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Image: AILA, WA.
  • 29 submissions were made, with 19 winners
  • Town of Victoria Park took out the top gong for their Urban Forest Program
  • The project set a strong example for all LGAs and landscape architects

The 2022 Australian Insitute of Landscape Architects’ Western Australia Landscape Architecture Awards were recently announced, with the awards receiving 29 submissions across several categories.

A total of 19 projects were awarded, including well-designed spaces with thoughtful engagement of First Nations advisors, revitalised places for families of all cultures to visit, play, reflect and learn, and projects with deeply impressive design and execution.

AILA WA 2022 Awards Jury Chair, Shea Hatch, said this year’s winning projects reflected a truly diverse and dedicated group of landscape architects in WA.

“It is obvious that we have an exceptionally high calibre of landscape architects in Western Australia. This year’s entries were compelling, sophisticated and ideas-led; we saw projects that considered landscape and country in unique and delightful ways.”

The top gong went to Town of Victoria Park and Vic Park Urban Foresters, recognised for setting a strong example for all local governments and landscape architects:

“This project successfully demonstrates that planning and implementation of urban
infrastructure can genuinely include community, be culturally inclusive and demonstrate
best-practice approaches in environmental planning,” said Ms Hatch.

“Where the positive intentions of large infrastructure projects have historically been diluted with bureaucracy and red tape, the city’s approach has shown a new way to develop planning and policy; a strong example for all LGAs and landscape architects to take note of.

“This is a well-considered, executed and truly engaging project that responds to a significant urban design issue with a whole-of-community mindset.”

Full list of winners

Category Winner
Civic Landscape Karrinyup Shopping Centre West Deck, See Design Studio
Cultural Heritage Moort-ak Waddiny / Wellington Square, City of Perth
Cultural Heritage The Curtin University Indigenous Learning Circle (Yarning Circle), UDLA
Health and Education Landscape (Award of Excellence) Karla Katitjin – Bushfire Centre for Excellence, Josh Byrne & Associates
Health and Education Landscape Exchange – Curtin University Innovation Precinct, REALMstudios
Health and Education Landscape The Curtin University Indigenous Learning Circle (Yarning Circle), UDLA
Infrastructure (Award of Excellence Town of Victoria Park Urban Forest Program, Town of Victoria Park
Infrastructure Wharf Street Basin – Next Generation Community Park, The City of Canning with Josh Byrne and Associates
Landscape Planning Roe Street Enhancement, City of Perth
Parks and Open Space (Award of Excellence) Moort-ak Waddiny / Wellington Square, City of Perth
Parks and Open Space Archerfield Park, Bushmead, PLAN E
Parks and Open Space Hotham Park, Emerge Associates
Play Spaces Hotham Park, Emerge Associates
Play Spaces Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny, City of Perth with Playce
Play Spaces The Cubby, See Design Studio
Tourism Whitfords Nodes Stairway, Emerge Associates
Urban Design (Award of Excellence) Wharf Street Basin – Next Generation Community Park, The City of Canning with Josh Byrne and Associates
Regional Achievement Award Hotham Park, Emerge Associates
AILA WA Medal Town of Victoria Park Urban Forest Program, Town of Victoria Park
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