Top scientists join calls to save threatened red gum forests

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Morning Herald reports MORE than 50 leading scientists from around Australia have written to the Premier, Nathan Rees, asking him to protect the iconic Riverina red gum forests by creating huge national parks in south-western NSW and increasing the flow of water to them from the Murray and Murrumbidgee | Read More

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

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

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

City an ‘obese parody’

October 7, 2009,AEDT

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 failed badly. He attacked State Government plans to increase Melbourne’s | Read More

Call for water savings proposals for Australian towns and small cities

October 2, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Government is seeking proposals to develop and implement practical projects to help secure urban water supplies in Australian towns and cities with fewer than 50,000 people. “Funding under this program will support cities and towns with fewer than 50,000 people to improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of | Read More

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