• Climate crusades, shifting demographics, crisis calls and the digital frontier: the urgent ‘act now’ trends identified in new PIA Foresight Report

    The Planning Institute of Australia, in partnership with Urbis, has launched a major new thought leadership report, PIA Foresight, which identifies the key trends that will impact Australia’s future.

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  • QLD | Delivering Housing Diversity Awarded Top Honours at National Planning Awards

    30 May 2024

    Planning for Housing Diversity Report Clinches Top Honour

    Queensland awarded for forward-thinking approach to urban planning and housing diversity, with Queensland planner Martin Garred MPIA winning top honours at the 2024 National Awards for Planning Excellence for his groundbreaking research project, Planning for Housing Diversity. This National accolade for Martin’s research highlights the need for innovative, research-driven solutions to our systemic housing challenges.

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  • QLD | Brisbane City Council Clinches 2024 National Award for Planning Excellence

    30 May 2024

    Prestigious Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in Urban Planning

    Brisbane City Council has achieved a prestigious victory at the 2024 National Awards for Planning Excellence, securing a National Accolade that highlights the city's dedication to innovative urban planning. This distinguished honour underscores Brisbane’s commitment to creating sustainable and sub-tropical urban environments.

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  • PIA supports new ACT Planning Priorities

    The Planning Institute of Australia supports the statement of priorities released by ACT Minister for Planning Chris Steel MLA. Subsequent zoning changes should be led by strategic planning.

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  • Planning Institute welcomes release of draft National Urban Policy

    The Planning Institute of Australia has today welcomed the Australian Government’s release of the National Urban Policy consultation paper as an important step towards better cities.

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  • QLD | Consortium urges Government to put design at heart of 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    30 April 2024

    A consortium of the top four architecture, landscape, planning and design institutes, representing more than 25,000 professionals nationally, is calling on the Queensland Government to establish a Design Coordination Unit for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to secure long-lasting benefits for the community.

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  • QLD | ABC Interview | Climate Conscious Planning

    22 April 2024

    Nicole Bennetts RPIA was interviewed on ABC Radio Queensland on Climate Conscious Planning

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  • QLD | Sunday Mail Article | Green light fast-tracker

    April 2024

    Nicole Bennetts RPIA, State Manager QLD & NT quoted in the Sunday Mail article

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    The Victorian government has announced that renewable energy projects will be eligible for an accelerated planning pathway under the Development Facilitation Program.

    The Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) supports renewable energy facilities in the right location.

    PIA Victoria believes that the delivery of renewable energy projects needs to be ramped up to achieve the net zero targets already committed to by the State and Federal government.

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  • QLD | City-shaping benefits are key to successful 2032 Games

    8 March 2024

    The professional associations representing Queensland Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Designers have urged governments to ensure collaborative city-shaping and community-focused legacy is central to future decision-making for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games.

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