The Shearer’s Quarters, John Wardle Architects

The Shearer’s Quarters, John Wardle Architects
photo Trevor Mein

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National Architecture Awards
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University of Queensland

Policy & advocacy

We can all benefit from Australian towns and cities that are more productive, sustainable and livable. The Institute promotes policies and reforms that advance our urban environments and enhance our lives.

The Institute undertakes to help improve the quality of our built environment. We play an important role in shaping Australia’s future, working to raise design standards in our cities and towns, to position Australia as an international design leader and to make Australia a better place for all of us.

For policy and advocacy activity at the state and territory level, please visit the Institute’s individual state and territory Chapter pages.

Creating Australia’s towns & cities of the future – the Institute’s policy priorities



Institute submissions to federal government

The Institute actively engages with the federal government, the opposition and government departments to promote the strategies, policies and processes needed to create a built environment that can sustain us into the future. This includes responding to various government and department consultation papers and parliamentary inquiries. Recent submissions made include:



For submissions prior to 2012 please contact the Executive Support Team.

Policy highlights

The Australian Institute of Architects' CEO David Parken highlights some key current policy issues, including cities and urban policy, sustainability and social equity.

Download his policy summary: