Message from AILA QLD President

David Uhlmann, AILA QLD President - 27/10/2021

Hi AILA Queensland members

This is my last message as AILA Qld state chapter president, as I am moving to the Vice President role at end of September.  I will however be continuing on State Executive with a focus on government liaison and advocacy.

This is an important time for Landscape Architects as governments at state and federal level are investigating registration and licencing approaches for all building industry professionals.  This is particularly the case in Queensland with our ongoing discussions with QBCC and the Department of Public Works.   If you missed the webinar earlier this month, a discussion paper on many of these issues has been released and is on AILA’s web page here.

Please take the time to read and provide comments as this is very important for the future direction of the profession in Australia.

It is also an important time for Landscape Architecture education in Australia.  The Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of international students has increased pressure on Universities to provide courses that are viable and attractive to local students.  QUT has recently undergone a restructure of their Landscape Architecture degrees, including the introduction of a new Masters degree.  If you are interested in finding out about the new course structures, contact [email protected] or QUT for more information.

Finally, Place Score will share the results of the 2021 Australian Liveability Census focussing on results from Queensland on 30th September from 12.30 to 2.00 pm.

The event is FREE, but tickets are limited! 👉 Register now: https://lnkd.in/gm9wz_pc

Having seen the survey results, the data gathered will significantly help Landscape Architects advocating for green infrastructure, walkability and open space provision in project design and funding.

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

David Uhlmann,
AILA QLD President