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PIA Congress 2016 has come and gone. The theme of this year's Congress was to inspire, innovate and implement - how our ideas and thoughts can be transformed to reality and implemented.
Mark Sheppard wrote a series of articles on the A-Z of Urban Design (and their misuse). We have compiled the articles into a guide that covers everything from active frontages to character and zero setbacks.
To view a copy of the guide, click here.
The weather turned it on for our three teams who competed in the AustralianSuper Corporate Triathalon Series last Sunday. We look forward to seeing this become an annual event on the David Lock Associates' social calendar.
We'd also like to extend our thanks to Sean Stephens from Essential Economics who filled one of the swim legs.
Great effort team DLA!
Image source: Archdaily
‘The fastest, best-connected places will win in the new global economy.’- John Kasarda
Transportation infrastructure has always shaped business location, commercial activity and urban development. Just as highways were the main drivers of urban development in the 20th century, and railroads in the 19th century, airports are now becoming the main determinants of business location and growth in the 21st century.
David Lock Associates was part of the team awarded the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) state award (Tasmania) for 'Best Planning Ideas - Large Project.'
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have released 'Essentials of Urban Design.' Written by David Lock Associates very own Mark Sheppard, Essentials of Urban Design explains the fundamental concepts of urban design, providing the understanding and tools needed to achieve better design outcomes.
David Lock Associates announces the appointment of Kirsty Smith in our Sydney operations.
New interim controls over density and built form in the central city were gazetted without warning late on Friday 4 September 2015. Amendment C262 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme introduced:
- A new schedule to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO10) which contains mandatory controls in relation to maximum podium height and minimum tower setbacks, and a discretionary maximum plot ratio (density) control.
- Mandatory maximum height controls in place of the current discretionary height controls in DDO2 (CCZ), DDO7 (Former Fishmarket Site Northbank), DDO40 (River Environs), DDO60 (Southbank) and DDO62 (Bourke Hill).
- Mandatory requirements in the Central City Zone except Fishermans Bend (CCZ1-3) in relation to overshadowing of the north bank of the Yarra River and wind impacts.
- Changes to Clauses 22.01 (Urban Design within the Capital City Zone) and 22.02 (Sunlight to Public Spaces) to align with the interim controls above (replacing the previous 24m tower separation policy in Clause 22.01).
The Amendment also made the City of Melbourne a referral authority for all applications in the central city with a gross floor area (GFA) greater than 25,000m2.
David Lock Associates and ARUP are pleased to announce the winner of our Re:imagine the Junction student competition is Carlos Reyes. Carlos is an Urban Design post graduate student from the University of Melbourne.
If longevity is the mark of a great street, Oxford Street* in London would probably win the prize. The street was originally a Roman road, and its survival is testament to what early masters the Romans were of creating public infrastructure.
Ask a lay person what makes a great street and they might have trouble answering. But they may easily be able to name a few of their favourite streets or at least a street they “like” whether in their home town or a city somewhere else. Various elements such as wide promenades to ramble along, mosaic tiles, trees, room to move around and an interesting combination of architecture and shelter all come into play.
David Lock Associates would like to welcome a number of new stars to our team.
Darren joins David Lock Associates as CFO. Darrens' focus is on the provision of a range of services from financial modelling to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence work, negotiations, banking submissions and relationships and general consulting. Darren holds a degree in Accounting and is a CPA member with over 20 years experience both in Australia and overseas. Darren was awarded a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for his Bachelor of Business – Accounting.
As part of the lead-up to the National Congress in Melbourne, PIA has organised a series of think-tank sessions to promote Great Places which David Lock Associates is proud to be sponsoring.
David Lock Associates has worked in collaboration with Stonnington City Council to undertake an Urban Design Framework (UDF) for Malvern Road-Burke Road Neighbourhood Activity Centre in response to the opportunity presented by the planned grade separation of the Glen Waverley rail line at Burke Road.
London Park subdivision is currently under construction.