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  • Built Environment Meets Parliament forum comes to Sydney

    21st Jun 16

    The Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) NSW, a milestone forum between industry and government is being organised at the Parliament of New South Wales on Thursday 11 August 2016.

    Urban Growth NSW, the NSW Government’s urban transformation agency, will be the Principal Sponsor of the event which is being coordinated by industry association Consult Australia in consultation with BEMP NSW Partners, the Green Building Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects and the Planning Institute of Australia, with the support of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

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  • Built Environment Meets Parliament Finds Sponsor

    20th Jun 16

    UrbanGrowth NSW will be the Principal Sponsor of Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) NSW, a milestone forum between industry and government to be held in August.

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  • Park gets top honours

    17th Jun 16

    The accolades continue for Gladstone Port Corporation's multi award winning East Shores - Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct, with it having been recently awarded the Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland Award of Excellence in the 'Parks and Open Space - Development' category.

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  • Wasted resources, fragmented funding threaten Australia’s urban futu

    15th Jun 16

    Australia risks “wasting resources and taxpayer money” without good planning for future infrastructure needs, says the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) CEO, Kirsty Kelly.

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  • Where are the States’ vision for their cities?

    15th Jun 16

    While the journey is important, a government that doesn’t know where it is going is likely to waste both money and time. Cities and infrastructure planned in relative isolation can even go so far as to prevent other worthwhile investments from proceeding.

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  • Bulking up: NSW plays catch-up on retail planning reforms

    13th Jun 16

    The booming $60 billion large format retail sector is hoping a NSW government inquiry will help reform the state's antiquated, parochial and inflexible retail planning system.
     

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  • Planning Institute releases Election Platform 2016; calls for a nation

    13th Jun 16

    THE Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has released its Federal Election Platform 2016, arguing that the Federal Government has an important role to play in supporting good planning at a national level and ensuring that Australia's resources are utilised appropriately and our tax dollars well spent.

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  • Are autonomous vehicles the way of the future?

    11th Jun 16

    Karen Wright leads the ACT Planning Institute of Australia's policy, advocacy and media working group.

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  • A 20-year vision for the Hunter needs greater clarity

    9th Jun 16

    Good strategic plans need to clearly set out the vision for an area. There should also be a clear connection from the vision through to actions required to achieve it.

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  • Darwin divided: Roundabout inspires protests, petitions and political

    30th May 16

    A humble two-lane roundabout on the edge of Darwin's CBD has inspired protests, petitions, online polls and straight-faced debate amongst politicians, council members, planning advocates and passionate residents.

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  • Planning Institute says Newcastle light rail should shift to heavy rai

    27th May 16

    THE Planning Institute of Australia has added its voice to the calls for the Newcastle light rail to run down the old heavy rail corridor.

    In its submission to the government’s plan, the 5000-member institute says segregated running of light rail on the city’s main street “compromises the ability to revitalise Hunter Street as a people place”.

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  • Water assessment tool wins award

    27th May 16

    A New South Wales water company has received a national award from the Planning Institute of Australia for its web-based water assessment tool.

    WaterNSW received national acclaim for its innovative NorBE assessment tool in the ‘Improving Planning Processes and Practices’ category from the Planning Institute of Australia.

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  • The political handball that is infrastructure

    26th May 16

    Australia has moved down the pecking order for projects that appear bankable to investors, global design and consultancy company Arcadis says, which given the political climate couldn’t come at a worse time.

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  • Suburban Sexscapes book wins national planning award

    25th May 16

    http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201605248686/may-2016/suburban-sexscapes-book-wins-national-planning-award

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  • Industry bodies call for infrastructure spending commitment

    25th May 16

    Eight infrastructure and construction industry bodies have joined forces to call on political parties to make a commitment to maintaining long-term infrastructure spending ahead of the July election.

    http://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/industry-bodies-call-for-infrastructure-spending-commitment

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  • Tidy Up Taree, Night Bazaar and Vibrants Spaces recognised nationally

    19th May 16

    The National Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) last week acknowledged the success of Taree’s town centre improvements, awarding it second best in its category.

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  • A joint statement on economic infrastructre investment

    19th May 16

    We, the undersigned, have joined together to call on all Federal political parties to commit to long-term infrastructure investment in the 2016 Federal election.

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  • Council online estimator named nation’s best

    17th May 16

    A tool that gives residents, developers and Council the ability to easily estimate the environmental cost of removing important vegetation has been named the nation's best improvement in planning processes and practices at the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) national awards on Thursday, 12 May.

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  • Green space essential for future

    16th May 16

    St Marys residents are clamouring to save green space in the town centre because further development will put rest and recreation space at a premium.

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  • 2016 PIA National Awards for Planning Excellence

    13th May 16

    The Planning Institute of Australia’s 2016 National Awards for Planning Excellence have been announced in Queensland.

    Fifteen awards were presented across 13 different categories in recognition of the quality of planning initiatives nominated, with the host state winning four awards and three commendations.

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