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14•07•2021

We’re Hiring

We are seeking an urban planner with urban design experience to join our team and assist on a range of strategic planning, planning approval and urban design projects in both greenfield and urban renewal contexts.

The successful applicant will have a minimum 3 years of professional experience, excellent communication skills and can work successfully in a team as well as independently. Candidates with large-scale greenfield master planning and rezoning project experience are preferred.

This full-time role will primarily involve preparing planning reports, contributing to planning and urban design analysis, mapping and handling data from a variety of sources, and generally supporting the Directors with the production of deliverables and coming up with urban solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Strong knowledge of NSW planning legislation and policies
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • QGIS, SketchUp and AutoCAD experience preferred

More experienced candidates will also be considered.

 

Please send your cover letter and resume (and portfolio, if you have one) to lfa@lfa.com.au and we will be in touch.

07•06•2021

Vision for Fairfield progressing closer to reality

Great to see Fairfield City Council’s vision for the LGA progressing to reality with LAHC’s recent announcement of the $112m Kamira Court, Villawood development and the public exhibition of the urban design studies and associated LEP changes for Fairfield City Centre.

LFA, together with CityPlan’s Helen Deegan and Sonny Embleton, were engaged back in 2017 by Council to undertake an Urban Design Study for Villawood, which has informed the rezoning and urban transformation of Villawood Town Centre. Our vision was to set an urban design framework to attract more investment, provide more housing, improving access and connectivity, and create opportunities for more generous and inclusive public domain.

In 2019, the LFA + City Plan collaborative was again engaged by Council to expand the work on Fairfield City Centre Key Sites to the entire City Centre. A consultative process provided us with important insights into the aspirations of both landowners and the community, which informed our urban design and planning work. The result is an urban design framework that seeks to balance development opportunities with community benefits, guiding future planning proposals and development applications to maximise on the unique characteristics, opportunities, amenity and vibrancy that Fairfield City Centre can offer.

20•05•2021

Opportunities in the Western Parkland City

Great to see some of our work on the big screen.

Western Parkland City Authority CEO, Dr. Sarah Hill, delivered a keynote speech at the UDIA NSW NextGen West conference about the Authority’s role in driving opportunities in the Western Parkland City catalysed by government investment and the new Western Sydney International Airport.

The slide she is talking to is a graphic we prepared demonstrating the scale of opportunity in the Western Parkland City –

a 72km growth corridor that is twice the size of Canberra and the same distance from Cronulla to Palm Beach.

The graphic is one of many we’ve prepared as part of our role in leading the mapping, cartography and spatial analysis work for the Authority’s roadmap for delivering a green, connected and advanced Western Parkland City.

(Image source: Western Parkland City Authority)

05•11•2020

Public Space Ideas Competition

Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended entrants in the Public Space Ideas Competition! The competition was finalised with the online awards ceremony held last night, showcasing an explosion of creative energy and a great palette of ideas (from over 500 entries) for the Greater Sydney Parklands Authority to consider.

We were up for the challenge and submitted an entry with a focus on reimagining the Cahill Expressway (along with several other participants) and its alienating and oppressive effect on Sydney’s premier harbour gateway.

“Remaking the Cahill” proposed a journey from Bennelong headland to Barrangaroo headland along a new 1.4ha activated green corridor, eliminating cars and providing a universally accessible public open space for residents, workers and visitors to enjoy. No longer a hated expressway but enhanced as an expression of city renewal as a greenway.