UDIA Victoria Masterplanned Communities Award

This award recognises masterplanned developments, that are designed for self-sufficiency and provide high standards of design, diversity and housing choice.

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This award recognises a developer for excellence in the development of an exemplary masterplanned community, that is designed for self-sufficiency and provide high standards of design, diversity and housing choice.

The project must be large enough to sufficiently demonstrate that a sense of community has been created within the site. For example: Project design has facilitated a sense of community within the project area, even acting as a place attracting people outside of the project area to form part of the community.

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 in FY25 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 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.


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

Part 2: Category Criteria

Each award category features its own mix of the criteria along with their explanations which can be found below.

Planning and Integration30%
Urban Design and Built Form30%
Market Acceptance and Success20%