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NT President's Message - 15 February 2016

Welcome to 2016, it looks like an exciting year ahead.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to developing our NT Strategy Document. This has been submitted to National Council and will provide guidance for us how on best represent our local membership where our precious energy is focussed moving forward.

Last year saw the announcement of the My Park Rules finalists with Centralian Senior College (NT) has made it through as the NT winner. Two local practices The Landscape Studio and CLOUSTON Associates will be working with the school to prepare concept designs for submission on the 31st March. We wish them good luck and thank you for help.

Our next chapter meeting will be held in mid-February and a poll will be out early next month to confirm the best time for those who would like to take part.


NT President's Message - 14 September 2015

‘The date has been set for our NT strategy workshop on 23rd of September at 9am ACST. Working with AILA CEO Shahana McKenzie this workshop aims to determine the aims and objectives of the local chapter that marry in with the new national strategy.

AILA has recently launched a work experience directory which provides high school students with the opportunity to search for work experience within landscape architecture firms. The directory allows students, career advisors and parents to search by location or practice name and provides them with contact details for all of the practices offering opportunities. If your practice currently offers work experience opportunities for high school students or would be interested in doing so please click here for more information. If you have any questions please contact the national office on 02 6248 9970 or [email protected]

NT President's Message - 6 July 2015 

Welcome to July, don’t forget it is your last chance to register for our Caring for Country Seminar and LA’s for Better Futures talk on Thursday so please get in and make the most of this opportunity and please encourage others to come along.

Darwin will be hosting the National Council meeting on the Friday the 10th and Saturday 11th and the NT chapter has organised a social dinner event for local members to meet with their National Councilors. The Dinner will be held on the lawns of the Historic Burnett House on Myilly Point and will be an evening of good company, beautiful surroundings and some great local food.


NT President's Message - 22 June 2015

Thank you to all those who were able to join us for our ACM and to welcome Tony Cox and Michael White to the NT Executive Team. As part of such a small network of professionals in the NT I would like to thank you for again volunteering your time to AILA as this is not the first time and I’m guessing it won’t be the last.

By now everyone should have seen the invitations for the upcoming NT AILA Seminar: Caring for Country and NT Talk: LA’s for Better Future’s on the 9th of July. It should be an engaging series of talks full of learning and discussions so be sure to come along and please share the invitations across your extended networks.


NT President's Message - 25 May 2015


With the dry season well and truly upon us please make sure you save the date for a day of learning and knowledge sharing with our Caring for Country Seminar and LA’s for Better Futures Talk on the 9th July. We will be distributing invitations shortly as we firm up final details and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

Thanks to Lappset our Dine with National Council Dinner is being held on the 10th of July at Burnett House please RSVP by the 26th June if you can come along.

A reminder to all that our upcoming Chapter elections will be held soon and nominations for the NT Chapter Executive will need to be in by the 5th of June. It is a very exciting time to be involved with the institute so if you would like to contribute please get involved.


NT President's Message - 18 December 2014


What a great year 2014 has been and with Christmas and the New year fast approaching we would like to thank those who have supported and got involved with AILA throughout the year. We are looking forward to the National Council visiting the Top End in the middle of 2015 and have got plans for them already in the making. Make sure you can join us for our first State meeting for 2015 on the 5th of February.

NT President's Message - 24 November 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for AILA Members and with some great initiatives from AILA National, the new website up and running and an inspiring and interactive inaugural Festival of Landscape Architecture, we are looking forward to an action packed 2015. 

There are currently many working groups nationwide looking at everything from improving CPD opportunities to Policy framework and our Awards programs. This will bring greater opportunities for the Top End LA’s to be a part of the Institute at all levels so please get involved if you find something that is for you. Above all the exciting work being done will lead to greater advocacy for Landscape Architecture as a profession and at a time when developing the North is again a top priority, AILA NT will be championing for exceptional planning and design outcomes.