Irrigation dam ‘inappropriate’ – Stuff.co.nz

June 11, 2008,AEDT

Central Plains Water’s (CPW) proposed dam across the Waianiwaniwa Valley would be like a line of tower blocks extending 2km across the Canterbury countryside, a hearing has been told. Landscape architect Di Lucas, who was giving evidence on behalf of the Malvern Hills Protection Society, produced a photo montage of | Read More

Order of Australia for Landscape Architecture academic

June 9, 2008,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) celebrates the awarding of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) to Professor Catherin Bull as announced today as part of the 2008 Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Catherin Bull of the University of Melbourne is acknowledged as Australia’s foremost and most respected | Read More

Twin towers in Brissie’s French Quarter | The Courier-Mail

May 24, 2008,AEDT

THE designer behind the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai has won an international competition to design Devine’s $1 billion French Quarter precinct in Brisbane.The design of two towers by Tom Wright of Atkins has been selected from a field of five international architectural firms which were | Read More

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green

May 17, 2008,AEDT

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX. Many of the plants and shrubs requiring significant irrigation and maintenance have been removed | Read More

Councils face tight rules on planning – theage.com.au

May 9, 2008,AEDT

COUNCILS will be policed to ensure they consider planning laws and policies such as the Melbourne 2030 planning blueprint when dealing with new building projects. This follows a scathing report on the state’s planning approvals process by the Victorian Auditor-General’s office. Read more @ the Source: theage.com.au – Councils face | Read More

Hungry Mile wasteland warning

April 17, 2008,AEDT

THE man advising New York on how to revamp its public spaces has slammed the NSW Government’s plan for the former Hungry Mile site, warning it will become “fearsome at night” and a “wasteland” on weekends and public holidays. The Government wants to transform the historic wharves at East Darling | Read More

NZILA 2008 Awards announced

April 6, 2008,AEDT

Supreme Awards (Highest Award)George Malcolm Supreme Award was won by Isthmus Group in association with Studio Pacific Architecture for Kumototo Wharf Development, Wellington Waterfront Category: Landscape Design Urban Design Charlie Challenger Supreme Award was won by Boffa Miskell Ltd for Manukau City Council Restoration Planting Guidelines: Restoring Our Native Plants | Read More

Extreme makeover for Quay, Darling Harbour and beyond

March 25, 2008,AEDT

TEARING down the Cahill Expressway, moving Circular Quay railway station, remaking Darling Harbour and building a huge convention centre over the tracks at Central are part of the City of Sydney’s grand vision for 2030, to be made public today. The Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, wants to transform Sydney into | Read More

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