No winner for Queens Wharf competition

November 6, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

New urban planning degree for Western Sydney

November 5, 2009,AEST

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,AEST

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 | Read More

Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney

October 21, 2009,AEST

Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports “The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said. Meanwhile, more than half the land used | Read More

City an ‘obese parody’

October 7, 2009,AEST

The Age reports FEDERAL Labor MP Kelvin Thomson has savaged the Victorian Government’s handling of urban planning in a blistering newsletter to constituents. Mr Thomson said the State Government’s planning blueprint Melbourne 2030, which aimed to reduce urban sprawl, had | Read More

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