Western Australia took out three gongs at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence 2023, held right here in Perth on Wednesday night.

The national awards program recognises the very best in the urban development sector across the country.

Rosewood West Perth by Rosewood Care Group won the Award for Excellence in Seniors Living; Park Terraces in Shenton Park by Celsius Developments took out the award for Best Small Scale Development and WA young professional Rachel Ezzard was honoured as the National Young Leader for 2023.

Rosewood in West Perth is a showcase of modern seniors living, effectively integrating the project with the surrounding community.

The National Award judging panel noted that Rosewood demonstrates a significant transformation in community focused residential aged care by featuring a range of meaningful design elements that maximise resident independence, safety, dignity, enjoyment and opportunities for meaningful connections and interactions with the local community.

“Rosewood has been sensitively designed and there are 27 customisable configurations for residents to choose from that really reflects the developers dedication to delivering a liveable, comfortable and supportive environment for those calling the development home,” UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck said.

“The developers have balanced the internal needs of residents while delivering a welcoming contribution to the local streetscape and community,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The project also incorporates an array of innovative features including the installation of two robots to undertake back of house activities.

Park Terraces in Shenton Park is a beautiful and unique infill development that is also adding to the local streetscape.

“Quality infill development is so critical to Perth’s future growth,” Ms Steinbeck said. “It is projects like Park Terraces that are a fantastic demonstration of medium density, infill development done well.”

The National Judging panelists noted that the developer’s passion for this project is clearly evident by the striking, high-quality aesthetic and well executed delivery of the 12 architecturally designed terrace homes.

Reflective of the nearby heritage character of Shenton Park, the project incorporates reclaimed bricks at the ground floor, balanced against a contemporary architectural second floor.  The blend of private courtyards with internal living spaces increases the feeling of openness and serenity within the Park Terraces.

The judges were highly impressed with the quality of internal finishes, generous volume and liveability of the project, along with a strong focus on sustainability.

The full list of winners are below and we congratulate all of the 2023 UDIA National Awards for Excellence Winners in the 16 categories on their wins:

  • Women In Leadership – Michele Adair – CEO, Housing Trust – NSW
  • Young Leaders – Rachel Ezzard – Development Manager, Stockland WA
  • Diversity in Development – Lendlease
  • High Density Development – TreeHouse by Aria, by Aria Property Group – QLD
  • Residential Development – Catherine Park Estate, by Harrington Estates and The Fairfax Group – NSW
  • Social & Community Infrastructure – Activating Reservoir Reserves for healthy communities, by SA Water – SA
  • Small Scale Development – Park Terraces by Celsius Developments – WA
  • Masterplanned Communities – Harmony by AVID Property Group – QLD
  • Affordable Housing – Daily St by Otello – SA
  • Award for Design – Sofitel Adelaide – by Palumbo Group – SA
  • Urban Renewal – Midtown Centre by AsheMorgan & DMann Corporation -QLD
  • Seniors Living – Rosewood West Perth by Rosewood Care Group – WA
  • Award for Marketing – Altura – West Village by Sekisui House Australia – QLD
  • Medium Density Development – Parkridge Noosa by Altum Property Group – QLD
  • Award for Sustainability – Nightingale Ballarat by Hygge Property with Nightingale Housing VIC
  • The Project of the Year Award – Harmony by AVID Property Group – QLD

Head to the UDIA National LinkedIn page for an overview of all of the winners on the night, here.

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