2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

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Bungarribee Park at Doonside (NSW) by JMD Design

Bungarribee Park at Doonside (NSW) by JMD Design Image: Simon Wood

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Oaklands Park and Wetland (SA) by TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean)

Oaklands Park and Wetland (SA) by TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) Image: Sam Noonan

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Darebin Yarra Trail Link (VIC) by Vic Roads

Darebin Yarra Trail Link (VIC) by Vic Roads Image: Emma Cross

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Railway Square by Place Laboratory

Railway Square by Place Laboratory Image: Dion Robeson

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Optus Stadium Park (WA) by Hassell

Optus Stadium Park (WA) by Hassell Image: Peter Bennetts

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The 2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards were announced by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) on Thursday 11 October on the Gold Coast. The ceremony, held at the SkyPoint Observation Deck, was the first major event at AILA’s 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field. The awards recognised 38 winners over 14 categories, celebrating leading projects of all sizes across Australia’s regional and metropolitan areas. 

The awards reflected the fundamental role landscape architects play in advancing the health and wellbeing of our communities.

“The awarded projects are sensitive, thoughtful and ambitious responses to repairing and improving our Australian landscapes. This is of critical importance at a time of increasing urbanisation and climate change,” said AILA National Awards jury chair Sara Kjaersgaard.

The jurors for the 2018 awards were Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard (chair), Sharon Mackay, Paul Herzich, John Watson, Sarah Chalkley, David Warwick and Mark Gillingham.


Award of Excellence

Newman Town Centre (WA) – UDLA

Landscape Architecture Awards

Palmwoods New Town Square (QLD) – Sunshine Coast Council

Railway Square (WA) – Place Laboratory

Earth Sciences Garden (VIC) – Rush Wright Associates


Award of Excellence

Bungarribee at Doonside (NSW) – JMD Design

Landscape Architecture Awards

Rockhampton Riverside (QLD) – Urbis

Oaklands Park and Wetland (SA) – TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean)

Alpine Better Places Porepunkah (VIC) – MDGLA


Award of Excellence

Optus Stadium Park (WA) – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Awards

Mukanthi Nature Playspace (SA) – Peter Semple Landscape Architects

Ballam Bumps Regional Playspace (VIC) – Playce

The Ian Potter Children’s Wildplay Garden (NSW) – Aspect Studios


Award of Excellence

Darebin Yarra Trail Link (VIC) – Vic Roads

Landscape Architecture Awards

Skeleton Creek Bridges (VIC) – Site Office


Award of Excellence

Plantbank (NSW) – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Landscape Architecture Awards

Point Nepean National Park MP (VIC) – TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean)

Railway Square (WA) – Place Laboratory


Award of Excellence

The Living Knowledge Stream Guidance for Curtin University (WA) – Syrinx Environmental


Landscape Architecture Awards

HOTA Outdoor Stage (QLD) – CUSP, Topotek 1, ARM Architecture

Maravista (QLD) – CUSP


Award of Excellence

Optus Stadium Park (WA) – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Awards 

Fish Lane (QLD) – RPS

Victoria Square Kerang (VIC) – Hansen Partnership


Award of Excellence

Chain of Ponds (VIC) – Site Office

Landscape Architecture Awards 

Southern Parklands Vision 2036 (NSW) – Turf Design & Environmental Partnership TDEP


Award of Excellence

Green Infrastructure Planning a National Green Network (WA) – Simon Kilbane

Landscape Architecture Awards 

Greener Places (NSW) – GANSW

Monash University Civil Engineering Hydraulics Living Lab (VIC) – Aspect Studios

Interpretive Wonderings (NSW) – Interpretive Wonderings Team


Award of Excellence

Place of Healing (WA) – UDLA

Landscape Architecture Awards 

Palmwoods New Town Square (QLD) – Sunshine Coast Council


Landscape Architecture Awards 

Immigration Museum Activation Project (VIC) – Rush Wright Associates

Valley Lake Lookout (VIC) – McGregor Coxall


Landscape Architecture Awards 

Eve Apartments (NSW) – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Vic Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VIC) – Rush Wright Associates


Award of Excellence

Temaiku Land and Urban Planning, Kiribati – Jacobs

Landscape Architecture Awards 

Lingang Bird Airport – McGregor Coxall

DaNang Railway Connectivity Improvement and Urban Redevelopment Study – Hansen Partnership

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