Bringing imagination to life

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Stephen Mee


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Welcome to the Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards.

For more than forty years now, the construction industry has come together each year to celebrate the terrific projects and the significant benefits to Australia’s built environment.

A selection of the 2023 development finalists that RLB helped to bring to life are showcased in this publication.

We also bring you the twelve pieces showcased for the Rider Levett Bucknall Award for Best Public Art Project.

Congratulations to all the 2023 finalists.

About the awards

The Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards is a celebration of the industry’s best projects, developments, people and companies. Finalists are vying for of one of 19 prestigious award categories with the overall winner crowned Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year.

The awards champion the people who show up each day to create a strong and thriving property industry. The superior examples of iconic projects showcased contribute to cities that are liveable, prosperous and vibrant, and communities where people love to live and work.

Last year, RLB was privileged to play a role in delivering Billbergia’s Wentworth Point Town Centre. This spectacular project was a worthy winner of the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award for its industry-leading transformation of an isolated industrial site into a vibrant residential community.

We are, once again, pleased to recognise the role that public art plays in creating brilliant spaces, enriching and enlivening our cities and suburbs, with the Rider Levett Bucknall Award for Best Public Art Project.

It is also fantastic that so many in our industry are now prioritising the application of sustainability practices that reduce a project or existing building’s eco footprint.

To those in the running for the first time: you are among an elite group of gamechangers within this invigorating industry. It’s wonderful to have you join us. And to past finalists: welcome back. I hope 2023 is the year you’ve been waiting for.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the Property Council of Australia for partnering with Rider Levett Bucknall for more than four decades to deliver the Innovation & Excellence Awards.

We also thank the Property Council for its continued advocacy of an industry that builds prosperity, creates jobs and shapes the future of our cities, towns and communities.

Congratulations to the 2023 finalists and winners for your commitment to positive social impact, diversity and meaningful stakeholder engagement. Thank you for playing your part in bringing imagination to life and creating a better tomorrow for millions of Australians.