UDIA 2013 National Awards for Excellence winners announced

THE peak body representing the property development industry throughout Australia, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), last week announced the winners of the 2013 UDIA National Awards for Excellence.

The award ceremony, held last Thursday at Melbourne's Crown Entertainment Complex, celebrated the skills and innovation of the urban development industry and the achievements of high quality urban development sites throughout Australia.

"The UDIA National Awards for Excellence are a delightful testament to the quality of urban development throughout Australia," said UDIA National President, Julie Katz, adding that she was enthralled with the standards of entrants this year.

Ms Katz said this year's nominations were fantastic examples of well-designed projects that focused on addressing critical issues, such as housing affordability, sustainability and environmental impact.

The Awards for Excellence consist of nine categories and aim to recognise outstanding achievements of high quality developments. The judges for this year's national awards were Stephen Holmes and Peter Sherrie.

The 2013 National Award Winners are:

Category 1 – Masterplanned Development

Highlands by Stockland Development Pty Ltd (VIC)

Category 2 –Residential Development

Capricorn Yanchep by Capricorn Village Joint Venture (WA)

Category 3 – Medium Density Housing

Kings Apartments by Benson McCormack Architects for Hone Construction Group Pty Ltd (NSW)

Category 4 – High Density Housing

UNO Apartments by Housing SA (SA)

Category 5 – Urban Renewal

East by IPM Pty Ltd (NSW)

Category 6 – Environmental Excellence

Austin Lakes by Satterley Property Group (WA)

Category 7 – Affordable Development

HillClose by Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) (QLD)

Category 8 – Seniors Living

The Village at Yeronga by The Village Retirement Group (QLD)

Category 9 – President's Award

Kings Apartments by Benson McCormack Architects for Hone Construction Group Pty Ltd (NSW)

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