2016 PIA Western Australian Awards for Planning Excellence announced

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Mary Street Piazza – City of Vincent, Place Laboratory and Le Grove Landscaping.

Mary Street Piazza – City of Vincent, Place Laboratory and Le Grove Landscaping.

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The Impact of Driverless Cars – Dylan Melsom.

The Impact of Driverless Cars – Dylan Melsom. Image: Jacquie Jones

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City of Swan Strategy for the Ageing Population – City of Swan & Pracsys.

City of Swan Strategy for the Ageing Population – City of Swan & Pracsys.

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Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community – Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community.

Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community – Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community. Image: Campbell Fletcher

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A strategy to support Perth’s ageing population has taken out the prestigious Best Planning Ideas – Large Project Award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) 2016 Western Australian Awards for Planning Excellence.

The strategy provides the City of Swan and its community a vision to support Perth’s ageing population into the future through improved quality of life and greater social inclusion, while also contributing to the social and economic value of the region.

“The City of Swan displayed forward thinking and innovation in their approach to the ageing population. The council has attempted to address the ageing population agenda by taking a holistic approach to planning for the aged, looking at quality of life, social inclusion and most importantly, involving community in its implementation,” says Emma de Jager, executive officer of PIA WA.

Among the award winners were Tourism WA and Imintji Aboriginal Community for their Camping with Custodians initiative and the City of Subiaco received a commendation for its Subiaco Activity Centre project.

In total, 9 entries across 10 categories were awarded with a further 5 commended at the 2016 Western Australia Awards for Planning Excellence.

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

Best Planning Ideas – Large Project

City of Swan Strategy for the Ageing Population – City of Swan & Pracsys.

Award for Excellence

City of Swan Strategy for the Ageing Population – City of Swan & Pracsys

Best Planning Ideas – Small Project

Commendation

Subiaco Activity Centre Project – City of Subiaco, Hassell, Consult WG, Arup and Pracys

Great Place

Mary Street Piazza – City of Vincent, Place Laboratory and Le Grove Landscaping.

Award for Excellence

Mary Street Piazza – City of Vincent, Place Laboratory and Le Grove Landscaping

Commendation

The LockUp Project - Right Food Forward

Public Engagement and Community Planning

Award for Excellence

Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community

Commendation

Beaufort Street Plan – City of Stirling

Improving Bushfire and Biodiversity Controls

Award for Excellence

Implementing Bushfire and Biodiversity Controls – Shire of Mundaring

Commendations

District Infrastructure Profiles – Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: John Meggitt

Demolition by Neglect Scheme Amendment – City of Stirling

The Impact of Driverless Cars – Dylan Melsom. Image:  Jacquie Jones

Outstanding Student Project

Award for Excellence

The Impact of Driverless Cars – Dylan Melsom

Planner of the Year

Robina Crook

Young Planner of the Year

Amanda Ying

The Planning Minister’s Award

Implementing Bushfire and Biodiversity Controls – Shire of Mundaring

Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community – Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community. Image:  Campbell Fletcher

The PIA President’s Award

Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community – Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community

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


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