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Tassie Times awarded commendation from PIA

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James Dryburgh collects the award from HCC’s Helen Burnet

On Thursday night Tasmanian Times was awarded a commendation by the Tasmanian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia for the Promotion of Planning Award.

This Award recognises achievement in reporting or promoting planning issues in the public arena.

It is designed, but not limited to, recognising achievement within the media including non-traditional media, which encourages public promotion and reporting of planning issues that advances the public interest and understanding of the importance of planning.

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James Dryburgh and TT’s award

And, why:
TT articles on Planning/Heritage

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Robin Halton

    November 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    #6 Thanks James. I was not aware till now that you are a part of TT editorial staff. I have briefly seen your Donkey Travel tales on TT but never read them.
    Ye horrors James, when I saw former Mayoral candidate for the Hobart City Council and Green Leftie Helen Burnett handing you the award my suspicions were aroused immediately!
    Prior to the Council election Helen was wanting to turn the Melville St Car Park into Inner City Housing with cycle parking facilities, I thought that was the ultimate Leftie approach for city planning.
    At the opposite end of the scale we have Ali Sultan who I think is a bold and ambitious property developer and is not afraid to take on what will help to revieve the “dying city”. His Argyle St development is almost complete.
    Cheers for now and many thanks for your reply.

  2. James Dryburgh

    November 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Re: #3 and #5,

    For clarification, as it says above, the award was for Tasmanian Times (not James Dryburgh). I merely provided the hands to accept it and the grin for the photo.

    From above: On Thursday night Tasmanian Times was awarded a commendation

    and why:

    This Award recognises achievement in reporting or promoting planning issues in the public arena.

    It is designed, but not limited to, recognising achievement within the media including non-traditional media, which encourages public promotion and reporting of planning issues that advances the public interest and understanding of the importance of planning.

    In effect the award recognises contributors, readers and commenters to TT, who have contributes to a range of planning related articles.

    James

  3. Robin Halton

    November 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Let us hope that we dont see more car distribution yards and service centres occupying areas where first of all, Inner City Housing should have been considered!
    The Hobart City Council would have approved the plans for proliferation of these Car Centres.
    Where were you Helen when this was happening, kicking up a fuss for more bike lanes to satisfy the “Critical Mass”.
    Strange but true there are less cycles using the Campbell St- Argyle St now than when it was first opened!
    I am still waiting for what Mr Dryburgh has identified that we are not already aware of!

  4. Bob Kendra

    November 19, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Congratulations James Dryburgh for the award. Congratulations Lindsay Tuffin and James for creating the online vehicle for the message.

    Given the changes in Tasmanian planning laws over the past couple of years, thorough, accurate, investigative reporting of planning issues, governance and laws has become an imperative for passing on a half decent world to our children.

    The above link “TT articles on Planning/Heritage” opens a compendium of articles making it abundantly clear why James and Tasmanian Times deserve this award. As an above correspondent demanded, the detail is right there when the link is explored.

    Committed journalism is a noble achievement in itself. Informed progress proceeds from that foundation.

  5. Robin Halton

    November 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    What remarkable projects or ideas did Mr Dryburgh achieve to deserve the award! Details please!
    I suspect the man may have literary and reporting talent, beyond that what!
    Reporting or promoting planning issues in the public arena, I can do that too as I have recently on a number of occasions using TT articles to launch public awareness on the eventual requirement for a road to bypass the city to alleviate traffic congestion, noise and pollution in the Davey St/ Macquarie St highway complex.
    This is also relates to fairness towards our Southern neighbours who have no other choice than travel on the channelled and often crowded route to and from the city.
    Awards for real achievements, yes I could not agree more.

  6. Dave Groves

    November 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    WOW!!!!!

    Awesome work Linz and Co…..

    Roll on, rock on baby!!!!

  7. Keith Antonysen

    November 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations. Great to see the endeavours of TT recognized.

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