Submissions to Government

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) leads a dynamic and respected profession: creating great places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet.


AILAs purpose for submitting to government is to ensure that the role landscape architecture is understood and respected by all levels of government.

Our work aims to assist federal government agencies by promoting policy solutions to create better design, planning and management outcomes for the natural and built environment. This work includes responses and submissions to discussion papers, draft legislation, and parliamentary inquiries.


Submissions

National

2021

Uluru Statement from the Heart (Letter to Hon. Scott Morrison MP)
Uluru Statement from the Heart (Letter to Hon. Linda Burney MP)
Uluru Statement from the Heart (Letter to Hon. Warren Snowdon MP)
Uluru Statement from the Heart  (Letter to Hon. Ken Myatt AM MP)
National Cities Framework 
Tasmania submission: Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) tourism proposal.
Beetaloo Basin submission - July 2021

2020

AILA's Submission Letter for the Climate Change Bill 2020
Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements
EPBC Act Submission
AILA Response to the National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners, Discussion Paper
Greener Places design guide: input into draft development

2019

Federal Election

AILA has developed a coordinated election campaign to maximise the effort in advocating to candidates.

  • 2019 Election Platform: Greener, Liveable and Healthier Cities – a summary of the key policy positions AILA is advocating for in the lead up to the 2019 Election.
  • Template letter for members to send to local candidates – we need the support of members to help influence local candidates. A template letter summaries the key messages in the election platform and provides opportunities for local issues to be raised.
  • 2019 Marginal Seat Analysis – Margin seats can make or break a parties chances at securing office. There are a large number of marginal seats leading into this election. AILA National Advocacy Committee Chair, Daniel Bennett, has developed a summary of where the key marginal seats are to support the contact with local candidates. 

2018

National Green Infrastructure Strategy:

2017

AILA's Submission for the Inquiry into the Australian Government's Role in the Development of Cities
AILA's Review of Climate Change Policies
AILA's response to the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Draft Guidelines

2016

AILA's Smart Cities Plan
Federal Election Campaign - AILA's Election Responder
Labor Party Response to Election Responder
Coalition Response to Election Responder
Greens Plan to Cool Cities
Living Cities Workshop Report

2015

AILA Infrastructure Australia Submission
Senate Inquiry into Storm-water management
Working Towards a National Clean Air Agreement Discussion Paper

2012

Productivity Commission Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation
Murray Darling Basin Plan

2011

Draft National Urban Policy
National Sustainable Population Strategy

2010

National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework

NSW

2021 

Advocacy

Advocacy Update 2021 - DPB Act
DPIE - Design and Place EIE
Design and Place SEPP Joint submission AILA AIA PIA
DPIE- White Paper for Parkland
White Paper for Parkland AILA Submission
Congratulations to Minister Stokes- Appointment as Minister for TforNSW
AILA Urges an Indigenous voice to Parliament
Penrith City Council's Employment Land and Green Grid Strategies
Opinion on naming of ‘Bradfield’
Draft Bays West Place Strategy
Congratulations to Kathlyn Loseby – Appointment as CEO of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
Congratulations to Anita Mitchell - Appointment as CEO Placemaking NSW 
Congratulations to Laura Cockburn – Appointment as Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) NSW President

Heritage Listings

Waterloo Creek Massacre Site - Jews Lagoon
Coffs Harbour Jetty
MLC Building 
World War II Aeroplane Hangar, Tocumwal
Balls Head Coal Loader Complex

2020

Newcastle Recreation Reserve

Draft Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020
Living Streets Discussion Paper 
Closure of Transport for NSW's Centre for Urban Design

