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Density and Diversity Done Well: Open Idea's Competition

Density and Diversity Done Well: Open Idea's Competition   Can you design for the missing middle? UDIA Queensland partners with Queensland Government for competition We know from the insights gathered through our Research Foundation, presented by Construction Skills Queensland, that people want greater housing choice. We approached the... read more...


Best building designers available with FREE advice.

    Best building designers available with FREE advice. Cairns ECOfiesta 2017 Sunday 28th May, 10am to 7pm Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal, Wharf Street Celebrate sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland. Be inspired by a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. FREE ENTRY & ACTIVITIES - LIVE MUSIC -... read more...


Queensland Building Plan: Why six star apartments may not be the target

Extract From Fifth Estate: 15 March 2017 Queensland Building Plan: Why six star apartments may not be the target   Willow Aliento | 15 March 2017 Late last year the Queensland government released discussion papers around a new Queensland Building Plan. Consultation ends this month on reform proposals for both the residential and commercial building and development sector. For the commercial building sector, there are few proposed measures recommended. One is to develop a... read more...


Timber industry calls on government to prioritise sustainable materials

Extract from Fifth Estate: Queensland Building Plan: Timber industry calls on government to prioritise sustainable materials Willow Aliento | 15 March 2017 Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. His association has called on the government to ensure that sustainable materials are made part of the... read more...


Glass Art Design Architecture Cairns Regional Gallery

    Artist Talk with Charles Wright Wednesday, 12 Apr 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: Free BOOK ONLINE Registrations close 13 Apr 2017 Visiting Artist & Curator Program Join Charles Wright, Glass Art Design Architecture exhibition artist and award winning architect of the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre for a discussion about art,... read more...


Build to Last: Protecting the North

  Build to Last: Protecting the North initiative by the James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station, Suncorp and Green Cross Cyclones are a fact of life for residents of north Queensland and Suncorp has been helping the community manage for almost a century. On average, we know that cyclones will cost $632 million per year, and that this can only increase into the future. We must do a better job of protecting the community from... read more...


Tropical urbanism study recognised for planning excellence

  Tropical urbanism study recognised for planning excellence View this email in your browser Tropical urbanism study recognised for planning excellence Cairns Regional Council, along with a project team from Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects and Total Projects Group Architects was successful in winning the Best Planning Ideas –... read more...



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