UWA Students design Moongazing platform

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape Architecture students from the University of Western Australia created concept plans Meelup Regional Park commissioned by the Shire of Busselton. The idea of a Moongazers platform arose from these plans as the beach is one of few beaches where the moon can be seen rising over the Indian Ocean | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

Auckland’s First Shared Space Street

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Voxy.co.nz reports The final concept design for the upgrade of Elliott Street in Auckland’s CBD has been approved by two Auckland City Council committees, for what will become Auckland’s first shared space street. Shared space is at the forefront of international urban design and aims to combine rather than separate | Read More

Australia Will Invest $2.4 Billion To Modernize Perth Airport

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Perth Airport is a vital part of the Western Australian and national economy. In response to Perth’s growing need for modern, well-planned aviation infrastructure, the Master Plan sets out a ten-year, $2.4 billion investment program which includes the phased relocation of all regular passenger services to the International Precinct. Perth | Read More

No winner for Queens Wharf competition

November 6, 2009,AEDT

Recently WLA reported on the announcement of the finalists for the Queens Wharf design competition. We have just found out  that the competition has been halted and no winner will be awarded as the competition organisers (various government authorities) were not impressed with the stage 2 entries submitted. Comments left | Read More

New urban planning degree for Western Sydney

November 5, 2009,AEDT

Architecture&Design reports As Greater Western Sydney burgeons, the need for skilled urban planners is mushrooming.The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is launching a new Bachelor of Social Science/ Master of Urban Management and Planning degree. SOURCE: Architecture&Design

Australia allocates $86 mil for stormwater harversting

November 4, 2009,AEDT

Thirteen organisations will share in $86 million to undertake innovative stormwater capture projects to help secure water supplies for Australian cities. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced recently the outcome of the first funding round for Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Projects “In this era of extended | Read More

Australian Institute of Architects 2009 National Architecture Awards announced

November 2, 2009,AEDT

IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – Eugene Regis Australia’s major new arts, theatre and ‘culture palaces’ from Canberra to Melbourne to New York, and the architects who designed them, are among major winners at this year’s top architecture awards. The Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards are the country’s most prestigious | Read More

Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A rebound in business confidence has not yet translated into investment intentions, with Queensland, Australia relying on a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects to drive the economy to more stable ground. The latest Access Economics-Arup Investment Monitor shows business investment in Queensland was notably worse in | Read More

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