The Integrated Design Commission in South Australia makes sure that our public areas and buildings not only look good, but also work well. They do this by working with the designers, the planners and the developers to solve problems that can happen when each stage of development is isolated.
They also ensure that development remains connected to the community and environmentally friendly.
The Commission began in July 2010 as Australia’s first state-level design advisory organisation, but will be scrapped by the end of the year as part of the state budget which also cut another of former Premier Mike Rann’s favourite projects – the Thinkers-In-Residence program.
Integrated Design Commissioner Tim Horton spoke with Angus Randall about the government’s plan to axe these initiatives.
Producer: Jess Hand