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NSW dominates Australia’s top property Awards

New South Wales has dominated Australia’s most prestigious property awards, with CommBank Stadium, Sydney Business Park and Sixty Martin Place among the sweep of national winners.

The annual Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards were held at a gala dinner in Sydney this evening, where NSW took top honours in eight of the 19 award categories.

Property Council of Australia Chief Executive, Ken Morrison, said this was a particularly important year for the Awards to recognise the people, projects and pioneering innovation in Australian property development.

“After an incredibly challenging year, it has been an absolute pleasure to come together to celebrate the outstanding achievements in our industry,” Mr Morrison said.

“New South Wales’s contribution to diversity, and innovation and excellence across the residential, commercial and tourism and leisure sectors is extraordinary and continue to contribute to the body of knowledge that advances our industry, people and communities across Australia.”

Property Council of Australia NSW Executive Director, Luke Achterstraat, said he was proud of the state’s representation in the national awards.

“Our state’s people and projects comprised 46 of the 120 finalists, and it’s wonderful to see so many outstanding developments recognised with our industry’s top honours,” Mr Achterstraat said.

“The efforts we see in our state in innovation and excellence are incredible, and these awards are a credit to the businesses and individuals who have achieved so much.”

RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program for the past 39 years.

RLB Managing Director, Stephen Mee, congratulated the award winners for their contribution to their industry and their communities.

“New South Wales continues to advance the frontiers of innovative and sustainable design, leisure development, and our workplaces of the future and it is a credit to our industry to see so many outstanding projects recognised,” Mr Mee said.

2021 NSW WINNERS

EPM Projects Award for Best Master Planned Community |Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia
Fairwater is a highly connected and sustainable 38 ha residential neighbourhood, less than 1km from Blacktown CBD. Fairwater is one of Australia’s most progressive and environmentally friendly master planned communities, achieving NSW’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.

Colliers Award for Best Office Development | Sixty Martin Place by Gwynvill & Investa Commercial Property Fund
Sixty Martin Place is a 33-level, Premium-grade office tower positioned at the northern end of Martin Place, offering panoramic views to Sydney harbour, whilst complementing Sydney’s skyline with a uniquely striking form. Valued at over $1Bn, it is jointly owned by Investa and Gwynvill and was completed in December 2019.

PEXA Award for Project Innovation| BindiMaps by Stockland
The BindiMaps mobile app uses beacon technology to provide easy, safe indoor navigation for people with vision impairment to help them traverse large, complex indoor spaces like shopping centres and offices.

GHDWoodhead Award for Best Workplace Project | Axle at South Eveleigh by Mirvac
Axle, anchored by CBA, is the first building to be completed at Mirvac’s South Eveleigh. It’s innovative modular, prefabrication design of the curved atrium resulted in significant cost and construction efficiencies.

Suburban Land Agency Award for Best Affordable Housing Development | Pacific Gateway by Pacific Link Housing
Pacific Gateway is an innovative 21-unit development, providing an environmentally and financially sustainable integrated housing for low to moderate income households through a cross subsidisation model. This development is the first to be completed under NSW Government’s Communities Plus program.

LJ Hooker Commercial Award for Best Business or Industrial Park | Sydney Business Park
Sydney Business Park is a 256-hectare, master planned employment estate which strives to prioritise staff enjoyment and create a positive legacy for the local community. With plans to deliver 23,500 jobs, Sydney Business Park is the largest and fastest growing employment area in Sydney’s booming North West.

Shape Award for Best Tourism & Leisure Development for Bankwest Stadium by Venues NSW
CommBank Stadium is Australia’s newest rectangular stadium. It delivers an unparalleled spectator experience and has quickly become part of the social and economic fabric of Western Sydney since opening in April 2019.

Rork Projects Award for Diversity < 250 Employees | Roberts Co
Roberts Co is a boutique tier 1 construction company committed to being a catalyst for positive change in the industry. In recognising and supporting diversity, women comprise 60% of the executive team, 33% of professional staff, and 36% of management/key positions.

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2021 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Winners

Category State Entry/Name of Development Company
Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year VIC Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre Frasers Property Australia
Landcom Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings VIC Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre Frasers Property Australia
Hames Sharley Award for Best Shopping Centre Development VIC Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre Frasers Property Australia
Procore Award for Development Innovation ACT Australian Embassy Development Global Project Solutions Pty Ltd
Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building VIC State Library Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment Built
S4B Award for Best Heritage Development VIC State Library Victoria Development Victoria
Colliers Award for Best Office Development NSW Sixty Martin Place Investa Office Development
Shape Award for Best Tourism & Leisure Development NSW CommBank Stadium Venues NSW
GHDWoodhead Award for Best Workplace Project NSW Axle, South Eveleigh Mirvac
Suburban Land Agency Award for Best Affordable Housing Development NSW Pacific Gateway, Glendale NSW Pacific Link Housing Limited
InfraBuild Award for Best Mixed Use Development SA U City Woods Bagot
LJ Hooker Commercial Award for Best Business or Industrial Park NSW Sydney Business Park Sydney Business Park
RCP Award for Government Leadership QLD COHORT Economic Development Queensland (Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning)
EPM Projects Award for Best Master Planned Community NSW Fairwater Frasers Property Australia
PEXA Award for Project Innovation NSW BindiMaps Stockland
KONE Award for Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings ACT Greenway Views FDC Construction & Fitout (ACT) Pty Ltd
Parkview Award for Best Residential Development VIC Lt. Miller & Nightingale Brunswick East ClarkeHopkinsClarke
Bridge 42 Award for Future Leader of the Year QLD Lisa Hinde GBCA
Rork Projects Award for Diversity < 250 Employees NSW Roberts Co Roberts Co
FDC Award for Diversity > 250 Employees VIC GJK Facility Services & GJK Indigenous Solutions GJK Facility Services & GJK Indigenous Solutions

For more information visit www.propertycouncilawards.com.au

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