Melbourne suburbs feeling the squeeze

Melbourne’s established suburbs will require 316,000 new dwellings over the next 20 years in a forecast released by the Government of Victoria. In order to determine a more accurate assessment the government has ordered 31 municialities to make “capacity assessments”.

For more information read the article at The Age – Suburbs to squeeze in more houses

In the News – August 13

RIBA calls for national minimum space standards in all new-build housing [RIBA]

A New Wing, a New Direction (Cleveland Museum) [Wall Street Journal]

Titanic Memorial to given a facelift [getsurrey]

ODOT prepares for Highway 224 project to begin [Estacada News]

More public input sought on project [Kalona News]

Shoreham Port masterplan to be drawn up

PropertyWeek reports

Hyder Consulting has been appointed to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port near Brighton.

Hyder Consulting, a design and advisory consultancy, has been commissioned to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port Authority, …….

The port forms a major part of the overall regeneration of the Shoreham Harbour area, which is covered by the Government’s Growth Points programme and is one of the largest regeneration projects in the South East.

Read more at the SOURCE: PropertyWeek -Masterplan for Shoreham Port to be drawn up

PIA announce Australia Award for Urban Design

The Planning Institute Australia (PIA) announced the Australia Award for Urban Design on 11 August.

This year saw a record number of entries, as well as a richness of creative projects from
around the nation. This year PIA awarded 2 winners and 1 commendation

Winners
1. TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIAN CITIES
Cities around the world are in the process of redefining their form to deal with issues of
climate change and sustainability, and to make them more liveable.
This significant piece of research was commissioned by the Victorian Government and
undertaken by a team led by the City of Melbourne and supported by a range of specialists.

2. PADDINGTON RESERVOIR GARDENS
Over the past two years, the City of Sydney, together with its collaborative design team of
architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners and access consultants has created a
unique, surprising, functional and totally engaging public park that has captured the
imagination of all those fortunate enough to pass or live nearby.

COMMENDATION
SUSTAINABLE SYDNEY 2030 – THE VISION

SOURCE: PLANNING INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA

In the News – 12 August

Berney to Join School of Architecture [USC News]

Excellence Award in Sustainability (Swindon Library) [24dash.com]

Urban Gardens May Soon Pop Up In Springfield [ozarksfirst.com]

Leighton’s Theiss in consortium for $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road upgrade [The Australian]

Giant ‘meat-eating’ plant found [bbc.co.uk]

Edgewater proposal gets mixed response on Urban Design Commission [Badger Herald]

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