All posts by Tyler Maisano

Tract - Better Apartment Design Standards - Plus Architecture
Across Melbourne, there is increasing demand for the timely delivery of both public and private services, including educational facilities.[....]

Tract Promotions
We are proud to recognise the professional growth amongst our team members and their outstanding performance and valuable contributions to Tract.[....]

Join with us as we reflect on the highs and lows, the quiet achievements and some of the occasions we might have missed in the year that was 2020.[....]

St Joseph's College STEM and Year 7 Building - Cox Architecture
Across Melbourne, there is increasing demand for the timely delivery of both public and private services, including educational facilities.[....]

Admentment VC183 Live Music - Melbourne Music Week
Victoria’s Planning Minister, The Hon. Richard Wynne MP recently approved Amendment VC183 which introduces Clause 13.07-3S (Live Music) into the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP).[....]

Vale George Gentner - Tract
It is with the greatest sadness that the Tract Family announce the passing of George Gentner, after a relatively short but resolute battle with cancer. We as the Tract family pass our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Sarah, Meghan, Lindsay and the family and will continue to support them during this saddest of times.[....]

Earlier today Victoria’s Planning Minister, The Hon Richard Wynne MP, approved the final version of the ‘Planning Guidelines for Golf Course Redevelopment’.[....]

Density Doesn’t Threaten Liveability - Domain
Bookending the 2019 Domain Liveability Study series co-authored by Deloitte, an opinion piece written by Tract Senior Principal Adam Terrill argues that density doesn’t threaten liveability.[....]

2019 Domain Liveability Study - Tract
Tract is excited to introduce the 2019 Domain Liveability Study which has been undertaken in partnership with Deloitte Access Economics.[....]

Future Park International Design Competition - Bay Park - Tract
We are very pleased to be able to share our entry for the Future Park International Design Competition. Our design titled ‘Bay Park’ was shortlisted from a field of 125 entries from 20 countries.[....]

Vale Professor David Yencken AO
The Tract Family sadly mourn the passing of co-founder Professor David Yencken AO, after a long and resolute battle with illness. His distinguished career has left an indelible legacy upon this nation.[....]

Murrindindi Planning Policy Framework (PPF) Gazetted - Tract
Murrindindi is the first municipality in Victoria to have a fully integrated PPF, after Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved Amendment C65 to the Murrindindi Planning Scheme today.[....]

Logan River Accessibility & Connectivity Concept Plan - Tract
The Logan River Accessibility & Connectivity Concept Plan is a comprehensive document outlining a series of strategies and interventions to address current barriers to access and utilisation of the Logan River. [....]

George Gallagher - Celebrating 40 Years at Tract
Well done and congratulations to George Gallagher on this seminal event and thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to the Landscape Architecture industry and our practice.​[....]

Creating Healthier Communities Event
Following on from the Domain Healthy Suburb Study undertaken last year, our team attended the Creating Healthier Communities event held by the Planning Institute of Australia last night at OneRoof Melbourne. [....]

Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Master Plan - Aerial Render
We are excited to announce that the City of Greater Geelong has endorsed the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Master Plan following recent community consultation and public exhibition process. [....]

We are ecstatic to announce ‘The Loggia’, our Show Garden in this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show has received 4 awards including the coveted City of Melbourne Award of Excellence for Best in Show, as well as the Gold Show Garden Award, Horticultural Media Association Award for Best Use of Plant Life and Mark Bence Construction Award.[....]

Vale Janice Foster
The Tract Family sadly announce the passing of Janice Foster, after her long and resolute battle with cancer.[....]

We hosted our inaugural event last Thursday, to celebrate, inspire and talk about how we can support women in property.[....]

Domain Healthy Suburbs Study - Tract Consultants
Working in partnership with Domain and Deloitte Access Economics, Tract is excited to introduce the first ever Domain Healthy Suburbs Study which provides an in-depth analysis of what makes a healthy Australian suburb.[....]

Tract National Travel Scholarship 2018 - Tract Consultants
We are excited to announce this year’s winners of Tract’s national Travel Scholarship for 2018. This year there was a strong theme around urban regeneration and renewal amongst the applications and Tract has awarded 3 scholarships centred on this theme.[....]

Royal Adelaide Hospital - Civic Landscape - Tract Consultants
Our Adelaide team is excited to announce 3 wins from the 2018 AILA SA Awards ceremony held last Wednesday![....]

