2013 INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

Australian Development of the Year

Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Lend Lease

Lend Lease's Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place is located within the $500 million Darling Quarter precinct, a 1.5 hectare development featuring a family playground, retail terrace, children's theatre and community green.Lend Lease has transformed an under-used part of the CBD into a dynamic destination for the community to enjoy, while also providing a world-leading office environment for 6,500 employees. The buildings achieved world leadership status for sustainable design and construction, which will leave a powerful legacy for future generations.
 

Colliers International Award for Best Office Development

Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Lend Lease

Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place is the largest commercial office development in Sydney's CBD, and is an outstanding showcase for social, environmental and economic sustainability. Featuring 57,000m2of NLA, 800 car parking spaces and 387 bike parking spaces, Lend Lease's spectacular development provides a high-performance, sustainable workplace for 6,500 employees and serves as a new landmark for Sydney.
 

BlueScope Buildings Award for Best Business or Industrial Park

Greystane Estate Development (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Boral Property Group

Greystanes Estate Development, located in Sydney's west, takes the concept of 'recycling' to a whole new level. The project has transformed the 130 year old former Prospect Quarry into a new employment precinct capable of providing up to 9,000 jobs in Western Sydney. Boral Property Group's innovative development, which includes 97,500 square metres of commercial office development, a retail precinct and hotel site, will support economic development and employment opportunities in Sydney's geographic and population centre.
 

The Village Building Company Award for Best Residential Development

The Garden House (VIC)
Owned and Nominated by: Piccolo

The Garden House in Melbourne shows why style trumps size. Piccolo Developments overcame a number of challenges – including the imposition of a heritage overlay which restricted the height of the development – to deliver 46 luxury apartments and three terraces withviewsof the world heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. With light-filled, luxurious spaces, and parklands and the city on its doorstep, Piccolo has demonstrated that downsizing can mean more amenity, not less.
 

Redpath Partners Award for Best Shopping Centre Development

Westfield Sydney Retail (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Westfield

Westfield's $1.2 billion redevelopment has reinvigorated the heart of the Sydney CBD, attracted new international brands to Australia and set new benchmarks for sustainability. The new development features more than 250 fashion, food and lifestyle stores across 40,000 squaremetres and seven levels. Since the redevelopment, visitor traffic has increased by 20 per cent – to more than 22 million a year – and annual sales have doubled. Westfield has demonstrated how combining social and environmental initiatives can create a vibrant and valuable retail asset.
 

Ryan Lawyers Award for Best Tourism and Leisure Development

The Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences (QLD)
Owned and Nominated by: Brookfield Multiplex

The Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences is the first luxury hotel to be built on the Gold Coast in a decade. Featuring two striking and architecturally-distinctive high-rise towers with 410 apartments, a 5 star hotel and a high-end retail precinct, the project has provided major economic stimulus to the Gold Coast economy, with an estimated direct benefit of $2.2 billion. Brookfield Multiplex has delivered an exceptional tourist attraction and landmark, and has driven significant employment growth for the region, including 2,000 new jobs.
 

Judd Farris Award for Future Leader of the Year

Ross Copland (NSW)
Nominated by: Westfield

Westfield's former National Operations Manager, Ross Copland, was recognised for successfully designing and delivering a portfolio-wide sustainability project which has made significant cuts to Westfield Australia's resource consumption. Westfield's 'IELVS project', which Ross conceived and executed, has the potential to reduce Westfield's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tonnes annually – the equivalent of taking more than 10,000 cars from Australia's roads each year.
 

Gadens Lawyers Award for Best Retirement Living Development

Oceangrove (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Dee Why RSL Club

Dee Why RSL Club on Sydney's Northern Beaches has transformed under-used land with rundown housing into a state-of-the-art seniors' living village. Residents in the 76 apartments have lifetime club membership and are encouraged to engage with the extensive club activities program. Access to all of the club's services has reduced duplication and improved the club's profit. This innovative development has secured a long-term income stream, created employment for local businesses and achieves a successful model for aging in place.
 

Philip Chun Award for Government Leadership

Willoughby City Council – The Concourse (NSW)
Nominated by: Savills Project Management

Willoughby City Council's visionary leadership has delivered The Concourse, one of the largest and most successful local government projects in Australia for a decade. Built at a cost of $171 million, The Concoursefeatures functional and flexible venues and community spaces including a public library, concert hall, theatre, rehearsal spaces, public plaza, retail and restaurants.The result is significant infrastructure that is now the 'heart and soul' of Sydney's North Shore and will meet the community's needs for generations.
 

S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development

RM Hope Building (ACT)
Owned and Nominated by: ISPT

After years of decline, and some time slated for demolition, the RM Hope Building has been redeveloped into a modern, sustainable, high-performance office. ISPT faced a range of challenges - from redeveloping a heritage-listed building to addressing the specialist security requirements of the tenant. Meeting these challenges has delivered an exceptional development and demonstrated that heritage buildings can be compatible with modern office requirements. The RM Hope Building sets a high benchmark for future heritage projects in Australia.
 

Woodhead Award for Best Mixed Use Development

Westfield Sydney (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Westfield

Westfield's vision for a world-class retail and commercial precinct included the refurbishment of 100 Market Street, a new elliptical tower at 85 Castlereagh Street, Westfield Sydney Retail and 77 Castlereagh Street. Impressive site-wide sustainability initiatives include Australia's largest urban blackwater treatment plant, which reduces potable water consumption by 80%. The redevelopment of the 12,000m2 central site has reinvigorated the heart of the Sydney CBD, attracted new international brands to Australia and set new benchmarks for sustainability.
 

