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.
News | In the most comprehensive urban planning strategy for Sydney in nearly half a century, height limits in parts of the CBD could be lifted to over 300 metres.
News | The 2016 Victorian State Planning Conference will take place at Silverwater Resort in San Remo from 1–2 September. The theme for this year’s conference will be Hard Decisions, Strong Leadership.
News | The Victorian state government has supported 40 recommendations to improve outcomes for Melbourne’s urban renewal precinct.