UDIA AWARDS for excellence // Victorian winners

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Now in its 21st year, the Victorian UDIA Awards for Excellence continues to showcase the urban development industry’s finest work, and invites the public to learn more about the exceptional projects happening across the state.

 

The UDIA actively promotes quality and innovation across the urban development industry. Through our annual Awards for Excellence program, we recognise and celebrate the best projects of the year, and offer the world a glimpse into the first-class developments happening here in Victoria. 

With an array of remarkable features, inspiring innovations and exciting potential, each of our award winners is the epitome of excellence in urban development.

Thank you and congratulations to each of our award winners – your contribution to our industry and to Victoria is truly remarkable.

Thank you to our dedicated team of judges who invest their time and expertise visiting and assessing sites across the state, and to Red23 as our Platinum Sponsor for the 2016 UDIA Awards for Excellence. 

View photos from the 2016 UDIA Awards for Excellence Gala Lunch

View 2016 Winners Booklet

View 2015 Winners Booklet

UDIA Award WINNERS

  • Alexandrea Malishev, Senior Strategic Planner at the Victorian Planning Authority

    2016: Outlook & ID_Land Young Professional of the Year (Winner)

    Alexandrea Malishev, Senior Strategic Planner at the Victorian Planning Authority

    Award Sponsor: ID_Land

    As a Senior Strategic Planner at the Victorian Planning Authority, Alexandrea has played a significant role in the development of Victoria, which includes completing a number of excellent structure plans, including Berwick Waterways, Clyde and Clyde North.  She has also taken the initiative to member with a number of recognised industry organisations which shows her genuine drive and enthusiasm for the development industry and Victoria’s
    future. 
  • Georgia Willis, Senior Development Manager – Acquisitions at Caydon Property Group

    2016: UDIA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award (Winner)

    Georgia Willis, Senior Development Manager – Acquisitions at Caydon Property Group

    Award Sponsor: Frasers Property

    Georgia is genuinely passionate about advancing women in the industry, and bringing them with her on her journey to success. Georgia's combination of government and private sector experience has enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the development process. One of her strongest assets is her ability to engage with various stakeholders, including local government, residents, business owners and action groups, and in actively listening to their concerns, developing solutions to create a win-win development outcome for all parties. 
  • Armstrong, Mt Duneed by Villawood Properties

    2016: Landscape Award (Winner)

    Armstrong, Mt Duneed by Villawood Properties

    Award Sponsor: Cossil & Webley

    Armstrong, Mt Duneed is Villawood’s flagship project in the Geelong and Bellarine region, which upon completion will feature approximately 2,500 homes. The $1billion project which sits at the heart of Australia’s largest contiguous growth area is an object lesson in the benefit of bringing a broad vision to a greenfield residential development.  The development will feature the showpiece Club Armstrong Residents Club, the first of its kind in the region – a $7.5million state-of-the-art facility, its features including a gymnasium, heated swimming pool, tennis courts and café. 

    Website: www.armstrong.villawoodproperties.com.au
  • The Junction, Wodonga by Places Victoria

    2016: Judges’ Winner – Regional Victoria (Winner)

    The Junction, Wodonga by Places Victoria

    Award Sponsor: Red23

    Developed by Places Victoria in partnership with the City of Wodonga, government agencies and the private sector, the team behind Junction Place has focussed on the early delivery of infrastructure, and in doing so has been able to remediate the site after 140 years of use as a railyard, build key road connections and deliver community spaces that have enhanced the vibrancy of central Wodonga.  Junction Place is now a thriving destination for the local community, home to a fine dining restaurant, cafes, open space and a pop-up food precinct.

    Website: www.places.vic.gov.au/precincts-and-development/wodonga
  • Saratoga Townhouses (Park Release) by Wolfdene

    2016: Judges’ Winner – Metro Melbourne (Winner)

    Saratoga Townhouses (Park Release) by Wolfdene

    Award Sponsor: Red23

    The Saratoga development is a quality medium density product that mixes design and function at a price point that has resonated strongly with buyers and industry bodies.  The townhouses draw inspiration from the adjoining park and take full advantage of their northern orientation. A variety of floor plans provide ample options for bedroom numbers and sizes, thus catering for a diverse socio-economic mix.

    Website: www.wolfdene.com.au
  • Spiire for Boulevard Estate and Kilgour Place

    2016: Consultant’s Award (Winner)

    Spiire for Boulevard Estate and Kilgour Place

    Award Sponsor: Herald Sun

    Spiire has been recognised for its consulting work on both the Boulevard Estate development, and the Kilgour Place development.  Boulevard Estate will offer a range of residential allotments characterised by tree lined streets, picturesque views, integrated with surrounding landscapes and an informal network of parklands.  Kilgour Place is a masterplanned community development with beautiful tree-lined streets centred around a new neighbourhood park.

