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03•07•2020 — News

New Directors

We are excited to welcome Carla Mamaril and Jason Duda as Directors of LFA!

Carla has made valuable contributions to LFA’s urban design and planning projects for more than a decade and will continue building on the company’s strengths in large-scale greenfield master planning, precinct planning, town centre revitalisation, urban renewal and design guidelines.

Jason joined LFA in 2018 focusing on strategic and statutory planning. He will continue to strengthen the company’s work across

a wide range of scales from small sites, large master planned areas, up to district and regional scale planning.

Both Carla and Jason demonstrate initiative, rigour and commitment to quality, and the capability to lead people and projects with creativity, pragmatism and foresight.  Together with Directors Alf Lester and Steve Anders, they will continue to collaborate with clients consultants to provide trusted urban solutions.

We congratulate them on this appointment and are excited about the future of LFA!


29•05•2020 — News

Fast-tracking for Fairfield

The Premier’s announcement last week of Tranche 2 of the Planning System Acceleration Program is welcome news. It includes two fast-tracked Planning Proposals to facilitate the urban renewal of Villawood and Fairfield Heights Town Centres, which have been informed by LFA’s work.

Prepared in collaboration with Helen Deegan and Sonny Embleton of City Plan Services, our urban design studies for Villawood and Fairfield Heights set a vision and urban framework for attracting more investment, providing  more

housing, improving access and connectivity, and creating opportunities for more generous and inclusive public domain within Villawood and Fairfield Heights.

The determination of the Planning Proposals will see a jobs boost in the order of 653 for Villawood and 348 for Fairfield Heights.

We are pleased to see that our work is not only paving the way for progressive city making, but also playing a part in driving NSW’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06•04•2020 — News

Continuing collaboration

LFA has built a reputation for calm, considered and creative problem-solving in urban planning, design and architectural projects over more than 40 years.

We have applied that same thinking and action as the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded. While we cannot meet face-to-face, we’re still connected and continue to deliver quality services to our clients and collaborators.

Now more than ever, we are committed to progressing projects that will hit the ground running and drive the nation’s economic recovery when it is safe for us all to come back together.

20•03•2020 — Blog

Look inside an exemplar of urban living

Designed by LFA in collaboration with Tonkin Zulaika Greer in 2000, Centric was the first residential stage of Victoria Park, comprising 46 apartments and 16 terrace houses.


This video offers a rare insight into one of Centric’s terraces and demonstrates the enduring quality of good design and density done well.