Love for Toowoomba and its diversity of natural and urban places was at the heart of the Toowoomba Regional Landscape and Urban Character Study and Regional Scenic Amenity Study, which recently won an award of Excellence at the Queensland Awards from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Planning and Development Committee Chair, Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said the council was proud to have a major project honored at the AILA Landscape Architecture Awards.
“It is particularly pleasing to see our Toowoomba Regional Landscape and Town Character Study and our Toowoomba Regional Amenity Study recognized with an Award of Excellence and progressing to the National Award in Brisbane in October” , said Cr O’Hara Sullivan.
“These studies were part of a larger suite of strategic studies informing the preparation of the new planning scheme for the Toowoomba region. The outcome recognizes the extensive community engagement of the Council’s strategic planners and our consulting partners in our broader Toowoomba Region Futures project and the importance that has been placed on achieving excellent design results.
“Good planning responds to residents’ close ties to highly valued features of the natural landscape and the character of our built environment. The Council’s strategic planning incorporates input into our community’s needs and expectations that will shape our valued lifestyle attributes.