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What does it take to transform public spaces into destinations and drawcards that unite communities and help cities prosper? According to visionary urban designer and landscape architect TCL Director Scott Adams, good design is key to a successful outcome.
Victorians were braced for the worst on Wednesday amid soaring temperatures and gusty winds, creating the state’s worst fire conditions in years. Authorities have declared a “catastrophic” fire risk in some parts of the state.
When selecting outdoor paints, stains and coatings for residential buildings, homeowners are increasingly looking for products with a low environmental impact that can help reduce the thermal load of their homes.
Building transmission lines is often controversial. Farmers who agree to host new lines on their property may be paid, while other community members protest against the visual intrusion. Pushback against new lines has slowed development and forced the government to promise more consultation.
The standard size of a door will vary greatly depending on its type. Front doors, internal doors, sliding doors and double doors all have vastly different dimensions.
The continued decline in Australian housing affordability has highlighted the need for an overhaul in how governments, councils and planners are addressing the complex problems at hand.
Weather extremes driven by climate change hit low-income communities harder. The reasons include poor housing and lack of access to safe and comfortable public spaces. This makes “climate readiness” a pressing issue for governments, city planners and emergency services in fast-growing areas such as Western Sydney.
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More of us have been in paid work this past year than ever before. A big part of that is because more of us have been able to work from home than ever before.
Over the last 15 million years, Australia has slowly dried out. After humans arrived more than 65,000 years ago, they learned to use fire to their advantage. Today, fire weather is getting more frequent – and fires are following as the world heats up. This month, fires have flared in Victoria, destroying 46 houses, while Western Australia endures a heatwave and braces for potential fires.
Mulch containing asbestos has now been found at 41 locations in New South Wales, including Sydney parks, schools, hospitals, a supermarket and at least one regional site. Tests are under way at other sites.
Perth is a city rich in history and culture which has resulted in some deeply fascinating architectural designs, influences, and subversions.