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City of Fremantle and Sirona’s Walyalup Koort was one of the 2022 Property Council WA Property Awards winners. Image: Supplied.
  • 77 finalists were in the running for awards
  • Several iconic projects took out top spot for their categories
  • Congratulations to the finalists and award winners

The annual Property Council WA Property Awards were held on Friday last week, with several iconic and landmark projects taking out the top awards.

The awards recognise the success of the industry, its role in creating great places for communities, and the people and teams driving industry advancement.

Winners

Award Winners
Project/Individual Company
Best industrial development 49 Nardine Close Realside Ovest
Best retail development (76+ stores) Karrinyup Centre AMP Capital
Best retail development (75 stores and under) FOMO Freo Sirona
Best community infrastructure Kids Bridge “Koolangka Bridge” Fratelle
Best mixed-use development Walyalup Koort Sirona & City of Fremantle
Best master planned community Calleya Stockland
Best residential development Eden Floreat Edge Visionary Living
Best commercial/retail fit out/refurbishment Hames Sharley Perth Studio Hames Sharley & Humich Group
Best new commercial development ABN Office Building Hesperia
Best commercial/retail operation Brookfield Place Brookfield Properties
Best retail marketing campaign Monopoly Shop Scan Win Vicinity Centres
Best property sales marketing campaign Rivermark Hesperia
Best diversity or inclusion initiative Belmont Forum International Day of People with Disabilities Perron Group
Best innovation award Rivermark Hesperia
Best community activation Belmont Forum Celebrity Cook-Off Supporting SecondBite Perron Group
Best community engagement Hawaiian Giving Box for Foodbank WA Hawaiian
Property manager of the year Michelle Lambley Cygnet West
Property agent of the year Brett Wilkins Ray White
WA Property team of the year WA IRAPT/CORE Fund Team JLL
Stan Perron future leader of the year Laura Cowley JLL
Property leader of the year Alison Beamish Brookfield Properties

Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer said: “An impressive 77 finalists were in the running for awards. Each nomination is a testament to the WA property industry and its commitment to the design, construction, and management of exceptional places.”

“Property contributes more than $11.4 billion in wages, and 150,000+ direct jobs support West Australian families, with more than 1 in 3 people drawing a wage directly or indirectly from the property industry.

“The awards recognise and applaud the people who contribute to the lives of everyday West Australians through the creation and activation of great places,” Ms Brewer added.

Several companies took home more than one award, including Hesperia and its Rivermark project and ABN office, Perron Group’s Belmont Forum took home awards for diversity and inclusion, and community activation, Sirona for two Fremantle projects, JLL for a team and individual award, and Brookfield Properties took out one for its Brookfield Place, with Brookfield’s Alison Beamish taking out an individual award.

Awards list with citations

Best Industrial Development

Winner: 49 Nardine Close – Realside Ovest

49 Nardine Close uses innovative engineering to maximize results for both the development and the tenants. They have created a technologically advanced building that incorporates Realside Ovest’s industry knowledge and experience.

Best Retail Development (76+ Stores)

Winner: Karrinyup Centre – AMP Capital

Karrinyup is the largest retail development in Western Australia’s history, transforming a suburban regional centre into Perth’s ultimate retail, dining, and entertainment destination.

Best Retail Development (75 Stores and Under) | FOMO Freo | Sirona

Winner: FOMO Freo – Sirona

The FOMO retail precinct is part of the Walyalup Koort project, envisaged not only as a bustling new retail centre, but as the cornerstone in the renewal of the Fremantle CBD. FOMO comprises 5,500 sqm of floor space, with a diverse selection of retail, dining, service, and entertainment vendors. Filled with public art and unique activations, it retains the quirky local flavour with a selection of boutique and specialist vendors.

