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DPTI SA Meeting with Consultant Representatives

30 Mar 2020

DPTI Building Projects met with key representatives from the architecture, engineering and cost management professions on Friday 27th March to review the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and explore initiatives to maintain activity.   The discussion was collaborative and demonstrated a high degree of consistency across the consultant representatives and DPTI.  All agreed that […]

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NSW President Update – Covid-19

27 Mar 2020

In these extraordinary times, advocacy to protect the health and wellbeing of our members and industry is more important than ever. Yesterday I met with the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE), along with other peak bodies, to discuss the DPIE response to COVID-19 and advocate on behalf for members. The DPIE is working […]

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Australian architects mourn the loss of a Queensland icon

Queensland has lost one of its most renowned and cherished architects, Gabriel Poole. Poole’s work was highly awarded — most notably, he received both the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture (the highest national accolade for new residential design) and the 1998 Royal Australian Institute of Architecture Gold Medal for his lifetime contribution to Australian architecture. […]

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Proposed revised Constitution

26 Mar 2020

We’ve been working on drafting revisions to enhance our Constitution for more than a year. The proposed revised Constitution, incorporating matters previously considered and approved by the Board and National Council, is now available.

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Advocacy Update – WA Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The President of the WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has written to the Premier outlining stimulus measures that are needed by the development sector during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter covers initiatives that would help to keep the design and construction industries in action during these uncertain times, including keeping construction running where possible, […]

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Have your voice heard during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 Mar 2020

As architects, we are committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The COVID-19 outbreak and the current health crisis strikes at the very core of our mission.  In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Federal state and territory governments are considering additional measures to help those affected by this pandemic and to […]

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Acumen March 2020 update

Since the end of last year, we have continued to provide new and updated content covering a wide range of practice issues as well as ongoing currency reviews and consolidation of existing material for the benefit of our readers. Revisit some of our recent notes or explore new notepacks that have been created to provide […]

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The Institute calls on the National Government to support the design and construction industries during COVID-19 crisis

We’ve written to the Prime Minister outlining stimulus measures that are needed by the development sector during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter covers initiatives that would help to

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Institute pays tribute to outgoing GSC Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO

24 Mar 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects recognises outgoing Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO for her outstanding contribution to the built environment. Today Ms Turnbull announced she will be stepping down from the role of Chief Commissioner for the GSC from 31 March for personal reasons. An urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with […]

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COVID-19 SA Business Response

A webinar to help small business navigate the COVID-19 crisis is being held tomorrow with the Small Business Commissioner at 6 pm tomorrow. To register click here. For more details click here. The Institute has also written to the Small Business Commissioner to address the concerns of our members. See the text of the letter […]

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VIDEO: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan considerations

23 Mar 2020

In this video, Melissa Healy, Director at leading business advisors and accountants DFK Everalls, has some practical tips for architecture firms on how to protect your practice, look after your team and protect your cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hotline Help for Victorian Businesses Dealing with COVID-19 Impacts

20 Mar 2020

The Victorian Andrews Labor Government has launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety […]

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