The Office of the Victorian Government Architect has appointed Jill Garner as Victoria's new government architect.
Ms Garner is the co-founder of Garner Davis Architects, a St Kilda based architecture studio. The studio, which has an extensive portfolio of work ranging from public buildings to private works, won the international design competition for the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre in 1995. Ms Farner has also taught design, architectural history and contemporary theory at RMIT and Melbourne University.
According to the Australian Financial Review, Ms Garner will take "greater responsibility in key infrastructure projects such as the state's 50 level crossing removals, but she will also decide which large development applications are to be scrutinised by a strengthened design review panel."Ms Garner replaces Geoffrey London who stepped down last year after two three-year terms.