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.

UN Habitat Urban Data

UN Habitat Urban Data
For a better Urban Future – free and open access to data about countries and cities around the globe.

NSW Dpt of Planning & Environment

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.

Australian Institute of Project Management
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the peak body for project management in Australia. Formed in 1976, as the Project Managers’ Forum, the AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management over the past 25 years

Regional Development Aust. Northern Rivers NSW
Regional Development Australia, Northern Rivers, NSW engages with our local communities on a wide range of important issues for the region including social and economic development, regional transport and the digital economy.

Case Law NSW
NSW Caselaw was developed in 1999 to publish decisions for New South Wales Courts and Tribunals administered by the NSW Department of Justice.

Environment and Planning Law Association NSW
EPLA provides members with current information about changes to planning and environmental law and opportunities for informed debate and education around the relevant issues.

Land and Environment Court
The Court’s jurisdiction includes merits review, judicial review, civil enforcement, criminal prosecution, criminal appeals and civil claims about planning, environmental, land, mining and other legislation.

Development & Environmental Professionals Assn
An industrial organisation representing professional employees working in local government in New South Wales in a variety of jobs in the fields of environmental health, public health, building and development control and planning.

Housing Industry Association
Representing the interests of the housing industry at regional and national levels. Our extensive membership program supports residential builders, trade contractors, developers, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.

Environment Australia
The Department of the Environment designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programmes to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage and promote climate action. The environmental framework is being delivered under four pillars: Clean air, Clean land, Clean water and National heritage.

Environmental Defenders Office
EDOs of Australia was established in 1996, with legal centres specialising in public interest environmental law:

  • Protecting the environment through law.
  • Actively engaging in policy and law reform to improve environmental laws.
  • Ensuring that the community receives expert legal advice and representation.
  • Building community skills and knowledge.

NSW National Park and Wildlife Service
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages more than 850 protected areas in NSW, covering over 7 million hectares and representing around 8 per cent of the land area of the state. This includes national parks, nature reserves, World Heritage areas, rainforests, beaches, alpine areas and sites of great cultural and historic significance. Management of these areas involves a wide range of responsibilities, including plant and animal conservation, fire management, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs.

Australasian Legal Information Institute 
AustLII publishes public legal information — that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example) and a substantial collection of law journals.

Urban Development Institute of Australia
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the peak body representing the property development industry throughout Australia. UDIA seeks to create awareness that national prosperity is dependent on our success in housing our communities and building and rebuilding cities for future generations.

Environmental Protection Authority NSW
Our purpose is to improve environmental performance and waste management for NSW and we work hard to achieve this through a wide variety of programs and initiatives. We work to maintain a balance between protecting the environment, managing competing demands on the environment and supporting sustainable growth.

NSW Agriculture 
DPI works to increase the value of primary industries and drive economic growth across NSW, managing a broad range of initiatives from resource to industry, including natural resource management, research and development, pest and disease management, food safety, industry engagement, and market access and competition.

Property Council
OUR VISION: A thriving industry creating prosperity, jobs and strong communities
OUR MISSION: To champion a strong property industry