Submission NSW PUBLIC SPACES CHARTER
Sisters of Mercy Convent Group, Singleton
The First Sikh Temple, Woolgoolga
Cumberland Conservation Plan
The 50 year Vision for Sydney's Open Space and Parklands and the Creation of the Greater Sydney Parklands Agency
Draft Callan Park Landscape Structure Plan
Extension of Curtilage of Existing Listing on the State Heritage Register
GANSW Draft Greener Places Design Guide
AILA NSW Table of detailed responses Submission
Greener Spaces Better Places
Support for increasing access to Crown Land occupied by golf courses
Wilcannia Post Office & Post Masters Residence Letter on Listing on the State Heritage Register
Notice of Intention to consider listing on the State Register
Letter of Support to Heritage Council NSW
Letter on Listing on the State Register
7 Principles for Landscape Architects in response to bushfires
NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry
NSW Independent Inquiry into the 2019-2020 Bushfire Season by Rupert Milne Home
State Heritage Register
Letter to the Hon. Rob Stokes re West Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Expressway Upgrade  

2019

Letter of congratulations to Abbie Galvin on her GA NSW appointment
Appointment of Special Minister of State and Minister of Public Service, Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Notice of Intention to consider listing on the State Heritage Register 
Letter of Concern to Ku-Ring-Gai Council
Letter of Concern to Community Engagement Senior Manager, NSW Department of Education
Letter of Support to Heritage Council NSW
Letter from Regional Heritage Manager to Mark Tyrrell directing St Peters Anglican Church as part of the State Heritage Register
Letter from Regional Heritage Operations Manager to Mark Tyrrell directing Hampden Bridge as part of the State Heritage Register
Heritage Group letter to SOPA
SOP Future Directions Framework
AILA NSW Landscape Heritage Report

2018

Everyone Can Play Submission
Greener Places Submission

2017
Community Heritage Grant proposal for the AILA Identify Significant Open Space project
Greater Sydney Regional Plan
Feedback on New England North West Regional Plan:

Letter send to The Hon. Melinda Jane Pavey, MP:

Maintenance of adequate levels of green space in Sydney
Development Control Plan and Development Application
Clear Zone standards for a cooler and more beautiful NSW. Response received.
Review and comment on the GSC District Plans

2016

Medium Density Design Guide
GSC Environmental Panel Report. Full Report.
Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030
The 1000 trees being assessed for potential removal by energy companies
Living Cities Summit | Living Cities Summit Final Report
WestConnex | Response letter received on 13 July 2016
Trees along the Cooks River – MD16/4171
Greater Sydney Commission Lunch & A conversation about our city | A Masterplan for Growing Western Sydney

QLD

2021

Brisbane Industrial Future Strategy Response
Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Bill response
Draft State Infrastructure Strategy
State Infrastructure Strategy and Regional Infrastructure Plans
Coomera park 'n' ride upgrade

2020

Brisbane City Council's Proposed Business Case for North West Transport Network
Brisbane City Council's Proposed Citywide Amendment 
Built environment professions want next Queensland government to #BuildBackBetter
Draft master plan City Reach Waterfront | Community consultation five new green bridges | City of Gold Coast - 'Our City Our Plan'
Millenium Arts Project Tree Removal
Economic Recovery letter to State Government
Velobridge at Lower River Terrace

2019

Draft master plan for the City Reach Waterfront
Community consultation for the proposal for five new green bridges across Brisbane
Gold Coast 'Our City Our Plan'
Design-led City - a Design Strategy for Brisbane
New World City design guide - Subtropical homes for a Brisbane lifestyle
Victoria Park Vision
Model Code for Neighbourhood Design
The Spit Draft Master Plan
Queensland Walking Strategy
Southport Spit Master Plan Submission | Southport Spit Master Plan Response

2018

Mt Coo-tha Zip Line
Brisbane Metro Draft Design Report | Consultation Outcomes
Guidance Note for Landscape and Visual Assessment (GNLVA)
Proposed Rooftop Uses Amendment
Sunshine Coast Council Street Tree Master Plan

2017

SEQ Regional Plan

2016

South East Queensland Regional Plan (2009-2031) Review | Position Paper

2015

Windfarm State Code in November 2015
Witton Barracks Site
Queens's Wharf Brisbane | Cover letter

SA

2021

Draft South Australian Walking Strategy 
Riverbank Precinct Amendment Code o
Draft Green Adelaide Regional Landscape Plan (2021-2026) 
Minister for Planning regarding Tree Offset Scheme 

2020

P+D Code Phase 3
Parliamentary Inquiry Natural Resources Committee – Urban Green Spaces (HANSARD Transcript)
Draft Local Design Review Scheme 
SA Parliamentary Inquiry into Urban Green Spaces 
South Australian Stimulus Package 
Draft Planning and Design Code Consultation Phase 3 (Urban Areas) 
Tree Canopy in Adelaide 

2019

DPC for the SA Arts Plan 2019 – 2024 
DPTI for the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations 
DPTI for the Planning and Design Code: Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper 

2018

DPTI for the Natural Resources and Environment Policy Discussion Paper 
DPTI the Integrated Movement Systems Policy Discussion Paper 
Managing Our Landscapes - Discussion Paper Conversations for Change      
State Public Health Plan 2019 – 2024 
State Planning Policies for South Australia 
DRAFT State Public Health Plan 2019-2024 
DPTI the Accredited Professionals Scheme – Discussion Paper 
Joint Industry Response to the Accredited Professionals Scheme – Discussion Paper (AILA, AIA + PIA) 
DPTI the Introduction to Technical Discussion Paper - Future land use definitions and classes 
State Election Campaign – Seeking party responses to publish

2017

Department of Health - State Public Health Plan: A better place to live
Quality Green Public Space – AILA SA Discussion Paper to inform the Healthy Parks Healthy People Action Plan 2
DPTI - Stage 2 Draft of the Community Engagement Charter 
Five SA projects honoured by Australian Institute of Landscape Architects as leaders in the Australian landscape 
Community Engagement Charter Discussion Draft 
ODASA Design Guidelines 
South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards: Building Stronger Communities
ACC City Bikeways Project 

2016

30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Update
Celebrating the powerful contribution of Landscape Architecture in enhancing South Australia’s liveability and global profile

2015

Draft Park Lands Management Strategy
Design Profession Maintains Call for Parliament to Commit to a More Liveable South Australia
Climate Change Strategy for South Australia
Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill
Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill - Exec Summary

VIC

2021

Victoria's 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land

2020

Local Council Elections
Inquiry into environmental infrastructure for growing populations
North East Link - proposed Templestowe Road Soccer Facilities (Engage Victoria)
Barwon River Revetment Designs - Ocean Grove (DEWLP)
Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods March Final Consultation Draft (DEWLP)
Yarra River Strategic Plan (Engage Victoria)

2019

Draft Melbourne Open Space Strategy (M.O.S.S.)
Waterways of the West Advisory Committee (DELWP)
Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee
Land Management Strategy Guiding Principles (PARKS VICTORIA)
Building Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods (DELWP)

North East Link Project Environment Effects Statement

2018

E-GUIDE - How to Vote
Victoria Pre-Election Statement
Rivers of the West Act
Telstra Billboards
Amendment C308 - Urban design in the central city and Southbank
Apple in Federation Square Debate

2017

Federation Square media release
Federation Square submission
Draft Integrated Water Management Framework

2016

Safe and Accessible Victorian Waterways Discussion Paper
Draft Apartment Design Standards
Protecting the Yarra River
Draft Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Strategy
Victoria's Melbourne Metro Rail submission
Infrastructure Victoria
Water for Victoria
Review of the Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations
Western Distributor Project
Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong (Sky Rail)
Yarra Riverkeeper Cruise
Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper

2015

Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area
Moreland City Council’s planning permit approval of ‘The Nightingale’     
Prahran Renewal Project
Hoddle Street - Punt Road Corridor Consultation
Infrastructure Australia - The 15 year Infrastructure plan for Australia
Better Apartments Discussion Paper
Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal 

Policy & Position Statements

AILA has a strong advocacy voice to assist it to achieve its vision and mission

AILA’s position statements articulate and clarify AILA’s position on a number of relevant and topical issues and have been developed to help communicate these to the public, the media and our members alike.

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Climate Positive Design

AILA is committed to the objectives of Climate Positive Design, and support, for AILA members in adapting to achieve climate positive design objectives.

Connection to Country

AILA is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse profession by encouraging and supporting our members to expand their cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Gender Equity

AILA is taking a leadership role to ensure the landscape architecture profession is as inclusive, diverse, and equitable as it can possibly be.