News | 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.
People | 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.
News | 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.
News | Authored by the Government Architect NSW, a new draft policy for green infrastructure across the state has been released for public comment.
News | The NSW state parliament has passed new planning legislation that promote “good design,” “proper construction” and the “sustainable management of built heritage”.
Discourse | 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.
News | 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.
News | Prominent architects, landscape architects and urban designers warn the Victorian government’s proposed West Gate Tunnel could “delay development.”
News | A submission by the Planning Institute of Victoria has taken issue with the Victorian government’s plans to connect central Melbourne to the city’s west via a major road and cross-river tunnel.
News | A “bombshell” decision by the NSW Court of Appeal could have state-wide implications for the way “staged development applications” are assessed.
News | A report by Randwick City Council has found the NSW affordable housing incentives for developers are not delivering genuine affordable accommodation for those in need.
News | A Sydney council says golf course land should be freed up for other uses as participation in the sport drops.
Discourse | The arrival of a flock of look-alike cafes is often synonymous with urban renewal. Have cafes become merely “a market-driven solution to achieve an active street front in Australian cities”?
News | Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.
Discourse | Academic and former Queensland Government Architect Michael Keniger reflects on the development of the design review process and questions whether it has been a success.
News | Outstanding achievements in Australian planning were rewarded by the PIA at a ceremony in Sydney.
News | An overhaul of the NSW planning legislation will see the role and value of design introduced as a new object of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
News | A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.
Discourse | Larger dwellings in suburban developments mean less opportunity for biodiversity and canopy cover in our cities.
News | An independent group seeks to identify proposals for the 225,000 square metres of open space that elevated rail will deliver.