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    After scrapping its SEPP, NSW now wants to change the BASIX standards
    After scrapping its SEPP, NSW now wants to change the BASIX standards

    After scrapping the State Environmental Planning Policy, (SEPP) the NSW Government now says it will update the BASIX standards help to deliver what it claims will be more ‘sustainable’ and affordable homes in communities.


    FJMT crowned winner of hospital design competition
    FJMT crowned winner of hospital design competition

    FJMT has been announced as the winner of the competition to design the new Royal Parramatta Private Hospital, which will utilise an existing heritage-listed house already located onsite.


    Architecture studio designs one of the most animal-friendly farms to date
    Architecture studio designs one of the most animal-friendly farms to date

    In a lesson for animal-friendly designers, animal rights campaigners and pig breeders worldwide, Zagreb-based studio SKROZ Architecture has designed an eco-friendly farm for an indigenous breed of pigs, reinterpreting the traditional barn design while drawing on the vernacular of rural Croatian farm buildings.


    Can we meet emissions targets with communal batteries?
    Can we meet emissions targets with communal batteries?

    Alkimos Beach, located north of Perth, was one of the first towns to adopt a community battery in 2016. Despite the obscure fee structures and bizarre installation, it has saved the township thousands of dollars since.


    Are these wearable air purifying headphones the new urban indoor reality?
    Are these wearable air purifying headphones the new urban indoor reality?

    Unveiled recently by Dyson founder Jake Dyson, the new air purifying headphones represent the company’s first step into wearable technology.


    AIA condemns scrapping of NSW Design and Place SEPP
    AIA condemns scrapping of NSW Design and Place SEPP

    The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has condemned the scrapping of the NSW Government’s proposed Design and Place SEPP, labelling the backflip high-risk for the environment and communities, and ruinous for risk-management.


    Roberts takes draft SEPP off the table
    Roberts takes draft SEPP off the table

    NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts told a group at a lunch held by the Urban Taskforce Australia earlier this week that he will not go ahead with the draft Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) created by former Minister Rob Stokes.


    Thoughtful design results for Denton Corker Marshall's Shepparton Art Museum
    Thoughtful design results for Denton Corker Marshall's Shepparton Art Museum

    The Shepparton Art Museum has been formally awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating, which sees it officially recognised as the first public art museum in Australia to be given the rating.


    Registrations now open for CPD-Live 2022
    Registrations now open for CPD-Live 2022

    Registration is now open for the first season of CPD-Live for 2022. Check out what you have to look forward to in this jam-packed program.


    Revolutionary Sunshine Coast project open for business
    Revolutionary Sunshine Coast project open for business

    Designed by Decibel Architecture, the $250 million mixed-use Paloma Paloma development was launched this week, with a number of two and three bedroom properties now on sale.


    Lendlease releases final stage of former Studio 9 redevelopment
    Lendlease releases final stage of former Studio 9 redevelopment

    The final stage of Lendlease’s Gramercy Terraces development has now been released, with 15 residences up for grabs completing the residential component of the intergenerational living precinct in Melbourne’s inner-city.


    Monash University students win Secret Garden Melbourne competition
    Monash University students win Secret Garden Melbourne competition

    Two students from Monash University have taken out first place in the inaugural The Secret Garden Melbourne Ideas competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).


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