RPS Award for Best Master Planned Community.

Port Coogee (WA)
Owned and Nominated by: Port Catherine Developments C/O Australand Holdings

Port Coogee in West Australia is one of the nation's largest coastal and brownfield remediation projects. Upon completion, Port Coogee will feature more than 800 homes, 1,100 apartments, a 300 berth marina and a vibrant retail commercial tourism precinct for 4,000 people.Port Catherine Developments and Australand Holdings have transformed a neglected area of former industrial coastline into a vibrant new communitywith an end value of almost $2 billion.
 

John Holland Award for Best Public Building

The New Royal Children's Hospital (VIC)
Owned by: Department of Health
Nominated by: Lend Lease

The $1 billion Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne is the largest, most complexhospital development undertaken in Victoria - and one of the largest hospital projects in Australia. The visionary design for the 357 bed facility breaks new ground for public buildings, featuring a meerkat enclosure, a two-storey coral reef aquarium and a high-tech beanbag cinema. It optimises its parkland setting and has the highest percentage of single rooms of any hospital in Australia.
 

Project Control Group Award for Best Workplace Project

Commonwealth Bank PlaceFitout (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Lend Lease

Lend Lease's Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place is a high-performance, sustainable workplace that also serves as a new landmark for Sydney. The new flagship campus for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is now home to more than 6,500 employees and is the largest activity-based workplace in the world. Supported by the latest technologies, the new workplace actively promotes mobility and encourages collaborative working. By reducing need for workspace and improving its efficiency, CBA's carbon footprint has been reduced by at least 20%.
 

Thinc Award for Best Sustainable Development - Existing Buildings

215 Adelaide St, Brisbane (QLD)
Owned by: Pramerica Real Estate Investors
Nominated by: Norman Disney & Young

215 Adelaide Street in Brisbane was more than 30 years old when engineering firm Norman Disney & Young recommended a plan to improve tenant services and slash energy consumption – a plan that would cut energy usage by 35% and elevate the building's NABERS Energy rating from 2.5 to 5 Stars.Owner Pramerica Real Estate Investors has shown how refurbishing, rather than rebuilding, can deliver high levels of energy efficiency, improve asset value, attract new tenants and avoid large quantities of waste to landfill.
 

WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development - New Building

Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place (NSW)
Owned and Nominated by: Lend Lease

Located within the $500 million Darling Quarter precinct in Sydney, Lend Lease's Commonwealth Bank Place development in Sydney is an outstanding showcase for social, environmental and economic sustainability. Rainwater harvesting and blackwater sewer mining havereduced potable water consumption by 95%, while the tri-generation system has cut carbon emissions by 25% when compared to 5 Star NABERS benchmarks. With 6 Star Green Star ratings representing world leadership for sustainable design and construction, Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place will leave a powerful legacy for future generations.
 

Spiire Award for Innovation

CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program (NSW)
Nominated by: Lend Lease

The CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Programis supporting a collaborative approach to nation building. The program connects the property industry with talented young Indigenous Australians, providing students with professional training and career opportunities, and enabling project partners to recruit and retain high quality candidates and create a diverse workforce. Established in 2009 with just 18 students and nine employers, in 2013CareerTrackers aims to work with 500 Indigenous students.Today, more than 50 alumni of the CareerTrackers program have employment with the nine companies working with the program.
 

2013 FINALISTS

2013 VICTORIAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

The $1 billion Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne is the largest, most complexhospital development undertaken in Victoria - and one of the largest hospital projects in Australia. The visionary design for the 357 bed facility breaks new ground for public buildings, featuring a meerkat enclosure, a two-storey coral reef aquarium and a high-tech beanbag cinema. It optimises its parkland setting and has the highest percentage of single rooms of any hospital in Australia.
2013 NEW SOUTH WALES DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Lend Lease's Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place is located within the $500 million Darling Quarter precinct, a 1.5 hectare development featuring a family playground, retail terrace, children's theatre and community green.Lend Lease has transformed an under-used part of the CBD into a dynamic destination for the community to enjoy, while also providing a world-leading office environment for 6,500 employees. The buildings achieved world leadership status for sustainable design and construction, which will leave a powerful legacy for future generations.
2013 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

With $15M Commonwealth and $5m State Government contributions, the University undertook a capital works program for the animal hospital, veterinary teaching and development facilities required for the new School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the Roseworthy Campus.The new Veterinary Health Centre houses a facility for the teaching of animal related anatomy and physiology, a clinical teaching hospital, which includes both a primary and referral practice, and the state's only veterinary diagnostic pathology suite with the capability to handle animals requiring post mortem examination.
2013 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR2013 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Claremont Quarter combines retail that defies industry trends plus executive residences in two towers above the shops. High end Australian brands compliment leading bespoke retailers that attract shoppers from across the metropolitan area. The commodity retailers all deliver exceptional service, range and quality. The vision to be more than a shopping centre has been achieved. Sales and traffic perform well over planning projections. People relax in the community square and food lane. All of this came after years of consultation and a two stage development program.
2013 QUEENSLAND DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR2013 QUEENSLAND DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Caneland Central Shopping Centre redevelopment is a regional shopping centre expansion located in Mackay, central Queensland. The new construction included 56,000m2 consisting of1,000 car spaces, two-level Myer department store, Coles supermarket, shops and malls over two levels. By recognising the full potential of the location on the edge of the Pioneer River, the redevelopment provided an effective integration with the Council planned aquatic precinct and Bluewater trail, enhancing the activation of the City's river frontage and providing a vibrant social focal point.
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