Four architects are currently members of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, but major reforms will see the commission move towards “a stronger focus on decision-making skills rather than technical expertise.”
The NSW government and the City of Sydney have laid the foundations for 330-metre skyscrapers in parts of the Sydney CBD.
City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has doubled-down on her assessment of Pyrmont as “open for business” following the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s review into the area’s planning rules.
Architect Yvonne von Hartel, appointed to review a scathing report on the proposed FJMT tower, has delivered an even more damning rebuke of the design.
The Western Australian government has introduced a planning policy for the construction of houses on lots smaller than 100 square metres.
City of Melbourne councillors have voted to endorse a plan that will see Melbourne’s Elizabeth Street closed to cars over a number of years.
The Planning Institute of Australia held its 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019, awarding people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.
South Australia’s State Planning Commission is hoping to use several community guides to engage with “significant community concerns” around heritage and design in the state’s new planning regime.
Using Melbourne’s Footscray as a case study, Yvonne Meng argues that the humble footpath is overlooked, although it is an equally if not more important public space for urban social life.
The NSW government has released a metropolitan plan for Newcastle that is a first for both the city and for a non state capital.
The proportion of women to men in architecture and associated professions is low. Can cities not designed by women really meet their needs?
The Government Architect NSW, in partnership with CHROFI, Tyrrellstudio and HillDPA, have drafted plans for the revitalization of the centre of Gosford.
A North South Rail Link will be built ahead of the Sydney’s second airport, under a city deal signed by the federal and NSW governments.
An architect has been made the chair of one of Sydney’s planning panels as part of a series of appointments made by the NSW government.
Government Architect NSW has issued a call for built environment experts to apply for a pilot program that will establish a design review panel for state-significant projects.
Authored by the Government Architect NSW, a new draft policy for green infrastructure across the state has been released for public comment.
The NSW state parliament has passed new planning legislation that promote “good design,” “proper construction” and the “sustainable management of built heritage”.
Could car parks soon be a relic of the past? Four academics discuss how, in the coming decades, cities will transform car parking wastelands into vibrant activity spaces.
In 2056 Sydneysiders will live in a “metropolis of three cities,” no more than thirty minutes from services and jobs, according to the Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan.