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. 
 

Submissions Open: Monday 1 June 2020

Submissions Close: Friday 18 September 2020

Individual Award Submissions Close: Friday 18 September 2020

Shortlisted/Finalist Entries Announced: October 2020 

 

Judging Period: October/November 2020

Awards for Excellence Ceremony: December 2020 - February 2021

 

FOR the 2020 AWARDS INFORMATION AND CRITERIA PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2020 INFORMATION BOOKLET

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 SubmisSIONS deadline now extended - entries close 6pm friday 18 september 2020


For more information please visit https://udiavicawards.com.au/ or to begin your entry please click here https://udiavic.awardsplatform.com/ If you have any questions after reading through the Awards Information Booklet and require assistance, please contact Angela Gaedke angela@udiavic.com.au

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
The UDIA Awards for Excellence Program 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.


Qualify to Enter the UDIA National Awards for Excellence Program
Victoria award winners in certain categories can go on to represent Victoria as an entrant in the UDIA National Awards for Excellence Program. Those eligible will be contacted by the UDIA office (fees apply) after the 2020 Awards Ceremony where winners are announced.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF UDIA VICTORIA TO ENTER A PROJECT IN THE AWARDS?
Yes, your organisation must be a current member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria) to be eligible to enter the awards. Non-members are still welcome to submit an Intent to enter, however, they must have converted to a member before the submission date of the 18 September 2020.  Please note that your company must hold a developer level of membership to enter categories 1 to 10.

For more formation, or if you are unsure if your organisation is a member or the type of membership you hold, please email accounts@udiavic.com.au or contact UDIA Victoria on 03 9832 9600.
 
DOES MY PROJECT NEED TO BE COMPLETED?
Projects must be substantially developed. Substantially developed is defined as projects that have substantially developed built form within a completed component or stage of the project  AT THE TIME OF JUDGING (October 2020). 
 
CAN I ENTER THE SAME PROJECT IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes. A submission and relevant payment can be submitted for each category you enter. Through the online platform, you will be able to replicate your company/project details from one category to the next making multiple category entries simple and quick.
Please note that your company must hold a developer level of membership to enter categories 1 to 10.
 
MY PROJECT WON A CATEGORY LAST YEAR – CAN I ENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Yes, however, you will need to enter a different category.
 
MY PROJECT WAS ENTERED LAST YEAR AND DIDN’T WIN – CAN I ENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Yes, if you submitted a project in a previous year and did not win, you can re-enter the same project.
 
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING WHERE PROJECTS ARE LOCATED?
Projects can be located anywhere in Victoria.
 
I AM A CONSULTANT; CAN I ENTER A PROJECT?
Yes, you can enter and win in categories 11 or 12.   All other categories are open to developers only.  If you are entering on behalf of a developer for categories 1 to 10 you must have the written consent of the developer. This written consent must be submitted with the online submission. The developer of the project must also hold a UDIA Developer level membership.  Please note that in the event that your submission wins in categories 1 to 10 the Award will be presented to the developer of the project and all related marketing and communications material will exclusively acknowledge the developer as the winner of the Award.

WHO JUDGES THE AWARDS?
All judges are experienced, trusted and respected urban development industry professionals.  The decision of the judging panel is final and will not be subject to challenge by entrants.
 
HOW DO I PRESENT MY ENTRY?
Awards submissions are to be completed through our online entry portal.  You won’t need to submit any hardcopy documents.  The website will prompt you to provide written responses (including word limits) to each of the criteria relevant to your chosen category, and to upload relevant images and documents.  This will assist all entrants to address the criteria correctly and present clear and concise information.  All entrants must upload a virtual video site tour due to social distancing measures.
 
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE JUDGED?
Entries will be judged in two stages.  In stage one, the judging panel will review all online submissions.  Judges reserve the right to disqualify an entry if it does not meet the criteria, or move an entry to another category if appropriate, and will advise the entrant if this action is deemed necessary.  In stage two, judges will conduct a virtual or physical site visit of the project or an interview (marketing entries).  Please note that judges must be provided with a virtual tour of at least one dwelling at residential development sites, otherwise the entry will be disqualified.  In-person tours by judges may be requested dependent on social distancing measures.

HOW IS THE CRITERIA ADDRESSED?
Judging will be based on information provided by the entrant in the submission and a virtual or onsite inspection by the Judging Panel.

The most critical component is how the criteria are addressed. Written statements should be concise, clearly set out in response to the entry requirements and judging criteria.

Entries are submitted through the online Portal which opens on 1 June 2020, and include the following:

Project Details – This section includes details of the site, land use information, the development schedule and important contact details.

Consultant Team – A list of the top 10 consultants that contributed to the project. The project architect must be included in this list.

An Executive Summary which highlights the unique features and innovation within the project will include:
 
  • The development start and completion dates.
  • The number of homes/units or floor metre space for commercial/residential buildings.
  • The sale price points for the development (anticipated or actual).
  • The main points of innovation/difference in the development.
  • The main development challenges overcome (or how it is intended to be overcome).
  • The signs of market success/interest (if marketing has begun).
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IS IT HARD TO ENTER?
There are four simple entry steps to follow to successfully complete your 2020 Awards for Excellence submission via our easy to use online platform:
 
  1. - Identify your chosen award category(s);
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  3. - Look at the criteria matrix for a summary of the selection/judging criteria for that category which will be available on 1 June 2020; and
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  5. - Head to the Awards online platform and submit your intent to enter (the site will open for submissions on 1 June 2020).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

UDIA VIC Members (Member Only Program)
$1,110 EX GST

Individual Awards
FREE
 

For enquiries about the 2020 UDIA Awards for Excellence Program please contact angela@udiavic.com.au or call 03 9832 9600.

 


UDIA 2019 National AWARD Winners!

A UDIA National Award is a true sign of excellence, quality, and industry best practice.

This year Oliver Hume and Essendon Fields joined the outstanding winners of the State Awards in fifteen categories around the country.  We were incredibly proud to have them both represent Victoria on the national stage and to be selected as winners of the of the UDIA National Small Scale Development and Urban Renewal Awards.



VICTORIAN UDIA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS


UDIA NATIONAL SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT AWARD 
Parkville | Oliver Hume | Victoria

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UDIA NATIONAL URBAN RENEWAL AWARD 
Essendon Fields | Essendon Fields | Victoria

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UDIA 2019 VICTORIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 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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