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News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Feb 2019

NSW government introduces minister to ‘champion’ public spaces

The NSW government has announced it will introduce a new ministerial portfolio for public spaces.

News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jan 2019

Vic govt. pledges $5m for new nature and science precinct at Royal Botanic Gardens

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.

News | Linda Cheng | 3 Jan 2019

Newly completed Green Square Library and Plaza wins global library award

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.

News | Linda Cheng | 7 Nov 2018

Final design for new Sydney Fish Market unveiled

The NSW government says the relocated Sydney Fish Market will become the major cultural facility at the centre of a new harbour-side precinct.

News | Linda Cheng | 5 Jun 2018

Major redevelopment of Melbourne’s arts precinct planned

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.

News | Linda Cheng | 14 May 2018

Winner revealed in competition to design Lorne foreshore redevelopment

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.

News | Patrick Hunn | 10 May 2018

Public feedback sought on design of Great Ocean Road projects

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.

News | Linda Cheng | 7 Dec 2017

Competition to reimagine Victoria’s Surf Coast foreshore

A competition invites multidisciplinary teams to rethink the public open spaces of Point Grey on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Practice | Patrick Fensham | 19 Dec 2016

Putting the public interest back into planning

Patrick Fensham argues that planners need to re-engage with the public interest and the issues and challenges that matter.

News | Linda Cheng | 15 Dec 2016

MONA unveils vision for Hobart’s Macquarie Point renewal

Tasmania’s “dark history” is the centrepiece of the MONA’s vision for the redevelopment Macquarie Point, designed by Fender Katsalidis and Rush Wright.

News | Louisa Wright | 14 Sep 2016

Revised designs for Parramatta Square public domain released

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.

News | Linda Cheng | 9 Aug 2016

Ideas wanted for new Melbourne botanic gardens masterplan

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is seeking ideas from the public for a new 20-year masterplan for the Melbourne Gardens.

News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jun 2016

Byron Bay adopts McGregor Coxall Town Centre masterplan

The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall.

News | Linda Cheng | 17 Jun 2016

PTW and McGregor Coxall’s Calyx opens

The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney has unveiled a new horticultural display space, the Calyx, designed by PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall.

Katherine Clarke: Making space for doubt

Katherine Clarke, founding partner of Muf Architecture/Art, on public space and the ‘lived experience of democracy’.

Review | Sueanne Ware | 3 May 2016

Strangely familiar: Mount Penang Gardens

The Mount Penang Gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia.