Green Flag Awards are given to parks that demonstrate high horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and a warm welcome.
The City of Stonnington council has revealed designs for a new park in place of what is currently a carpark in Melbourne’s Prahran, designed by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.
Victoria’s planning minister has approved a $1.2 billion five-tower development in Docklands, which was unanimously rejected by the City of Melbourne and described as a “visually dominant wall.”
The Australian National University (ANU) will construct a “pop-up village” at the heart of its Canberra campus, while it awaits the $220-million redevelopment.
The Victorian government has introduced new planning controls for a 42-kilometre stretch of the Yarra River corridor.
The City of Sydney has awarded Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl the key to the city.
LA+ journal has launched a $10,000 international ideas competition to design a hypothetical island.
The CSIRO has partnered with developer Celestino to establish its first operational Urban Living Lab in Sydney, where it will design and test urban development concepts.
A preview of the February 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
An international team of researchers led by Monash University has received $27 million in funding for a project to revitalize slums in Indonesia and Fiji.
Landscape Architecture Australia has engaged a team of seven contributing editors whose experience and expertise will be drawn on to guide the editorial direction of the magazine.
A new conference exploring the dynamic role of landscape in the design, planning and management of gardens, cities and regions will be held in Sydney this May.
Aspect Studios has unveiled its design for the public realm surrounding the proposed Western Sydney Stadium designed by Populous.
Kirsty Kelly will be replaced by David Williams, currently chief operating officer of PIA.
A pilot project to convert a section of a disused sewerage drain into parkland has begun construction in Melbourne’s west.
Tasmania’s “dark history” is the centrepiece of the MONA’s vision for the redevelopment Macquarie Point, designed by Fender Katsalidis and Rush Wright.
The Victorian government has introduced mandatory height controls and policies encouraging dwelling diversity for Fishermans Bend.
Two New Zealand public space projects have won awards in the 2016 World Architecture Festival awards.
The Australian Garden History Society is seeking papers for its 2017 conference to be held Sunday 29 October in Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton-Waikato, New Zealand.
A design team with a philosophy based on the “idea of continuum” has been appointed for the expansion of Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property in New South Wales.
The Greater Sydney Commission has released a draft amendment of its 40-year vision for Greater Sydney and the first 20-year draft District Plans for public comment.
Two projects in Western Australia could see the German Baugruppen model of cooperative housing introduced in the state.
11 entries were awarded by the PIA at the 2016 New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence.
13 entries were awarded by the PIA at the 2016 Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence.
9 entries were awarded by the PIA at the 2016 Western Australian Awards for Planning Excellence.
A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.
Ten entries were awarded by the PIA at the 2016 Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence.
City of Greater Bendigo wins award at Victorian planning awards for its involvement in mosque crisis
The 2016 PIA Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence were announced at a ceremony on Friday 4 November at RMIT University’s Swanston Academic Building in Melbourne.
The Planning Institute of Australia has elected Laura Murray as its new Victorian president.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has recognized 40 projects in eleven categories at the 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards.
The Planning Institute of Australia has advocated for the role of planning in improving housing affordability across the nation.
Taylor Cullity Lethlean has unveiled its designs for a beachfront precinct in Yeppoon, on the Capricorn Coast in central Queensland.
Randwick City Council has announced the winner of the $300k Kensington to Kingsford international ideas competition.
A design team led by CHROFI has won the national design competition for a new conservatory in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
Six entries have been recognized in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.
Marc Treib will present a public lecture in Melbourne titled “The Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi: The Garden as Sculpture.”
An independent group seeks to identify proposals for the 225,000 square metres of open space that elevated rail will deliver.
Thirty-seven entries have been shortlisted in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his patronage of the Australian Urban Design Awards.
Australia- and Spain-based architecture firm SMAR Architecture Studio has won first place in an international competition to design the new €25-million ($36.8-million) Science Island in Lithuania.