2016 PIA New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence announced

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Quay Quarter Sydney by Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital.

Quay Quarter Sydney by Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital. Image: Courtesy Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital.

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Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy by Tweed Shire Council.

Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy by Tweed Shire Council.

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Renewing the Compact City by UNSW City Futures Research Centre.

Renewing the Compact City by UNSW City Futures Research Centre.

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The Goods Line by Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI and Gartner Rose.

The Goods Line by Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI and Gartner Rose. Image: Florian Groehn

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Liverpool eDA Project by Liverpool City Council, eBusiness & Planning Reform Unit.

Liverpool eDA Project by Liverpool City Council, eBusiness & Planning Reform Unit.

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Exploring the Virtual City – Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets by Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.).

Exploring the Virtual City – Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets by Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.).

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Central Park by JBA, Foster + Partners, Tzannes and Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Johnson Pilton Walker.

Central Park by JBA, Foster + Partners, Tzannes and Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Johnson Pilton Walker. Image: Simon Wood

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Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan by Lake Macquarie City Council.

Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan by Lake Macquarie City Council.

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Dean Hosking MPIA.

Dean Hosking MPIA.

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Sydney’s The Goods Line project has taken out two awards at the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) 2016 New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence. The partially-elevated linear park that traces the route of a former freight rail line in the inner suburb of Ultimo was praised by the jury for “transforming a forgotten transport corridor into an inclusive, connected place that respects and presents its history.”

“The ability of The Goods Line to create a people-focused address for the nearby cultural, educational and media institutions is one of its strongest attributes,” said the jury. 

Among the other winners was the Central Park development in Chippendale, which won the 2016 President’s Award.

According to the jury, Central Park has become a vibrant, inner-city, mixed-use precinct that clearly highlights the value of good planning to create a successful public place.

“Planning is inherently focused on facilitation and balance where both the public and many differing private interests are accommodated. This should occur without compromising good design, creation of place, amenity and liveability – this is known as the public interest. The challenge – for planners, community, politicians and developers – is to ensure the balance is right. Central Park gets the balance right.”

In total, 11 entries across 12 categories were awarded at the 2016 New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence.

The winners of the 2016 PIA New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence are:

Planner of the Year

Graham Jahn.

Award for Excellence

Graham Jahn PIA (Hon Fellow)

Young Planner of the Year

Dean Hosking MPIA.

Award for Excellence

Dean Hosking MPIA

Commendation

Brendan Hoskins MPIA

Central Park by JBA, Foster + Partners, Tzannes and Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Johnson Pilton Walker. Image:  Simon Wood

President’s Award

Central Park  – JBA, Foster + Partners, Tzannes and Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Johnson Pilton Walker

Best Planning Ideas – Large Project

Quay Quarter Sydney by Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital. Image:  Courtesy Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital.

Award for Excellence

Quay Quarter Sydney  – Urbis Pty Ltd & AMP Capital

Commendation

Dark Sky Planning – NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Best Planning Ideas – Small Project

Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy by Tweed Shire Council.

Award for Excellence

Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy – Tweed Shire Council

Commendation

Camden Town Centre Vision – JBA, Camden Council, AEC Group

From Plan to Place

The Goods Line by Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI and Gartner Rose. Image:  Florian Groehn

Award for Excellence

The Goods Line – Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI and Gartner Rose

Commendation

Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan - Innovative Place Making and Planning – Erika Pawley PIA (Assoc.), David Dekel, Irene Chan

Cutting Edge Research and Teaching

Renewing the Compact City by UNSW City Futures Research Centre.

Award for Excellence

Renewing the Compact City – UNSW City Futures Research Centre

Commendation

Place and Placelessness Revisited – Robert Freestone FPIA CPP & Edgar Liu

Great Place

The Goods Line – Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI and Gartner Rose

Improving Planning Processes and Practices

Liverpool eDA Project by Liverpool City Council, eBusiness & Planning Reform Unit.

Award for Excellence 

Liverpool eDA Project – Liverpool City Council – eBusiness & Planning Reform Unit

Commendation

Bankstown Urban Design Training – City of Canterbury Bankstown, Studio GL and Studio Zanardo

Outstanding Student Project

Exploring the Virtual City – Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets by Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.).

Award for Excellence

Exploring the Virtual City – Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets – Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.)

Commendation

Indigenous Representation in the built environment – Ryan Macindoe

Public Engagement and Community Planning

Commendations

Sydney Zoo – JBA, Aspect Studios, Misho + Associates, Lindsay Dynan, Evolved Engineering, Ecological, Artefact, Wilkinson Murray, SLR Consulting, BCA Logic, LAS Consultants, Consulting Earth Scientists, Urban and Public, GTA and KPMG

Penrith Night Time Economy Strategy – Urbis Pty Ltd and Penrith Council

The Hard Won Victory

Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan by Lake Macquarie City Council.

Award for Excellence

Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan – Lake Macquarie City Council

Commendation

Recognizing City of Sydney’s industrial heritage: heritage study and planning proposal – City of Sydney – City Plan Heritage

The PIA 2016 New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence were held on Friday 11 November.


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