National Awards for Planning Excellence
A PIA national award is the highest accolade for urban and regional planners in Australia. The awards program has provided Australian built environment professionals with a platform to celebrate their great work towards making our country one of the most liveable in the world. The awards recognise not only best practice and innovation, but the personal drive and dedication that is often required of planners to overcome adversity and secure the best outcomes for a place or community.
Nominations for the PIA National Awards are automatically comprised of the winners of our preceding State-level awards programs. Hence they represent the cream of the planning crop, bringing together the best projects, teams and individuals in our profession and showcasing the inspiring things that can be achieved across the many areas of planning. It is fitting, then, that the winners of this two-tiered process are recognised at the biggest and most prestigious event in the Australian planning calendar – PIA’s National Planning Congress.
WHEN: Wednesday, 3 May 2017
WHERE: The Ivy Ballroom, Level 1, 320 George Street, Sydney
TIME: 5.45 pm for a 6:30 pm start
DRESS: Smart business attire
The National Awards for Planning Excellence will be followed by the 2017 Planning Congress Welcome Function at Level 2, The Ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney.
2017 nominees are:
Planner of the Year
Graham Jahn PIA (Hon Fellow) – NSW
Winner: Kate Isles MPIA – QLD
Commendation: Alan March MPIA – VIC
Robina Cook MPIA – WA
Young Planner of the Year
Imogen Featherstone PIA (Assoc.) – ACT
Commendation: Dean Hosking MPIA – NSW
Julie Brook MPIA – QLD
Timothy Bourner PIA (Assoc.) – SA
Winner: Brighid Sammon PIA (Assoc.) – VIC
Amanda Ying PIA (Assoc.) – WA
Winner: Terry Rawnsley Sgs Economics And Planning – VIC
Cutting Edge Research and Teaching
Winner: City Futures Research Centre, UNSW for Renewing the Compact City – NSW
Winner: Robin King-Cullen RPIA (Life Fellow) for Mastering the Art of Planning – 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice – QLD
Commendation: Stephen Rowley MPIA, RMIT University for Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs: Building Hollywood’s Ideal Communities – VIC
From Plan to Place
Commendation: ASPECT Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI, Gartner Rose for The Goods Line – NSW
Toowoomba Regional Council, Dig It Landscapes, Place Design Group, Deicke Richards, Urbis for Kwong Sang Walk – QLD
Town of Gawler, URPS and WAX Design for Gawler Town Centre – SA
Winner: MGS Architects and Monash University for Monash University Clayton Campus Masterplan – VIC
The Hard Won Victory
Winner: Lake Macquarie City Council for Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan – NSW
Logan City Council for Loganholme Local Plan – QLD
City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters for Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard Project – SA
Commendation: City of Greater Bendigo for Connecting Greater Bendigo: Integrated transport and land use strategy – VIC
Best Planning Ideas – Small Project
Tweed Shire Council Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit for Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy – NSW
Winner: Cairns Regional Council, Tract Consultants, Follent, Peddle Thorp, CA Architects, Total Projects Group Architects for Tropical Urbanism – Cairns City Image Study – QLD
City of Salisbury, URPS, WAX Design and Infraplan for Salisbury City Centre Urban Design Framework – SA
Winner: City of Melbourne for City Road Master Plan – VIC
Best Planning Ideas – Large Project
SGS Economics and Planning and Transport and Infrastructure Council for Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning Guidelines – ACT
Urbis Pty Ltd and AMP Capital for Quay Quarter Sydney – NSW
Tourism NT, TRC Tourism Pty Ltd, Earthcheck, Ediacara consulting for Master Plan for Mountain Biking in the Northern Territory – NT
Winner: Moreton Bay Regional Council for Moreton Bay Region University Precinct – QLD
City of Onkaparinga and InfraPlan for City of Onkaparinga Commuter Cycling Study – SA
Commendation: Melton City Council for Melton Dry Stone Wall Study and Amendment – VIC
City of Swan and Pracsys for City of Swan Strategy for the Ageing Population – WA
Improving Planning Processes and Practices
eBusiness and Planning Reform Unit – Liverpool City Council for Liverpool eDA Project – NSW
Commendation: City of Gold Coast for Gold Coast Flora & Fauna Database – QLD
Rivergum Homes for Projects & Partnerships / Development Project Initiatives at Rivergum Homes – SA
Winner: Shire of Mundaring Planning and Environmental Team for Implementing Bushfire and Biodiversity Controls – WA
Public Engagement and Community Planning
Commendation: Land Development Agency, and Riverview Developments for Ginninderry – ACT
Tract Consultants, Toowoomba Regional Council, Clifton State High School for Clifton Township Concept Master Plan – QLD
City of Mitcham for One MitchamMany Cultures Multicultural Fair – SA
City of Melbourne for City Road Master Plan – VIC
Winner: Tourism Western Australia and Imintji Aboriginal Community for Camping with Custodians – Imintji Community – WA
Jo Prego (NCA), Andrew Nimmo (Lahznimmo), and Catherine Dung (SMMLA) for Bowen Place Crossing – ACT
Winner: ASPECT Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI, Gartner Rose for The Goods Line – NSW
City of Palmerston for The Boulevard Stage 1 and Goyder Square (Palmerston City Centre Upgrade Program) – NT
Logan City Council for Beenleigh Town Square – QLD
Adelaide City Council for City of Adelaide – Market District – SA
Commendation: City of Vincent, Place Laboratory, and Le Grove Landscaping for Mary Street Piazza – WA
Outstanding Student Project
Peter Hanna – for Blurred Walls – Teleworks in Australia: A lack of policy representation? – ACT
Winner: Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.) for Exploring the Virtual City – Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets – NSW
Commendation: Benjamin Wollinski for Mismatch of Housing: Adequacy of Housing for the Population – SA
Commendation: Dr Claire Boulange for The Walkability Planning Support System. An evidence-based tool to design healthy communities – VIC
Dylan Melsom for The Impact of Driverless Cars – WA
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