Thank you to the architects, and non-architects, who have responded to our call for 2022 Taskforce members over the past month, helping us to address critical advocacy matters. We have had a great response to date – and learnings already. In particular, we have found gaps in our regional membership. Something that we intend to work on.
There are still a few vacancies available if you are interested in joining one of our Taskforces:
- Year of Design for Health (chaired by Warren Kerr)
- Sustainability (chaired by Ross Donaldson)
- Small Practice (chaired by Simone Robeson)
- Regional (chaired by David Gibson)
- Affordable Housing Taskforce (chaired by Michelle Blakely)
- Design Week (chaired by Sandy Anghie)
Each Taskforce will consist of 8 to 10 members with experience in the relevant area. Please contact the WA Chapter via email@example.com to register your interest to be involved.
2022 Practice Workshops
As previously noted, in May we will be running a series of Practice Workshops for small, medium, large and regional practices to gain direct feedback on the work the WA Chapter has been doing, what we could do better, and key advocacy matters you would like us to drive.
These workshops will be held at the following times, venue to be confirmed:
- Regional practice workshop – 8.0am to 9.45 Thursday 5 May 2022 (via zoom)
- Small practice workshop – 8.0am to 9.45 Thursday 12 May 2022
- Medium practice workshop – 8.0am to 9.45 Thursday 19 May 2022
- Large practice workshop – 8.0am to 9.45 Thursday 26 May 2022
Adam Johnson-Kain and I will facilitate the workshops, each with up to 10 members. Further workshops will be scheduled if required.
Please contact the WA Chapter via firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest to attend a workshop on behalf of your practice.
Later in the year, we will be holding additional workshops to further engage with members.
The Chapter’s most recent submission was in relation to Safer Places by Design, and our National Policy and Advocacy Manager Beata Davey is currently working on the WA DPLH Design Advisory Panel (DAP) Reforms, including an amendment to district DAPS and creation of Special Matters DAP with a series of member feedback workshops held over the past week.
All submissions can be viewed via the Submission Library – Australian Institute of Architects.