The 2018 National Awards for Planning Excellence, presented by the Planning Institute of Australia at a ceremony in Perth on 9 May 2018, awarded people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.
Two of the award categories celebrate great ideas. The Best Planning Ideas – Small Project Award recognizes outstanding planning ideas for a project that is limited to a site or local place/neighbourhood, the Best Planning Ideas – Large Project Award recognizes outstanding planning ideas for a large project that has town or city, regional, state-wide, national or cross-jurisdiction benefit.
Best Planning Ideas – Small Project
Award: Claremont on the Park (WA)
Project team: LandCorp, TPG+Place Match, Town of Claremont
Jury comment: The judges praised the project for making a significant contribution to addressing the local council’s infill housing targets in an area which has historically resisted large-scale redevelopment.
Commendation: Logis Design Guidelines and Design Review (VIC)
Project team: Alexander Urbanism, Development Victoria, Plus Architecture
Commendation: Median/GIS Land Division Tool (SA)
Project team: Adelaide Hills Council
Best Planning Ideas – Large Project
Award: Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (NSW)
Project team: UrbanGrowth NSW in conjunction with Cox Richardson, Conybeare Morrison, Oculus, AECOM, Elton Consulting, GHD, HillPDA, Jacobs, Kinesis and SJB
Jury comment: The judges lauded the strategy’s public engagement process as innovative, thorough, and original and commented on the potential of the project to become a template for similar projects across the Sydney region.
Commendation: 30 Years of Built Heritage Management in the City of Adelaide (SA)
Project team: City of Adelaide