Commendation: Woolworths Highgate – Woolworths Group

Best Community Infrastructure

Winner: Kids Bridge ‘Koolangka Bridge’ – Fratelle

The Kids’ Bridge dual named ‘Koolangka Bridge’ (meaning ‘children’ in Noongar) was created to provide a physical link between Perth Children’s Hospital and Kings Park. The rainbow bridge’s serpentine form creates an eastern gateway link between the Hospital and Kings Park allowing children a place for play and recreation, and a place for relaxation and reflection for hospital staff, patients, and visitors.

Best Mixed – Use Development

Winner: Walyalup Koort – Sirona & City of Fremantle

The Walyalup Koort development is the cornerstone in the renewal of the Fremantle CBD, and the first major step in the city’s ‘Freo 2029’ vision. The project has transformed the heart of the city with a complete redesign of the old Kings Square and the Fremantle Civic Centre.

Best Master Planned Community

Winner: Calleya – Stockland

Stockland’s Calleya is the highly sought-after master planned community in Treeby, located only 25km from Perth’s CBD. Calleya offers residents the ‘best of both worlds’ by striking the balance between cosmopolitan close city living and a green, spacious, and tranquil community. Transformed from a sand quarry into a thriving community of over 145 hectares, Calleya has been carefully crafted to ensure it is well connected to established infrastructure, education, employment, retail, and lifestyle amenities.

Best Residential Development

Winner: Eden Floreat – Edge Visionary Living

Eden features large and open living spaces, premium architectural finishes and fixtures, outstanding resident amenities and an enviable parkside location close to shopping hotspots and recreational sporting clubs. Exclusive residents’ amenities include private dining and lounge areas, a wine cellar, heated 25m lap pool, gymnasium, spa, sauna, yoga studio, sunset terrace, book retreat, games room and theatre.

Best Commercial/Retail Fit Out/Refurbishment

Winner: Hames Sharley Perth Studio – Hames Sharley & Humich Group

Humich Group & Hames Sharley have overcome the challenges of revitalisation over a working mall to transform an abandoned location into a vibrant and welcoming workspace that is a model of adaptive reuse and regenerative design. The project seamlessly engages with the public spaces around it, offering visual and economic activation to the surrounding precinct.

Best New Commercial Development

Winner: ABN Office Building – Hesperia

The new ABN Building comprises a five-level office and ground floor showroom for ABN Group, complete with a bustling food laneway, and entertainment precinct creating critical pedestrian connections from Vincent Street through to Newcastle Street. The building- associated activation of the laneways and connections to greater Leederville have reinvigorated the Town Centre.

Best Commercial/Retail Operation

Winner: Brookfield Place – Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Place is one of Perth’s most iconic placemaking destinations that brings together modern office space, cultural experiences, curated dining, and world-class shopping. Located in an enviable position along St Georges Terrace, the precinct comprises two commercial towers and five heritage buildings which house a range of premium tenants including BHP, PwC, Deloitte, Westpac and Wesfarmers.

Best Retail Marketing Campaign

Winner: Monopoly Shop Scan Win – Vicinity Centres

Vicinity Centres launched one of its largest campaigns across 13 centres across Western Australia with the aim of bolstering retailer and consumer confidence and driving visitation and spend back into physical retail stores at a time when it was needed most. Acquiring a three-year partnership with Hasbro’s globally recognised brand, the team developed the Monopoly Shop Scan Win campaign to gamify the shopping experience and reward consumers for their visitation and spending through a fun and engaging digital-based promotion.

Commendation: The Mandurah Express Stay and Play campaign – Vicinity Centres

Best Property Sales Marketing Campaign

Winner: Rivermark – Hesperia

Hesperia’s marketing strategy involved the creation of a distinctive character and identity for Rivermark, with the overarching objective of demonstrating the natural brilliance of this

beautiful location. In keeping with Hesperia’s commitment to enduring and intelligent design, sustainability is a core part of Rivermark’s design, brand, marketing, and value proposition.

Rivermark’s vision has been central to the brand creation process and imagines a thriving natural environment for all, as expressed through its design guidelines, tree rich streetscapes, environmental initiatives, and community focus.

