Rider Levett Bucknall STATE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR 2023 WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2023 Rider Levett Bucknall State Development of the Year winners. This accolade celebrates a development/project finalist from each participating state or territory.
By entering the Innovation & Excellence Awards, development/project finalists are automatically considered for the Rider Levett Bucknall State/Territory Development of the Year.
The development/project is judged against all other developments/projects in that state/territory and not based on the category entered into the National Awards. Judging for both National and the State/Territory Development of the Year Award takes place simultaneously with projects across all development categories judged against one another in each state/territory.
australian capital territory winner
throsby residential community
Quintessentially Canberran, Throsby is a residential subdivision in Gungahlin, developed by the ACT Government’s SLA. Spanning approximately 106 ha, it features 1,100 dwellings, community facilities, and high-quality open spaces. Providing a variety of block sizes, attractive streetscapes, vistas, connected by pedestrian and cycle networks, Throsby is home to 2,500 people.
new south wales winner
brookfield place sydney
Brookfield Place Sydney is a transformational mixed-use development combining heritage preservation with a rejuvenated transport hub and delivering next-generation commercial and retail space. An innovative solution to a challenging transport amalgam, it was the first real estate Unsolicited Proposal approved by NSW Government and sets a new benchmark for transport-oriented developments.
northern Territory winner
raaf darwin banksian house refurbishment
Banksian House is the Commander’s residence at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, designed by acclaimed architect Beni Burnett and built in 1941. Extensive restoration work was undertaken in 2021, delivering outstanding outcomes and preserving original building fabrics for future generations to enjoy; whilst providing functional VIP spaces to RAAF users.
Midtown Centre sets a new benchmark in commercial development across architecture, sustainability, innovative design, and construction through merging of two adjoining buildings nearing the end of their economic lives in the Brisbane CBD. An exemplar project of how to repurpose existing underutilised assets into an innovative, relevant and contemporary workplace.
south australia winner
BHP Adelaide creates a welcoming base for South Australia, bringing the site to the city in how they activate the space-extraction speaks to built form, the infrastructure inspires detailing, and their products reflect internal materials. The workplace is welcoming and creates a uniquely South Australian feel.
The tasman hotel parliament square hobart
The Tasman Hotel links heritage buildings of various eras with bold contemporary additions creating a contrasting yet harmonious ensemble of structures embracing Parliament Square, Hobart. In its opening year, Marriott’s first Luxury Collection branded hotel in Australia has garnered extensive hospitality industry accolades locally and internationally.
405 bourke Street
The award-winning 405 Bourke Street comprises a 32-level, 66,000 sqm vertical commercial campus and retail laneway connecting Bourke and Little Collins Streets. Utilising a cantilevered truss system to unlock expansive, campus-style floorplates from a 700 sqm land parcel, 405 Bourke Streetredefines Melbourne’s city skyline while exemplifying cutting-edge workplace design.
western australia winner
Designed as the bustling civic heart of Fremantle, Walyalup Koort marked the revitalisation of the once declining City Centre. With a focus on providing considered public amenity within WalyalupCivic Centre and an engaging retail experience in FOMO, the project saw considerable support by the community and emerged a success.