property council 2023 innovation and excellence awards
Brookfield Place Sydney took the top honour for 2023. Image: Supplied.
  • The PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards were last night
  • Brookfield Place Sydney comprises 69,000 sqm of office space.
  • Also took out awards for Best Mixed Use Development, Best Office Development, and Award for Development Innovation.

The Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards were held in Sydney last night, with the top gong going to Brookfield Place Sydney.

“The Innovation & Excellence Awards spotlight iconic achievements across the industry that shapes Australian cities for the best,” said Property Council chief executive, Mike Zorbas.

Located near Wynyard Station in Sydney, the $2 billion development also took out awards for Best Mixed Use Development, Best Office Development, and Award for Development Innovation.

“Brookfield Place stands tallest in this year’s extraordinary field as an innovative mixed-use project reinvigorating the heart of the Sydney CBD,” said Zorbas.

“I love it. This development shines across every facet of planning, design, building, transport and heritage considerations and delivery, allowing you to leave the practicalities of Wynyard station into a light-filled precinct that is elegant, attractive and warm.”

Mike Zorbas, Property Council of Australia

The development sits on a 4,454 sqm plot and amalgamated five individual properties situated on Carrington and George Streets. It introduced 69,000 sqm of office space and 6,000 sqm of retail area, encompassing flagship stores along George Street and two distinct concourse levels.

While paying homage to the site’s rich historical context, Brookfield Place seamlessly harmonised the old and new through the restoration of 285 George Street and Shell House, with the latter boasting one of the tallest preserved heritage facades in the Southern Hemisphere.

“In the heart of Sydney we have achieved a rejuvenated arrival experience for hundreds of thousands of daily rail commuters, while delivering a best in class office tower, the preservation of two heritage buildings and the addition of some of Sydney’s most in-demand F&B retailers,” said president of Brookfield Properties Australia, Danny Poljak.

“Projects like these take a massive effort by many to realise and we extend our sincerest thanks to the thousands of people who worked on this project directly and indirectly, and to our teams and contractors who currently manage and operate this fantastic asset.”

The construction of a 27-storey premium-grade office tower directly over an active rail station concourse required innovative architectural design and pioneering construction techniques.

“Brookfield Properties has made a significant contribution to the Sydney CBD, delivering a large-scale project that is befitting of a global city,” said RLB managing director, Stephen Mee.

“The development sets a new benchmark for transport-oriented developments and RLB was proud to have provided cost management and quantity surveying services for the project,” he said.

Camille Jasson from the APP Group was awarded Future Leader of the Year.

Fraser Property was awarded the Award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (more than 250 employees).

Landcom won the Award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (less than 250 employees).

Full list of winners

Category Winner State Company
Affordable Housing 11 Gibbons Street, Redfern NSW St George Community Housing
Australian Development of the Year Brookfield Place Sydney NSW Brookfield Properties
Business or Industrial Park LOGOS Heathwood Logistics Estate QLD LOGOS Group
Master Planned Community Baringa at Aura QLD Stockland
Mixed Use Brookfield Place Sydney NSW Brookfield Properties
Office Development Brookfield Place Sydney NSW Brookfield Properties
Residential The Standard by Aria QLD Aria Property Group
Shopping Centre Rhodes Central Shopping Centre NSW Billbergia
Tourism & Leisure The Tasman Hotel, Parliament Square Hobart TAS Citta Property Group
Heritage Development Locomotive Workshop, South Eveleigh NSW Mirvac
Public Building Australian Museum – Project Discover Stage 1 NSW ADP Consulting
Sustainable Development Midtown Centre QLD AsheMorgan and DMC Projects
Workplace Project Queen & Collins VIC The GPT Group
Development Innovation Brookfield Place Sydney NSW Brookfield Properties
Project Innovation Homes for Homes and Denman Prospect N/A Homes for Homes
Government Leadership Green Square Town Centre NSW City of Sydney Council
Public Art Project Quay Quarter Tower: “Roof for stray thoughts”
Quay Quarter Lanes: “Remembering Arabano”
NSW AMP Capital (now Dexus)
People’s Choice Award 73 Miller Street NSW ESR Australia
Diversity Equity & Inclusion (more than 250 employees) Frasers Property N/A Frasers Property
Diversity Equity & Inclusion (less than 250 employees) Landcom N/A Landcom
Future Leader Camille Jasson N/A The APP Group


All images supplied by Property Council of Australia.

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