Tag: Regional Australia

Point Grey redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore Projects and Bush Projects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Oct 2019

Convention centre, Great Ocean Road projects funded in action on Geelong city deal

A roadmap for the implementation of the Geelong City Deal has been released by state, federal and local governments.

The winning proposal for Point Grey foreshore redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects.
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.

Aborigines Using Fire to Hunt Kangaroos, Joseph Lycett, approximately 1775–1828.
Practice | Mark Perkins | 11 Dec 2017

Post-environmental landscapes: Balancing beauty with ecology

In the Far North Coast of New South Wales, contested ideas of pre- and post-European settlement landscapes, managed by hierarchies of scenic beauty and ecological value, have created tensions in the community.

The existing Point Grey foreshore with the Lorne Pier in the foreground.
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.

In many parts of Australia the clearing of deep-rooted native forests to farm shallow-rooted pastures or crops has led to rising groundwaters, salinity and less resilience to drought and flood.
Practice | Wai Kin Tsui | 5 Dec 2017

Let’s talk about complexity

We need to renew the language of ecological design to better confront the complexity and uncertainty of today’s challenges.

This photograph at Deepwater in the Northern Tablelands shows a sign that lures tired motorists with the promise of a rest area ahead.
Review | Naomi Stead | 1 Dec 2017

City Limits: The vernacular of welcome signs in regional Australia

Anyone who has travelled through regional Australia would understand the importance many towns place on their welcome signs – not just to communicate useful information, but also to establish and project an identity of place.

Many regional towns on the east coast of Australia, including the NSW Northern Rivers town of Lismore, were flooded after Cyclone Debbie hit in early 2017, causing significant damage.
Practice | Rob Roggema | 20 Nov 2017

Design before disaster

As we face a future of more frequent and severe weather events due to climate change, we need to start redesigning our towns and regional cities to better cope with shock events.

Robust local timbers will silver over time to reflect the hues of the surrounding eucalypts.
Review | Danielle Jewson | 17 Nov 2017

Ebb and flow: Koondrook Wharf

Community engagement, Aboriginal artwork, locally sourced timber and a piece of history have been brought together to create this new wharf in northern Victoria.

Windfarms are typically located in areas with consistently high winds, proximity to existing energy infrastructure and availability of accessible land.
Practice | David Moir | 1 Nov 2017

Wind turbines and the regional energy landscape

Windfarms are still a divisive issue for many communities due to their visual impact on pastoral landscapes.

Concepts for the Loch Ard Gorge region as put forward by the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 17 Oct 2017

McGregor Coxall’s Shipwreck Coast masterplan underway

Early works have commenced on the implementation of a masterplan by McGregor Coxall that aims to improve and conserve the Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast.

Twenty-five thousand indigenous trees and shrubs have been planted on Karl and Rachel’s property in south-east Victoria.
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 13 Oct 2017

Regenerative action: Degraded farm to future forest

In the past twelve months an impressive twenty-five thousand indigenous trees and shrubs have been planted on Karl and Rachel’s 100-acre property in south-eastern Victoria.

Thévenot after Blaeu, 1659, from Abel Tasman, 1642-4. According to Jillian Wallliss, OMA's Australian lecture echoed colonial framings of terra nullius.
Review | Jillian Walliss | 10 Oct 2017

The Antipodean limits of a manifesto: OMA and the Australian countryside

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) recently spoke to an audience of more than 700 people at the Melbourne School of Design about their new research direction – the countryside.

The August 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia – Forgotten Lands: Complexity and Change in Regional Australia.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 2 Aug 2017

August issue of LAA out now

This issue goes bush to uncover a wealth of exciting projects and initiatives that thoughtfully respond to complex circumstances in regional Australia.

The August 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia – Forgotten Lands: Complexity and Change in Regional Australia.
Archive | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 2 Aug 2017

August issue of LAA out now

A preview of the August 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

American artists HENSE (Alex Brewer) painted this mural on a grain silo in Avon in 2015.

Make it grain: Art trail to draw tourists to WA’s struggling Wheatbelt

A new cultural tourism trail linking large-scale public artworks in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region to be launched as part of Perth’s annual PUBLIC festival.

Rapid population growth is driving the Gold Coast economy, making it a ‘gaining’ city.
Practice | Leonie Pearson | 26 Jun 2017

Bust the regional city myths and look beyond the ‘big 5’ for a $378b return

New research shows regional cities generate national economic growth and jobs at the same rate as big metropolitan cities, but they require greater investment to prosper.

Esperance Waterfront by Hassell.
Places | 24 Jan 2017

Esperance Waterfront

By redeveloping its waterfront, the Shire of Esperance aimed to balance a family-oriented destination with improved infrastructure, tourist attractions and opportunities for private investment.

The Hazelwood Open Cut Mine boundary plotted in yellow over an aerial image of central Melbourne at the same scale.
Practice | David Langmore | 9 Jan 2017

Latrobe Valley Open Cuts: Wastelands or treasured assets?

Equivalent in size to Sydney Harbour, the Latrobe Valley’s open-cut mines offer massive potential for future uses. But rehabilitation must be granted the critical public and governmental attention it deserves.

Hazelwood power station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley is due to close by March 2017.
Practice | Cat Nadel | 12 Dec 2016

Planning for a sustainable future in the Latrobe Valley

Cat Nadel of Environment Victoria discusses their recent report Life After Coal: Pathways to a Just and Sustainable Transition for the Latrobe Valley.

The Conargo Junction Store.
Practice | Liesl Malan and Sally Wright | 3 May 2016

A Dangerous Profession

Many regional and rural towns across Australia are experiencing slow but steady decline, but death is not inevitable.