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By Amy Kelly 31 March 2011 – Brisbane City Council on Tuesday night passed a motion allowing residents affected by the January 2011 floods to rebuild their homes beyond the height restrictions of current planning controls. The proposed temporary local planning instrument will override the current restrictions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 by allowing homes in Brisbane River flood-affected areas to be raised to an Interim Residential Flood Level (the level at which the January floods reached)... 
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30 March 2011 – One of Australia’s most thought provoking projects designed to stimulate ideas on this country’s urban futures is now on show at the Gold Coast City Gallery in Queensland. NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism exhibition was on show at the 2010 Venice Biennale, where the Australian Institute of Architects said it attracted more than 93,000 visitors to the Australian Pavilion. Read More  
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17 March 2011 – A new planning vision is needed for Newcastle as it evolves as an important regional capital according to the Hunter branch and NSW division of the Planning Institute of Australia . The Institute has identified six key priorities: Deliver a university city campus which is integrated with the city centre Adoption of an economic development strategy as part of a regional plan, taking into account the port, university and the Williamtown RAAF base and civil airport Deregulation... 
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By Leon Gettler 9 March 2011 – The Liberals  in Victoria – and potentially soon in NSW – have both threatened a new wave of urban sprawl, but planners say there is an opportunity for a new planning body to push through urban consolidation. Either way, prepare for turbulence. Read More  
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2 March 2011 – The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council this week called  for a federal minister and department for cities and urban development to meet the nation’s urban challenges. Speaking at the Green Cities 2011 conference in Melbourne on Tuesday ASBEC president Tom Roper said there was an urgent need for “bold leadership and a streamlined, coordinated approach” to urban management policy. “We are facing a future of transport gridlock, rising greenhouse gas... 
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By Michael Mobbs 17 February 2011 – Australia’s councils are perhaps the most ignorant and contemptuous of indigenous culture of any part of our society. Councils manifest their damaged psyche unintentionally in their development approvals every week. They’re unaware of what they say and do. Read More  
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By Leon Gettler 3 February 2011 – Adapting to floods, bushfires, and cyclones will not be cheap. Engineers say infrastructure cannot be made totally invulnerable, only resilient. But that will add to the cost. In the wake of extreme weather events, property may well become more expensive, at least in the short term. Peter Williams, managing director of engineer MWH Australia, put it bluntly. “There are natural limits,’’ he says. “I don’t believe we can take human infrastructure... 
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27 January 2011 –The Government will spend $5.6 billion to rebuild flood-affected regions across Australia, PM Julia Gillard announced today. The funds will be delivered through a one year levy on people earning more than $50 000, abolishing certain climate change programs such as the green car innovation fund, the solar hot water rebate  and capping funding for the renewable energy bonus scheme. Some infrastructure projects will also be deferred to save cash as well as free up skilled workers. The... 
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By Leon Gettler Special report:  21 January 2011 – With more extreme weather events expected, the Queensland flood crisis could represent the “new normal” that will challenge the property market. Experts have told The Fifth Estate that planning and infrastructure will have to change. Just another sign of what we can expect from a world transformed by global warming. Geography and planning specialist Professor Brian Finlayson from the University of Melbourne says that the only way to tackle... 
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By Tina Perinotto 23 January 2011 – Adelaide might have ranked best city in Australia to live and Sydney worst in a wide-ranging survey from the Property Council of Australia but among some controversial findings was encouraging strong support for medium density housing, especially in transport nodes and shopping centres. More than half of respondents supported apartments Read More  
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By Tina Perinotto 10 September 2009 – Favourites: Picture this: an apartment tower constructed entirely in a factory — right down to the base fit-out and even the defects’’ rectification. The walls built of new lightweight materials, pre-insulated. The whole thing shifted like Lego blocks and assembled on site, in Little Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. No tight work regime of 7 am to 3 pm. Work shifts throughout the night, if you like. No more safety issues of tripping... 
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21 January 2011 – The Gold Coast City Council said on Friday that its Hinze Dam was “good planning” and would help protect the city from floods, as it released what it said were among Australia’s most sophisticated flood maps. The statement to reassure its residents came as a council meeting this endorsed $450,000 in financial support for flood reconstruction. A spokeswoman for the council said the Queensland  floods could well inform policy changes on the Gold Coast but... 
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By Tina Perinotto 14 January 2011 – The Planning Institute of Australia said on Friday that the Queensland flood crisis had focused the need for climate change to be considered in planning for the future and proved that modern planning protocols could work to protect communities, even in low lying areas. PIA national president Neil Savery said that major natural disasters had challenged civilisations throughout history and each time “the human endeavour rebounds with better built environments... 
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By Michael Mobbs 23 December 2010 - “The underlying problem is confoundingly simple: agricultural methods that lose soil faster than it is replaced destroy societies” – David Montgomery, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations I saw white sheets flapping and waving in a strong wind in the hot sun today. They were high on the top of a yellow building. Their sprightly dancing was spellbinding. (If you’ve never slept on sheets newly dried in the wind and sun, you’ll have no idea of... 
