town planning

Report

19 Mar 2019
58

This report concludes a unique, 18-month twinning experiment highlighting the opportunities to learn and share ideas between Britain’s towns. Twin Towns UK sought to boost the development of selected towns, not through major grant investment or specific output-focused funding streams, but through supporting a process...

Conference paper

Local plan making in Melbourne, 1946 to 1976
18 Jun 2018
3

Melbourne has evolved and changed over time in response to the many challenges that this city has faced over the last century and a half. Some of this change was due to forces that lay beyond the control of those who governed it whereas other...

Conference paper

The Town and Country Planning Institute of NSW 1934-53
18 Jun 2018
3

The roles of planning and planners were remade in Australia in the 1930s. In Sydney, frustration at governmental inaction on practical progress and recognition that the longstanding Town Planning Association had fallen out of touch with best practice led to moves to establish a technical...

Conference paper

The role of key individuals in the transformation of Melbourne – Ruth and Maurie Crow
18 Jun 2018
4

The purpose of this paper is to provide new insights into how Melbourne was transformed from the 1960s through to the 1980s and consider if there are lessons learnt from this work to apply to the future planning and design of cities. Archival research and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
3

For nearly a century, Melbourne, Victoria has embraced metropolitan planning, strategic planning conducted at the metropolitan-scale, as one of the main processes by which improvements to its prized built environment can be made. Relatedly, metropolitan planning may be used to provide assurances with respect to...

Conference paper

The case of Devonport 1915-1945
18 Jun 2018
4

By World War One the north-western coastal town of Devonport had begun to develop into the third most important town in Tasmania. It possessed a small but growing industrial economy and port and an increasing population, causing the town to expand. These developments, while welcomed,...

Conference paper

From a history of failed local councils, officers and administrators promote and support Sunshine rising
18 Jun 2018
5

The suburban municipality of Brimbank is strategically located across key transport corridors serving Melbourne’s rapid western and northwestern expansion. Brimbank Rising steps through local prehistory and history with attention to planning events from Hoddle’s 1840 survey to the recent Regional Rail Link which shape the...

Conference paper

The legacy of 'local option' controls on alcohol in Melbourne
18 Jun 2018
10

When Melbourne’s two ‘dry zones’ had compulsory ballots for restaurant and café liquor licences removed in 2015, news accounts surmised that “a hangover from the anti-alcohol movement of the 1920s had finally been relegated to the history books”. Yet the dry zones are chapters in...

Conference paper

A reflective analysis of the process of informing and working with residents
18 Jun 2018
6

In the 1960s and 1970s the deficiencies in the 1945 Hobart city plan (Cook 1945) were clearly evident in Battery Point and North Hobart. Overly-ambitious transport plans, and over-zoning for industrial/commercial uses threatened houses and depleted the residential neighbourhood (Vincent 1984).

A Planning Scheme...

Discussion paper

6 Jun 2018
18

The consultation document gives an overview of the draft first set of National Planning Standards (planning standards), what they aim to achieve, and implementation considerations. This consultation document is a companion to the draft first set of planning standards.

Report

13 Mar 2018
2

The purpose of this report is to review the current Urban Design in the Capital City Zone policy and other mechanisms and processes that influence urban design outcomes in private development within the central city and Southbank, and propose a way forward to ensure a...

Report

16 Oct 2017
249

A major urban greening initiative across six local councils has dramatically reshaped western Melbourne’s tree cover, making the area more liveable and cooler, this RMIT University study has found.

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017
212

The proposals in this paper focus on the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). They seek to both simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and to lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives.

Report

22 Mar 2017
176

In this audit, we assessed whether DELWP, and councils in their roles as planning and responsible authorities, are managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Act and the desired outcomes of state planning policies.

We also examined:

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Report

8 Sep 2016
39

Introduction

Innovative cities drive economic growth, deliver new jobs, and create thriving communities for residents to live, work, play, invest and visit. Precincts and districts catering for innovation are being created around the world as new examples of communities that have excellent amenity,...

Conference paper

29 Jun 2016
7

From the late 1920s to at least the mid-1940s, David Lomas Davidson (1893-1952) was the most powerful and influential administrator in town planning in Australia. As Town Planning Commissioner for Western Australia from 1929 until his death, his job was to implement the spirit and...

Conference paper

Fred Pooley’s 1981 visit to Australia and its impact
29 Jun 2016
4

When ‘quiet voiced pragmatist’ Fred Pooley (1916-1998) visited Australia as guest of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in the summer of late 1981, he was recently retired from practice; a past president of the RIBA and seemingly best known for his role – such...

Conference paper

Histories, icons, and spatial structure in the city of Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand
29 Jun 2016
8

Planning is a cultural activity, with the way we represent the spatial structure of cities reflecting our worldview. Within Aotearoa New Zealand, planning traditions and approaches practiced by indigenous Māori have been marginalized by colonial planning practices based in Western epistemology. However, Māori are promoting...

Conference paper

29 Jun 2016
8

Enthusiasts in Launceston, the second biggest city in Tasmania, had pushed the virtues of town planning between 1915 and 1945 without much success because of a lack of effective legislation and of town planning expertise. The advent of the Town Planning Act 1944 and of...

Conference paper

Locating the planning history of fast food chains
29 Jun 2016
10

The rise of the ‘fast food’ concept as it is understood in the 21st century is the result of a series of calibrations enacted over decades by business, society and technology. The expansion of fast food franchising has paralleled social and environmental change, particularly since...

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