UDIA Victoria Seniors’ Living (and Lifestyle Communities) Award

We will recognise excellence in those projects targeted at a specific niche market such as seniors’ living, student accommodation or tourist-based developments.

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This award recognises projects that present high standards of overall design, create a sense of place and have regard for energy and water efficient operations and lifestyle themes for residents aged over 55, that is, residents who have retired or approaching retirement age.

Whilst the primary purpose of the project should be residential, the project may include integrated retirement lifestyle housing (independent living dwellings) as well as aged care facilities.

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 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 Community Connections30%
Built Form and Architecture20%
Market Acceptance and Success20%
Provision of Care10%