Why you shouldn’t give up on your dream of a home in Australia
The next big thing in urban design is to build homes in the countryside, but a lot of Australians are still not getting the message.
The Land of the Free, a website dedicated to the land’s diverse landscape architecture, published a survey today of more than 400 people aged between 18 and 65 in Australia.
The survey found that most people were still not convinced the country has a thriving landscape architecture industry.
“Most people aren’t convinced there is an opportunity for the Australian landscape architecture profession to flourish,” the report said.
“A majority of respondents feel that landscape architecture is too expensive to pursue, and are concerned about potential barriers to entry in the landscape architecture market.”
It’s not just the land where the landscape architect industry is weak.
The survey also found a wide disparity in attitudes towards the profession and its potential.
“The land is seen as the place where architects have to develop skills and know-how in a way that will help them succeed in the industry,” the authors of the report wrote.
“There is a perception that the land is the place to work, and that this is what most architects want to do.”
In response to the survey, the Australian Landscape Architecture Council (ALAC) said the survey was part of an ongoing effort to understand the profession.
“There is some real concern around the quality of work that landscape architects produce, and the lack of confidence that is being shared by those who have a passion for the profession,” said the council’s director, Rob Stacey.
“People are saying it’s hard to find a job, or that they’re just not good at the job.
And that’s a concern for the community.”
The ALAC commissioned the survey after the Australian Government announced in December 2018 that it would open up land to landscape architects.
The Government said it would allow the industry to continue with the work it already did.
“We recognise that this will mean more people will be able to take on the profession, and we know that this decision will benefit landscape architecture and the landscape as a whole,” the Government said in a statement.
“The Landscape Architect will continue to be open for the public to visit and work in the National Parklands in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.”