Amendment VC148 - Tract Consultants
Earlier today, Victoria's Planning Minister, The Hon Richard Wynne MP gazetted Amendment VC148 to introduce a suite of changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPPs).[....]

QVM Munro Site - Bates Smart - Six Degrees Architects - Tract Consultants
Tract is proud of its involvement in securing a planning permit for PDG for the QVM Munro site, the first stage of the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment program. [....]

2018 AILA QLD Awards - Tract Consultants
We are excited to announce our Brisbane team received three awards from the 2018 AILA QLD Awards ceremony held last Thursday![....]

Newly Registered Landscape Architects - Tract Consultants
A huge congratulations to both Jess and Josephine from our Brisbane team on recently achieving an important career milestone in becoming Registered Landscape Architects.[....]

2018 VPELA Young Professional Award - Rachel Butler - Tract Consultants
Tract is pleased to announce Rachel Butler as the recipient of the 2018 Young Professional Award from VPELA announced at last Friday’s annual dinner ceremony. [....]

Victorias First Vertical School - Credit Chris Matterson Photography - Tract Consultants
South Melbourne Primary School designed by Hayball is Victoria’s first ‘vertical school’, doing away with fences as an exemplar of an educational environment shaped for the close-quartered, communal life.[....]

International Womens Day 2018 - Melbourne Team - Tract Consultants
On this International Women’s Day, we reflect on the significant contributions women have made to our practice, the industry and more importantly, to the shape of our cities.[....]

The Beacon Design Competition - 164 Station Street Penrith - Tract Consultants
Tract have been successful in The Beacon Design Competition for 1O,OOOsqm of space to be publicly dedicated at 164 Station Street, Penrith.[....]

Steve Calhoun - Featured on Domain - Tract Consultants
Steve Calhoun, one of Tract Consultant’s founders and leading Australian landscape architect, is being celebrated this week on Domain for his contribution to making liveable, humanised spaces over a career spanning 40+ years.[....]

Wildlife Wonders - Landscape Masterplan - Tract Consultants
Wildlife Wonders a new venture by the Conservation Ecology Centre has been awarded a $2m funding grant through the Regional Jobs and Investment Package.[....]

Cowes Jetty Triangle - Tract Media Render - Tract Consultants
The Cowes Jetty Triangle has been unveiled, with Tract’s landscape design transforming the Phillip Island foreshore precinct into a new community village green.[....]

Credit - John Gollings - Corner 0
The international design publication Wallpaper* has named MPavilion by OMA as one of the top buildings that shaped culture in 2017.[....]

Sketches Scholarship 2017 Recipients - Tract Consultants
We are delighted to announce the 2017 recipients of the 2nd annual Tract Sketches Scholarship. We would like to congratulate Alice Coates, Elise Bertret and Sam Otto, who will each receive the Sketching Scholarship.[....]

Creating Memorable Places and Experiences - Steve Calhoun
Creating Memorable Places and Experiences celebrates the design work of Steve Calhoun, a renowned landscape architect whose work can be experienced in domestic, commercial and civic places of significance, both locally and internationally.[....]

2017 UDIA South Australia Awards - Springwood Gawler East - Tract Consultants
Tracts Urban Design team prepared the masterplan for Springwood Gawler East by Springwood Communities, which won the Residential Development Award (Between 50-600 Lots) at the 2017 UDIA SA Awards for Excellence.[....]

We are proud and incredibly thrilled to celebrate Nigel Parker, Paul Morris, Sean Gallagher and Will Dodgin, as they become Principals of Tract Consultants.[....]

Bicycle Network - Ride2Work Day - Tract Consultants
Over 50 Tract Consultants staff recently celebrated Bicycle Network Victoria’s Ride2Work Day on their new terrace on Level 6, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank.[....]

2017 AILA National Awards - Feature - Tract Consultants
The 2017 National Landscape Architecture Awards held last Thursday night at the International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Sydney as a celebration of the leading projects shaping green, open and public spaces across Australia.[....]

New Office 01 - Riverside Quay Southbank - Tract Consultants
Last week, Tract's Melbourne team packed up our box of coloured pencils (along with several thousand other items) and relocated from our long time home in Richmond to the vibrancy and excitement of Southbank.[....]

