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 […]

Planners want electrified cycleways

By Julian Bajkowski  The Planning Institute of Australia has a taken red pen to the ACT Government’s ‘Draft Strategic Cycle Network Plan,’ marking down the strategy as “fundamentally flawed” and arguing that cycleways need to be opened-up to other modes of alternative transport. The planning body’s Capital chapter is urging further consideration be given to […]

City of Perth wins planning award

A City of Perth project that encouraged innovative solutions to planning issues was recognised by Planning Institute of Australia. Dubbed, 'What If – Ideas for the City of Perth’, the project won the Minister’s Award at the annual Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) National Awards for Planning Excellence held in Hobart. The ‘What If’ project […]


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