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SA’s best development projects honoured

30 October 2015    


Avenue apartments at St Clair one of the big winners

A stunning apartment complex at St Clair and an affordable living development at Playford Alive were the big winners at tonight’s 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA) Awards for Excellence.

Starfish Developments’ Avenue Apartments at St Clair was announced as this year’s best High Density Housing development in South Australia before also winning the prestigious President’s Award. Avenue Apartments received a third gong when architect and development manager Chasecrown took out the Professional Consulting award for its work on the 59-apartment project.

Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes’ Town Life Living project at Playford Alive snapped up two awards for best Medium Density Housing development and best Affordable Development.

The awards covered 11 categories and were announced this evening at a black-tie gala event at the Adelaide Convention Centre in front of 250 guests. Major award winners from tonight were:

* RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (less than 50 lots):
Forme Projex – 3-5 Colliver Street, Norwood

* MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING (up to five storeys):
Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes – Town Life Living, Playford Alive

* HIGH DENSITY HOUSING:
Starfish Developments – Avenue, St Clair

* ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE:
Adelaide Development Company – Blackwood Park Sales & Information Centre

* AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT:
Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes – Town Life Living, Playford Alive

* SENIORS LIVING:
Living Choice Australia – Living Choice Fullarton

* PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING (business analysis and construction services):
Chasecrown – Avenue, St Clair

* PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING (business promotion and marketing):
Martins Brand House – Adelaide Oval identity and visitor experience

* LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
City of Salisbury – The Reserve, Diment Road, Salisbury North

* SALES PROMOTION WITHIN A DEVELOPMENT:
Devine – Orleana Waters

* PRESIDENT’S AWARD:
Starfish Developments – Avenue, St Clair

Commendations were also received tonight by:

* AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT:
Anglicare SA Housing – St Augustine’s Court, Woodville Gardens

* PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING (business analysis and construction services):
Jensen Planning – Prospect Road ‘Village Heart’

The major award winners now qualify for the National UDIA Awards for Excellence, which will be announced at the UDIA National Congress to be held in Adelaide in March next year.

“The urban development sector is responsible for creating fantastic new places for people to live, with these awards serving as great recognition for the new ideas and innovation that local companies have put into practice to help build our state,” said Pat Gerace, UDIA (SA) Executive Director.

“Starfish Developments deserves particular praise for its outstanding Avenue Apartments at St Clair, as does Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes for their combined efforts with the outstanding new Town Life Living development at Playford Alive.

“Overall, the quality of entries this year was really high so all of the winners have certainly earned their awards, which will hopefully provide a great boost to their respective projects.”

Established in 1971, the UDIA (SA) represents the interests of the urban development industry in South Australia in collaboration with all levels of government. It represents all sections of the urban development sector, including developers, 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
UDIA (SA) Executive Director Pat Gerace on 0417 811 621

ISSUED BY HUGHES PUBLIC RELATIONS: Please contact
Kieran Hall on kieran@hughespr.com.au