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Celebrating John Brockhoff's elevation to PIA fellow: Patrick Fensham's tribute
The Planning Institute of Australia held a surprise online celebration to honour John Brockhoff's elevation to Fellow. SGS Principal & Partner Patrick Fensham gave a tribute to John during the cel...
Design still matters: government architects and economic stimulus
With state-managed construction stimulus and infrastructure programs worth billions, it is more important than ever for government architects to safeguard the design quality of public infrastructure a...
Revitalising retail centres impacted by COVID-19
Temporary leases and pop up stores could revitalise retail centres and high streets impacted by COVID-19. It’s not a new idea, but it’s a good one. Here's why.
B Corp Month: celebrating the for-purpose business movement
Australian purpose-driven companies are celebrating B Corp Month by fostering connections, encouraging collaborations and sharing how businesses can make the world a better place, amid a seven-fold gr...
SGS student scholarship supports social justice
Lara Brown is the ideal recipient for the SGS Graham Larcolme Scholarship 2020. Lara is studying a Masters in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne in the hope that she can improve the lives o...
How we're working through COVID-19
SGS has offices in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart. Despite further lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, we continue to operate virtually and deliver high-quality project work with ...
Why Melbourne needs its own version of the Greater Sydney Commission
Melbourne’s global reputation for liveability does not resonate with many Melburnians. The Victorian State Government speaks for the state, not the metropolitan community. Victoria needs its own metro...
Australian communities benefit from natural hazards research
The 2019/20 summer bushfires felt more intense and threatening than ever — but natural hazards are not new to Australia. Research into the response, recovery and mitigation of natural hazards greatly ...
How can we help socially isolated people in suburban areas?
Social isolation has taken a new meaning under COVID-19. But we know that some people suffered from social isolation before the pandemic, are suffering during the pandemic and will continue to do so l...
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South Australian public libraries generate significant community value
New report shows public libraries in South Australia support economic activity in the local community and generate $253 million of annual benefits.
Economic analysis helps Balonne Shire Council secure $5 million funding to bridge the education divide
The Balonne Shire Council has secured $5 million funding for its ambitious plan to transform the St George town centre into a state-of-the-art learning complex incorporating a regional university hub....