UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2020


Now in its 25th year, the Victorian UDIA Awards for Excellence continues to showcase the urban development industry’s finest work, and invites the public to learn more about the exceptional projects happening across the state.

 

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Coming soon: Further information regarding the 2020 Awards Program and this year's categories 

 

FOR the 2019 AWARDS INFORMATION VISIT
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DOWNLOAD THE 2019 INFORMATION BOOKLET 


ABOUT UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE


The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) actively promotes quality and innovation across the urban development industry.

Through our annual Awards for Excellence program, we recognise and celebrate the best projects of the year, and offer the world a glimpse into the first-class developments happening here in Victoria.

In 2019, we received a record-breaking number of award entries. The high calibre submissions prove that Victoria’s industry has a deep respect for design, development, innovation, sustainability – and most importantly – delivering high quality projects to meet the needs of current and future Victorians.

The winners were announced at UDIA’s 24th Annual Awards for Excellence Gala Lunch on 6 December 2019, in a room full of more than 1100 + industry stakeholders.


BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 

Publicity: UDIA's Awards for Excellence is a high-profile annual award program that recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. There are marketing benefits for all entrants, and winners are widely acknowledged by the media, the community and peers.

Networking: The annual UDIA awards ceremony attracts a huge number of attendees, offering participants a valuable opportunity to engage with industry colleagues and build new business contacts in true end-of-year celebratory fashion. 
 
The Victorian UDIA seal: Award winners are entitled to use the official UDIA Victoria Awards seal in their marketing and communications collateral. The seal represents the highest level of project quality assurance. 
 
Brand enhancement: UDIA awards help drive property sales and enhance the reputation of the winners with the public, local and state authorities and other key stakeholders.


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 
Winners!

 

AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD & SPECIAL PURPOSE LIVING
Lifestyle Bittern | Lifestyle Communities
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Lifestyle Bittern provides an affordable housing option through its lifestyle villages for those aged over 50. The building of community infrastructure early in the development process is important to ensure that new residents have a focal point to meet new neighbours and to enhance the quality of experience. 


ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD 
Aquarevo Lyndhurst | Villawood Properties and South East Water

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Aquarevo is Australia’s most water and energy efficient residential community and has delivered a community that provides savings on energy and water, not only to help minimise environmental impacts but also assist in long term affordability


URBAN RENEWAL AWARD & JUDGES AWARD - METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE 
Essendon Fields | Essendon Fields

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The transformation of this 305 hectare site (being the old Essendon airport) into a master planned community that includes aviation uses as well as many retail outlets and commercial hubs is truly awe inspiring. It was one of the most exciting urban redevelopments we have seen in the last 20 years.  


SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT AWARD 
Parkville | Oliver Hume

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Parkville is a development of 20 privately accessed, separately titled elegant 5 story townhouses towards the northern end of Royal Pde and abutting the Capital City Trail and the Avenue. They are a great example of carefully designed, modern homes that maximize land space while providing very generous and complex living spaces. 


RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD ABOVE 250 LOTS 
Delaray, Clyde North | Villawood Properties
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The project impressed the judges by its quality products on a variety of lot sizes well distributed throughout the estate.  It’s emphasis is on community connection and support by creating a community centre as its central ‘go to' place for residents to meet, socialise in the café and pool and provide a wide culturally rich range of activities sought by the residents families.  


RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD 250 LOTS OR FEWER & JUDGES AWARD - METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE
Central Walk Drysdale | Urban Land Developments 

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The site has a very strong community feel and with its proximity to the town centre makes driving unnecessary for many daily activities.  Above all judges were very impressed by the attention to detail in all aspects of the site making Central Walk a friendly, attractive and highly affordable addition to housing on the Bellarine.


MEDIUM DENSITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD 
Verse Townhouses | Burbank Urban

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These are some of the best designed products that we have seen over the last few years. The way the layout and design has allowed light to flood into the upper levels through clever location of windows and voids makes these homes into a very appealing product. The overall internal design works well to provide friendly and useable spaces as well as serviced family areas. 


HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD BELOW 10 STOREYS
Gem at Waterline Place | AVJennings

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Gem is a nine story development in Williamstown’s Waterline Place redevelopment precinct. The innovative redrawing of the proposal has been commercially successful, reduced local opposition and has provided something which is largely missing from this historic and tightly held suburb: excellent quality apartment living.


HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD ABOVE 10 STOREYS
Southbank Place Apartments | Central Equity

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Southbank Place Apartments are a large development set back from adjoining buildings, with concealed parking and with street front retail which activates the local area. It has probably the highest range of communal facilities of any development of its type in Melbourne and has a staffed 24/7 Concierge service. Central Equity continues to improve the quality of their apartments, those who gain the most benefit are their residents who have affordable and excellent places to live. 


DIVERSITY IN DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY AWARD 
Western Water Diversity and Inclusion Leadership | Western Water

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Diversity at Western Water is evident across the full stream of its workplace, with gender, ethnicity, working hours, inclusion and sexual equality.  Western Water demonstrates and upholds clear values where poor behaviour is called out.  The organisation is to be commended for not only exhibiting these behaviours within its workplace abut also through the community it serves through the many programs and initiatives it delivers.


GREAT PLACE AWARD 
Mandalay | Newland Developers

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The recent development of the Greater Beveridge Community Centre by Mitchell Shire in conjunction with Newland and accessing State funding greatly adds to the services, existing childcare centre and as of next year, a brand new Primary school. In the future the area will be well served by the adjoining Southern Local Town Centre set out in the Beveridge North PSP. The site is attractive, very affordable and Newland Developers have worked hard in building features and services to make it a great place to live.
 

CONSULTANTS' EXCELLENCE AWARD - ENGINEERING
Aurora Melbourne Central | PDS Group
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Aurora is a distinctive high rise hotel and with residential accommodation that had to overcome many challenges of building in the central city, particularly as it sits almost on top of one of the key stations of the new Melbourne Metro train line.  Parts of the building needed to be redesigned to factor in this station and it presented significant engineering issues that needed to be carefully resolved.  It is now the tallest building in the Melbourne CBD and holds a prime location with a major train station at its door.

 

CONSULTANTS' EXCELLENCE AWARD - PLANNING & JUDGES AWARD - METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE
VincentCare Victoria - Ozanam House | Tract

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This is an amazing example of providing excellent fit for purpose accommodation for those in our society with the highest needs. The building comprises 11 storeys with 134 dwellings for short, medium- and long-term accommodation.  The range of options for housing, the overall facilities and the sense of community amongst the residents and visitors is inspiring. Ozanam House supports housing diversity and liveability in a central and accessible area of Melbourne. 

 

UDIA VICTORIA & FRASERS PROPERTY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Hilary Marshall, Ratio Consultants

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Hilary has been awarded this year’s Women in Leadership Award because she demonstrates outstanding leadership skills both in the broader industry by being an expert and role model in her profession of traffic engineering and on a daily basis within Ratio Consultants by creating a positive work culture. She has an inclusive management style, leads by example and works hard to promote others.

 

UDIA VICTORIA & SIMONDS YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Paul Abel, Villawood Properties

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Paul shows a huge amount of drive for his professional and personal development and values team collaboration and being a positive influence within the industry. He takes a respectful approach to his leadership to deliver a high-performance working culture. Paul is most proud of his ability to manage multiple teams all while identifying key deliverableS for the business and working to consistently deliver these even under difficult circumstances.


Click here to view the winners supplement booklet


Congratulations to the Commendations across the Categories

Medium Density Development Award Commendation  
1 Nelson by Orion International Group 

Consultants’ Excellence Award - Commendation 
Atherstone People Movement and Precinct Planning Project by SMEC

Consultants’ Excellence Award - Commendation 
Atherstone Project Team Collaboration by SMEC

Urban Renewal Award Commendation 
Collins Square by Walker Corporation

Judges Commendation
Aquarevo Lyndhurst by Villawood Properties and South East Water


Congratulations to the Finalists across the Individual Categories

UDIA Victoria & Simonds Young Professional of the Year Award Finalis
Alexandra Brown, Spiire Australia

UDIA Victoria & Simonds Young Professional of the Year Award Finalist 
Eamon McErvale, PDS Group

UDIA Victoria & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award Finalist 
Kate Roffey, Wyndham City Council


              

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Any questions?

For enquiries about the awards, please contact the UDIA on awards@udiavic.com.au or on 03 9832 9600.

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