Why should I do this?
We want to have a tangible and widespread impact on the built environment in Australia. Years in the future, we want to look back and be able to say:
‘We changed the way suburbs and towns were built in Australia. We said yes to beauty, said no to ugliness and now we enjoy the benefits — intimate neighbourhoods with big trees, exquisite façades and lovely details on beautiful houses. Where different generations enjoy shared spaces in a village atmosphere and people fill the streets day and night; where people send their kids to school on foot and shop owners stop to chat with locals; where strip malls, flammable buildings, big glass boxes and ego-driven architectural monstrosities are nowhere to be seen.’
It has been done before, and it can be done again. We are creating the future heritage-listed buildings and places of Australia.
This can only be done locally, neighbourhood by neighbourhood — if you don’t do it for your neighbourhood, who will?
Our current chapters are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. We are looking for Chapter Leads to found chapters in the other cities and towns of Australia.
How does it work?
You identify your local priorities, pain points and issues, working with like-minded people in your area
You liaise with the local community and perform advocacy at the local level with council, developers and other stakeholders
We give you the tools and services you need to be successful, including persuasive material, facilitation and quantitative and qualitative evidence
We perform advocacy at the state level according to your priorities and issues (e.g. infrastructure, transport, major developments)
You help us shape the organisation and, if you wish, join our central organisation to help serve our chapters