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Housing Melbourne symposium: 7 Nov 2012

The OVGA's Housing Melbourne Symposium was the primary speakHRH Prince Charles behind the podium at the Melbourne Housing symposiuming engagement for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales when he visited Australia in November 2012. The OVGA organised the event, which was held at NGV International, in collaboration with Swinburne University. 

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Active Cities Guidelines

On February 4, 2013 the OVGA hosted a seminar with Dr Karen Lee from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr Karen Lee was at the forefront in the development of the Active City Guidelines currently being applied in New York. She spoke about how well designed places can have significant impacts upon health and well-being, and the prevention of chronic disease.

You can access the Active City Guidelines here External link and read her presentation here.

Cranlana Programme 2012 Alumni Speaker Series

On August 15, 2012 the Victorian Government Architect, Geoffrey London spoke at the Cranlana Programme 2012 Alumni Speaker Series about medium density housing. This was broadcast on Radio National on December 17, 2012. To listen to this broadcast visit the ABC Radio National website. External link

Momentum - New Victorian Architecture

This book showcases the vigour of contemporary architecture in Victoria: innovative, formalist, edgy. Successive generations of Victorian architects maintain the tradition of experimentation. We see this in the work of the architects collected here, leading firms as well as an emerging cohort of experimental practitioners guided by place, environment and community. This is a book for those who love architecture.

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A leading voice for the Victorian built environment

img3On Monday 24 October 2011, the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, announced that the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) has been reformed as a more independent office.

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Victorian Design Review Panel

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The Victorian Design Review Panel (VDRP) provides independent and authoritative advice to government and statutory decision makers across Victoria about the design of significant development proposals.

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OVGA Good Design Publications

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The Office of the Victorian Government Architect promotes an awareness of the importance of good design including the process of making great places and sustainable urban environments.

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