With the New Royal Adelaide Hospital now open to the public, South Australian’s have a hospital facility that has set a new benchmark for hospital design.[....]

2017 AILA New South Wales Awards - Liveable Sydney - Tract Consultants
Liveable Sydney, a landmark study measuring the liveability of Sydney’s 555 suburbs according to 16 criteria, was among the winners at the 2017 AILA New South Wales Awards announced at the IVY Ballroom in Sydney on Thursday 27 July.[....]

Tract AILA VIC Award Winners - Tract Consultants
The 2017 AILA Victoria Awards on Friday 21st July 2017 were held at Testing Grounds, in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. A great turn out and festive air despite the chill made for a wintery celebration of outstanding people and projects across the broad field of Landscape Architecture.[....]

2017 AILA Queensland Awards - Tract Consultants
The 2017 AILA Queensland Awards were held on Thursday 22 June at Cloudland in Brisbane, and broadcast online, with Tract the proud recipient of three awards for Gabba 2 Goodwill Bikeway, UQ Synthetic Sports Ovals and Townsville North Railyards projects.[....]

Tract is again delighted to be involved as a supporter and collaborator of the next MPavilion.[....]

Deans Honours Awards - Esther Paul Kate - Tract Consultants
Tract sends big congratulations to Town Planning Assistant Paul Lewis, Student Landscape Architect Kate Grant and Graduate Landscape Architect Esther Ziebell on receiving 2016 Dean’s Honours Awards from the University of Melbourne in their respective disciplines.[....]

Elizabeth Entriken - Minister's Town Planning Prize - Tract Consultants
Tract is proud to announce that Elizabeth Entriken, Graduate Town Planner from our Brisbane office, has been awarded the Minister’s Town Planning Prize for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at yesterday’s Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence 2017 held at Parliament House.[....]

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre - Landscape Site Plan - Tract Consultants
Tract is currently involved in a consortium led by Terroir Architects for the design of a new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, arrival facilities and landscape settings to replace the existing centre designed by Daryl Jackson in 1988.[....]

PIA Planning Excellence National Awards - Cairns City Image Study 01 - Tract Consultants
Congratulations to the entire 'Tropical Urbanism' - Cairns City Image Study project team on being announced as winners of the Best Planning Ideas - Small Project Award at the PIA 2017 National Awards for Planning Excellence.[....]

Construction has started at Marrickville Public School, winners of My Park Rules.[....]

New Batch of Qualified Landscape Architects - Registered AILA Professionals - Tract Consultants
Tract congratulates Sam Otto, Esther Barker, Jane Wu and Phil Harkin, who have successfully gained their professional registration with the AILA becoming qualified landscape architects.[....]

Sketches Scholarship - Rodney, Emma, Jane, Deiter, Phil - Tract Consultants
We are delighted to announce the inaugural Rodney Wulff Sketches Scholarship recipients. On merit, not one but three of our Landscape Architects were announced as the 2016 recipients.[....]

Tract is very excited to be the designer of Back to Babylon, a show garden in this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.[....]

International Womens Day 2017 - Melbourne Team - Tract Consultants
In honour of International Women's Day, we celebrate and thank the strong, professional, creative, driven and inspiring women at Tract, for the contribution that you make to the vibrancy and success of our organisation and our industry.[....]

Eastlink has been recognised in the ten most significant works of Australian landscape architecture 2001–2017. Nine years after opening, Eastlink remains the benchmark project for large infrastructure with integrated environmental and recreational outcomes.[....]

2017 PIA FAY Award - Jess Noonan - Tract Consultants
Tract sends a big congratulations to Associate Town Planner Jess Noonan on winning PIA's Female Achiever of the Year award for 2017.[....]

Tract Collaborates With The MPavilion 2017 - Tract Consultants
Tract Consultants is delighted to announce our ongoing support as a partner of MPavilion for 2017-18. The fourth MPavilion, arriving in spring 2017, will be designed by Netherlands–based architects OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten.[....]

Taneile Nixon - Karl Langer Award 01 - Tract Consultants
Tract is proud to announce Taneile Nixon, Landscape Architect from our Brisbane office, has won the Karl Langer Award last nights AILA QLD Ceremony.[....]

Somerfield 01 - 2016 UDIA Victoria Awards - Tract Consultants
Somerfield, an integrated residential development in Keysborough has been announced winner of the 2016 UDIA Victoria Awards for Environmental Excellence and Residential Development.[....]

