Archive for April, 2012

We recommend that you have a peek at Margaret’s work on our Habitat Centre for the Arts Site.

Habitat Centre for Arts

Margaret is a foundation member of the Habitat Association for arts and environment, vice president and arts director for the organisation.

My name is Margaret Ellem and I have only been seriously painting for the last four years. I had dabbled in painting a few times in the earlier years of my life, but not had any formal lessons. Now I’m currently undergoing watercolour painting classes on a Wednesday morning with Margaret Towler,a porcelain painter and watercolourist at Buff Point near where I live.  My latest few paintings, e.g The Hydrangeas and the Buff Point trees and some of my Sydney paintings are watercolours, and my Venice canal painting is an oil painting. My Tasmanian Devil painting is an acrylic and The Sumatran Tiger is done with pastels. I really enjoy painting and in a few months time I’m having an exhibition at The Gallery Cafe in Devonshire Street in

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Habitat Town Planning Forum

First published under the School of Environment and Life Sciences, Faulty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle,  Ourimbah Campus, NSW, Australia, 13th June 2010

(Only to be copied or circulated with the permission of the author.)

To Contact: Dr. Rauscher at: (ray.r@idl.net.au)

Abstract

This paper outlines the author’s research to date on incorporating ecologically sustainable development (ESD) based urban planning within the aims of Local Government Precinct Committees. The paper explores the history of Precinct Committees, particularly the role of place management as a foundation for precinct committees. The structure and operation of Precinct Committees within the Greater Metropolitan Region (GMR) of Sydney/Central Coast/Lower Hunter/Illawarra in the State of New South Wales (NSW) is examined. Planning tools such as NSW New Planning System and Agenda 21 (UN 1993) are examined for their relevance to ESD based planning at the precinct level. The Lakes Precinct (Wyong Shire)…

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