Australian Capital Territory

New ACT Law Courts will showcase sustainable design

The redevelopment of the ACT’s law courts will showcase sustainable design in a bid to “meet the territory’s needs for the next 50 years in a more functional, flexible and…

ACT’s Simon Corbell will not contest election

Simon Corbell, the ACT’s deputy chief minister, attorney general, and minister for the environment, health and the capital metro, has announced he will not contest the 2016 general election.

Sustainable design stars at state architecture awards

Tremendous examples of sustainable design feature among the winning projects in this year’s Queensland, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory state architecture awards, across categories including public architecture, commercial…

Canberra leading the nation on sustainability

When Canberra’s Reverse Solar Auction won this year’s Gold Banksia Award, the nation’s top honour in sustainability, it was no isolated gem of achievement.

Alternative housing celebrated through NEAT competition

Four alternative housing options have been unanimously chosen as winners of the New Experimental Architectural Typologies competition, which finds innovative and compact housing solutions for Canberra that challenge current planning…

Outrage at ANU divestment shows the power of its idea

From The Conversation: Is the Australian National University’s decision to sell its shares in some resource companies merely tokenistic? Far from it. The outrage from the affected companies shows how much influence…