Planners call for new fund to clear $500b infrastructure backlog

By Julian Bajkowski Australia’s peak planning body, the Planning Institute of Australia, has thrown its weight behind an ambitious bid to establish a new “Urban Infrastructure Fund” that aims to garner substantial institutional and retail financial investment to kick-start $500 billion in sorely needed projects. A statement issued by the PIA says it will join […]

Local planners earn accolades

The 2010 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW Planning Excellence Awards recognised the high standard of planning within the local government sector. At the awards ceremony last week, four councils were awarded and six received commendations. Local Government Association (LGA) president Keith Rhoades said the awards highlighted the “innovative work” conducted by councils. “We’re especially pleased […]

NSW local government recognised for planning excellence

By Staff Writer The NSW Local Government and Shires Associations, Walsh Consulting and the UTS Centre for Local Government were joint recipients of two accolades at the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2009 NSW Planning Excellence Awards. The consortium were winners in the Environmental Planning/Conservation category and the overall President’s Award for their Integrating NRM into Local […]


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