAA out now

5 May 2020, Emily Wong

A preview of the May 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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The proposed Healing Garden at Heide Museum of Modern Art by Openwork.

A healing garden for Heide

4 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Healing Garden by Openwork will be planted between Heide founder Sunday Reed’s original heritage-listed kitchen garden and the Heide cottage.

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The Landing by Cottee Parker Architects.

Park at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane underway

30 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction has begun on a 6,500 square metre park on the banks of the Brisbane River as part of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

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Himalayan Oak at Bright Cemetery

Voting opens: 2020 Victorian Tree of the Year

15 Apr 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Finalist trees include a Canary Island pine in Ballarat, the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour in Bacchus Marsh and a Himalayan oak in Bright.

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The winning proposal for the Cascades Female Factory History and Interpretation Centre by Liminal Studio, Snøhetta and Rush Wright Associates.

Cascades Female Factory project progresses

9 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A development application has been submitted for the long-awaited development at the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart.

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Jocelyn Chiew, director City Design and City Design Studio at City of Melbourne.

Jocelyn Chiew appointed director City Design at City of Melbourne

9 Apr 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

City of Melbourne has appointed Jocelyn Chiew as its new director City Design and City Design Studio.

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AILA reveals results of its first COVID-19 survey

AILA reveals results of its first COVID-19 survey

6 Apr 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The survey reveals some of the challenges landscape architecture practices are experiencing relating to workflow, remote working conditions and impacts on office culture resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Expressions of interest open: Kerb Journal

Expressions of interest open: Kerb Journal

30 Mar 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

RMIT-based landscape architecture publication Kerb Journal is now seeking expressions of interest for its 28th edition.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

State government overrules ‘reckless’ council to save Geelong green spine

25 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has moved to protect the award-winning Geelong Green Spine from the local council’s wrecking ball, declaring Mercer and Garden streets a designated State Road Project.

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Cairns Performing Arts Centre by Cox Architecture in association with CA Architects.

2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design announced

17 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Two projects have jointly won the top prize in the 2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design.

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STEMM Building at University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

New vision of University of Newcastle’s STEMM building

12 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new STEMM building by Lyons and EJE is set to be the heart of a new integrated precinct at the University of Newcastles Callaghan campus.

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Artist's impression of "Greenheart".

200-hectare park mooted for Gold Coast

10 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Gold Coast council has revealed early plans for what could be the largest biodiversity reforestation project in Australia.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

Council’s green spine modification could cost it award

2 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

AILA national president Shaun Walsh says Geelong City Council’s “retrograde” decision to modify the Malop Street Green Spine raises questions about a 2019 national award.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

‘Retrograde, appalling waste’: AILA National Award-winning project to be trashed

28 Feb 2020, Patrick Hunn, Emily Wong

A Victorian council has decided to partially remove an award-winning green spine project less than two years after its completion.

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Southern Parklands Framework by Tyrrell Studio in collaboration with Western Sydney Parklands Trust took out the Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space at the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards jury named

21 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the jury that will determine the winners of the 2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

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Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership.

New precinct category added to Good Design Awards

21 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A new category for precinct design joins 10 existing categories in the 2020 Good Design Awards.

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Ben Stockwin, CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

AILA appoints new CEO

18 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has appointed Ben Stockwin as its new CEO.

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Aerial photograph of the Penrith CBD.

Study confirms that development contributes to urban heat

12 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

With 50-degree-plus summers on the horizon, could green and blue infrastructure help alleviate urban heat effects in highly developed areas?

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The Western Treatment Plant

Editor’s picks: Melbourne Design Week 2020

7 Feb 2020, Emily Wong

Landscape Australia’s selection of highlights from the 2020 Melbourne Design Week program, unfolding in March.

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National prize winner: Revival: Drug Rehabilitation Landscape by Oshadi Jayasinghe of Deakin University

2019 Landscape Student Prize

5 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The winners of the 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize.

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Arcadia principals Alex Longley and Michael Barnett present UNSW graduate Kaylie Salvatori with the Arcadia scholarship in 2019.

Arcadia establishes national landscape architecture scholarship program for Indigenous students

4 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The scholarship is open to all Indigenous students enrolled in an AILA-accredited landscape architecture program.

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Burswood Park, Perth

Hassell to prepare new masterplan for Perth’s Burswood Park

4 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The masterplan is intended to deliver a “blueprint” for the park’s future, framing the long-term development of the waterfront site through 2035.

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The February 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

February issue of LAA out now

3 Feb 2020, Emily Wong

A preview of the February 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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Brisbane's South Bank precinct.

Consortium appointed for ‘city shaping’ Brisbane South Bank masterplan

29 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new masterplan will replace one completed in 1997 by Denton Corker Marshall.

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Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

28 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has released designs for the beginnings of its plan to pedestrianize much of Elizabeth Street.

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Indicative image from the Victoria Park Draft Vision, featuring the planned cultural centre.

Draft vision for Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

21 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane City Council has revealed its draft vision for a new public park that is set to bring “nature back into the city.”

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Saxhóll Crater Stairway in Iceland by Icelandic studio Landslag ehf, winner of the 2018 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize.

Entries open: 11th Rosa Barba Landscape Prize

16 Jan 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The 11th edition of the biennial international prize is now calling for submissions.

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Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape Architect, winner of the Garden or Landscape category at the 2019 Houses Awards.

Entries open: 2020 Houses Awards

14 Jan 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The awards include a “Garden or Landscape” category.

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Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Burying carpark creates much-needed open space in Melbourne’s Prahran

9 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios’ Prahan Square “puts pedestrians first” by moving an open air carpark underground.

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Aperture f/1.2, Shallow Inlet (2015). Each of the series of four installations decreased its aperture in response to the compression of the landscape around the bay, from primary sand dunes to rocky escarpment. Waratah Bay, Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria Fund 2015

TCL announces recipient of the 2020 Kevin Taylor Legacy Creative Grant

17 Dec 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The winner will use the grant to develop a “conceptual land-art project” that explores “objective awareness and [the] subjective experience of time.”

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Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd's Walsh Street House

Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd’s Walsh Street House

17 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Robin Boyd Foundation is seeking donations to help replace a significant, heritage-listed tree at Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street House.

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The Gender Equity: Next Steps report outlines how AILA aims to respond to gender inequities in the profession.

AILA releases gender equity action plan

5 Dec 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has released a report which sets out how it will address gender inequities in the profession.

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The Laslett Buildings in central Kalgoorlie.

Aspect Studios tapped to design Kalgoorlie city centre

27 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Aspect Studios has been awarded the detailed design tender for the transformation of a mining town in Western Australia.

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RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

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A concept for the riverfront presented in the City Reach Waterfront Masterplan.

Brisbane council plans overhaul of ‘crowded,’ ‘narrow’ CBD riverfront

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The stretch between the City Botanic Gardens and Howard Smith Wharves has been called “one of the least generous waterfronts” of its kind.

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The Shop of Opportunity, a large-scale installation by the Hotham Street Ladies, explores themes of feminism, community, suburbia, public space and gender equality.

Gender equity installation to activate suburban mall

7 Nov 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A gender equity “shop” by the Hotham Street Ladies will form the centrepiece of a month-long festival in suburban Melbourne that aims to explore issues of gender inequality and gendered spaces.

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The November 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

November issue of LAA out now

31 Oct 2019, Emily Wong

A preview of the November 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia

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Howard Smith Wharves by HSW Nominees, Urbis and Woods Bagot

The winners of the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards

30 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Ten of Australia’s best urban design works have received awards and commendations at the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards.

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