Environmental Excellence

This award recognises developments that demonstrate how environmental challenges have been overcome.

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Overview

This award recognises developments that demonstrate how environmental challenges have been overcome, and where research, innovation and design or construction techniques have enabled a significant and outstanding response to a need for conservation and environmental improvement.

Projects entered in the Environment Excellence Award must be sufficiently completed, submitted by a developer and should be able to demonstrate how significant environmental challenges have been overcome, and where research, innovation and design or construction techniques have enabled a significant and outstanding response to a need for conservation and environmental improvement.

The response to challenges may include a mix of environmental, social and financial outcomes or focus exclusively on social, economic or environmental achievements.

Important Information

  • The winner of this award may have the opportunity to represent Victoria in the UDIA National Awards.
  • You must hold a developer level UDIA Victoria membership to enter your project into this category.
  • It is required that your project must be substantially developed by the time of judging or at least a component or stage of the project is substantially developed.
  • If you have a residential component to your project, the judging panel will need to be given access to the interior of at least one dwelling.

Completion Criteria for UDIA Judging

To adequately judge an entry for the UDIA Awards for Excellence Program, entrants must provide to the Judging Panel sufficient evidence of the completion of a significant part of the project.

For example, single stage projects must show 40% of the development completed and sold or available for sale. Multistage projects must have at least one full stage completed and sold or available for sale, and other stages under development.

TO COMPLETE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO THIS CATEGORY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS THE BELOW

PART 1: Project Information

  • Key project information
  • Executive Summary (max 300 words) – this highlights the features of the development with reference to the award category criteria

PART 2: Supporting Materials

  • Project plans and maps
  • Press Releases and publicity requirements
  • 10 images of the project
  • Up to 10 Project Consultants
Environmental Excellence

Part 2: Category Criteria

  • Each award category features its own mix of the criteria along with their explanations which can be found below.
Community Creation & Integration5%
Problem Solving, Consultation, Negotiation5%
Environmental Sustainability40%
Innovation & Unique Features10%
Landscaping5%
Urban Form10%
State & Local Planning Objectives5%
Healthy Design5%
Marketing and Financial Structure5%
Judges’ Overall Impressions10%