The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA) crowned the best property developments in the state at a gala event on Saturday night.

The award winners represent the diversity of development that is happening, particularly in Perth, with projects from larger, masterplanned estates through to smaller lot and town house developments recognised for quality, innovation and sustainability.

“It is fantastic to see how the industry continuously improves every year, delivering outstanding projects that not only meet the needs of new home buyers, but address challenges including sustainability and implement innovative thinking to create communities for the future,” UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck said.

“At the end of the day, the development industry are the community creators, and the awards program is a great way to highlight to new home buyers and the broader community the quality housing options that are on offer in a range of areas,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The major winner on the night was Golden Bay by Peet Ltd and DevelopmentWA, winning in both the Social & Community Infrastructure Category and the major overall winner of the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence.

The Russel Perry Award is chosen out of all the winners on the night and the winning project reflects the very best urban development for 2022.

Golden Bay is home to unrivalled infrastructure including Shipwreck Cove, the newly opened Treehouse Cove and Golden Bay’s Ladder – currently under construction.

The highly connected community appeals to Golden Bay’s young family and first-homebuyer demographic, particularly those who enjoy taking part in events and activities within their local community.

“Communities like Golden Bay provide fantastic lifestyle options and deliver over and above when it comes to catering for residents in the public realms and in the housing on offer,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Another masterplanned community that was noted for how it caters to the community is Beaumaris by Satterley.  The well-established development was recognised as the best in the Masterplanned Development Category.

Beaumaris represents Satterley’s 30-year vision, which remains just as relevant to today’s buyers, with the developer successfully implementing a long-term plan for housing, recreation and commercial land uses that provides residents with all the right ingredients to live, work and play in their local area.

“Masterplanned communities remain an integral part of delivering diverse, affordable housing to buyers that includes everything a household needs from great shops and schools to community facilities and good transport options,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Satterley was also successful in the Residential Development category, with infill community The Hales winning in that category.

Development of The Hales, in the foothills of the Darling Scarp, began in 2016 and is now complete with 460 lots, ranging from 156sqm town home lots to lots over 500sqm. This successful development has only a few lots remaining for sale and will become home to approximately 1200 residents.

Several medium density projects were successful in this year’s award program, with Canopy by Stockland winning the Medium Density Category and Celsius Property winning in the Small Scale Development Category for Park Terraces.

Canopy is an infill project located in Glendalough featuring green titled, terrace homes that complement the existing area and offer residents a balance between inner city living and green, spacious community.

With ten design configurations, each home offers outdoor living space, a private garage and a choice of four custom curated colour schemes.

The award judges noted that Park Terraces new terrace homes, located in Montario Quarter, were exceptionally designed and offer residents a unique communal garden on the level one podium that can be accessed by all 12 homes.

Winner of the Affordable Development category, Nicheliving Tapping offers buyers high quality, affordable home options with a starting price of $389,000 that are ideally located within close proximity to existing infrastructure, facilities, and amenities such as public transport, schools, hospitals, recreational facilities and shopping centres.

In the Environmental Excellence category, Exchange at Curtin University was recognised for a clear commitment to long term sustainability.

Exchange, the first stage of the Greater Curtin Masterplan, goes beyond the traditional notion of a university campus by developing a multidimensional and sustainable precinct, through the delivery of education facilities, a hotel and short stay accommodation, two student colleges, retail, commercial, and a public transport interchange.

The project maintains a world leading 6 Star Green Star rating and uses that to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability.

In the Seniors Living Category, Rosewood West Perth by Rosewood Care Group won due to the wonderfully warm and inviting living environment for residents, while the project adds significant value to the amenity of the surrounding suburb.

The Urban Renewal category was won by the ABN Building by Hesperia.  Hesperia was also recognised with their Rivermark development winning the Excellence in Marketing Category.

The Judges Awards were awarded to Development WA and Karrda for their Subi East Aboriginal Development Manager Program and to Cedar Woods Properties for The Rivergums.

Mirvac WA was awarded the Diversity in Development gong and the individual winners on the night were Tanya Trevisan from Frasers Property Australia for the Women in Leadership Award and Rachel Ezzard from Stockland won the Young Development Professional Award.