ABC: How coronavirus could forever change the look and feel of Australia's cities and suburbs


Dec 11, 2018
Mr Ciemitis said COVID-19 could also trigger a rethink of how communal facilities were designed.

"I think there will be some nervousness about touch," he said.

"We might see a need to be even more conscious with how we design outside features.

"For example, the local park across the street could have a fence and a gate that you use to enter because it's on a busy street.

"A gate like that may need to be elbow-operated rather than operated by hand in the future.

"We might see a little details like that change, but I don't think there's going to be anything that's incredibly ground-shatteringly different."