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South Australia’s best development projects honoured

20 October 2014    

An architecturally bold, three-storey townhouse project at the new Bowden development was one of the big winners at tonight’s 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA) Awards for Excellence.

Rivergum Homes scooped two major awards, including best Medium Density Housing project and best Environmental Excellence project for its innovative Terraces on Sixth townhouse development at Bowden.

The awards were announced this evening at a black-tie gala event at the Hilton Adelaide in front of more than 250 guests. Major award winners from tonight were:

  • MASTERPLANNED DEVELOPMENT (more than 600 lots): AVJennings – St Clair
  • RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (between 50-600 lots): Signature Developments – Esplanade Living, Largs Bay
  • MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING (up to five storeys): Rivergum Homes – Terraces on Sixth, Bowden
  • URBAN RENEWAL: Forme Projex – Stacey Street / Sheppards Lane
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE: Rivergum Homes – Terraces on Sixth, Bowden
  • AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT: AVJennings and Unity Housing – St Clair Unity Terraces
  • PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING AWARD: Greenhill – Mawson Green engineering projects
  • LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Walker Corporation – Bluestone, Mount Barker
  • PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Greenhill – Mawson Green

A commendation was also received tonight by:

  • SENIORS LIVING: Lifestyle SA – Mount Barker Lifestyle Village

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

“South Australia’s development industry is one of the strongest in the country in terms of expertise and innovation, so these awards provide a great opportunity to formally acknowledge the high-performing companies behind the state’s most outstanding development projects,” said Mr Walsh.

“The standard of entries received this year was extremely high and covered a broad range of disciplines that showcases the best techniques and practices in urban development in SA.”

Established in 1971, the UDIA (SA) represents the interests of the development industry in
South Australia in collaboration with all levels of government. It represents 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.

Terry Walsh, UDIA (SA) Executive Director, on 0408 704 790 or
Kieran Hall from Hughes Public Relations on 0422 147 151 or