Press Release

Press Release
22 February 2021

FOCUS ON LOCAL AMENITIES WINS TOP HONOURS IN DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The very best development projects in WA ranging from new land estates to apartments were recognised last night at the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA) Awards for Excellence.

“There is a common theme among these award winners, with many having a significant focus on high levels of social amenity that benefit residents and the surrounding local community,” UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck said.

“High quality development can have a fantastic impact on a local area by not only delivering new housing but by providing greater access to shops, cafes, playgrounds and other public open spaces in close proximity to where people are living,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“It is a strong desire for new home buyers and existing residents alike to have a range of services and amenities within their local catchment area and that is what many of these projects are doing at the very highest level,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The winner of the major award and the highest honour on the night, the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence, is a case in point.

“Amberton Coastal Precinct by Stockland is a fantastic example of a project that provides the local community with a much-needed place to meet, play and socialise that goes far beyond your average park,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The project took home the top prize as well as winning in the category of Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure.

“The judges were blown away by the commitment of the developer to provide a community precinct that they are calling a jewel in the crown for the northern coastal strip,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The $5 million Amberton Beach Coastal Precinct incorporates high-quality amenity including the Amberton Beach Bar & Kitchen, the multi-functional Lighthouse Park and seamlessly integrates public spaces, community amenity, gathering places and leisure infrastructure.

“All of these features are already proving extremely popular with residents and visitors alike and the project also provides safe access to a beautiful section of WA’s pristine coastline,” Ms Steinbeck said.

An iconic location in the CBD, The Towers at Elizabeth Quay won in the Residential Development category, the first high density development to win in this category since the awards program was launched over twenty years ago.

“The Towers sets an extremely high standard in Elizabeth Quay for future developments in such a world class location,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“Far East Consortium and architects Cottee Parker have delivered aesthetically stunning buildings that provide added value to the surrounding area with their understated, elegant luxury,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Looking a little further afield, the winner of the Masterplanned Development category, Banksia Grove by LWP Group, Department of Communities and Banksia Grove Development Nominees is a lesson in how to deliver a project over the long term that features neighbourhoods that are great places to live, work and play.

“Since 2007, LWP’s project team has worked in partnership with the local government to ensure the estate delivers high-quality streetscape, community facilities, signature parklands, artworks and landscaping” Ms Steinbeck said.

“They have also retained large tracts of native vegetation that will provide benefits to the community for years to come,” she said.

An emerging icon for the southern corridor, Rockingham Foreshore entered by Place Laboratory and TABEC won in the Urban Renewal category with the project becoming a centrepiece for Rockingham which has reinvigorated the local economy and vibrancy of the area.

“The Rockingham Foreshore project required a collaborative approach between the City of Rockingham and the project team with a focus on extensive community engagement to achieve a shared vision early in the planning process,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“That commitment to a shared vision has ensured that Rockingham Foreshore is now a location befitting our Premier’s local area!” Ms Steinbeck said.

Turning to the high-density category winner, Essence Claremont by Blackburne, the judges were impressed by the seamless integration between the new buildings and its long established local context.

“Keeping with that community benefit theme we have seen throughout this awards program, Essence has delivered fantastic commercial amenities and an attractive exterior design which compliments the heritage of Claremont,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Emerging as an entry statement for a revitalised South Perth, Echelon by Giorgi won in the Medium Density category for the elegance and vibrancy it provides to the area.

The landmark building provides 12 luxury residences, office space and a ground floor restaurant and also showcases innovative construction methods.

Turning to environmental credentials, Bushmead by Cedar Woods continues as a leader in environmental excellence and sustainability.

“As the winner in our Environmental Excellence category, Bushmead features an unrivalled level of retained bushland in an urban area,” Ms Steinbeck said.

The project features 188 hectares of retained bushland incorporating 41 hectares of revegetation sites, conservation trails and Kadina Brook.

The winner in the Affordability category, with house and land packages priced under $450,000 just 11 kilometres from the city, SugarGum Estate by the Department of Communities also features impressive sustainability features.

