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UDIA National Awards

We deep dive into the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Awards for Excellence.

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Awards for Excellence are a celebration and promotion of the knowledge, skills and innovation of the Australian urban development industry.  

The awards were initiated in 1996 as a part of UDIA’s commitment to advancing excellence within the field by generating annual recognition of the development industry’s leading ideas and outcomes.  

The finalists of the National Awards are drawn from the outstanding winners of the State Awards in nine major categories, including the President’s Award, which is bestowed on the best of the best award winners. 


2016 UDIA National Awards Night 

The 2016 UDIA Rivergum Homes Group National Awards For Excellence, held in the Adelaide Convention Center on 19 March, attracted thirty-nine finalists and over 500 industry representatives. 

Competition for the 2016 Awards was extremely tough, with all the finalists showcasing exceptional projects of the highest quality which demonstrated their desire to meet the social and environmental challenges currently facing the urban development industry.  


2016 UDIA National Award Winners 

Category 1 - Masterplanned Development - Sponsored by Alexander Symonds 
Winner: Discovery Point by Frasers Property Australia (NSW) 

Category 2 - Residential Development - Sponsored by Dacland 
Winner: Sunshine Cove by Chardan Development Group (QLD) 

Category 3 - Medium Density Housing - Sponsored by Cedar Woods Properties 
Winner: Artique Residence by The Makrylos Group (NT) 

Category 4 - High Density Housing - Sponsored by NBNCo 
Winner: Eden, Haven and Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT Joint Venture (VIC) 

Category 5 - Urban Renewal - Sponsored by Campbelltown City Council 
Winner: Circa Nundah Village by Arkhefield (QLD) 

Category 6 - Environmental Excellence - Sponsored by Defence Housing Australia 
Winner: Grand Lakes Estate by L. Bisinella Developments Pty Ltd (VIC) http://www.udia.com.au

Category 7 - Affordable Development - Sponsored by Peet Limited 
Winner: Town Life Living @ Playford Alive by Renewal SA & Rivergum Homes (SA) 

Category 8 - Seniors Living - Sponsored by Metric 
Winner: Closebourne Village by Lendlease (NSW) 

Category 9 - President’s Award - Sponsored by Blacktown City Council 
Winner: Eden, Haven and Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT Joint Venture (VIC)