    Website: www.spiire.com.au
  • Polaris 3083 by ClarkeHopkinsClarke

    2016: Urban Renewal Award (Winner)

    Polaris 3083 by ClarkeHopkinsClarke

    Award Sponsor: nbn

    Polaris 3083 is a vibrant new residential, retail and community hub. The mixed-use development has revitalised the former Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, a site that has been famously uninhabited since closing in the late 1990s. For over 15 years the neglected mental asylum site had been a stomping ground for trespassing urban explorers, intrigued by the history of the abandoned buildings.  This historic site bounding Latrobe University and abundant parkland has a unique sense of character, which will be re-imagined in an exciting new context and richly woven into a contemporary urban fabric.

    Website: www.polaris3083.com.au
  • Living Carlton – Lume, Reside Carlton and The Carlton by Frasers Property Australia and Citta Property Group

    2016: Urban Renewal Award (Finalist)

    Living Carlton – Lume, Reside Carlton and The Carlton by Frasers Property Australia and Citta Property Group

    Award Sponsor: nbn

    Lume Carlton, Reside Carlton and The Carlton collectively delivered five private apartments buildings, one social housing building and a collection of townhouses, within the Carlton Housing Redevelopment project: the largest public and private housing redevelopment in Victoria’s history.  This collection has been intentionally designed for diversity and vitality rather than consistency, involving a ‘who’s who’ of Victorian architects.

    Website: www.frasersproperty.com.au/VIC/Apt-Carlton
     
  • Monash University Logan Hall by McBride Charles Ryan

    2016: Special Purpose Living Award (Winner)

    Monash University Logan Hall by McBride Charles Ryan

    Award Sponsor: PPS Tailored Furniture Solutions

    Logan Hall is a remarkable building that embodies Monash University’s transition of the Clayton Campus into a new University City.  This 7 level building with 250 units of student accommodation designed by McBride Charles Ryan is located on a strategic corner of the campus where Sports Walk meets Scenic Boulevard. Combined with an expressive celebration of the communal and social spaces offering a variety of opportunities for chance encounter and incidental learning for the student residents both day and night, Logan Hall provides a new and holistic model for high-rise living.

    Website: www.mcbridecharlesryan.com.au/#/projects/monash-university-logan-hall
  • Somerfield by Intrapac Property

    2016: Residential Development Award (Winner)

    Somerfield by Intrapac Property

    Award Sponsor: Bosco Jonson

    Somerfield is the only winner of two Victorian UDIA awards this year (Residential Development and Environmental Excellence).  An active resident’s social club, sponsored by the developers behind the project, fosters community spirit with events throughout the year to welcome the varied ethnic groups within the neighbourhood.   Lots of varied size, shape and price have enabled different market segments to call Somerfield home, while strict design guidelines ensure a high quality urban form. A landscape maintenance plan will help retain the premium feel for perpetuity.

    Website: www.intrapac.com.au/intrapac-communities/somerfield
  • Banbury Village by Cedar Woods

    2016: Residential Development Award (Finalist)

    Banbury Village by Cedar Woods

    Award Sponsor: Bosco Jonson

    Banbury Village is a a sensitive multi-residential development on the site of a historic tyre factory in Footscray. A major contribution to the reinvigoration of Footscray, judges recognised Banbury Village’s exceptional design, noting in particular its respectful integration with three heritage art deco buildings on site, including Sir Frank Beaurepaire’s original offices.  The $195 million development, delivering 430 dwellings over 8.8 hectares, was released in three major stages and has achieved 100 per cent sell out.

    Website: www.banburyvillage.com.au
  • The Barkly by ID_Land

    2016: Medium Density Development Award (Winner)

    The Barkly by ID_Land

    Award Sponsor: PGH Bricks & Pavers

    Commencing construction in January 2015 and reaching completion earlier this year, The Barkly consists of 65 design-led townhomes that launched to the public in late 2013 and subsequently reached 100 percent sold after just three months on market.  In collaboration with award-winning architects ROTHELOWMAN, the project incorporated a combination of intelligent planning, well-considered design and flexible floor plans that adapt to the purchasers’ ever-changing lifestyle needs.

    Website: www.thebarkly.com.au
  • Canopi Valley Lake by MAB Corporation Pty. Ltd. and Canopi Homes Pty. Ltd.