Best Diversity or Inclusion Initiative

Winner: Belmont Forum International Day of People with Disabilities – Perron Group

Belmont Forum focused on the strategic pillar to deliver on a localised community spirit and be seen as the community hub for all, with inclusivity to be at the front of everything they do. An initiative was launched to support International Day of People with Disabilities. The team connected with key stakeholders and delivered an inclusive community event, demonstrating commitment to embracing and promoting social inclusion in a public forum. The event allowed community members living with disabilities to strengthen their skills.

Best Innovation Award

Winner: Rivermark – Hesperia

The overall design embraces the natural characteristics of the site and celebrates its

Indigenous, industrial, and colonial heritage. Rivermarks’s design guidelines preserve the architectural character of the area and champions its ecologically led ethos. Rivermark has incorporated a Sustainability Incentive Program, which promotes and encourages an environmentally sustainable community. Homes will be all-electric, grey water ready and have solar panels installed on every rooftop.

Best Community Activation

Winner: Belmont Forum Celebrity Cook-Off Supporting SecondBite – Perron Group

Belmont Forum has been supporting Belmont-based food rescue organisation SecondBite since 2019. During this time Belmont Forum has donated a whopping 23,414kgs of food or enough to create 93,656 meals. They engaged 8 Perth celebrities, all with a high profiles and strong social media followings, to raise awareness and support for SecondBite with a 2-day celebrity cook-off activation. Results achieved included 1,014kgs of produce being donated, enough to create 4,056 Christmas meals.

Best Community Engagement

Winner: Hawaiian Giving Box for Foodbank WA – Hawaiian

The 10 Years of Hawaiian’s Giving Box for Foodbank WA project uses Hawaiian’s assets in retail shopping centres, office buildings and hospitality to address food insecurity and assist people in communities and throughout the state, by supporting Foodbank WA. This brings some of the most vulnerable people in the WA community together in a safe and supportive environment to achieve sustainable community wellness.

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Michelle Lambley – Cygnet West

As the Director of Retail Property Management at Cygnet West, Michelle is responsible for driving operational excellence to optimise the performance of her clients’ assets, alongside developing and implementing strategic business and marketing plans on substantial portfolios. Michelle has paved the way for women in property management, joining the industry at a time when it was traditionally male dominated, and becoming a role model for others as she rose to a senior position because of her dedication to clients and tenants.

Property Agent of the Year

Winner: Brett Wilkins – Ray White

Brett Wilkins has had a long and distinguished commercial property career spanning almost 40 years. He has been, and continues to be, a significant contributor to the national property industry and is a past President of the Property Council of Australia – WA Division. In the last financial year, Brett was instrumental in the sale of more than 40 commercial properties, with a combined street value in excess of $1.475 billion. He has recruited many young professionals into our industry during those years, and he continues to mentor young people in his present role.

WA Property Team of the Year

Winner: WA IRAPT/CORE Fund Team – JLL

The WA team is comprised of two portfolios, CORE fund and IRAPT. These teams are headed up by the General and Regional Manager, @ Chad Daly. The team is customer driven, and this anchors all decision making. This has resulted in the team delivering smooth and seamless functioning of assets, recognition through multiple awards, increasing sustainability, and filling leasing vacancies in times of hardship by working together as one team.

Stan Perron Future Leader of the Year

Winner: Laura Cowley – JLL

Since commencing her role with JLL, Laura has made a telling and significant contribution to the local and national business and has been a strong role model, mentor and advocate for young professionals coming into the industry. Laura is passionate about the role of women in the property services industry and has dedicated a significant part of her career in promoting and supporting women across a range of property sectors in fulfilling their ambitions.

Property Leader of the Year

Winner: Alison Beamish – Brookfield Properties

Alison has over 35 years of experience in property managing, ranging from static buildings to pre-construction planning, as well as transitional management from pre-practical completion to fully operational. She has been inspiring women in the property industry for years, mentoring staff by sharing her personal and professional experiences, and combining her passion, drive and professionalism with a warm and caring nature.



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