Leighton awarded expansion of Brisbane’s busway network

August 11, 2009,AEDT

Leighton Contractors, in an alliance with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, SKM and AECOM, has been awarded a combined $282 million contract to deliver the Eastern Busway – Buranda to Main Avenue to expand Brisbane’s unique busway network. The Eastern Busway Alliance will design and construct the 1.05 kilometre | Read More

Local Stone banned by Council for being reflective

August 5, 2009,AEDT

Reported today by 3 News New Zealand that the Otago District Council is banning Oamaru Stone as a building material as it is too bright and reflective. One has to wonder if the local council has heard of sustainable design? To ban a locally sourced product that has reflective and | Read More

Perth grows at boomtown rate | PerthNow

July 16, 2009,AEDT

PerthNow reports PERTH should grow to more than three million people by 2050, Richard Weller, a professor of landscape architecture at WA University, says. The author of Boomtown 2050 – Scenarios for a Rapidly Growing City believes Perth still has the opportunity to plan for its expected population surge and | Read More

Situate Sculpture Project – Shortlist for international sculpture project announced

June 28, 2009,AEDT

The jury of the situate competition – an international sculpture competition offering $1million for an artwork to transform Perth’s Forrest Place- have narrowed down 202 entries received from 33 countries to five shortlisted entrants. The following entries have been selected as finalists: Jean-Bernard Métais, ArtistCourdemanche, France Dimmity Walker, Architect; Michael | Read More

Gallery of Australian Design opens in Canberra

May 16, 2009,AEDT

A new gallery showcasing Australian Design has been opened in Canberra known as the Gallery of Australian Design. The Gallery is a partnership between National Museum of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Architects,  and the University of Canberra. National President of the Australian Institute of | Read More

situate – international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia.

March 31, 2009,AEDT

Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia annnounces situate is an international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia. Forrest Place, which is the location of a proposed major multi-million dollar upgrade, has been announced as the site for the artwork. situate has been designed to encourage innovative partnerships between | Read More

Fire-safe designs for the future – theage.com.au

February 23, 2009,AEDT

  Geoff Maslen of The Age reports “Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes? Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire | Read More

Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming – smh.com.au

January 5, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats. Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the | Read More

How city living fights the waistband sprawl

December 15, 2008,AEDT

Sydney Morning Herald reports “THE closer you live to the city, the better chance you have of being trim, a study of Sydney suburbs has found. University of NSW researchers, in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health, examined residents in 40 local government areas across Sydney. They found those | Read More

How the west was renovated – smh.com.au

December 5, 2008,AEDT

The Sydney Morning Herald reports “Life in Sydney’s western suburbs is being transformed by the arrival of master planned estates, at least for those who can afford it, writes Michael Duffy.” Read more of the 7 page special at the [SOURCE: How the west was renovated – National – smh.com.au].

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