    2016: Medium Density Development Award (Finalist)

    Canopi Valley Lake by MAB Corporation Pty. Ltd. and Canopi Homes Pty. Ltd.

    Award Sponsor: PGH Bricks & Pavers

    Canopi Valley Lake consists of three separate land holdings totalling approximately two hectares surrounding Lake Niddrie, at the heart of the award winning 48 hectare master planned community of Valley Lake, 15km from the CBD.  A total of 120 townhouses offering a diverse range of two and three storey options were designed for the infill location providing an alternative housing model within established surrounds.

    Website: www.mab.com.au/residential-apartments/canopi-valley-lake
  • Selandra Rise by Stockland

    2016: Masterplanned Development Award (Winner)

    Selandra Rise by Stockland

    Award Sponsor: Urbis

    Stockland’s Selandra Rise community, in Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor, was developed as a demonstration project to test and apply the highest principles of healthy, sustainable and highly liveable design and development.  Located at Clyde North and home to more than 3,000 people, Selandra Rise has been designed to offer residents everything they need, for home, work and leisure, within easy walking distance of their front doors.  Selandra Rise has a Town Centre with a supermarket and specialty shops, two schools, playgrounds, a community garden and an off-lead dog park.

    Website: www.stockland.com.au/retirement-living/vic/selandra-rise-retirement-village
  • Upper House by Piccolo

    2016: High Density Development Award (Winner)

    Upper House by Piccolo

    Award Sponsor: PICA Group

    Piccolo’s Upper House is an iconic 17-storey apartment development in Carlton. Located on a site of only 552 square metres, Upper House consists of 110 luxury apartments, street level commercial tenancies, abundant bicycle parking, rooftop terraces and recreational facilities for residents to share.  After an extremely successful marketing campaign that saw the development completely sold off the plan in just four months, the building was completed in September 2014 on program and within budget.

    Website: www.piccolo.net.au/upper-house
  • Nord, North Melbourne by Oliver Hume Property Funds

    2016: High Density Development Award (Finalist)

    Nord, North Melbourne by Oliver Hume Property Funds

    Award Sponsor: PICA Group

    Nord stood out for its innovative approach to a site in North Melbourne, on the edge of the city’s CBD.  As its name suggests, the medium-rise 13 level development takes inspiration from classic Nordic design.  Looking over the tree-lined boulevards of North Melbourne, the apartments feature a minimalist combination of natural wood tones and warm whites.

    Website: www.nordmelbourne.com.au
     
  • Greening The West by City West Water

    2016: Government Leadership Award (Winner)

    Greening The West by City West Water

    Award Sponsor: Dacland

    Greening The West is an initiative that aims to deliver positive health outcomes and enhanced liveability in the western suburbs of Melbourne, driven by a steering committee from local government, government agencies, water authorities and community groups.  The vision of Greening The West is “to enable sustainable, liveable communities through urban greening” by taking a regional approach in fostering greening projects and activities to deliver increased vegetation and public use of open spaces. 

    Website: www.greeningthewest.org.au
  • Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities Limited

    2016: Affordable Development Award (Winner)

    Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities Limited

    Award Sponsor: Places Victoria

    Lifestyle Hastings is a residential development that combines affordability, liveability and a genuine sense of community.  The 141-home development has created a unique financial model that helps working, semi-retired or retired people aged over 50 to enjoy resort-style living at an affordable price.  With quality, low maintenance, turn-key new homes priced at around 80% of the median house price in the catchment, the community enables homeowners to release money tied up in their old homes to fund retirement.

    Website: ​www.lifestylecommunities.com.au/locations/hastings
  • Somerfield by Intrapac Property

    2016: Environmental Excellence Award (Winner)

    Somerfield by Intrapac Property

    Award Sponsor: Yarra Valley Water

    Somerfield serves as an ideal model of appropriate urban renewal. The development has taken severely ecologically degraded and environmentally impacted infill land, and turned it into a state-of-the-art, beautiful and highly sought after land estate.  Every home is within 400 metres of green area, which has led to almost 20% of Somerfield’s land area dedicated to open space – including award-winning landscaping, wetlands, playgrounds and natural parkland.

