The Town and Country Planning Association
Established in Victoria in 1914, the Town and Country Planning Association is a politically independent not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria. TCPA advocates integrated planning of land use and transport for ecological sustainability and a healthy living environment.
Our activities include:
- writing submissions to government on urban planning matters
- alerting members to events such as public forums and lectures related to urban planning
- alerting members to news items related to urban planning
- writing commentary and opinion articles
- writing policies such as the Charter for Planning
- engagement hub
On the 14th April 2021, the TCPA committee passed the following motion without dissent. The Town and Country Planning Association supports all levels of Australian governments to undertake explicit steps to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Each year the Town and Country Planning Association Inc. (TCPA) awards the Sir James Barrett Memorial Medal to recognise the best contribution annually to town planning in Victoria. This year the award was presented at our Annual General Meeting on Friday, 19...
Opinion and Commentary
TCPA Vice President, Tim Patton, has written an article on the subject of planning for population growth in regional cities. It was published in slightly shortened form in The Age on 15th July 2021. The gist of the article is that the proportion of population growth...
TCPA Committee member Marianne Richards wrote a review of the documentary film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City for the August 2017 edition of Planning News, the journal of the Planning Institute of Australia. Jane Jacobs, a journalist, author and activist, is...
The TCPA committee resolved to endorse the “six key steps to successful infrastructure planning” identified by Infrastructure Victoria in its review of good practice in infrastructure.
We recommend reading the following article that appeared in The Age recently: Big and ugly: the new towers ruining Melbourne's skyline The Age, by John Carroll, September 24, 2015...
Michael Buxton and Norman Day (separately) comment in The Age on high rise apartment building in central Melbourne : http://www.theage.com.au/comment/dirty-extraction-of-highrise-gold-will-pollute-central-melbourne-for-generations-20150910-gjjh71.html...
- Meet people with a common interest in planning cities
- Develop an understanding of urbanism
- Develop ideas for sustainable cities
- Participate in public discourse about urban planning
- Help define the public interest in urban planning