Four Western Australian property development projects have won prestigious UDIA National Awards for Excellence overnight, including the overall Project of the Year Award, won by Witchcliffe Ecovillage.

Presented in Melbourne on Wednesday night, Witchcliffe Ecovillage by Sustainable Settlements & Perron Developments was recognised for being one of the most sustainable urban developments in the world. 

The project received not only the Award for Excellence in the Sustainability category, but also took home the major gong for the evening, the Project of the Year.  

Witchcliffe EcoVillage is a carbon negative community that is showcasing innovative approaches to sustainability across a range of areas as well as delivering affordable housing options within a vibrant rural community setting.

The iconic ONE Subiaco by Blackburne was awarded in the Apartments (High Rise) category. 

ONE Subiaco has been a major catalyst for the rejuvenation of Subiaco and sets a quality example of how infill development can benefit local communities through outstanding design and fantastic amenity.

In the Masterplanned Communities category, Exchange at Curtin University by Curtin University won the top honour.

Curtin Exchange showcases how a university can meaningfully integrate with the local community and provides a diverse range of uses including student teaching facilities, hotel, student accommodation, commercial enterprises, retail, social and sporting facilities all within a bustling Transit Oriented Development site.

Another beautifully designed and community minded project from Western Australia, Henley Brook by Mirvac, won in the Residential Subdivision category.

The project team at Henley Brook have successfully preserved the rural character of the location through the retention of over 600 mature trees, rejuvenation of an existing stream, an orchard and the gas pipeline reserve was turned into a useable recreation space.

“The UDIA National Awards for Excellence are the pinnacle development industry award program in Australia, and it is fantastic to see four deserving winners from WA,” UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck said.

“These projects have dominated in what are highly competitive categories with some outstanding nominated developments from across the country in the mix,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“Not only are we so proud of these West Aussie projects, but these award winners are also a reflection of the diversity and changing face of Perth and the regions,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“Our industry is clearly leading the way when it comes to innovation, great design and of course liveability,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“From high density to regional living, we have a growing range of housing choices to benefit a diversity of households and local communities,” Ms Steinbeck said.  

“In the midst of a housing supply crisis, it is fantastic to be able to celebrate what the industry is delivering to the market against some significant odds, and we hope to see more of it in the coming years,” Ms Steinbeck said.

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, as well as the unwavering support of our community and partners. It also highlights the increasing significance of sustainability and innovation within our industry, reaffirming the positive influence our project has had on both the community and the broader industry landscape. As we celebrate this achievement, we invite everyone to join us on April 21st for Sustainable House Day, where they can experience firsthand the innovation and sustainability of our Ecovillage project” Mike Hulme, Director and Co-Founder of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage said.


Available on request: project images & further project information in relation to WA winners. 


Project of the Year

Witchcliffe Ecovillage by Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd & Perron Developments Pty Ltd

Affordable Housing

38 Albermarle Street by Assemble (Vic) 

Apartments (High Rise)

ONE Subiaco by Blackburne Property Group (WA)

Apartments (Mid Rise)

Navali by Urban Property Group (NSW) 

Boutique Development

Jonson Lane by JD Property Group (NSW)


R. Iconic by R. Corporation & Plus Architecture (Vic)


Care Worker Support Program by Villawood Properties (Vic) 

Masterplanned Communities

Exchange at Curtin University by Curtin University (WA)

Medium Density Development

Burwood Brickworks by Frasers Property Australia (Vic) 

Residential Subdivision

Henley Brook by Mirvac WA Pty Ltd (WA)

Seniors’ Living

Stockland’s B by Halcyon (QLD)

Social & Community Infrastructure

Sunshine Coast City Hall by Sunshine Coast Council (QLD)


Witchcliffe Ecovillage by Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd & Perron Developments Pty Ltd (WA)

Urban Renewal

Heritage Lane, 80 Ann Street by Mirvac and M&G Real Estate 

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