Establishing ourselves at our new premises
We are now comfortably settled into the IXL Development near the waterfront on Hunter Street – our premises, now more accessible to members and the public, serve as a focal point for events, exhibitions, and other activities.
We maintained an exciting and relevant continuing professional development program including:
Interstate and international speakers, including Lahz Nimmo Architects, Alexander Tzannes, Lindsay Clare, Kanika R’kul, Jane Williams, Stefan Brey, Elizabeth Watson-Brown, Owen & Vokes, Georgia Singleton, Kerry Hill, Shelley Penn and Troppo Architects Townsville
•Annual risk management seminars
- ESD seminars on ‘Building with Earth & Stone’, and ‘Ventilation’ seminar
•Local speakers including: Ian Cartwright, Mark Chladil, Karen Davis, Miles Harrison and Don Maisch
•PALS (practice of architecture lecture series) was held for the first time in Hobart
•Site visit to the Risdon Prison Redevelopment designed by BPSM
Promotion of architecture
The 2006 Awards Presentation Dinner was held at the Tasmanian University Union Bar. Three hundred and eighty people attended the Awards Exhibitions held in Hobart at the chapter office, in Launceston at the Design Centre and in Burnie at the Burnie Library. Entries were featured in Home magazine, the Sunday Tasmanian, the Mercury, Advocate and Examiner newspapers, and on ABC TV’s Stateline.
Architecture Week featured an ESD Tour; a series of 10x10x10 presentations over four nights at the Peacock Theatre; an architectural film night featuring The Fountainhead directed by King Vidor; and, Architecture Off Shore – the Bruny Island Houses Tour.
The chapter participated in the Environmental Home Expo, where we were represented with an informational stall.
•The chapter lodged an objection to a development application for a proposed development in Strahan known as Carter’s Landing.
•As a result of our lobbying, building practitioner accreditation is now overseen by the government, with legislation introduced to State Parliament in October to allow the Government to accredit the industry. Lobbying activities included a submission to the Legislative Council Select Committee on the Accreditation of Practitioners and Administration of the Building Act 2000. This inquiry looked into the agreement entered into between the Tasmanian Compliance Corporation (TCC) and Minister Green, the optimum framework for the accreditation of building practitioners and administration of the Building Act 2000, including the appropriateness of all consequential costs imposed on builders.
•Success in getting the Department of Treasury & Finance to review OH&S requirements set out in the conditions of their tendering documentation, used by a number of government departments and agencies.
•Forwarding the RAIA’s Proposed Built Environment Policy for Australian Governments and the RAIA’s submission to the House of Representatives Sustainable Cities Inquiry to Hobart City Council.
Tasmania Chapter Council
Neal Mackintosh RAIA - President
Sam Aukland RAIA
Yvette Breytenbach RAIA
Karen Davis RAIA
Roger Fay FRAIA
Detlev Geard RAIA
Michael Jirku RAIA
Rod King RAIA
Paul Lan FRAIA
Peter Scott RAIA
Cornelis Wegman FRAIA
Andrew Williamson RAIA