Northern Territory

Bamboo, a material that could transform global construction

OXYGEN FILES: The fact that project homes in Cairns look very much like houses in Craigieburn – plus or minus a palm tree – highlights just how hit-and-miss the building industry is when it comes to sustainable design for Australia’s tropics.

Darwin’s ‘smart city’ project is about surveillance and control

Darwin City Council installed a network of hundreds of new devices across the centre of the city last year. This web of “smart” lights, environmental sensors and video cameras is designed to give the council more power to monitor and manage urban places – and the people who occupy them.

Steve Mann on UDIA’s housing affordability agenda

It was pretty clear three months ago when Steve Mann stepped aboard as chief executive of the NSW chapter of the Urban Development Institute of Australia that there was a…

Uluru resort goes solar with CEFC, ARENA help

A resort at Uluru in the Northern Territory is enjoying the benefits of solar power, thanks to a 1.8 megawatt system installed with the help of the Clean Energy Finance…

Learning the spirit of the land

Randy Yibarbuk is a designated future elder of his clan in the Yolgnu nation in west Arnhem Land.

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…