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September 2014

Running for youth
mental health

Nick Roebuck, one of David Lock Associates’ Melbourne-based planners, is in training for the Melbourne Marathon in October, to raise money and awareness for Headspace National Youth Mental Health Service.

One in 5 people will experience depression by the age of 18 and one in every 6 Australian adults now experiences mental health issues daily.

Headspace aims to be the voice of youth mental health in the areas of service delivery, research and development, service reform, community engagement and advocacy. Headspace has a number of centres across regional and metropolitan Australia providing a range of different staff including doctors, nurses, psychologists, youth workers, social workers and drug and alcohol counsellors for young adults between the ages of 12-25.

If you’d like to support Nick in raising funds for Headspace, just follow this link to his sponsorship page:

Home page image credit: Active Feet.

david lock associates, planning, melbourne marathon

August 2014

The scales have tipped
with the new res zones

Two recent VCAT decisions Samsons (Shoobra) Pty Ltd v Glen Eira CC and Estia Health Pty Ltd v Glen Eira CC have tested the effect of the transitional provisions under the new Victorian residential zones and whether an amendment made after the introduction of the new zones will still benefit from the transitional provisions.

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residential zones, neighbourhood zones, vcat decisions

Opening address – 4th Annual
Modern Railways conference

Opening address to the 4th Annual Modern Railways conference by Conference Chairman, Howard Rosen  

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integrated transport planning, modern railways conference

Tower Hill Stage 8
under construction

Tower Hill is a 1500-dwelling urban extension to Swan Hill, being developed by Places Victoria. It represents a refreshing direction for regional planning, creating a distinct break from traditional low-density residential suburban design.

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regional planning, suburban design, neighbourhood

Traffic sewer set
for a makeover

The traffic sewer of St Kilda Junction is set for a makeover if the participants in our student competition have anything to say about it.

Our students are off and running in the Re:imagine the Junction competition – a collaboration between ARUP and David Lock Associates.

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re:imagine the junction, urban design students, planning student competition

Making a mark
in Sydney

Our Sydney office has turned one and what a year it has been!

We have diversified our project base and are now actively involved in a range of schemes including industrial lands, residential, aged care and integrated transport and land use.

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david lock associates, sydney, urban design and planning sydney

Prospect Vale Structure
Plan on exhibition

The Prospect Vale Blackstone Heights Structure Plan is currently on formal exhibition.

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urban design tasmania, masterplanning, david lock associates

July 2014

Who has the vision?

Former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, threw down the gauntlet to the planners and lawyers at the State Planning Conference in Warrnambool, asking for those with vision to consider running for politics.

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state planning conference, planning, melbourne

June 2014

On the Super Trade Mission

David Lock Associates’ CEO, David Klingberg, joined over 160 delegates on the Victorian second Super Trade Mission to South East Asia last week.

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urban planning in asia, urban regeneration, transit oriented design, urban planning expertise

The Power of Delivery – new
planning bodies in NSW and Vic

The Premier of NSW, Mike Baird, has announced plans for a new planning body in Sydney to streamline the delivery of major government infrastructure and planning projects.  The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) will be charged with delivery on government priorities such as implementing the Sydney Metro Strategy, developing sub-regional plans and acting as a chief government advisor.

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sydney, melbourne, planning, state planning

Delivering for NSW

This month David Lock Associates celebrates one year in the Sydney market, with a proud record of achievement in delivering increased housing capacity in Australia’s biggest city.

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sydney, housing, david lock associates

Farewell Max

Today David Lock Associates farewells one of its favourite sons, Senior Planner Max Walton.

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david lock associates, melbourne

May 2014

Making the move

A change is as good as a holiday so they say and Senior Planner Holly Patrick certainly agrees with that since making the move from David Lock Associates’ Melbourne to Sydney offices in April.

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sydney, dla, melbourne, david lock associates, our people


Senior Urban Designer Jessica Christiansen recently represented David Lock Associates at the Regional Conference and workshop on ‘Enabling GREEEN Cities: a Sustainable Urban Future for Southeast Asia’ in Manila hosted by the Asian Development Bank.

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urban design, manila, social, urban planning

New zones affecting housing
diversity and affordability

David Lock Associates has joined with a group of industry professionals to make a submission to the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee set up by the Victorian government.

Issues related to the proposed application of the proposed zones by many councils were highlighted in a letter from 35 industry professionals featured in The Age.

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planning, social, sustainable, housing, policy

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