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Peter Slegers has
been made a partner
at South Australian
law firm Cowell
Mr Slegers is a
lawyer with 14 years'
experience in tax and superannuation
Cowell Clarke CEO Paul Bilney said
the new appointment would help the
organisation better meet client needs
and recognise the important connec-
tion between tax and commercial
Manager Peter Cox
has been appointed
president of the
The APIA is Australia's peak
pipeline industry and gas transmis-
Mr Cox will be joined at the head of
the association by newly appointed
vice-president Kevin Lester.
The recent AGM also saw Richard
Robinson elected as treasurer.
Hassell's South Australian
architects have added
another accolade to their
recent publicity around the
panda enclosure by taking out
the Sustainable Architecture
Award at the Australian Institute
of Architects award ceremony.
Hassell's design for the SA
Water building on Victoria
Square was held up as the best
example of sustainable design
nationally this year.
Jury comments show a wide
range of considerations were
made when examining the
"The jury interest in sustain-
ability included the importance
of buildings being built to last
with minimum maintenance
and easy adaptive re-use," said a
In comments specifically about
the SA Water building the jury
also highlighted its proximity to
public transport and measures
taken to discourage car use.
Hassell associate David
Homburg led the project. He said
the design brief was not origi-
nally focused on sustainability.
"We started the project as a
master planning exercise with
the Catholic Church, which
looked at the whole area of
Victoria Square and what wasn't
working well," he said.
"Then it became the SA
Water project when the church
won a bid to go and develop the
project there. That's when the
sustainability agenda came into
play because SA Water had some
really clear goals in that area".
South Australia is often
under-represented at the
national architecture awards. Mr
Homburg said the state was
a leader in green design.
"We've done several green-
star rated buildings already
and this is just recognition for
getting them right. There's
a real push from the State
Government for this kind of
design," he said.
The only other South
Australian award was a national
commendation in the Urban
Design section which went to BB
Architects for its work on the
The jury said the design
had created the "fabulous
nine-storey nocturnal lightshow
(which) has become one of the
attractions of central Adelaide".
The top award, for best public
architecture, went to Sydney's
Johnson Pilton Walker for its
design of the National Portrait
Gallery in Canberra.
The Supply Clusters trade fair was held in
Adelaide last week.
National executive director Ian Cook
joined Supply Clusters SA associate Elaine
Bowering, SA licence holder Robert Dawes
and Supply Clusters member Tony Whyte.
Mr Cook said the fair was a great success
with more than 20 key suppliers present-
ing exclusive offers to attendees.
"The member network regularly shares
knowledge, insights and ideas with each
other to benefit everybody associated
with Supply Clusters, including emerging
trends," he said.
The SA Water Building: National award winner for sustainable architecture
for SA architects
Launch of the State Aquatic Centre at Marion
1 Mary-Lou Corcoran (Mayor of Victor Harbor); Alex Candetti (Candetti Constructions);
Kate Ellis (Federal Minister for Sport) and Rod Hook (State Government's Office of
Major Projects and Infrastructure)
2 Duncan Mc Fetridge (Member for Morphett); Felicity-Ann Lewis (Mayor of Marion) and
Peter Brook (Peddelthorp Architects)
BankSA lunch with Westpac CEO Gail Kelly at the Intercontinental
3 John Branson (Director Bank SA) and Nikki Seymour-Smith (SA Great)
4 Steve Osborne (Bank SA); Judy Curran (SCOSA) and Barry Elphick (Bank SA)
Launch of Innovate SA at the Adelaide Office on Grenfell Street
5 Richard Cooper (Innovate SA) and Steve Peters (AusIndustry)
6 Anthony Kittel (Redarc) and Sharon Thomas (Innovate SA)
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