The NSW Chapter office prepares a weekly media summary to inform members on the key news items of interest to the profession in NSW during the previous week. The summaries are based largely on the print media monitoring prepared for the Institute’s national office. They cover key websites, but not radio or TV.
bold type is the headline printed in the newspaper
italics indicate a direct quote from the article, usually the first line
names of the journalist and photographer are in parentheses following the name of the source
Planning gets tick, delivery a fizzer
A commuter driving home on the M5 may not agree but a federal-state reform council believes Australia’s capital cities are on their way to becoming ‘globally competitive, productive, sustainable, liveable and socially inclusive’.
Sydney Morning Herald (Harvey Grennan) 29 May
Dunn and Hillam win major design contract in Australia's largest national park
The facility will be located in the West MacDonnell National Park, near Alice Springs.
- quotes Ashley Dunn
architectureanddesign.com.au (Madeline Prince) 29 May
Australia promotes architectural services to China: Trade Minister visits China for free-trade talks
Australia’s Trade Minister Craig Emerson visited Beijing this week continuing on from last year’s visit and a campaign to explore opportunities in services including architecture and urban renewal.
- quotes Robert Caulfield (CK Designworks)
architectureanddesign.com.au (David Wheeldon) 29 May
Shelley Penn named new national president for architects
Ms Penn, a sole practitioner, said she wanted to set an example for small practices.
- quotes Shelley Penn, David Parken, mentions Brian Zulaikha
thefifthestate.com.au 30 May
Auckland Art Gallery wins NZ Architecture Medal
Designed by Sydney-based firm FJMT in collaboration with Auckland-based practice Archimedia, the Auckland Art Gallery was announced as this year’s recipient at the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ (NZIA) 2012 architecture awards evening, held in Wellington on 25 May.
australiandesignreview.com 30 May
Less of 'me' in planning would help rest of us
Most of our planning debate is ….. driven by the host community's fear of built mass or ugliness, their distrust of both government and developer, their sense of being unfairly imposed upon, their protectiveness of their investment and their determination to shroud their (perfectly legitimate) emotions in rationales of traffic, heritage or sustainability.
Sydney Morning Herald (Elizabeth Farrelly) 31 May
Darling Harbour needs a master plan
We should all be concerned by the process evident in the approach to the re-development of Darling Harbour.
Sydney Morning Herald letters (Brian Zulaikha) 1 June
Janet Holmes a Court - philanthropist, patron of the arts
The entrance to Tusculum, Sydney home of the Australian Institute of Architects, lies in shadow.
- mentions Kazuyo Sejima, Denton Corker Marshall, Carlo Scarpia, Robin Boyd
The Australian (Luke Slattery) 1 June
National framework for energy efficiency - at last
The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards legislation to Parliament last month after agreement between the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government and states and territories.
thefifthestate.com.au 1 June
Integrated Design Commission funding scrapped
The South Australian Government has scrapped funding for the Integrated Design Commission (IDC) and Thinkers in Residence program in the state’s new budget.
australiandesignreview.com 1 June
- mentions Ian Halliday (Double Bay), Brian Meyerson (Vaucluse), Bates Smart (Surry Hills)
Sydney Morning Herald (Margie Blok) 2 June
As tax time nears, many buyers of residences in new developments may miss out on their share of millions of dollars by failing to claim as much depreciation on their purchases as they are entitled to, experts warn.
- mentions Candalepas Architects (Surry Hills)
Sydney Morning Herald (Susan Wellings) 2 June
Try new location
Brian Zulaikha’s letter (June 1) is a timely reminder that significant 20th-century buildings in Sydney are under threat by governments of either persuasion and raises the question: why do we need to have a larger convention centre at Darling Harbour?
Sydney Morning Herald (letter) 2 June
Making waterfronts wash
The past few decades have spawned a plethora of waterfront developments, giving Australia plenty to learn from.
- quotes Richard Marshall (Woods Bagot), Leonie Lorrimer (Suters Architects), mentions Gehry, Foster
Australian Financial Review (Robert Harley) 2 June
A quaint old store has been transformed into a modern family home.
- mentions Designcorp Architecture
Daily Telegraph (Kirsten Craze) 2 June
- mentions Allen Jack+Cottier, mentions James Barnet, Walter Liberty Vernon (Lidcombe)
Daily Telegraph 2 June
Barangaroo will have big impact but no footprint
It is the biggest urban renewal project since the Olympic site was built at Homebush Bay, but Barangaroo is also likely to be the greenest.
Sun-Herald (Rachel Browne) 3 June
First cul-de-sac is far from a dead end
It was known as ‘Slumdog Sydney’, a city where in the early 1900s the working class lived in appalling conditions at the mercy of private landlords.
- mentions William Foggitt
Sun-Herald (Tim Barlass) 3 June
Aussie architects win at prestigious global AR House Awards (UK)
Marra + Yeh Architects, a Sydney based husband-and-wife practice, are the first Sydney architects to receive an award at the prestigious Architectural Review (AR) House Awards (UK).
architectureanddesign.com.au 4 June
HBO+EMTB appoints principal designer for Sydney studio
Multi-disciplinary design house HBO+EMTB has appointed David Taylor as the principal designer of its Sydney interiors studio.
- quotes Kevin Fitzgerald (HBO+EMTB)
architectureanddesign.com.au 4 June