    Website: www.intrapac.com.au/intrapac-communities/somerfield
  • Mosaic Apartments by Burbank

    2015: Urban Renewal (Winner)

    Mosaic Apartments by Burbank

    Burbank's Mosaic apartment's project, is a catalyst for significant change in Dandenong; a market responsive, high density product that has revitalised the area and lifted its value.
  • Catherine Booth College by SJB Architects & Salvation Army

    2015: Special Purpose Living (Winner)

    Catherine Booth College by SJB Architects & Salvation Army

    Through exceptional design and planning. The Salvation Army's Catherine Booth College development successfully turned an old school site into a residential college co-located with three Salvation Army schools.
  • Grand Lakes Estate by L.Bisinella Development Pty Ltd

    2015: Residential Development (Winner)

    Grand Lakes Estate by L.Bisinella Development Pty Ltd

    Grand Lakes Estate is a brave development that has delivered a vibrant new community of more than 2000 residents; this development provides a strong focus on community, integration and connectivity; with a café centrally located within the estate, next to the children's playground connected by linear parks and pathways.
  • Arena at Officer by AV Jennings

    2015: Residential Development (Commendation)

    Arena at Officer by AV Jennings

    Arena at Officer by AVJennings received a high commendation for it is high quality, attractive, sustainable and safe neighbourhood; that encouraged community interaction through urban design.
  • Whyte Residences by Sunland Group

    2015: Medium Density Development (Winner)

    Whyte Residences by Sunland Group

    Sunland Group's Whyte Residences features 68 premium family town homes offering innovative housing style, with a maximisation of natural light, breezes and connections between the open plan living, entertainment areas and the landscaped private courtyard.
  • Monash Greens by Three Pillars

    2015: Medium Density Development (Commendation)

    Monash Greens by Three Pillars

    A medium density residential project, Monash Greens by Three Pillars, incorporates both multi-storey apartments and single storey traditional homes, and enhances the leafy nature of the area.
  • Arena at Officer by AV Jennings

    2015: Landscape Award (Winner)

    Arena at Officer by AV Jennings

    AV Jennings' Arena at Officer has dedicated over 25% of Arena to open space, differentiating itself by reserving a number of the hilltops and rises as parks, creating attractive open space areas.
  • QV Eight by Grocon

    2015: Judges Award (Winner)

    QV Eight by Grocon

    This year's Judges Award recognises Grocon's bold, innovative and unique QV8 project whose distinctive design and engineering overcame difficult building and site challenges.
  • Array by Mirvac

    2015: High Density Development (Commendation)

    Array by Mirvac

    Array by Mirvac has redefined the Melbourne city skyline, boasting spectacular, uninterrupted north-facing views. Crowned by twin multi-level penthouses, Array offers a new level of customisation in its luxury one, two, three and four bedroom residences.
  • Eden, Haven & Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT

    2015: High Density Development (Winner)

    Eden, Haven & Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT

    Hamton and ISPT's Eden, Haven and Sanctuary comprises a spectacular mixed-use development in Abbotsford. Integrating with the riverfront through a mixture of entrances that were well articulated and gradual setback of the facade, this 567 apartment development, shows innovation and pioneering courage within its surroundings.
  • Central South Yarra by Little Projects

    2015: High Density Development (Commendation)

    Central South Yarra by Little Projects

    Central South Yarra is a 30-storey mixed use development positioned just 20m from South Yarra station, providing a strong focus on connectivity and liveability.
  • Trillium by Villawood Properties

    2015: Healthy Design (Winner)

    Trillium by Villawood Properties

    Through its community building initiatives, Trillium by Villawood Properties, provides long term health and lifestyle benefits to its residents; complete with walking and cycling paths, eclectic facilities, equipment hire and a community hub.
  • Grand Lakes Estate by L.Bisinella Development Pty Ltd

    2015: Environmental Excellence (Winner)

    Grand Lakes Estate by L.Bisinella Development Pty Ltd

    Grand Lakes Estate is a brave development that has delivered a vibrant new community of more than 2000 residents; this development provides a strong focus on community, integration and connectivity; with a café centrally located within the estate, next to the children's playground connected by linear parks and pathways.
  • SJB Architects

    2015: Consultants Award (Winner)

    SJB Architects

    This year's Consultant of the Year award recognises the strategic thinking of SJB Architects, for their creation of excellent internal and external environments in the Catherine Booth College project.
  • AVA II by Wolfdene

    2015: Affordable Development (Winner)

    AVA II by Wolfdene

    In the heart of Melbourne's South East, AVA II by Wolfdene provides a superior innovative housing style within an area that is not traditionally a medium density market. With a flowing open plan design and an abundance of natural light, AVA II is a value for money and low maintenance alternative to standard house and land.
  • Eden, Haven & Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT

    2015: Masterplanned Community (Winner)

    Eden, Haven & Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT

    Hamton and ISPT's Eden, Haven and Sanctuary displays superior planning and design; the integration of community entrances, incorporation of two cafés, 13 boutique office suites, yoga studio and art installations have been a great addition to the Project's community hub.