The NSW government has announced it will introduce a new ministerial portfolio for public spaces.
The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to begin work on the planning and design of a new nature and science precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture, the Green Square Library and Plaza was named best library in the world built since 2013.
The NSW government says the relocated Sydney Fish Market will become the major cultural facility at the centre of a new harbour-side precinct.
Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery, a new creative hub and 18,000 square metres of new public space are planned for Melbourne’s arts precinct.
Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects have won the competition with a proposal lauded for its “deep and thorough understanding” of the site.
Parks Victoria will host a number of community consultation sessions in May on improvements to tourist infrastructure and conservation works at one of Victoria’s most-visited sites.
A competition invites multidisciplinary teams to rethink the public open spaces of Point Grey on Victoria’s Surf Coast.
Patrick Fensham argues that planners need to re-engage with the public interest and the issues and challenges that matter.
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 City of Parramatta has released updated concept designs for Parramatta Square’s 20,000-square-metre public domain, the key project in a $2-billion urban renewal development in Sydney.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is seeking ideas from the public for a new 20-year masterplan for the Melbourne Gardens.
The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney has unveiled a new horticultural display space, the Calyx, designed by PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall.
Katherine Clarke, founding partner of Muf Architecture/Art, on public space and the ‘lived experience of democracy’.
The Mount Penang Gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia.