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Awards recognise development excellence

25 October 2013    


South Australia’s best development projects honoured

An apartment project on Gilbert Street in Adelaide that has helped transform an old industrial site into an enviable residential address was one of the big winners at tonight’s 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA) Awards for Excellence.

Announced this evening at a black-tie gala event at the Adelaide Convention Centre in front of more than 300 guests, the annual awards acknowledged the state’s best development projects across 11 categories.

The 40 Gilbert Street development and wider precinct renewal by Forme Projex scooped three of the 11 award categories, including best Medium Density Housing and best Urban Renewal project, as well as the prestigious President’s Award.

Major award winners from tonight were:

MASTERPLANNED DEVELOPMENT:
Lightsview Joint Venture comprising CIC Australia and Renewal SA

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT:
Housing SA – Julia Farr - Campbelltown

MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING:
Forme Projex – 40 Gilbert Street Apartments

HIGH DENSITY HOUSING:
Mandala Developments – The Rowlands Apartments

URBAN RENEWAL:
Forme Projex – Gilbert Street Precinct Renewal

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE:
Key Invest Ltd – Chiton Retirement Living

AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT:
Housing SA – Common Ground - Port Augusta

SENIORS LIVING:
Lifestyle SA – Golden Grove Lifestyle Village

PRESIDENT’S AWARD:
Forme Projex – Gilbert Street Precinct Renewal

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING AWARD:
Hughes Public Relations – The Watson Apartments

LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
SA Water, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brown Falconer, Oxigen, Communikate – North South Interconnection System Project


Commendations were also received tonight by:

Medium Density Housing:
Lightsview Joint Venture comprising CIC Australia and Renewal SA

Urban Renewal:
SA Water, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brown Falconer, Oxigen – North South Interconnection System Project

Urban Renewal
Defence Housing Australia – Bayriver, Largs North

Affordable Development:
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion – Smart Living Apartments Woodville West

Professional Consulting:
Black Sheep Advertising – Bowden Redevelopment


UDIA (SA) Executive Director Terry Walsh said the 11 major award winners have been recommended to qualify for judging for the National UDIA Awards for Excellence to be announced at the UDIA National Congress in Brisbane on March 28 next year.

“The calibre of entrants this year was absolutely exceptional and spanned a broad range of disciplines that truly showcase the very best techniques and practices in urban development in South Australia,” said Mr Walsh.

Established in 1971, the UDIA (SA) represents the interests of the development industry in South Australia in collaboration with all levels of government. It seeks to represent all sections of the urban development sector, including developers, councils and service providers such as engineers, planners and surveyors. As the fifth largest contributor to output in SA, the property development industry employs 56,000 people or 7% of the state’s total workforce, and accounts for almost $9 billion or 12% of Gross State Product.

FURTHER INFORMATION:  Please contact Terry Walsh, UDIA (SA) Executive Director, on 0408 704 790 or Kieran Hall from Hughes Public Relations on 0422 147 151 or kieran@hughespr.com.au