Government Review of the OHS Accreditation Scheme
A discussion paper and the terms of reference for the review of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme are now available.
Green Light: The Rise of the Energy Efficient Building
Drawing on her research into sustainable building policy in five global cities, 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship winner Kate Nason reflects on the critical role architects can play in decarbonising our built environment.
Investing in Cities
A new report from ASBEC – Investing in Cities – calls for action by at all levels of government “to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities”.
Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry
The new ACIF policy on Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry was led by ACA – SA President John Held.
National Infrastructure Plan
Infrastructure Australia has released the National Infrastructure Plan, a report to the Council of Australian Governments.
Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot
Consult Australia has released its 2013 Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot.
What Makes a City?
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.
A New Deal for Urban Australia
The Urban Coalition report argues that significant investment is needed in Australia’s cities.
The Infrastructure Q Directions Statement from the Queensland Government.
Design WA Submissions
ACA – WA has submitted responses to four Design WA documents and policies.
Design - Does it need a Policy?
How do we ensure the community reaps the benefits of a well-designed built environment? Peter Barda considers what types of policy might be effective.
Where is the construction industry heading? Peter Barda outlines November ACIF Forecasts findings.
Study of Major Project Development Assessment Processes
The Productivity Commission has released the report from its study of major project development assessment processes.