Planning Institute Australia

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PIA is the peak Australian Planning professional organisation that seeks the general advancement of Regional and Town Planning, and promotes sustainable development of regions, cities and towns.

Society for Responsible Design

Design is a process of creation and problem solving that goes far beyond form or structure and final styling or graphics. As such, great opportunity exists to intervene or change current process and end products to add greater value in many criteria and enhance the concept of sustainability.
The SRD combines the efforts of society and industry through environmentally and socially responsible design practices to make products and services significantly better. There is much room for improvement that will ultimately provide major long term benefits for all. YOUR support and input is invited.

Cyburbia – Urban Planning Community

The Cyburbia Forums is the oldest and most active English language urban planning message board on the Internet, and one of the small number of online communities where members enjoy intelligent, troll-free discussion. Cyburbia has hundreds of active members, yet is a strong community full of creative, friendly, and occasionally offbeat planners, planning students, architects, urbanists and other like-minded people who care about and/or help shape the built environment. Cyburbia Forums members enjoy a sense of community and camaraderie that is unmatched by any planning-related web site.

Butter Paper – Greaseproof Architecture Resources

Australian and New Zealand Architecture and Resources. Butter Paper – Greaseproof Architecture Resources.

Mayne Investments

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Mayne Investments Limited was formed in June 1968. In the years following its establishment, Mayne Investments Limited expanded to meet the investment needs of North Coast residents across a broad field. At its peak it held investments of over $300m. The fund Directors began the orderly winding down of the fund in 2012.

Design Advisory Panel

The Design Advisory Panel (DAP) is a not for profit collective of like minded design professionals who live and work in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW. The DAP provides independent, pro bono, expert design advice to the communities of the Northern Rivers Region in NSW with the intention of improving the quality of and awareness of design in the built environment.

New Urban News

New Urban News provides substantive and concise information for professionals and lay people with a strong interest in the New Urbanism. New Urban News is published eight times a year, and each issue is full of articles covering a wide range of topics connected to the New Urbanism.

NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure, seeks to, coordinates and streamlines land-use and transport planning, infrastructure development and natural resource management in New South Wales

Headspace,  The Australian Broadcasting Association’s monthly Arts and Culture Magazine

Northern Rivers Performing Arts Association
NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts Association) is Australia’s most successful regional arts organisation..

Resources for Urban Design Information

An independent unbiased service, the Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI) is the largest web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking. RUDI commissions, researches and creates materials for professionals in the public and private sector..

Northern Rivers Social Development Council

The Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) provides peak representation of the community and social welfare sector in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Council is an incorporated body under the NSW Association Incorporation Act 1984, and has been in existence since 1976. The area covered by the Council includes the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Copmanhurst, Grafton, Kyogle, Lismore, Maclean, Pristine Waters, Richmond River and Tweed.

Urban Design Forum

Urban Design Forum Incorporated is a not-for-profit initiative formed with the following statement of purpose:

  • to encourage the better design of our cities and towns and regions;
  • to provide a forum where ideas and comment about urban design can be expressed;
  • to produce, publish and distribute a regular publication;
  • to be involved in other activities which contribute to the above purposes; and
  • to co-operate and liase with any individuals or groups who have compatible purposes with the above.


NSW Legislation

This source site for NSW legislation has been developed by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and contains the following features:

  • NSW legislation in force, both Acts and statutory instruments (regulations etc and environmental planning instruments) that is constantly consolidated and kept up-to-date—the In Force database
  • historical versions of legislation, including repealed legislation—accessible via the In Force database
  • an archival collection of NSW legislation as made since 1990—the As Made database
  • advanced searching and browsing facilities.