Government leadership applauded at national property awards

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Government-led projects have come up trumps at Australia’s national property awards.

A massive 152 finalists across 20 categories were competing at the 2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney.

Palais Theatre

Development Victoria was presented with the S4B Award for Best Heritage Development for the careful restoration of St Kilda’s much-loved Palais Theatre.

‘This Melbourne treasure has economic, architectural, historical and cultural significance. The $20 million investment by the Victorian Government and City of Port Phillip has secured the long-term future of the Palais Theatre as a live performance venue,’ says RLB’s Victorian Managing Director Ewen McDonald.

Client: Development Victoria
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Architect: Lovell Chen Heritage Architects

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital won the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building. The hospital, which opened in 2017 is the largest healthcare building to ever receive 6 Star Green Star ratings for design and construction from the Green Building Council of Australia.

‘This state-of-the-art health facility, delivered by Lendlease is a sustainable superstar. The hospital has reset our expectations for green healthcare in Australia, and carefully balances environmental considerations like energy efficiency with people-centric design,’ says RLB’s Queensland Managing Director David Stewart.

Client: Queensland Health
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Architect: SCA Architects (JV Architectus and Rice Daubney Architects)

2019 Innovation & Excellence Awards

This year, 152 finalists competed for national recognition in 20 categories.

RLB has partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present the Innovation & Excellence Awards program since its inception in 1982.

‘Our vision and values at RLB remain a constant in everything we do and are echoed in these awards; creating value through the skills and passion of our people, challenging the conventional, and delivering excellence,’ says RLB Global Chairman, Stephen Mee.

‘We strive in the pursuit of excellence. Our commitment to create a better tomorrow, with both confidence and agility, is testament of our continued support of these awards,’ Stephen concludes.

Award winners were announced on Friday 17 May at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre Sydney.