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    News Archive for April 2022

    Grants kick off greener neighbourhoods campaign

    The first round of the NSW Government’s Greener Neighbourhoods program has kicked off, which will help to expand the tree canopy of Greater Sydney.


    Could this new enzyme be the end of plastic waste in landfill?

    Scientists have engineered an enzyme that has the capacity to help break down terephthalate (TPA), one of the chemical building blocks of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, which is used to make single-use drinks bottles, clothing, building products and flooring such as carpets.


    Saturday Indesign 2022 schedule announced

    With just weeks to go until 2022’s instalment of Saturday Indesign, it’s time to get those calendar apps loaded because the event schedule is here and it’s going to deliver a serious dose of design inspiration.


    The road to Perdition - Elections and road spending

    Brace for the federal election – the transport promises have begun. Some are pretty big, such as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s A$678 million for the Outback Highway, and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s $500 million down-payment on faster rail between Newcastle and Sydney. If history is any guide, a rush of small local promises won’t be far behind.


    Cameron Frazer leads ThomsonAdsett forward at 50-year milestone

    ThomsonAdsett is celebrating 50 years as a leading Australian architecture and interior design practice. Recently appointed CEO Cameron Frazer is bringing a fresh eye to the business, and in this profile, shares his vision for the future.


    Proposal to build 600 homes for the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

    A proposal to build up to 600 homes and help Aboriginal people take greater control of their land on the Central Coast, is now on exhibition for community feedback.


    Designs revealed for trauma-informed Architectus project

    Architectus and Ruah Community Services have unveiled designs for the new $20 million centre for women and children escaping family and domestic violence in Northbridge, Western Australia.


    BVN recognised as great place to work once more

    BVN has placed on the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list for a second time, with the practice consistently looking to invest in the wellbeing of its staff.


    Woods Bagot-designed Market Square set to be one of South Australia’s first all-electric workplaces

    In what is a major milestone for Adelaide’s push towards greener economy, the 6 Star Green Star workplace at Adelaide’s Market Square is to be one of South Australia’s first all-electric office buildings, ousting fossil fuels in favour of renewables.


    New promotions in full swing at Mim Design

    Mim Design has announced the appointment of Charlotte McGill to the role of Director and Lisa Ransom to Associate Interior Designer as it looks to usher in a new generation of leaders.


    HIA announces full list of Home of the Year Award Winners

    The Housing Industry Association has unveiled the winners of the 2022 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards, with Queensland’s JW Constructions taking home the HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year award.


    The five best applications for Aluminum Cladding

    Aluminum Cladding has been gaining popularity recently as a lightweight and flexible alternative to traditional cladding styles like brick or timber.


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