Australia’s top property honour has been awarded to the world’s most sustainable shopping centre, Burwood Brickworks, named the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year 2021.
The pioneering development by Frasers Property Australia also took out the ‘Landcom Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings’ and ‘Hames Sharley Award for Best Shopping Centre Development’ at the Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney.
RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program for 39 years. This year, 120 finalists competed across 19 award categories.
RLB Managing Director Tony Moleta congratulated Frasers Property Australia for showcasing visionary, adaptive design, long-term sustainable outcomes, and inclusive planning at Burwood Bricks.
“The calibre of this development is unparalleled and a testament to the enduring value that sustainable, forward-thinking design brings to our communities,” Tony said.
Designed by NH Architecture and delivered by Hacer Group, Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre was completed in December 2019. The centre, which is self-sufficient and has Australia’s first shopping centre rooftop urban farm, was also named Victoria State Development of the Year in July.
Meanwhile, Pacific Gateway, Glendale NSW – Pacific Link Housing, scooped up the Suburban Land Agency Award for Best Affordable Housing Development.
Pacific Gateway by Pacific Link Housing is a modern, innovative, liveable and connected 21-unit development with integrated housing for low to moderate income households through a cross subsidisation model.
RLB Director Mark Hocking led the team providing cost management and quantity surveying on Pacific Gateway and said the environmentally and financially sustainable development is the first to be completed under the NSW Government’s Communities Plus program.
“Designed to strengthen community cohesion and remove some of the assumptions relating to different tenancy types in our society, ‘Pacific Gateway’, includes a mix of social dwellings and new private homes.”
One of Queensland’s largest coworking and innovation spaces received the RCP Award for Government Leadership.
It is the second award for Cohort by Economic Development Queensland (Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning), which was named Queensland State Development of the Year in July.
RLB Director, Jim Krebs, who led the team providing cost management and quantity surveying on the project said Cohort is a state-of-the-art coworking, innovation and laboratory space.
“Cohort has rapidly become a launchpad for health and technology start-ups, entrepreneurs and mentors, creating places and investment opportunities for Queenslanders to prosper.”
About the Awards
In 2022 we celebrate 40 years of the Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards.
RLB has been the Principal Sponsor for the duration of the program.
To commemorate the 40-year celebration, we are thrilled to announce a brand new category – the Rider Levett Bucknall Award for Best Public Art Project. This award recognises the use of Public Art within projects/developments to create brilliant spaces and in turn enriching and enlivening our cities and suburbs.