A further positive sign is the distribution of the new jobs, with new positions being created across the country and overseas. This suggests broader improvement in conditions for practices across the country as opposed to being a response to a particular set of circumstances within one state.
“It is a remarkable situation considering the tough job market that has been present within the profession for the past few years,” said AILA National President, Mark Frisby.
“A closer look at the employment landscape points to a shift in the employment of landscape architects. Government has been a growing area of employment, especially within local government. We are now starting to see individual Councils as some of the largest employers of AILA members.”
AILA’s membership has also dramatically increased over the past six months from 1,400 members in February 2014 to 1,850 members in August 2014. This growth is the direct result of AILA’s ambitious membership growth strategy which actively engages landscape architects at each stage of their career.
About the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)AILA is the peak national organisation representing and harnessing the collective interests of the Australian Landscape Architecture profession and oversees the professional recognition of Registered Landscape Architects. Landscape Architects plan and design for built environment of communities, towns and cities while also protecting and managing the natural environment. AILA leads the profession in its mission to sustain people and place.
Image: Northern Expressway (NEXY) – TCL (photo: John Gollings).