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By Tina Perinotto 2 December 2010 – The federal government yesterday released the most important document in national urban planning since the Whitlam years – a discussion paper on options for how to manage growth and sustainability for Australia’s biggest urban centres. The paper met with widespread approval from much of the mainstream development industry but might be set for some serious kickback from the residential land development lobby for its stance against greenfield development,... 
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15 December 2010 - Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet today released new maps produced in partnership with the Co-operative Research Centre for Spatial Information that identify the impacts of rising sea levels on low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hunter and Central Coast, and South East Queensland. Mr Combet said in a media statement the maps and a web portal would assist in planning for new residential estates Read More  
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Brief: 14 December 2010 – Climate Change Minister Greg Combet will be in Newcastle, NSW,  tomorrow to  launch a series of maps to help local governments in coastal communities to prepare for the future impacts of sea level rise due to climate change. There will be demonstrations of two computer-based tools and experts on hand from the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and local governments to discuss preparations for climate change and its impacts.  
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By Tina Perinotto 12 December 2010 - A raft of built environment organisations, professionals, academics and corporations has signed an open letter to call for bi-partisan support for urban policy, in the hope that political rivalries will not kill off the first signs of emerging national urban agenda in decades. The coalition of signatories is also concerned at the oversimplification of planning issues into a case of greenfield development versus infill. The federal government this month released... 
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By Marcus Spiller 10 December 2010 – One of our assignments as town planning students at Melbourne University in the 70s challenged us to devise a strategy to put “urban policy on the front pages of the newspapers.” It was the time of the first Oil Price Shock; an energy conservation imperative gripped the developed world. Together with our lecturers, we understood that restructuring the cities was crucial to a sustainable future, but we were all frustrated that urban planning... 
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8 December 2010 - The NSW government today paved the way for the next stage of the Frasers Property group’s development at Broadway on the edge of Sydney’s CBD, with approval for two new buildings. The project, now known as Central Park, is on the former Carlton and United Brewery site and will house up to 2500 residents and up to 5400 workers in a mixed use “urban village” with ambitions for a high environmental outcomes. Key sustainability features will include: on-site... 
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By David Wilson 22 December 2010 - Last year some of Sydney’s most prominent arts personalities debated whether Sydney had lost its cultural edge at the Creative Sydney debate. Moderated by Peter Carr from the Sydney Development Agency, the speakers considered what creative culture means in Sydney, and whether through our nightlife, cultural institutions and entertainment quarters the the wants and needs of Sydneysiders are being met. The question being debated was whether or not Sydney had lost... 
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17 November 2010 - UK building expert Roderic Bunn believes there is an unacceptable disconnect between the design intent of a building and its energy consumption. He also believes that it’s about time the property sector started to emulate the aeronautical industry by ensuring the developer retained an interest and responsibility over the project throughout its life. “It would be unthinkable that a corporation like Boeing would walk away from a project once it built a new type of... 
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By Paul Mees 16 November 2010 – Melburnians once needed to visit Europe to be embarrassed at the gap between our public transport and the best in the world. Now we have the Internet. The authority that runs Zurich’s public transport system – regarded by many experts as Europe’s best – now has an English version of its website. The Zurich Transport Network, or ZVV in German, receives so many inquiries Read More  
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By Boris Kelly 15 November 2010 – New York City commissioner of transport Janette Sadik-Khan told a Sydney forum  last week that commercial rents rose 70 per cent in parts of the city after the introduction of bicycle paths and street works designed to increase public amenity. Ms  Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation, was speaking at a City of Sydney forum on the transformation of city streets into vital public spaces. She told the capacity... 
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Warning: 30 October 2010 – It is now too late to avoid global warming of less than 2 per cent and too late to avoid “serious and pervasive ” climate change impacts that would “significantly disrupt the national economy” the federal government has said in a document released on Friday under the Freedom of Information Act, according to national newspapers today. Highlights of the reports include that electricity prices will rise.  But a speech by a senior bureaucrat... 
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By Andrew Starc 27 October 2010 – Resourced-based cities in the north west of Australia, linked to our regional neighbours and high-speed trains on the east coast could all be part of a vision for Australia, according to the new pre-policy document from the ADC Forum, majority funded by the federal government. Read More  
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By Michael Baker Rethinking the Australian Town Centre -  Part III – 13 October, 2010 – In ancient times, Hindus referred to the ocean as the “dark water.” It was here that gods rested, and to disturb them would draw upon the seafarer the wrath of furious demons and monsters. Thus, high caste Hindus were not mariners. Those who broke the taboo did so at great risk of punishment. They would be grouped with poets, prostitutes, perjurers, consumers of food prepared by the sons of adultresses,... 
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By Andrew Starc 21 October 2010 - People and communities will take precedence in the long awaited transport oriented design guidelines released this month by the Queensland government. Read More  
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FAVOURITES -  20 May 2010 – Early this year leading Sydney planner and vocal advocate for planning reform in NSW Julie Bindon joined The Fifth Estate on a mini scouting expedition to Melbourne to see if the Victorians could shed any light on better planning systems. As part of this expedition we met with Melbourne architect Ivan Rijavec, a co-director of NOW+WHEN Australian Urbanism, the Australian Architecture exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale who has developed significant insights into... 
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