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What Will the Revised Build Back Better Plan Mean for Sustainability in the Built World?
Green
Wednesday September 28 2022

What Will the Revised Build Back Better Plan Mean for Sustainability in the Built World?

Decades after signing the first climate legislation, the U.S. House and Senate passed a revised version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan — a...

Australia’s Pathway to Electrify Existing Buildings Has Been Revealed
Green
Monday September 26 2022

Australia’s Pathway to Electrify Existing Buildings Has Been Revealed

Strategies which can be adopted to electrify existing buildings throughout Australia have been revealed.

Change: Pleasure-seeking not a sacrifice.
Green
Monday September 26 2022

Change: Pleasure-seeking not a sacrifice.

What if change was seen not as a series of sacrifices but as an exercise in pleasure seeking and more fun, joy, and happiness?

Green Star Goes for Better Performance on Existing Building Operations
Green
Monday September 19 2022

Green Star Goes for Better Performance on Existing Building Operations

Existing buildings which are certified for the sustainability of their performance in operation under the Green Star certification regime will need to meet a broader definition...

The Circular Economy needs a Nature Positive Re-focus
Green
Monday September 12 2022

The Circular Economy needs a Nature Positive Re-focus

In 2008 Ecuador passed changes to its Constitution to create “rights of nature” provisions that conferred legal rights to rivers, forests and other ecosystems.

Social Housing a Challenge we Must Confront
Urban Planning
Wednesday September 7 2022

Social Housing a Challenge we Must Confront

Architects are at the forefront of calls to increase the number and quality of Australia’s social housing.

Plans Unveiled for Australia’s First Green Star Home Community
Green
Monday September 5 2022

Plans Unveiled for Australia’s First Green Star Home Community

A planned new estate in Melbourne’s outer-north is set to become the first development in Australia to have all homes built to meet a new voluntary...

Post Pandemic & Green Open Space – How Will We Respond?
Landscaping
Wednesday August 31 2022

Post Pandemic & Green Open Space – How Will We Respond?

Living conditions created under the COVID-19 pandemic situation provided a spotlight on the inadequacies of our cities for green open space.

Public
25 Feb, 2020
Melb's Queen Victoria Market $35m revamp

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is set for a $35 million makeover scheduled for next year.

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Residential
24 Feb, 2020
Sydney teens hurt in scaffolding collapse

Several teenagers have suffered minor injuries after scaffolding collapsed during a photoshoot at a school in Sydney's southwest.

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Green
24 Feb, 2020
Labor reveals 2050 net-zero emissions goal

Labor has adopted a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 while the Morrison government continues to consider its position.

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Public
20 Jun, 2019
Melbourne's Bourke St gets more Bollards

Additional bollards will be installed in Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to create pedestrian refuges beside tram tracks in case of another vehicle attack.

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Landscaping
16 Apr, 2019
Land Clearing is Stressing Koalas: Report

Koala droppings have helped a NSW researcher discover that land clearing is the leading cause of stress for the native marsupial.

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Business
10 Apr, 2019
Nearly Half of Aussie Professionals Experience Workplace Bullying

Almost one half (45 per cent) of Australian professionals have experienced bullying or harassment at work due to their gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability,...

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Public
8 Apr, 2019
Heritage Vic rejects Apple Fed Square plan

A bid to partially demolish Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a controversial Apple flagship store have been rejected by Heritage Victoria.

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Public
17 Jan, 2019
NSW Labor Pushes 'Public Chill-out' Zones

Libraries, council chambers and art galleries across NSW could be used as air-conditioned "chill-out areas" during future heatwaves under a plan by Labor.

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Residential
10 Jan, 2019
Toddler drowns in backyard Sydney pool

A toddler has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Sydney's west, while a young boy is in hospital after nearly drowning in...

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