2016 PIA Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence announced

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Moreton Bay Region University Precinct – Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Moreton Bay Region University Precinct – Moreton Bay Regional Council.

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Tropical Urbanism – Cairns City Image Study – Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects.

Tropical Urbanism – Cairns City Image Study – Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects.

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<i>Mastering the Art of Planning: 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice</i> – Robin King-Cullen, Planning Secrets.

Mastering the Art of Planning: 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice – Robin King-Cullen, Planning Secrets.

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Beenleigh Town Square – Logan City Council.

Beenleigh Town Square – Logan City Council.

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Planning Clifton Township Concept Master Plan – Tract Consultants, Toowoomba Regional Council, Clifton State High School.

Planning Clifton Township Concept Master Plan – Tract Consultants, Toowoomba Regional Council, Clifton State High School.

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Loganholme Local Plan – Logan City Council.

Loganholme Local Plan – Logan City Council.

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Gold Coast Flora & Fauna Database – City of Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Flora & Fauna Database – City of Gold Coast.

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Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country – Terrain Natural Resource Management.

Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country – Terrain Natural Resource Management.

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Kwong Sang Walk – Toowoomba Regional Council, Dig It Landscapes, Place Design Group, Deicke Richards, Urbis.

Kwong Sang Walk – Toowoomba Regional Council, Dig It Landscapes, Place Design Group, Deicke Richards, Urbis.

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Kate Isles.

Kate Isles.

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Julie Brook.

Julie Brook.

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A policy that increases development opportunities in Cairns while preserving the city’s identity as a “city in a rainforest” has taken out the top award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) 2016 Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence.

“The study represents a significant contribution of tropical expertise that can be offered, transferred and adapted to suit the needs of other tropical cities. Cairns is defining itself as a leader worldwide in the area of tropical urbanism,” said PIA Queensland state president Todd Rohl.

In total, 13 entries across 15 categories were awarded at the 2016 Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence.

“We’ve been extremely impressed by the outstanding calibre of entries in this year’s awards, I am proud to say the awards continue to set the standard for planning excellence in Queensland,” Mr Rohl added.

The winners of the 2016 PIA Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence are:

Julie Brook.

Young Planner of the Year

(Robert Swider Memorial Award) – Julie Brook

Mastering the Art of Planning: 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice – Robin King-Cullen, Planning Secrets.

Cutting Edge Research and Teaching 

Mastering the Art of Planning: 100 Stories from Urban Planning PracticeRobin King-Cullen, Planning Secrets

Gold Coast Flora & Fauna Database – City of Gold Coast.

Improving Planning Processes and Practices

Gold Coast Flora & Fauna Database – City of Gold Coast

Planning Clifton Township Concept Master Plan – Tract Consultants, Toowoomba Regional Council, Clifton State High School.

Public Engagement and Community

Planning Clifton Township Concept Master Plan – Tract Consultants, Toowoomba Regional Council, Clifton State High School

Tropical Urbanism – Cairns City Image Study – Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects.

Best Planning Ideas – Small Project

Tropical Urbanism – Cairns City Image Study – Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects

Moreton Bay Region University Precinct – Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Best Planning Ideas - Large Project

Moreton Bay Region University Precinct – Moreton Bay Regional Council

Kwong Sang Walk – Toowoomba Regional Council, Dig It Landscapes, Place Design Group, Deicke Richards, Urbis.

From Plan to Place

Kwong Sang Walk – Toowoomba Regional Council, Dig It Landscapes, Place Design Group, Deicke Richards, Urbis

Loganholme Local Plan – Logan City Council.

The Hard Won Victory

Loganholme Local Plan – Logan City Council

Beenleigh Town Square – Logan City Council.

The Great Place Award

Beenleigh Town Square – Logan City Council

Kate Isles.

Planner of the Year

Kate Isles

Outstanding Student Project – Secondary

Light Rail Investigation – Emma McIntyre, Mt St Michael’s College

Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country – Terrain Natural Resource Management.

Wendy Chadwick Encouragement Award

Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country – Terrain Natural Resource Management

The Exceptional Planning Achievement Award (Overall Award)

Tropical Urbanism - Cairns City Image Study – Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects

The PIA 2016 Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence were held on Friday 11 November.


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