Media Release


UDIA Celebrates Development Industry Excellence


UDIA National

The 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced last night in Melbourne.


Julie Katz
UDIA National President

The UDIA National Awards is a night of celebrating the skills and innovation of the urban development industry and the achievements of high quality urban development sites throughout Australia. As always, this year's award nominees showcased exceptional and innovative projects of the highest standard.

UDIA National President Julie Katz said, "The UDIA National Awards for Excellence are a delightful testament to the quality of urban development throughout Australia. This year's nominated projects were fantastic examples of well-designed projects that focused on addressing critical issues, such as housing affordability, sustainability and environmental impact. I was enthralled with the standards of entrants this year and congratulate their work."

The Awards for Excellence consist of nine categories and the National Award judges, Stephen Holmes and Peter Sherrie, were impressed with the high quality of projects this year.

UDIA congratulates the winners and finalists for their achievement and thanks the awards sponsors for their continuing support.

The 2013 National Award Winners are:

Category 1 - Masterplanned Development - Sponsored by Dacland Pty Ltd
Winner: Highlands by Stockland Development Pty Ltd (VIC)

Category 2 - Residential Development - Sponsored by SMEC Australia
Winner: Capricorn Yanchep by Capricorn Village Joint Venture (WA)

Category 3 - Medium Density Housing - Think Brick
Winner: Kings Apartments by Benson McCormack Architects for Hone Construction Group Pty Ltd (NSW)

Category 4 - High Density Housing - Connor Holmes Property Group
Winner: UNO Apartments by Housing SA (SA)

Category 5 - Urban Renewal - Cedar Woods Property
Winner: East by IPM Pty Ltd (NSW)

Category 6 - Environmental Excellence - RPS Group
Winner: Austin Lakes by Satterley Property Group (WA)

Category 7 - Affordable Development - Sponsored by Lend Lease
Winner: HillClose by Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) (QLD)

Category 8 - Seniors Living - Sponsored by Herald Sun Home Magazine
Winner: The Village at Yeronga by The Village Retirement Group (QLD)

Category 9 - President's Award - Sponsored by Blacktown City Council
Winner: Kings Apartments by Benson McCormack Architects for Hone Construction Group Pty Ltd (NSW)

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