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August 2014

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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June 2014

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

May 2014

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

April 2014

New statutory planner
joins David Lock Associates

Statutory Planner Nick Roebuck has joined David Lock Associates' Melbourne office.

Nick comes to David Lock with some excellent experience in Regional Victoria and in Singapore and Sri Lanka through a variety of student placements, including with SAMWOO Engineering in Singapore.

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March 2014

Senior Planner Holly Patrick
joins Sydney Office

David Lock Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of experienced planner Holly Patrick who permanently joins its Sydney office this week.

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February 2014

NSW State Environmental
Planning Policy

The long-awaited revised exempt and complying development provisions for commercial and industrial development will come into force on 22 February 2014 in NSW. But how do they differ from the current system of streamlined assessment and approvals and what will they mean for the way in which we approach commercial and industrial development projects in the future?

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January 2014

Major projects for long-awaited
rejuvenation of Port Adelaide

The Port Adelaide town centre and waterfront presents a significant opportunity to evolve the historic shipping and industrial harbour to a contemporary mixed use urban design area with a sustainable local economy and regional activity centre. 

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December 2013

Marketing and Communications
Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

David Lock Associates, an international Town Planning and Urban Design firm is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to cover Maternity Leave from the end of February 2014.

You will be employed part-time, working 2 days (15 hours) per week to coordinate all aspects of Marketing across our Melbourne and Sydney offices. 

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November 2013

Planning for the Future of
Sydney’s Employment Lands

Putting the needs of the new economy at the heart of future Employment Lands Planning.

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planning, sydney, visioning

October 2013

David Lock Associates, Hill PDA and Aecom delivering WestConnex

David Lock Associates, Hill PDA and Aecom were successful in a joint bid for the Parramatta Road Revitalisation Project (WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project).

David Lock Associates has a key role in the land use planning component of the project with the ultimate deliverable being an Integrated Transport and Land Use Structure Plan for the 33km road corridor.


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New Residential Zones – A Comparison of Council Implementation

It’s been an action packed few months in planning, with several Councils releasing their implementation of the new zones, and the Metropolitan Strategy released earlier this month. 

Both of these initiatives will affect residential development in Victoria.

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planning, urban planning, infrastructure

July 2013

An A-Z of Urban Design concepts (and their misuse) W/X

W is for Wayfinding
Wayfinding is about working out where you are and how to get where you want to go. In an urban design context, it refers to the clues provided by the urban environment to help people navigate their way around. Signage is one method. But traditional directional signage is of limited help, particularly to the blind or vision impaired. Too much signage can also create unattractive environments.

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David Lock Associates Appoints New Managing Principal in Sydney

David Lock Associates announces the appointment of Erin Saunders as Managing Principal in their Sydney operation.

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sydney, planning

June 2013

An A-Z of Urban Design concepts (and their misuse) U/V

U is for (New) Urbanism
New Urbanism is a movement to bring back traditional qualities of cities and towns that got left behind in the Modernist fervour and car-based urban development of the 20th Century.

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May 2013

An A-Z of Urban Design concepts (and their misuse) S/T

S is for Street wall

The ‘street wall’ is the front façade of a building where it is built on or close to the street boundary. It is an important urban design element because it defines the public realm.

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