“SugarGum Estate is not just about the upfront cost of purchasing a new home it is about the ongoing reduction in cost of living, including reduced water use and lower energy costs,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Both Bushmead and SugarGum Estate are also UDIA WA EnviroDevelopment accredited projects.

Other winners on the night included The Gallery by Satterley for Excellence in Marketing. The project features great design, enticing artwork and cutting-edge technology which has created an attractive, affordable estate that has outsold competitors in the area.

Karingal Green Health and Aged Care Community entered by Hall & Prior and HASSELL won in the Excellence in Seniors Living category providing residents an excellent quality lifestyle given the outstanding facilities.

Hamptons Edge Mariners Cove by Cedar Woods and The Precinct by Norup and Wilson also received special recognition, receiving the two ‘Judges Awards’ for particular aspects of their projects.

“A huge congratulations goes to all these very worthy award-winning projects,” Ms Steinbeck said. “These awards showcase excellence across our industry and provide leadership in quality and innovation that sets an example for all in the industry.”

2020 UDIA WA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS & FINALISTS

RUSSEL PERRY AWARD FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE

Amberton Coastal Precinct by Stockland

JUDGES AWARDS

The Precinct by Norup & Wilson

Hamptons Edge at Mariners Cove by Cedar Woods

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Towers at Elizabeth Quay by Far East Consortium and Cottee Parker Architects

Finalists:

Illuma Private Estate by Mirvac

Calleya by Stockland

MASTERPLANNED DEVELOPMENT

Banksia Grove Development by LWP Group, Department of Communities and Banksia Grove Development Nominees

Finalists:

The Rivergums by Cedar Woods

Newhaven by Stockland

AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT

SugarGum Estate by Department of Communities

Finalists:

Nicheliving Hammond Park by Nicheliving

Wintergreen Two Storey’s by Stockland

HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT

Essence Claremont by Blackburne

Finalists:

The Precinct by Norup & Wilson

The Vic Quarter by Fowler Group Properties and Celsius Property Group

The Towers at Elizabeth Quay by Cottee Parker Architects & Far East Consortium

Vantage Apartments by Edge Visionary Living

Sabina Apartments by Finbar

MEDIUM DENSITY DEVELOPMENT

Echelon by Giorgi

Finalists:

Henley On Park by Fini Developments

Palmyra Apartments Estate by Finbar

Evolve Duncraig by Parcel Property

The Terraces at Calleya by Stockland

URBAN RENEWAL

Rockingham Foreshore by Place Laboratory and TABEC

Finalists:

Parkside Walk by Development WA

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

Bushmead by Cedar Woods

Finalists:

The Precinct by Norup & Wilson

Dalyellup Beach by Satterley

SENIORS LIVING

Karingal Health and Aged Care Community by Hall & Prior and HASSELL

Finalist:

Aspire by Stockland

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Amberton Coastal Precinct by Stockland

Finalists:

Shorehaven at Alkimos, Waterfront Park and Playground by Peet

Eden Beach by Satterley

EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING

Gallery Estate by Satterley

Finalists:

Hamptons Edge at Mariners Cove by Cedar Woods

Brightwood by Parcel Property & Brown-Neaves Investments

UDIA STOCKLAND YOUNG DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Fenualla O’Brien, Parcel Property

Finalists:

Naden Scarfone, Hames Sharley

Joshua Leigh, Stockland

UDIA WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Tamara Smith, 360 Environmental

Highly Commended:

Natalie Busch, HASSEL Studio

Finalists:
Julie Palich, 360 Environmental

Felicia Brady, FTB Design & Consult

Rebecca Spencer, Hames Sharley

Lucy King, Megara

Anna Broughton, NS Projects

 

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Images:

  • project images available on request
  • images of award winners at the gala event available on request

Project details:

  • further project details including media releases from each of the winning projects and full judges’ citations/comments available on request

Contact:

Gemma Osiejak
Executive Manager Communications and Marketing
UDIA WA
P: 0421 506 819
E: gosiejak@udiawa.com.au