Book Chapter

Civic Connections

G London, J Calzini

TAKE 8 Learning Spaces: The transformation of educational spaces for the 21st century | Australian Institute of Architects | Published : 2009


In this interview we hear about the role of the Office of the Government Architect. The interview captures some of the dilemmas and possibilities inherent in the recent methods adopted in Australia for the design and development of school buildings. The use of Public Private Partnerships, PPPs, to procure schools is relatively new to Australia. Using this method, a developer contracts with the government to supply and manage schools over a 25‑year period. The other initiative currently impacting on schools across Australia is the economic stimulus package announced by the federal government earlier this year. Called Building the Education Revolution or BER, this initiative has required each ..

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