Tag: Planning

Victoria Cross over-station tower by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 Jun 2020

More NSW major projects to be fast-tracked

The NSW government has announced a further 19 state significant projects to be fast-tracked for assessment as part of the third tranche of its Planning System Acceleration Program.

Sydney Fish Market by 3XN in partnership with BVN and Aspect Studios.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 May 2020

$6.5 billion of projects fast tracked

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy.

The Central Sydney Planning Strategy will allow for buildings of up to 330 metres to be built in new “clusters.”
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 May 2020

City of Sydney unveils strategy for towering clusters

City of Sydney has unveiled a new planning strategy for the city centre, which will allow for buildings of up to 330 metres to be built in new “clusters.”

The planned Ivanhoe Estate redevelopment.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Apr 2020

NSW government to fast track 24 major projects

Schools, a university campus and housing are among the first tranche of projects to be fast tracked by the NSW government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Queensland government has relaxed heavy vehicle lock out restrictions at the site of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project as a way of helping the project move forward.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Apr 2020

Planning rules amended to support construction sector

State governments around the country have amended their respective planning regulations in an effort to keep the construction industry ticking over during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.
Discussion | 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.

Most read

Latest on site