How the west was renovated – smh.com.au

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].

Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road – The Age

The Age reports

“MELBOURNE(Australia) might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city’s urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road.

The outer metropolitan ring road, which will also include a rail link, will run in an arc from Avalon Airport to the Hume Highway.

The road is set to be included in the State Government’s transport plan, due out within days.”

SOURCE: The Age.com.au – Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road.

Leisure park plan for Mapua toxic site

The Nelson Mail (NZ) reports that “A waterfront amphitheatre, a promenade area and a heritage orchard are some of the ideas included in the design for a $1 million waterfront park to transform Mapua’s former toxic site.

Mapua-based landscape architect and urban design expert Robin Simpson is leading the project and is working with Nelson landscape architect Heidi Stewart on the concept plan.”

read more @ the SOURCE: The Nelson Mail – The Nelson Mail.

Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head

“The UK is more innovative in terms of promoting public architecture, Mark Kelly global director education and science at Woods Bagot told Architecture & Design.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture & Design Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head.

Flat Bush masterplan for public vetting – NZ Herald

Details of a $1 billion vision for South Auckland will be unveiled next month but its developer is not expecting construction to start until at least 2010.

SOURCE:  NZ Herald: New Zealand National newsFlat Bush masterplan for public vetting

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