Arthurs Seat Eagle - Source - The Age - Credit - David Caird
Today’s Melbourne papers have featured articles about the history and forthcoming reincarnation of the Arthurs Seat chairlift.[....]

Eastlink - Infrastructure Sustainability - Tract Consultants
Eight years after opening, Eastlink remains the benchmark project for large infrastructure with integrated environmental and recreational outcomes.[....]

2016 PIA Queensland Awards - Tract Brisbane Team - Tract Consultants
The 2016 PIA Queensland Awards were held on Friday 11 November at the Gabba in Brisbane with Tract the proud recipient of three awards for Clifton Township Concept Masterplan and Cairns City Image Study projects.[....]

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the profession in Australia. [....]

Sketches - Feature - Tract Consultants
Dr. Rodney Wulff, Founding Director of Tract Consultants, is a passionate sketcher.[....]

Landscape Architecture Australia - 50 Years Cover - Tract Consultants
The November 2016 anniversary issue of Landscape Architecture Australia, celebrates 50 years of the profession.[....]

Contributing To Community - Tract Consultants
As planners and designers of the built environment, largely in an urban context, we are well placed to make a tangible contribution to social equity.[....]

The Journey 2016 - Filters - Tract Consultants
For the second year running Tract has joined a collaborated with AILA to produce The Journey.[....]

Tract Forum 2016 - Design Live Love - Tract Consultants
In October, Tract’s entire national practice will gather together for our biennial ideas and networking Forum.[....]

New Principal Promotions - Tract Consultants
We are absolutely delighted to announce the promotion to Principal of four of our very talented staff.[....]

Linda’s commitment to Tract’s values is demonstrated in her professionalism on many public realm projects both in Canberra, Sydney and currently for the Dee Why Town Centre Upgrade.[....]

PARK-ing Day 2016 - Brisbane - Tract Consultants
Brisbane’s annual PARK-ing Day is upon us, and Tract Brisbane is counting down as it transforms the humble parking space into a hub of activity![....]

MPavilion 2016 - Tract Consultants
Tract is very pleased to again be a partner of the MPavilion.[....]

Workshop Ideas - Logan River Vision - Tract Consultants
Nathan and Amy from the Brisbane office could tell you all about it. They attended the Logan River Vision workshop last Friday organised and facilitated by the Logan City Council.[....]

500 Hungry Workers - Meet Our Worms - Tract Consultants
Operating out of Tract’s newest office, a little black box in Melbourne's courtyard, we’ve been joined by 500 new co-workers.[....]

Vale_Suzy Boyd
The Tract family sadly announce the passing of Suzy Boyd, after her short battle with illness.[....]

Liveable Sydney 2016 - The Sydney Morning Herald - Tract Consultants
On Monday the 1st of August, the Domain Liveable Sydney 2016 study illuminates the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, while numerous articles inside and online offer an insight into the Harbour City's most liveable suburbs.[....]

Civic Landscape Award Winners - 2016 AILA SA Awards - Tract Consultants
Ergo Appartments and ANZAC Memorial Walk were both recognised at Fridays night's 2016 AILA SA Awards Dinner as winners of the Civic Landscape - Landscape Architecture Award. Congratulations to both of the teams involved on these outstanding projects.[....]

Penguin Plus Viewing Area - 2016 AILA VIC Awards - Tract Consultants
The recently opened Penguin Plus Viewing Area on Phillip Island, designed by Tract in collaboration with Wood Marsh Architects, has been awarded the 2016 AILA VIC Awards of Excellence in Tourism.[....]

Australian Islamic Centre - Landscape Concept Design - Tract Consultants
Tract worked in collaboration with Glen Murcutt, and local practice Elevli Plus Architects to design the Australian Islamic Centre in Newport, which is currently under construction.[....]

Melbourne School of Design - Dean’s Honours Awards Winners and Sponsors - Tract Consultants
Recently, the Melbourne School of Design hosted its annual awards night, the MSD Dean's Honours Awards, which celebrated the most outstanding academic achievements of their postgraduate students in 2015.[....]

Steve Calhoun - University of Melbourne - Tract Consultants
Steve Calhoun, Founding Director of Tract Consultants was recently interview by Anne Latreille for the University of Melbourne publication Atrium.[....]

