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

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

Marysville moving on

September 11, 2009,AEST

The draft Urban Design Framework(UDF) for Marysville was released this week for public display and feedback. Maysville was the sub-alpine town that was wiped out during the bushfires that ravage areas of South-East Australia in Febraury this year.  The UDF | Read More

PIA announce Australia Award for Urban Design

August 13, 2009,AEST

The Planning Institute Australia (PIA) announced the Australia Award for Urban Design on 11 August. This year saw a record number of entries, as well as a richness of creative projects from around the nation. This year PIA awarded 2 | Read More

Waters Edge re-defines city architecture

August 12, 2009,AEST

Queensland Business Review reports A new development in Brisbane’s West End is set to draw inspiration from the river city, with nearly an acre of waterscape and open subtropical gardens. Upon completion, Waters Edge will comprise two, eight-story residential buildings, | Read More

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