NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT

The NSW/ACT Branch of the ACA is very active in providing information to, and advocating for, its members.

The branch recently established a regular series of lunchtime CPD webinars and has long-term engagement with the NSW Government. This lead to the development of guidelines and protocols for best practice in the engagement of consultant services on all government projects. 

Find out more about ACA – NSW/ACT.  

ACA Short Form Architect Client Contract

New ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement Webinar

10 July 2017

Join Christopher Larcos for an ACA Insight webinar on the new ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement.

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Agi Sterling

Welcome Agi Sterling

10 July 2017

Introducing Agi Sterling, the new ACA – NSW / ACT President, and her plans for the year ahead.

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New NSW Planning Code

NSW releases new simplified Housing Code

21 June 2017

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Canberra Roundtable

ACA Canberra Lunch

9 June 2017

Canberra architects – join ACA – NSW/ACT and President Steve Kennedy at an informal round table lunch on Monday 25 June.

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Short form architect client agreement

Short Form Architect Client Agreement

23 May 2017

Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small to medium sized projects.

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Short form architect client agreement

Announcing the new Short-Form Client-Architect Agreement

11 April 2017

Join ACA – NSW/ACT at an event to launch the latest item in the ACA Toolbox – the new Short-Form Architect-Client Agreement.

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ACIF Forecasts 2017

ACIF Forecasts Launch - May 2017

12 April 2017

ACIF is launching its new ten-year forecasts for building and construction at the ACIF Briefing in Sydney on Thursday 4 May.

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Contracts and How to Survive Them

Contracts and How to Survive Them

19 March 2017

Making contracts work for you. In the April ACA Insight national webinar Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan outline key issues in contracts, and provide some tips on how to negotiate them. 

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ACA NSW ACT 2017 update

ACA - NSW/ACT Update

18 March 2017

A series of roundtable discussions and the launch of two important business tools will be the focus of the ACA – NSW/ACT in coming months.

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ACA Insight

ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program

17 February 2017

ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.

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The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

17 February 2017

What is the future of architectural practice? In the first ACA Insight national webinar for 2017, Dr Peter Raisbeck argues that practices need a major rethink and a new focus on design knowledge ecosystems. 

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ACA Insight 2017 program

Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program

17 February 2017

The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!

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Do unto others

Do Unto Others

15 December 2016

ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'. 

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NSW ACT 2016 update

NSW/ACT 2016 Update

15 December 2016

Agi Sterling, ACA – NSW / ACT Vice President, reflects on a successful year.

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Managing mental health

Managing Mental Health

15 December 2016

David Springett reports on the recent NSW ARB workshop looking at mental health in architecture. 

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ACA Financial Training

ACA Financial Training

15 December 2016

Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.

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ACIF Nov 2016 forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - November 2016

10 November 2016

ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.

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2016 AGM

ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2016

2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.

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Fee proposal

ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops

9 May 2017

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in May and June. 

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NSW ACT election outcomes

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Outcomes

18 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT Committee

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Know your employment contract

Know Your Employment Contract

21 September 2016

Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.

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2016 Salary Survey

2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis

19 August 2016

The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!

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People @ architecture

People @ architecture - national webinar

16 August 2016

Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.

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ACA NSW ACT Election Notice

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Notice

13 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT elections.

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NSW BEMP

NSW BEMP

19 June 2016

NSW BEMP, on 11 August 2016, asks "How can we deliver quality urban living?"

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Architects in Australia

Architects in Australia

18 May 2016

Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses. 

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2016 – Optimism and Promise

2016 - A Year of Optimism & Promise

5 February 2016

ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, welcomes members to an optimistic 2016.

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Why Switch off the LIghts?

Why switch off the lights?

4 February 2016

Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.

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Seven Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

A Seven-Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

3 December 2015

Robert Macindoe offers a guide to using the Secuity of Payments Act, based in firsthand experience. 

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What will we do with all the architects?

What Are We Going to Do with All the Architects?

4 November 2015

Steve Kennedy contemplates the future and the coming challenges to the architectural industry in Australia. 

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Going Global

Going Global

22 October 2015

The demand for architectural services in the developing world is continuing to grow. Leone Lorrimer considers how Australian architects can make the most of offshore opportunities, and gives the government some pointers on how to help.

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NSW Government Advocacy

NSW Government Advocacy

13 August 2015

An update on ACA – NSW / ACT advocacy with the NSW state government.

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Gill Matthewson_National Salary Survey webinar

National Salary Survey Webinar

25 April 2017

What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2017 and how have salaries changed? Gill Matthewson analyses the ACA National Salary Survey for the May 2017 ACA National Webinar.

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SEPP 65

SEPP 65 update

15 May 2015

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Construction market report

Construction Market Report

9 February 2015

What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.

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The Year of Procurement

2015 - The Year of Procurement

3 February 2015

Steve Kennedy announces the ACA Year of Procurement, and argues for the value of enjoying what we do. 

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The Anganwadi Project

The Anganwadi Project

13 November 2014

The ACA is pleased to announce its support of The Anganwadi Project.

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What makes a City

What Makes a City?

10 November 2014

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, launched the Sydney Architecture Festival with an impressive speech about the role of architects in the making of innovative cities.  

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Procurement reform

Procurement Reform

10 November 2014

Finally there is some movement on procurement reform in NSW. Steve Kennedy provides an update. 

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SEPP 65 consultation

SEPP 65 Consultation

7 October 2014

Have your say on proposed changes to NSW’s SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.

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Planning approvals

Navigating planning systems

5 October 2014

Planning lawyer Paul Vergotis offers a set of tips to help manoeuvre an architectural project through planning systems from proposal to success. 

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Welcome new members

Welcome new ACA members

4 August 2014

The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia. 

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NSW Presidents Report

The ACA in 2014

6 July 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President and ACA – NSW/ACT President, gives an overview of the year.

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Congratulations Steve Kennedy

Congratulations Steve Kennedy!

26 June 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President, has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for his sustained, long-term work for the good of the profession.

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NSW water meters

Plan ahead for new water metering requirements in NSW

6 July 2014

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CPD Webinars

CPD Webinars - Insurance

1 April 2014

Two webinars from ACA – NSW/ACT on PI insurance. 

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NSW ARB Research Grant

NSW ARB Research Grant

14 March 2014

Do you have an 'innovative and forward-looking' proposal for research into the value of good design and the state of the profession? The NSW Architects Registration Board is calling for submissions for its 2014 Research Grant. 

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Fee proposal workshop

Fee Proposal Workshops

4 November 2015

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.

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Guide employment agreements

Guide Employment Agreements

30 August 2016

The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guide that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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