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    News Archive for February 2009

    NSW rushes planning approvals: Opposition

    NSW planning minister Kristina Keneally has passed 90 Part 3A projects in 170 days, nearly one every two days, claims the Australian Liberal Party.


    Plush office refit for prisons minister axed

    Premier Nathan Rees has axed plans for a controversial $500,000-refit of the Sydney CBD office earmarked for new NSW prisons minister John Robertson.


    Global round up

    Need-to-read news from around the globe.


    In profile: Dr David Beynon

    As the environment, cost savings and sustainability drip into the public consciousness, and we endeavour to find meaning in a new economic climate, how well prepared will Australia's future architects be?


    Councils blag free design services

    Architects are offering initial pro bono work to local councils for projects worth more than $1 billion.


    Geyer creates an outdoor sensory experience

    Interior design agency, Geyer, has completed a childcare centre project for Stockland in Castlereagh Street in Sydney.


    No need for a halt to development: NSW bushfire, rules are already tough

    NSW has tougher development restrictions in bushfire prone areas than Victoria and there is noneed for a blanket ban on development applications, according to the Urban Taskforce.


    Kingspan panels used in acquatic centre

    Architect David Hood chose Kingspan products for the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in Murwillumbah.


    Energy efficient aged care homes in doubt

    The aged care industry today called on the Government to clarify and confirm theeligibility of aged care services for the insulation and solar hot water rebates.


    Composite Decking available from Futurewood

    NewTech-CleverDeck composite decking from Futurewood offers a number of features and benefits. The decking has no knot holes and does not bend or twist out of shape.


    Vari-Lites VL3000 wash luminaires available from Jands

    Last year, the Sydney Opera House hosted Le Grand Cirque that featured acrobatics, contortionists, aerial performers and whiteknuckle stunts. The show was a tricky feat due to the high rig trim height


    Keverton Outdoor discuss importance of outdoor climate control

    With the introduction of strict “smoke free” laws by government, the outdoor areas of the venue have become essential parts of revenue generation for hotels and clubs.


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