2016 Melbourne Design Awards - Acacia Place - Tract Consultants
Congratulations to the entire Acacia Place project team on being announced as Gold Winners at the 2016 Melbourne Design Awards in the category of Landscape Design.[....]

Penguin Plus Wins World Environment Day Award - Tract Consultants
Phillip Island's Penguin Plus Viewing Platform has won the United Nations Association of Australia's (VIC) Infrastructure Innovation Award at the 2016 World Environment Day Awards.[....]

Acacia Place - The Australian - Tract Consultants
Landscaping was at the forefront of the design process for Melbourne's Acacia Place residential project.[....]

Spotlight On Tract - My Park Rules - Tract Consultants
It is often said, "Never work with children or animals” - and while there aren't many four-legged animals at Marrickville Primary School, there are certainly a whole lot of children![....]

Designing Landscapes For Improved Health Care Delivery - Tract Consultants
The largest hospital in Australia is currently under construction in Adelaide and due for completion later this year. As Landscape Architects on this enormous and technically complex project, Tract discuss their role in 'Designing Landscapes for Improved Heath Care Delivery at the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.[....]

ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk - Opening Day 01 - Tract Consultants
Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk in Adelaide was officially opened on Saturday 23 April 2016 by the Hon Hieu Van Le AO, Governer of South Australia, ahead of ANZAC day commemorations on Monday.[....]

Committee For Geelong - Leaders for Geelong Program - Tract Consultants
Tract congratulates Kirsten Kilpatrick who has been voted onto the Board for the Committee for Geelong.[....]

Tract is proud to have collaborated with Hamton and Rothe Lowman Architects to deliver Eden, Haven and Sanctuary (Acacia Place), a spectacular mixed-use development on the Yarra River in inner Melbourne.[....]

Circa 1886 - World Landscape Architecture 01 - Tract Consultants
The Circa 1886 Reserve and playground form part of a new residential estate currently under construction on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. The Reserve is located adjacent to the historic, hilltop Eyrecourt homestead (circa 1886) and has been designed to visually extend the heritage site into the new estate and complement its gardenesque style.[....]

International Women's Day 01 - Tract Consultants
Today at Tract Consultants we are celebrating International Women’s Day by recognising our strong, professional, creative, driven and inspiring women.[....]

How Melbourne Became The Most Liveable City In The World - Tract Consultants
How Melbourne Became The Most Liveable City In The World: A Personal Journey by Steve Calhoun of Tract Consultants.[....]

UDIA Victoria Awards 2015 - Acacia Place 01 - Tract Consultants
In December 2015, Tract received four UDIA Victoria awards for three projects on which we were the Landscape Architects. Congratulations to the project teams on these outstanding projects, all three of which are a testament to the collaborative efforts between the designers on the projects.[....]

Urban Activation - Darebin Pop-Up - Tract Consultants
Tract is contributing to two ephemeral, urban activation events this month with Matter of Fact and the Darebin Pop-Up.[....]

Rethinking The Strip - PIA Award Winner 01 - Tract Consultants
Tract are delighted to be recipients of the PIA Members Choice Awards for 2015 for their Rethinking the Strip collaborative forum.[....]

Liveable Melbourne 2015 - Tract Consultants
Tract is delighted to partner with The Age and Deloitte Access Economics to produce Liveable Melbourne, a major research project investigating how liveability varies across Melbourne.[....]

108 Flinders Street - AILA VIC Awards 2015 03 - Tract Consultants
The AILA 2015 Victoria Awards were held on Friday 16 October at Melbourne Town Hall with Tract proudly taking home two awards for Zinc House and 108 Flinders Street projects.[....]

Design Culture Identity - Steve Calhoun - Tract Consultants
Join us for a conversation between eminent Landscape Architect, Steve Calhoun, and Professor Gini Lee to discuss the role of design in the physical and cultural evolution of Melbourne. Through 40 years of practice, planning & design firm Tract, has shaped places for civic interaction, conduits for movement, encounters with ‘nature’. Steve and Gini will [....]

Q Weekend - City Ink - See Brisbane Anew - Tract Consultants
Mark Fuller, Brisbane office’s resident artiste, and fellow architect Szczepan Urbanowitz have published A Brisbane Sketchbook of buildings and landscapes in Queensland’s capital.[....]