A program that put solar panels on the roofs of schools, an environmentally friendly mixed-use precinct, and a first-of-its-kind Integrated Communications Network are among the winners of the Property Council’s 2022 Rider Levett Bucknall State/Territory Development of the Year awards.
The awards are a prestigious precursor to the National Innovation & Excellence Awards, which will be unveiled at a gala dinner in Sydney later this year.
The awards program, which is now in its 40th year in partnership with Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), highlights creative initiatives, ground-breaking innovations, and motivational leadership in Australia’s property industry.
The NSW Development of the Year was the innovative 3 Parramatta Square, the iconic Olderfleet won in Victoria, the environmentally friendly mixed-use development Constitution Place Precinct was crowned ACT’s winner, and the specialist hospital Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Services complex took out the Queensland award. In the Northern Territory the Solar Schools Program was the state winner, while the impressive Central Park and Adelaide’s largest industrial park, Vicinity Industrial Base, took home the honours in Western Australia and South Australia, respectively.
RLB Oceania Chairman Peter Tulla said the winners displayed imaginative, adaptable design, long-term sustainable outcomes, and inclusive planning.
“2022 represented another great cohort of entrants,” Mr Tulla said.
The calibre and quantity of entries in this year’s awards program were unprecedented. Each winning project is a testament to the enduring value property development brings to our skylines, our cities and our communities.
“The team at RLB has the pleasure of working on two of the winning projects with Tony Moleta involved in the stunning Olderfleet project in Victoria and Paul Megram contributing to the beautiful Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Services in Brisbane,” he said.
In collaboration with RLB since 1982, the prestigious awards have promoted excellence in design and innovation in the built environment. From 116 finalists, the winners were selected by a high calibre judging panel made up of 11 property specialists and chaired by John V. McCarthy AO.
Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison said the awards recognise the industry’s greatest work across the nation.
“Our awards celebrate the property industry’s role in providing great places to work, live and play and I congratulate all the winners for showcasing the sector’s dedication to communities,” Mr Morrison said.