The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW) said the winning projects of this year’s UDIA NSW Austral Bricks Awards for Excellence were located across metropolitan Sydney, NSW, and the ACT.
Winners included Commonwealth Bank Place and Darling Quarter for retail/commercial development, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney for design and innovation, The Ponds for residential development and Eco Living Display Homes for sustainable development. Central Park won the marketing category and Forde won for masterplanned development.
Newcastle City Council and Hunter Development Corporation topped the NSW regions and ACT category for Newcastle Museum, and Willoughby City Council and its project partners won for government leadership for urban development category with The Concourse at Chatswood.
UDIA NSW President Michael Corcoran said the prestigious annual UDIA NSW awards program had received a record number of entries this year, with 91 submissions received.
“The standards of entries continue to improve every year and that’s a testament to the development industry’s continual quest for excellence in the creation of communities, workplaces, shops, and recreational spaces,’’ said Mr Corcoran.
“This has improved the face of development significantly and allowed the industry to meet changing community requirements of development. Those needs are increasingly sophisticated and complex as the way people work, live, and play evolve,’’ he said.
“At the same time, development needs to deliver environmental and social sustainability.’’
“This year’s award winners show the industry is more than meeting those challenges – it is setting the bar for excellence ever higher.’’
The awards recipients were announced at UDIA NSW’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner on Friday, August 24. This year’s awards also included a number of commendations.
Further details on all the winning and commended projects can be viewed at http://www.udiansw.com.au/mediacentre