Tag: Planning

News | Linda Cheng | 5 Feb 2020

Architects sidelined in major shake-up of NSW Independent Planning Commission

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 strategy will allow for taller towers in areas including Barangaroo.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Dec 2019

Agreement opens door to 330-metre towers in central Sydney

The NSW government and the City of Sydney have laid the foundations for 330-metre skyscrapers in parts of the Sydney CBD.

RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Nov 2019

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

The proposed $530 million Star Casino hotel and residential tower in Pyrmont, designed by FJMT, was rejected by the planning department.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Oct 2019

‘Pyrmont is the next frontier’: masterplan recommended for ‘gateway of Sydney’s CBD’

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.

The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Sep 2019

Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’

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.

Render of Baugruppen at WGV, Perth by Spaceagency.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Jun 2019

WA gov’t introduces policy for houses on tiny lots

The Western Australian government has introduced a planning policy for the construction of houses on lots smaller than 100 square metres.

A concept image for a pedestrianized Elizabeth Street.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 May 2019

Melbourne council continues pedestrianization push with Elizabeth Street plan

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.

Yagan Square by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority took out the Great Place Award in the 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

Celebrating the best in Australian planning in 2019

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.

Central Adelaide.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 May 2019

South Australian Planning Commission releases new guides on role of design in new planning regime

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.

Daily life on Footscray’s Paisley Street.
Discourse | Yvonne Meng | 8 May 2019

Don’t forget the footpath – it’s vital public space

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 University of Newcastle’s NeW Space by Lyons Architecture and EJE Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Sep 2018

Newcastle’s first metropolitan plan released

The NSW government has released a metropolitan plan for Newcastle that is a first for both the city and for a non state capital.

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane.

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

The proportion of women to men in architecture and associated professions is low. Can cities not designed by women really meet their needs?

A reimagined Kibble Park, by GANSW in partnership with CHROFI, Tyrrellstudio and HillDPA.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Apr 2018

GANSW leads team in rethink of Gosford’s public spaces

The Government Architect NSW, in partnership with CHROFI, Tyrrellstudio and HillDPA, have drafted plans for the revitalization of the centre of Gosford.

Satellite view of the Greater Sydney area.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Mar 2018

Transit-oriented ‘aerotropolis’ in Western Sydney city deal

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.

Helen Lochhead.
People | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Jan 2018

Helen Lochhead appointed chair of Sydney planning panel

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.

Sydney, NSW.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Dec 2017

Experts sought for pilot NSW design review panel

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.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.
News | Patrick Hunn | 28 Nov 2017

First state-wide green infrastructure policy drafted for NSW

Authored by the Government Architect NSW, a new draft policy for green infrastructure across the state has been released for public comment.

Sydney Harbour.
News | Patrick Hunn | 21 Nov 2017

‘Good design’ enshrined in NSW planning law for first time

The NSW state parliament has passed new planning legislation that promote “good design,” “proper construction” and the “sustainable management of built heritage”.

University of Melbourne's South Lawn Car Park by University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder and Bayly in association with Harris, Lange and Associates, completed in 1972.

Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

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.

Satellite view of the Greater Sydney area.
News | Patrick Hunn | 23 Oct 2017

Transport, housing at heart of ‘three city’ plan for Sydney

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.

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